Sacramento Kings: 5 Reasons Why Your Favorite Team Will Suck in 2013-14
Five Reasons Why Sacramento Kings Will Suck
It’s safe to say that the Sacramento Kings, just like last year, won’t go anywhere relevant this season.
The franchise that used to contend in the early 2000s hasn’t been able to recover from the post Chris Webber era, and they have been stuck in obscurity and mediocrity in recent years, being in last place of the Western Conference the past season.
That’s not going to change this season.
The Sacramento Kings won’t be able to be better than last year and the reasons can be found both on and off the court. A new ownership, all the rumors of the possible move to Seattle and several trades that depleted the team were cause for concern last year. While some of those issues aren’t around anymore, this team just isn’t good enough to do much better this year.
Lack of chemistry on the court, immaturity issues and a lack of proven talent will hurt the team’s chances this year, and if there ever were expectations to make some noise in the West this season, it’s safe to say that those goals won’t be met this year. The fact that the team got actually worse while most of the teams in the West look vastly improved doesn’t help the Kings' chances for sure.
There are five main reasons why the Kings will be bad this year, so please join me through this slideshow so we can check the reasons behind what will be another disappointing season for the Sacramento franchise.
5. Lack of Experience
Despite the fact that the Kings have experienced players in Josh Salmons and Travis Outlaw, their core elements don’t have the same millage in the league. That will prove to be key in a team that doesn’t have a solid roster to start the season.
4. Lack of Impact Talent
The Kings have had bad luck drafting in recent years. Jimmer Fredette doesn’t look like the same player he was on college, and Thomas Robinson was traded last year in the midst of his rookie season. They have solid pieces in Isaiah Thomas and DeMarcus Cousins, but there’s not much after them.
3. No On-Court Leader
DeMarcus Cousins has shown he doesn’t have leadership qualities. Same thing goes for Isaiah Thomas, John Salmons and the rest of the roster. Without a proven leader on the hardwood, it’s hard to see the Kings going anywhere this season.
2. DeMarcus Cousins' Immaturity
DeMarcus Cousins seems to be the heart and soul of this team. If it were for the basketball abilities that would be a blessing as he will become one of the top big men in the league in no time, but he’s shown to be very immature through the course of his career. That alone will kill the Kings’ hopes of doing something significant this season.
1. Lack of Chemistry
Overall this team seems to be a group of good basketball players instead of a good team. Players like DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas, Jimmer Fredette and Ben McLemore are quality young players, but if they aren’t able to play as a unit on the court, then the Kings are doomed to have another poor season.