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28. Sacramento Kings

This may be a bold take, but I kind of like the Sacramento Kings‘ roster in 2018, however, that hardly means the team is going to make the playoffs anytime soon.

After adding Duke power forward Marvin Bagley III from second overall to pair with second-year center Harry Giles, another former Dukie who missed his entire rookie year, the Kings are quietly amassing an intriguing collection of players from which to build young, hyper-athletic corp of players.

They simply need a few more years to get it all together.

Sure, De’Aaron Fox is going to continue to develop and get the Kings wins, especially if he can develop a decent outside shot, but outside of one of their young core transforming into a legitimate superstar, a la Joel Embiid back in 2016, it seems unlikely that Sacramento will be even in the Western Conference playoff conversation.

Maybe one more go around in the lottery will help to complete the Kings roster, and finally pull the team out of their current doldrums.

And with one more year of hindsight, it’s abundantly clear that Buddy Hield is not the second coming of Steph Curry, and the Kings probably should have just held on to their long All-Star DeMarcus Cousins to build around moving forward. Yet another team falling victim to the great Curry search.