What a difference five months can make.
Had these positions run in October, the Sacramento Kings definitely could have held one of the spots. They had been a mess just last year, and no one had hinted at potential. Zach Randolph, who has not logged a second this year and was exchanged afterward waived in February, paced that group together with 14.5 points per match.
But now, the Kings are making a case for the NBA to create a Most Improved Team award.
The two De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield found methods to fast-forward their own development. The prior is a top-30 scorer and also shot. The latter is one of just 10 players averaging seven assists and 17 points. Marvin Bagley III and Harry Giles’ combination is loaded with promise. The game acts of bogdan Bogdanovic like tissue. Harrison Barnes is your jumbo forward this roll needed.
The Kings have the wiggle room to buy this summer, although if this roster is what brings on free brokers to Sacramento, they’ll have to wait and see. They do get dinged for not owning their pick, but that at least frees the franchise.
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