Me and my friend have a longstanding argument, he believes we should make as many moves as possible to contend now (which in his mind include adding Hedo Turkoglu and Michael Pietrus. *Sigh*.), whilst I think that mortgaging our future for a playoff appearance is foolish in the face of building over time like most small market teams must do a la. San Antonio Spurs/Oklahoma City Thunder/etc.
But this conversation got me thinking, where would you, the fan, want the Kings to be next May? After a short period of perusing this subject, I noticed that there were two schools of thought, primarily. One side, believes that we will squeak into the playoffs as an 8th seed to inevitably play the [redacted]. The other thinks that we will place within the bottom 10 teams of the league.
Here's an article that places each Western Conference team in a rank:
This has us ranked as the 10th seed in the Western Conference. That figures us to be in the 10-15 segment of the draft once again, which is improvement, definitely. We'd need to win about 40 games to get to the 10th seed this upcoming year and that is a good deal of improvement from this year.
In my opinion, this is an accurate depiction for us as a team and we will continue to grow through the draft by picking in the 10-14 spot.
Lastly, how do you think the roster will look after this season? Will we look significantly different in our core or will we stay with this current squad the entire year?