Originally written 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 finally figure out how to please the ever angry DeMarcus Cousins, and find out what to do with 1st round flop Jimmer Fredette, they will be on their way. Isaiah Thomas could end up back in Seattle real soon. (Photo: Yahoo) Starting 5 to die for The Kings can roll out more than a few productive starting rotations, but my favorite is the Cousins, Tyreke Evans, Marcus Thornton, Jason Thompson, and Isaiah Thomas one. 5 great young talents still trying to find a way to gel with each other, and by the time this team hits the new arena in downtown Seattle, hopefully the kinks will be all worked out. Their bench isn’t too shabby either. With players like John Salmons, Aaron Brooks, Chuck Hayes, Travis Outlaw, and Francisco Garcia, you know they will be good in the future. How does the future look? But, as is the problem with every team in professional sports, injuries have to come along and ruin everything, Only one player, Jason Thompson, has started every game this year. And only a handful of others have played in every game. To be a team on the rebuild, and we all know a thing about rebuilding here in Seattle, players need to be able to stay healthy. Once the heath comes along though, I think you will see just how dangerous this team can be. Right now, they are only averaging 94.4 points a contest, while giving up just over 100. Those numbers will need to improve in a hurry. We don’t want fan interest in Sacto Or will they? With the way this team is playing now, and with the future of the team looming over everyone in Sacramento’s head, maybe if this team sucks enough, it will make the city council’s job that much easier. Kind of like in Major League, when the owner wanted the team to bomb so attendance would drop allowing them a move to Miami, that is the kind of thing we need to happen too. I know we should feel compassion for a city that may lose it’s lone franchise, as we know all too well what it feels like to be lied to. But personally, I don’t think I feel that way. Call me selfish, but I think we deserve the Green and Gold back in our town more than the cow pokes in Sactown deserve a team their city doesn’t want. Heartless, maybe, but I honestly don’t care. I just want my Sonics back!!!
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Kevin Sumlin: Texas A&M players have 'chip on their shoulder'

WATCH: Elvis Andrus steals home against Padres

Seahawks went on Hawaiian vacation to ease SB tension

Robert Kraft: Deflategate 'most overblown story' in NFL

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Jim Tressel once sent touching note to family of Michigan OL

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Sony cut 'Concussion' scenes to avoid angering NFL

Ryan Clark: Trent Richardson is 'worst RB of all time'

Report: David Feherty won't be back at CBS Sports

Warren Moon: RG3 needs to start taking the blame

Lovullo: I don’t see Hanley Ramirez playing left field again in 2015

Judge Berman’s one-sentence order repeats Deflategate decision timeline

Harbaugh named starting QB but won't announce it

Ohio State downplays revenge talk ahead of Va. Tech rematch

WATCH: D-backs pitcher fails on quick pitch attempt

Ex-FSU WR Snoop Minnis trolls rival Florida in great way

Suspicous photo may lead to drug test for CC Sabathia

How the Houston Astros went from garbage to gold

Jack Eichel plans to move in with teammate Matt Moulson

Report: Bills GM 'went rogue’ in cutting Fred Jackson

Terrance Knighton irked by Redskins-Kardsashians comparison

Connor Cook on not being named Michigan State captain: 'It stinks'

Danny Amendola’s advice to those on roster bubble? ‘Control what you can’

Dallas Cowboys: Rookies to watch

Apple reportedly sought exclusive rights to new Bill Simmons podcast

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker