Playing like Kings

Kings midseason review

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Playing like Kings

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The Kings have had more than an exceptional year so far. Not only have they dramatically improved their record halfway through the season, but they’ve boosted their team chemistry and fan support exponentially.

After yet another disappointing year last year, the Kings knew they had to step up. They went only 27-55 last year, qualifying them for one of the worst records in the league. In the 2018 draft, the Kings selected Marvin Bagley III with the second overall pick. Although injured for most of the first half of the year, Bagley has provided valuable minutes when playing.

Many players have stepped up this year, making the team much better than before. De’Aaron Fox has increased his scoring from 11.6 points to 18 points per game, and increased assists from 4.4 to 7.3 per game. Buddy Hield is a candidate for most improved and potentially an all-star. He increased his scoring from 13.5 points per game to 20.2 points per game.

Just about every player has increased their efficiency this year. One of the reasons that could contribute to the King’s success is because they have one of the youngest teams in the league. The younger players are progressing rapidly, making them a better team. Being only one game under .500 at 20-21, the Kings have showed lots of improvement.

One effect of playing better is the players are more excited to play, and have more motivation to win and get to the playoffs. When teams play better, they tend to have a better chemistry with one another. They form bonds that can help on and off the court.

Another effect of playing better is increased fan interest. It’s difficult supporting a team that doesn’t make the playoffs year after year. However, when the Kings have a legitimate chance of making the playoffs, more people become interested.

Overall, the Kings are playing exceptionally well right now. Although unexpected, the Kings may potentially be in this year’s playoffs. Their improved play has led to increased team chemistry and fan support that will benefit them in the long run.