Ever since the glory years came to an end, the Sacramento Kings have essentially been an afterthought to current NBA players. Outside of the veteran talent in the league, most young players in the NBA didn’t even experience the magical basketball played in California’s capital.
However, Vivek Ranadive and the current group of owners are doing what they can to change the stigma surrounding the Kings franchise and it appears to be working. While many pundits question what exactly the Sacramento front office is doing, Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson believes the Western Conference is a tough as he’s ever seen and believes the Sacramento Kings are on the right path.
Speaking to NBA.com, Lawson gave his view on the Nuggets difficult early schedule and dropped a bit of praise on the Kings in the process.
“We’ve got the Chicago Bulls, the Cleveland Cavaliers twice, We got OKC twice,” Lawson said. “Our first month is crazy so I was like, ‘coach, we’ve both got to be ready coming in, we’ve got to all be focused when we get in there [to training camp]. I even feel like Sacramento is going to be decent,” Lawson stated.
When’s the last time you heard an opponent give the Kings praise outside of a postgame interview, let alone one as prominent as Lawson?