Despite re-building the team over and over again, the Sacramento Kings have failed yet another time to make the playoffs in a tight Western Conference.
The Kings traveled to Orlando with hopes of making the eight seed, but once Marvin Bagley suffered a season ending injury, it was pretty much a wrap.
Coached by Luke Walton and led by De'Aaron Fox, Sacramento finished the season as the 12th. best team in the league at 30-41. Since 2006, they haven't been able to make the postseason, and have the second longest playoff drought in NBA history. Just behind the Clippers, who missed the postseason for 15 straight years.
Fans are a bit tired of this, as they have been turning to social media calling for the replacement of both general manager Vlade Divac and Head Coach Luke Walton.
Divac signed an extension last summer, which coincides with the four-year contract the team signed with Walton.
Point Guard, De'Aaron Fox led the team in scoring, assists and steals, averaging 16.1 points per game, along with 6.5 and 1.5 respectively.
“It’s just how important details are,” Fox said about what the Kings learned. “We were in the race last year and we were in the race when we got to the bubble, but it’s just how every little thing matters. Every single second of every game matters. You can’t have mental lapses.”