Sacramento Kings: 5 Story Lines To Follow Down The Stretch

Sacramento Kings Bogdan Bogdanovic Buddy Hield (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
Sacramento Kings Bogdan Bogdanovic Buddy Hield (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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The 2019-20 season is all but lost for the Sacramento Kings, but there are still franchise storylines to follow down the stretch.

The All-Star break is a time of rest for much of the NBA, and us Sacramento Kings fans could certainly use a break right now, too. The season has been an all-around disappointment after the team made huge strides last year and looked to build on them. It will be some time before the Kings are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, but their season is as good as finished.

This would be about the point when it would be easy to stop paying attention, to start pretending like you don’t care. Judging by how many “fans” said they were done with the Kings after the loss to the Spurs on December 6th, only to return two days later after the team defeated the Mavericks, there will probably plenty of ship-hopping happening in the coming months.

But before you run away, before you call it quits on the Kings for good this season, remember that there are still a handful of storylines to follow as well as the progression and development of a handful of players. The summer will be a crucial period, yes. But generally, the way that teams finish a season can have an adverse effect on their offseason, which can carry over all the way until the next season. The Kings can not afford another regression at this point.

There were a few things that we had to leave off of our list, like Justin James potential for playing time, as well as the Richaun Holmes situation. There are also front office decisions that will have to be made based on the Kings performance over the final 28 games, which could cause more of a shakeup for the franchise than any of the items on this list. Nonetheless, here are five reasons to pay attention to the Sacramento Kings down the stretch of the season.