I've been a kings supporter for two decades and have thus seen the best and worst of Sacramento basketball. Of course, we all remember the dazzling teams of the early 2000s, and we all certainly remember the rigged series that cost our city its only banner. But I'm still hopeful that the Kings will come back, like we all are. I for one believe that the team is moving in a positive direction. 17-65 is afterall, the best we could have hoped for this season, and the Dante Greene is our 3 of the future. But this post, unlike most, isn't to glorify our noble kings, rather, I would like to comment on what we've done wrong since all of the progress we made this season.
Trading away Sheldon Williams was arguably the worst thing the franchise has ever done (tied with trading CWebb for Kenny Thomas). The young man showed so much promise, and his offensive skills were becoming more refined as the year went on. To follow suit, the franchise continued its fall from grace by dumping Mikki Moore, the best kings center since Olden Polynice (who, we all remember, had a history with law enforcement). And finally, Mr. President decided to select ill-potentialed Memphis guard Tyreke Evans while failing to consider the luck which allowed a certain Ironman Hansbrough to fall to the four-spot.
The team seemed to again be heading toward a fatal collision with the bottom of the western conference when Mr. President pulled his ultimate move. Yes, better than trading Mike Bibby for Tyronn Lue, better even than trading Peja for Artest. Mr. President, in fact cemented him in the Kings hall of Fame after making countless moves and phone calls to aquire covented Sergio "Spanish Chocolate" Rodriguez. With Sergio at the helm, and a nickname that resembles another famed king point guard's, I'm confident that our rights will outweigh our wrongs. I'm confident that this move will propell us beyond the likes of the Clippers and the Grizzlies into a race for the race for the playoffs.