It has 14 seasons since the Kings last made the NBA Playoffs, but the wait is finally… actually sorry Kings fans, it looks like the drought is going to go up to 15 seasons now. The Kings currently find themselves 30-38 and they are 2.5 games behind the San Antonio Spurs for the 10-seed in the Western Conference.
All season long, the Kings have dealt with injuries to their team, but the biggest reason why this team has not found a whole lot of success this year is because of their lack of talent outside of their starting rotation.
This seems to have been the narrative for this franchise for years now and while there still is a “chance” this team can make it to the play-in tournament, the odds of the Kings being the 10-seed this year are 0.3% according to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index.
So now, with the Kings expected to miss the postseason for the 15th consecutive season, where do they go from here? They have a point guard in De’Aaron Fox who has All-Star written all over him, they have one of the best three-point shooters in the league in Buddy Hield and with some other young talents in Tyrese Haliburton and Marvin Bagley III, this team is not far off from finally ending their long playoff drought.
However, this offseason will be key for the Sacramento Kings because if they do not make the right moves, they will be taking a step back yet again and set themselves and their fan base up for even more disappointment.
There is definitely a lot to like about this young Kings team, but the right moves will need to be made to ensure success moving forward. So, let’s take a look at three offseason moves for the Kings to make in order to take the next step during the 2021-22 season.