The latest news looks like the Kings will be where they belong next season, while the NBA gives the region its final chance to get a complex planned. Even if all of that happens, what about the basketball season, assuming it happens?
Let's look at the future, and allow for a few likely possibilities:
A season of games, truncated or not happens when a new CBA is agreed to.
A viable plan to get an ESC built is approved.
The Kings draft a player who is good, but not a "take the team to the next level" sort.
The Maloofs are not forced or convinced to sell the team to Ron Burkle, who remains viable.
The Kings do not make a splash in the free agency market that dramatically improves the team.
The season, at some point, begins. The Kings, by all objective standards, will be lucky to play .400 ball.
The Maloofs have, more obviously than ever, checked out. It's apparent that they will have to sell at some point, but are dragging their feet.
How do we, as fans, react?
Sell out the games anyway, just putting money into the Maloof's pockets?
Attend games in a manner befitting the product on the floor, as in recent seasons?
I feel like things are inching toward a positive outcome in the long term, but there are just so many variables out there in the short term, that I have no clear vision of the future, and am guessing wildly, as you see.
Given the most likely of possibilities, how do you see it playing out from here forward?