The Sacramento Kings have certainly had their fair share of troubles on and off the court over the past year. However, there is hope that a new regime consisting of Vivek Ranadivé, Pete D’Alessandro and Michael Malone will be able to provide the team with solid players and give the city hope. Even point guard Isaiah Thomas is excited about the direction the franchise is heading.
“The atmosphere just feels like things are gonna change,” Thomas said to Cowbell Kingdom during day two of his second annual youth basketball camp in Rocklin. “Talking to Vivek, talking to Mike Malone and talking to all the other owners, it just seems different around here. We’ve said that before, but it definitely feels like it’s moving the right direction.”
Thomas is hoping that a team that finished 28-54 and third-to-last in the Western Conference will be able to build some confidence in the offseason and make some noise in 2013-14. Obviously, in order to do that it starts at the top with the owners. They have to set the bar of what is expected from the team. Hopefully, the three gentlemen mentioned will be able to put the Kings on the right path that can lead them to success.
It is not all about the players who are currently on the roster. Players that will be free agents in the near future need to understand that Sacramento is an up and coming team. The only way the Kings will get better is to improve the talent they have and recruit other talent to join them.