Sacramento Kings Tickets

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Now that Samuel Dalembert's eight figure contract is off the books, the Sacramento Kings have the financial flexibility to build a championship-caliber roster around the talent they have been collecting through the NBA draft. The most promising of these basketball players are point guard Tyreke Evans and power forward DeMarcus Cousins. Through two seasons Evans has demonstrated he can be a very effective scoring point guard, capable of scoring 20 points and dishing out six assists a game. Cousins is going to have his motivation called into question until he becomes a 20-10 guy. He has proven he can put up double digit points and rebounds with his big body dominating space in the lane. Evans and Cousins have plenty of worthy young rotation players on the Kings roster coming into the 2011-12 NBA season as well.

Resign Marcus Thornton and the Sacramento Kings have a lightning rod coming off the bench. Convert J.J. HIckson into an undersized center who uses his athleticism to make up for height and the Kings have a rebounding threat to throw down blue collar points at the rim. If either John Salmons or rookie Jimmer Fredette can spread the floor, they can give Cousins the room he needs to work and Evans the outside threat to allow him to penetrate to the rim or penetrate and kick. The Sacramento Kings actually look like they have the pieces to compete. Perhaps all they need to do is add a veteran or two for depth and guidance and this basketball team could sneak into the Western Conference playoffs as a seventh or eighth seed.

Sacramento Kings History

It is difficult to accept, but the Sacramento Kings are actually a rather old basketball franchise, dating back to the NBA's precursor, the NBL. Perhaps it is so difficult to believe because the team's colors include purple or that the Kings play their games at the Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento. However, the Kings began playing professionally back in 1945 as the Rochester Royals. This team's journey westward mirrors the NBA's attempt to extend its reach on its own Manifest Destiny.

The Royals moved to Cincinnati in 1957 and then to Kansas City in 1972. There the Royals name had already been assigned to a baseball team, so the franchise became the Kansas City Kings. One last move uprooted the Kings from the Midwestern location and landed the NBA franchise in Sacramento. The backcourt duo of Bob Davies and Bobby Wanzer is often forgotten, but they were the premier pairing at the beginning of the NBA and led the Royals to a NBL championship in 1946 and its lone NBA championship in 1951. After 12 seasons and nine Hall of Famers, the Royals found as superstar in Oscar Robertson. Robertson played in Cincinnati for a decade and won the MVP and became a perennial All Star and triple-double threat.

It took a while, but the move to Sacramento finally yielded a contender in the late 1990s and early 21st century. Jason Williams, Chris Webber, and Peja Stojakovic were a welcome breath of fresh of air as an offensive power house as defense began to dominate the NBA. However, it took the trade of Williams to Memphis for point guard Mike Bibby, the trade for defensive specialist Doug Christie, and the addition of Vlade Divac to tease the Kings fans with a potential championship. The Lakers ended the Kings run three years in a row though, and the team eventually sank in the Pacific Division standings before beginning the rebuilding process again. It appears the Sacramento Kings time in the NBA lottery is over, so find your Kings tickets for the new season schedule at TheSeats.

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NBA Preseason: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings Oct 4, 2018
Thu 7:30PM
Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA
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