- Location: Sacramento, California, USA
- Home court: GOLDEN 1 CENTER
- G.M: Monte McNair
- Coach: Mike Brown
- Star: G De’Aaron Fox
- 2021 Season: 30-52, failed to make playoffs.
- NBA Titles: 1951
- Greatest Player: G/F Oscar Robertson.
- Factoid: The Kings are the oldest team in the NBA, and the first and only team in major professional North American sports teams located in Sacramento, the state capital of California.
The Sacramento Kings are due. They must be due. They deserve to be due. The odds must be in their favor.
The Kings have suffered through 16 straight losing seasons, the most in NBA history. That means 16 consecutive seasons without a playoff appearance, the longest drought in the four major North American sports leagues.
But the Kings might be on the cusp of ending all this futility. By that we mean, it might not happen this season, although it could. We mean there is a lot of young talent that has the potential to gel into a quality team.
Consider this: The starting lineup on paper: Domantas Sabonis (26), Keegan Murray (22), Kevin Huerter (24, De’Aaron Fox (24), Harrison Barnes (30). And there is young depth: Davion Mitchell (24), Malik Monk (24), Terence Davis (25).
The Kings put themselves in this position by trading guard Tyrese Haliburton for Sabonis and an extra second-round pick. Sabonis averaged 18.9 points and 12.1 rebounds last season and a is matchup nightmare, a legitimate 6-foot-11 stretch forward/center who’s a 32-percent shooter from behind the arc.
All this youth might need time to figure it out. But if they can, when they can, the Kings might be ready to reign.