Joerger is implementing an interesting strategy for giving younger players more playing time. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Kings head coach Dave Joerger will be playing his younger guys more and veterans less for the foreseeable future.

During the offseason, the Kings brought in Zach Randolph, Vince Carter and George Hill to help provide a strong veteran presence to a young Sacramento team. With the Kings 13-30, and in last place in the Western Conference, the organization has decided to give its veteran players games off on a consistent basis.

On Monday, Joerger said 2-3 veteran rotation players will sit each game. He also indicated a schedule would be determined so players know when they will and won’t play.

With 43 games played, the decision makes sense for the Kings as it’s time to get a sense of who can be a foundation piece for the future. That means, going forward, we should see lots of De’Aaron Fox, Willie Cauley-Stein, Buddy Hield, Skal Labissiere and Justin Jackson. The strategy should also ensure the Kings have a high pick in this year’s draft.

QUIZ: Name every player on the Sacramento Kings 2001-02 roster

In the 2001-02 season, the Sacramento Kings won the Pacific Division for the first time and famously took the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers to seven games in the 2002 Western Conference Finals. Can you name all 12 members of Sacramento's roster that season?

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0/13
Time:
3:00
G
Mike Bibby
F
Chucky Brown
G/F
Doug Christie
G
Mateen Cleaves
C
Vlade Divac
F
Lawrence Funderburke
G
Bobby Jackson
C
Scot Pollard
G
Brent Price
F
Peja Stojakovic
F
Hedo Turkoglu
SF
Gerald Wallace
F/C
Chris Webber
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