One of the big surprises this season has been the play of the Sacramento Kings. At the time of me writing this, the Kings are coming off a very nice win over the Trail Blazers, 115-107, and the scoring was very balanced all around for Sacramento. I saw the Kings team at the bottom of the Western Conference standings, as did most fans. I am willing to admit how wrong I was about this King’s team, and it finally seems like the team is trending upwards after years of suffering. The stats team wise are improved across the board. Their field goal percentage is up to 47% as a team (8th in the NBA) compared to 45% (22nd) last year. This team is rebounding much better than last year, going from 28th to 14th. The most notable improvement is the amount of points they are putting up. Going from dead last in points a game last year (98.8), Sacramento is now putting up an astounding 114.7 points a game which puts them 4th in the entire league. De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield are the most notable players to improve, but the team has improved all around. I believe this is because the Kings are playing at a more uptempo pace than last year. The team ranks 2nd in pace compared to being 30th last year. The Kings are now in a position to compete for a playoff spot. Will they get in? It’s not entirely out of the question but I personally think they will finish 9th in the conference because I can’t see the Spurs, Lakers or Jazz missing the playoffs. However, next year I can see the Kings at around the 6th seed in the West. Kings fans should be very excited for what the future holds because for the first time in a while, it’s bright.
MOOVIE TIME 📽
GLORY ROAD (maybe my favorite 🤔)
Glory Road," from Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, is based on the inspiring true story of the underdog Texas Western basketball team whose drive to win superceded some of the most bruising and difficult challenges during a point in U.S. history of massive cultural and philosophical turmoil. It was a time when, against all odds, the first all African American starting lineup of players took the country by storm and, in a surprise turn of events, wont the 1966 NCAA tournament title. Josh Lucas stars as Hall of Famer Don Haskins, the passionately dedicated college basketball coach that changed the history of basketball and, in turn, helped change the course of history. The film is directed by James Gartner, written by Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois.
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