3 Positives For Sacramento Kings During NBA Hiatus

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#3. No Disappointment!

Let’s face it: there is a lot of let-down and disappointment that comes with being a fan of the Sacramento Kings. Over the last 13+ years, we have become so accustomed to failure that it is now almost expected. We have the feeling ingrained in our minds.

The final silver lining for us during the NBA hiatus is the Kings’ inability to disappoint us! They did plenty of it over the first 50 or so games of the regular season before starting to turn things around towards the end. Us fans were holding on tight to that small sliver of hope that Sacramento would qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2005-’06, but we were likely in for an unfavorable finish; the Kings playoff odds were (are?) at 12 percent.

If the season is in fact over, then Sacramento will be able to file its result in a category that hasn’t been touched since 2002: “What If”.

We don’t get to hang our hats on a lot of things, so being able to call a season anything but a failure is essentially a win in our book. We can always talk about how the Kings were poised to make a playoff run, 12 percent chances be damned.

De’Aaron Fox was just hitting his stride!”

Richaun Holmes is back!”

“We were about to be healthy again!”

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We can talk about it in a similar way that we talk about the results of the 2002 season. Only this time, we’re being cheated out of an opportunity by a worldwide pandemic instead of a fixed playoff series.