The most surprising team in the NBA last season was the Sacramento Kings.
They entered this year as a team that many believed was in a state of rebuilding.
But at no point did the Kings play like a team that didn’t expect to win.
They finished the regular season with the third best record in the Western Conference.
But they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Golden State Warriors.
NBA legend Charles Barkley was thrilled with the Kings’ recent success.
According to Kirsten Moran-Keller, Barkley said, “The NBA is better when Sacramento is doing well.”
“When Sacramento is doing well the NBA is better… What Coach Brown is building there is fantastic. It’s great for the NBA.”
— Kirsten Moran-Keller (@kirstenlizmoran) 13 July 2023
What the Kings did last year is no surprise.
They are led by point guard De’Aaron Fox and center Domantas Sabonis.
Each is a player with All-Star potential and the Kings will build on someone who is.
Furthermore, head coach Mike Brown deserves a lot of credit for the quick turnaround.
In his first year with the team, he won the Coach of the Year award.
It will be interesting to see what the Kings do for a repeat next season.
They will not have the facility to sneeze at anyone.
The Western Conference is going to be a challenge once again.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone if the regular season standings are reversed from last season.
We’ve seen a few NBA teams that have had “a year of amazing” in the past.
But it appears the Kings are not one of those teams.
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