The Situation in Sacramento
The Sacramento Kings have found themselves in an odd sort of position.
They are currently in the 10th spot in the West, just four games out of the 8th seed. This is not necessarily a spot they would like to be in, because the Warriors would be their match. However, getting to that 7th or 8th seed could be big for their future.
They have the seemingly dynamic duo of DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay for sure at least one more year, and two if Gay doesn’t opt-out of his player option.
The signing of Rajon Rondo this offseason was a relatively low risk option. The offer was only for this season, so if it went awry they had a way out.
The part that was not expected by probably anyone, was that Rondo is having one of the best years of his career.
Rondo is currently averaging 11.9 points per game and 12 assists per game. In addition to those numbers, Rondo is also at 6.3 rebounds and 2 steals per game. All of these stat lines rank either first or in the top three in a season for his career.
Willie Cauley-Stein has also started to develop into a good scoring addition in the month of February. Prior to February, Cauley-Stein had scored in double digits just six times. So far in nine games this month, he has registered six more double-digit games.
Cousins is quietly having himself an MVP caliber season. Cousins is ranked 4th in the league in points with 27.2. He is also averaging 11.2 rebounds, which is 5th in the league. The only downside has been some issues with his attitude.
This Sacramento team has the pieces in place and the chance to get into the playoffs. If everything comes together, they will have something to offer as far as acquiring free agents this offseason.
Don’t sleep on the Kings.
Malachi David contributes pieces on the NFL and NBA. You can follow him on Twitter @SportsReportMD