As the NBA regular season winds down, teams are looking ahead. Those in playoff contention are looking to potential postseason matchups and their positioning. While those out of the playoff picture are looking to the offseason and ways to improve their team before 2013-14 rolls around. The Sacramento Kings are one of those teams.
Sacramento has already been mathematically eliminated from the postseason. The Kings are looking to the offseason and ways to upgrade their team. But they can use this final stretch of games to help answer some questions before the regular season ends.
The Kings can evaluate the coach, they can examine their draft positioning, they can look at their impending free agents and they can determine which positions are most in need of an upgrade.
Yes, the season is winding down. No, the Kings aren't playing in the postseason. But they shouldn't just punt the rest of the schedule. This is still a valuable opportunity to get better, and Sacramento needs to make the most of it.
(Note: All contract info was obtained from Hoopsworld.com.)