Kings Update – April
The Sacramento Kings are not going to make the postseason this year, but they have laid
some nice groundwork for future seasons, making some big moves over the course of the year and finding that they have two
young star players on their roster. The Kings are likely to build their roster around big man DeMarcus Cousins and point guard
Isiah Thomas going forward, as both of these players have taken big steps forward in 2013-14. The Kings won six of their 16
games in the month of March, and while it was not a banner month for the team they did get some nice victories along the way.
The Kings were able to take down the Washington Wizards on March 18th. The Wizards will be in the playoffs in the Eastern
Conference, so this was certainly a quality win for the Kings. Sacramento saw Thomas, Cousins and Rudy Gay all score 24 points
in the game. Thomas actually had a triple-double in the contest, adding 11 rebounds and 10 assists along the way. Cousins
had a double-double himself thanks to 14 boards.
The Kings were also able to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans on two
occasions. While New Orleans will also find themselves on the outside looking in come playoff time, they do have an emerging
star player in Anthony David. The Kings were able to overcome Davis twice in March, giving them two solid victories. The Kings
will look to get some big wins during the month of April as well, and they could play spoiler when they match up with some
playoff hopefuls. Sacramento will play a multitude of teams fighting for a spot in the Western Conference playoffs this month,
such as the Portland Trail Blazers, Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns.
Kings Update – March
Sacramento Kings are looking to finish the season strong, and the team had some positives signs come through in the month
of February. The Kings went 5-7 in February, and one of those victories came against the Chicago Bulls on February 3rd. The
Bulls are one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference, and while the East is a bit on the weak side this season, Chicago
is not a team to be taken lightly. DeMarcus Cousins was absolutely dominant against the Bulls in this one, dropping 25 points
and hauling in 16 rebounds. Cousins is one of the most skilled big men in the league, and while he needs to work on his play
on the defensive end, there is no denying that few players at his size have the skill set to score in the variety of ways
that Cousins can. Isaiah Thomas continued his breakout season in this contest, chipping in 19 points. The Bulls got 17 points
out of Jimmy Butler, but it was not enough to dethrone the Kings in this game.
Two nights later the Kings took on the
Toronto Raptors at home, where they were able to tame the team from north of the border. The Raptors played some very good
basketball during the month of February, but Cousins made sure that Toronto didn't win this one, posting 25 points and 10
rebounds. Rudy Gay chipped in a double-double of his own as well. Gay has been an improved player since coming over to Sacramento
from Toronto earlier this season. Both teams have fared better as a result of the deal, something that one doesn't see too
often in the National Basketball Association. The Kings will look to get some big wins down the stretch this season as they
further evaluate their roster.
The Sacramento Kings - Schedule in 2013-14
The Sacramento Kings are ready
to rule over the Pacific Division this season, and they're prepared to defeat some of the best teams in the National Basketball
Association along the way. The Kings have a team filled with talented players that can do some serious damage on the court
if things come together in Sacramento this season. The Kings were unable to make the postseason in 2012-13, finishing in fourth
place in the Pacific Division with a 28-54 record. The Pacific is packed to the brim with top teams, so the road to a winning
record and a playoff berth is never easy when a team calls this division home, but the Kings are ready to rise above the rest
as they take their game to the next level. The team has an elite post player in big man DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins has the
skill set of a much smaller player, and with his frame he is able to dominate opposing big men just about every time he hits
the floor. The team has also found quite the dynamic player at the point guard position in Isaiah Thomas, the small but speedy
sparkplug that can really get this Kings offense on the move. The team has high hopes for this season, but they know it's
going to take some consistent play at home. Sleep Train Arena will be the site for many a big game this season, and the stands
will be packed with passionate Kings fans as they cheer on the team to a huge victory. This should be a telling season of
Sacramento Kings basketball.
The Kings will certainly look forward to any time the Los Angeles Clippers visit Sleep
Train Arena in 2013-14. The Clippers won the Pacific Division title last season and are looking to do so yet again this time
around. Los Angeles has NBA Championship aspirations, and for good reason, so they're going to be tough to defeat any time
they hit the court. The Kings will certainly look to establish Cousins in the post early and often against the Clippers, but
he'll have to deal with an athletic defender in DeAndre Jordan. The Clippers have one of the best point guards in the National
Basketball Association in Chris Paul, and it's never easy to slow him down. Paul is not only a serious scoring threat, but
he's probably the best floor general in the league. Paul makes all of his teammates better, and one player that benefits from
Paul's passing ability forward Blake Griffin. Griffin is one of the most athletic players in the league, and his physical
abilities allow him to get easy buckets regularly. If the Kings can take down the Clippers one or more times this season it
will show that this team is ready to compete with the big boys in the conference.
Sacramento will surely be excited
to play against the Golden State Warriors any time the team comes into Sleep Train Arena this season. The Warriors are one
of the most exciting teams in the NBA, thanks largely in part to the presence of point guard Steph Curry. Curry is one of
the top players in the league right now, boasting the ability to show from nearly anywhere on the court with staggering accuracy.
Curry is one half of what is one of the best shooting backcourts in the history of the NBA, as his backcourt mate Klay Thompson
is a sharpshooter as well. Stopping these two players from shooting the Kings out of the game is something that Sacramento
will surely focus on throughout any contest in which the Warriors hit the court at Sleep Train Arena.
Sacramento Kings are a team that is a member of the National Basketball Association, pro sports league that represents the
highest level of basketball competition. The Kings belong to the Pacific Division of the Western Conference, a division that
also features the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers. These Kings have a talented
group of players that could have this team competing for the playoff spot in the West this season. The team has one of the
top young players in the NBA in big man DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins is a premier low post player that has developed into a double-double
machine. He has a solid supporting cast around him, one that features Rudy Gay and Isaiah Thomas. Gay came over in a midseason
deal with the Toronto Raptors and gives the Kings a potent offensive weapon capable of creating his own shot. Thomas took
over the starting gig at point guard early in the season and has taken advantage of the opportunity. This team certainly is
not lacking in talent; they just need to find their way as a young group.
Basketball Association provides hoops fans with the chance to see all of their favorite pro basketball players hit the court
in person, and when you hit the stands at Sleep Train Arena for a Kings game you'll be treated to seeing a great game every
Who did the Kings use their first-round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft to select?
answer is shooting guard Ben McLemore, who starred during his collegiate career at Kansas and gained a reputation as a dead-eye
shooter in the process.
The Sacramento Kings are a pro basketball franchise that plays in
the National Basketball Association, a league that gives fans the chance to see the top players in the world hit the court.
The Kings were founded in 1923 as the Rochester Seagrams and underwent many a name change before moving to Sacramento in 1985.
The team has called Sacramento home since then and seen some great players hit the court to play for the franchise over the
years. The Kings won the NBA Championship in 1951 when they were the Rochester Royals.
the National Basketball Association love their basketball, and that's obvious to anyone that attends an NBA game that these
fanatics simply can't get enough of pro hoops action. Join them at Sleep Train Arena this season to see a Kings game and see
what it's all about.