30Q asks the important questions about the Kings all through September.
It probably happened in 2007-08, when real home-court advantage in Sacramento became a thing of the past. The fact is that when a team is not good, a fan base shrinks -- the casual fan goes away. As casual fans actually soaked up quite a few tickets during the Glory Era (and the associated price hike), them leaving gives us a pretty gaping hole. The prices have been slower to get in line with demand -- frankly, they probably couldn't get cheap enough to fill up the gym right now. There are myriad structural issues that prevent bad teams from filling up gyms right now.
But plenty of teams still draw crowds, and not all of those are very good. So we're left to see how many folks who could still handle season tickets last year kept them after a 17-win campaign. This is something the franchise knows, but we don't. In place of that, an informal poll.