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ESPN predicts Sacramento Kings will win 29 games

Everybody is certainly saying all the right things about the Sacramento Kings and their ownership group, but nobody is willing to commit – at least not the majority of folks at ESPN.

Releasing their 2014 Summer Forecast, a collection of ESPN panelists ranked the Kings as the 13th seed in the 15 team Western Conference, predicting the team will finish the 2014-15 season with a 29-53 record.

So how did the the Worldwide Leader come up with such a determination?

For our results, we surveyed our ESPN Forecast panel.

Yep, that simple, so it’s certainly far from scientific and nothing more than a collection of opinions.

If the predictions rang true and the Sacramento Kings finished with the 29-53 record as suggested by ESPN, it sadly would be their best win total since the 2007-08 season when the Kings won 38 games. During the past two seasons the Kings have finished with a 28-54 record.

Most likely aren’t predicting a playoff birth for the Kings, though, I’d venture to guess many believe they’ll be better than 29 wins. It may not be a significant total, but even a 35-win season is a drastic change from 29 (or 28 as we’ve seen the past two years).

The record of Western Conference foes fall off in the Summer Forecast as the Los Angeles Lakers, who are ranked as the 12th seed come in at 30 wins while the 11th seed, the Denver Nuggets are given a much more respectable win total of 38.

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