It's obvious something is not working in Sactown. While the previous games appear real promising in terms of improvement but let's face it here, one of the main reasons for the improvement is the emergence of our young players. Garcia and Martin have been the forefront of the team's emergence. It also does help that Mike is playing better and Salmons has been adaquate, not spectacular.
Where does this leave the Kings? Meanwhile the team may perhaps surge into the postseason, does this still mean the Kings need to rebuild the team for next season and perhaps the future?
I, particularly realize that some Kings fans have been hoping the team tank to get a good spor in the June draft. While I have to admit guilty on this but with each passing game it remains more and more unrealistic that we can be bad enough to make a bid for Oden (though you never know where the ping pong balls may fall ; look at Orlando after Shaq). However nor is it realistic to believe a team that has for the time being been revived by the energy of Garcia and Salmons and the stellar all around offensive talents of Kevin Martin to be serious championship contenders.
What can the Kings do? The Kings have some pretty desirable pieces. We may be able to even pick up a young big man and a draft pick with some expiring contracts.
What I do I believe? I personally believe even if the team surges into the postseason party they will ultimately get beat by the Spurs, Suns or the Mavs; and that the team SHOULD rebuild. Mike Bibby's been obviously been on the trade block all season and also Artest's personal issues don't help. However it doesn't help nor does it make much sense to "tank the season" with so many veterans on the team who probably don't want to sit through the mess.
Either way the management has three paths to take:
- Do Nothing and stay with this roster and see if they can improve internally.
- Acquire an elite low post threat to complement Bibby/Martin/Miller's perimeter game.