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Sacramento Kings: 6 Steps the Franchise Can Take To Get Back to NBA Playoffs

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Sacramento Kings: 6 Steps the Franchise Can Take To Get Back to NBA Playoffs
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The good news: the Sacramento Kings won 66 games. The bad news: it's taken the last three seasons combined to reach said total. Four of the last five seasons the Kings have finished dead last within the Pacific Division, and in three of the last four years, Sacramento has selected in the top 10 in the NBA draft. 

Playoffs are a distant memory for this embattled franchise, with their last trip to the NBA's second season coming in 2006.

It's not all doom and gloom in Sacramento, however. The franchise has a plan to return to prominence, relying on the drafting and development of young talent and spending free-agent dollars conservatively and wisely. The following are steps the Kings can take in order to make a triumphant return to the playoffs.

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