With their 96-83 victory over the Houston Rockets last week, the Sacramento Kings closed the curtains on the 2017-18 season. Sacramento finished the year with a 27-55 mark, good for 12th in the ultra competitive Western Conference and again on the outside looking in with regards to the playoff picture.
With the Minnesota Timberwolves qualifying for the playoffs for the first time since 2003-04, Sacramento now holds the unenviable distinction as owners of the longest playoff drought in the league. Remember that Mike Bibby, Kevin Martin, Bonzi Wells, Ron Artest outfit that slugged it out with the Spurs in what feels like a lifetime ago? That was 2005-06, and that was the last time the Kings punched their playoff tickets. Obviously the Kings ownership and front office would love nothing more than to host postseason action at their shiny new crown jewel, the Golden 1 Center.