April 14, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Sacramento Kings logo on a wall during a game against the Houston Rockets in the third quarter at the Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Kings 121-100. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings to be 'surprise' team in NBA's Western Conference?

Although Isaiah Thomas is no longer on the Sacramento Kings roster, when he, DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay played together the trio not only formed a formidable grouping but they also made the team pretty damn good.

No, spanned out over the course of a season it probably wouldn’t have been enough to squeeze Sacramento into a playoff spot in the deep Western Conference, but the Kings played near .500 level ball with all three healthy.

Will that partial success continue to grow, even without Thomas on the roster? That’s the belief of Fox Sports‘ Sam Amico who thinks the Sacramento Kings (along with the Atlanta Hawks) will be the surprise teams in the NBA this season.

Atlanta Hawks in the East and Sacramento Kings in the West. I really think the Kings are gonna get their act together soon. It’s the law of averages, right?

Now, Amico isn’t exactly the most beloved reporter by Kings fans given his ‘sources’ outside of Cleveland sports have often proven to be sub-par. That said, it’s nice to see a reporter who wasn’t exactly overly kind to the Kings front office in the past have a bit of a reversal in his stance.

Amico isn’t the only person sensing a potential turnaround from the Kings as Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson recently stated he thinks Sacramento will be improved as well.

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