The Sacramento Kings made a couple of changes over the offseason to put themselves in position to better succeed in the future. The first, of course, was to make sure the team stayed in Sacramento instead of making the move to Seattle.
Secondly, the Kings went out and drafted Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore when the promising young swingman fell to them at number seven. Sacramento surely needed to shore up their scoring a bit, thus not allowing McLemore to slip past them. At one point, McLemore was said to be a top overall pick, so the Kings sure feel like they’ve got a steal.
Third, the team made a pretty notable trade when they sent guard Tyreke Evans to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for point guard Greivis Vasquez. Evans was likely on his way out either way due to free agency, so the fact that Sacramento got Vasquez in return means quite a bit.
While the Kings likely won’t make a push for a title anytime soon, they have made some moves to further that quest in the future. The upcoming 2013 season should feature plenty of excited fans due to their excellent offseason. Not just because of that fact, but also because of what ABC’s News 10 has planned for their season home opener.
Against the Denver Nuggets on October 30th, the game will be broadcasted absolutely commercial-free. For those fans that cannot get to the game, this is fantastic news. Being able to watch the entire game without any distractions should give them an even better insight to how the arena feels during their season of newly-found hope. Enjoy the game Kings fans, and good luck this year.