How to Blow Up the Sacramento Kings and Start Over

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How to Blow Up the Sacramento Kings and Start Over
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Sacramento Kings have been on a treadmill lately. No matter what changes they make to the roster or coaching staff, they don't seem to go anywhere—good or bad. At this point it's been seven seasons since the Kings made the playoffs, and four seasons since they hit rock bottom. As frustrating as it is, it's now time to go back to the drawing board.

There are a few different ways to do this, but the main thing is that you do it right. Because if you don't, you end up in the exact spot the Kings have been in for years.

The first step in the process is evaluating your assets. If you don't know what you have, then you can't figure out what you need. Then from there, it's about discarding what you don't need and filling in the gaps with talented players.

Lastly, once they get enough talent to have success, they need to find a coach that can mold that talent and get the most out of it.

As we've seen, it's often not a quick fix. But starting over is a necessity at this point. With that being the case, here's the way the Kings should go about it.


Note: All Kings contract info used in this article is from

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