Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 12/19/12
Less than a year to go! This is still all hypothetical, but it sure is nice to be able to look forward to the Northwest original back in the NBA soon. With a good your core, the Sacramento Kings have the building pieces already in place to be a contender in the aging Western Conference. By the time they roll into town as the Sonics, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Tim Duncan, and the likes will either already be retired, or on Heavens Gate waiting to get in. So take this how you like, but as the dreamer that I am, I’m asking Santa for a basketball floor full of Sonics in the near future. Not quite there yet At 7-17, the Kings aren’t knocking on anybody’s doors this season, especially the playoffs. Even in a weaker Pacific Division, it hasn’t been easy. With a tough loss on Monday against the Phoenix Suns, the loss dropped the Kings to dead last in the division, and second to last in the conference, a whole 13 games behind the unmentionable. Still, the upside of this team is huge. Once they...
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