When you’re as bad as the Kings have been over the last six seasons, it’s hard to imagine sweeping any teams. But, for the first time in a long time, it looks like Sacramento is on the right track.
The team has a couple of cornerstones in DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans, and the necessary depth in players like Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Thornton, Aaron Brooks, Jason Thompson and James Johnson to help support them. The Kings also have a promising young rookie in Thomas Robinson.
A playoff appearance is likely not in the cards for the Kings in 2012-13, but the days of the team finishing with a winning percentage below 40 percent (less than 33 wins) should be over. It’s time for this franchise to start climbing back towards respectability, and it all starts with consistently beating the teams that their better than.
Here are five teams that, if they play to their potential, the Sacramento Kings are capable of sweeping this season.