The last time the Sacramento Kings were in the playoffs, Steve Nash was the MVP of the NBA, Chris Paul was Rookie of the Year and LeBron James made the playoffs for the first time in his career.
The Kings have not been to the playoffs since the 2005-06 season and they may very well extend their playoff drought to 16 consecutive seasons this year.
Currently 24-41, the Kings find themselves on the verge of having a losing record for the 16th consecutive season and they are 3.5 games back from the 10-seeded New Orleans Pelicans right now in the Western Conference.
Trading for Domantas Sabonis at the trade deadline this season gave Sacramento another high-level, All-Star-level talent to pair with De’Aaron Fox, but they were forced to sacrifice Tyrese Haliburton in the process, making this trade almost even and resulting in the Kings not really gaining anything in the short-term.
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Not much can really be said about the Kings this year, as they have set themselves up for end-of-season disappointment yet again.
Heading into the offseason, there are going to be a lot of questions about the Kings not only in regards to who they will hire as their 13th acting head coach since 2006 but questions pertaining to what the roster will look like next year.
De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis are the pinnacles of this roster and Harrison Barnes is a solid veteran on the wing, but is there anything the Kings can do in order to build themselves into a playoff team in the Western Conference?
Let’s take a look at three offseason moves for the Kings to consider in what will be yet another extended offseason for this franchise.