The All-Star Weekend has come and gone here in the 2022-23 NBA season, and that means we are about to head into the second half of the year. The next few weeks of basketball will determine who stays in the playoff hunt, who enters it, and who ultimately exits it. It was nice to see not one but TWO Sacramento Kings in the All-Star game, a feat that hasn’t happened since the 2003-04 season (Brad Miller and Peja Stojakovic). You can feel the culture-shifting each day.
The Kings currently sit third in the Western Conference with a 32 and 25 record, just barely in front of the newly improved Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns. The Mavs added Kyrie Irving to their already good squad, and the Suns added former MVP Kevin Durant. The West went from “pretty good” to extremely tough in the span of just a few days, and it’ll be fascinating to see how everything turns out.
The Kings second half of the season will determine their fate
Today we take a deeper dive into the second half of the Kings schedule. We will highlight a few big-time games, a few tough road stretches, and a home stand they need to make the most of. March is commonly known as the most important month of the season for most teams in the playoff hunt, and the Kings are no exception.