Even if the playoffs are out of reach for the Kings (33-35), they still have plenty left to play for.
A strong finish to the season could give Sacramento its first winning season since 2005-06, which would clearly be a major step in the right direction for the franchise. The Kings are coming off three straight losses to close out their recent road trip, but now return home for four consecutive games, beginning with a matchup against the Bulls on Sunday.
Chicago (19-51) has been well outside playoff contention for the entire season. The Bulls have lost four in a row heading into Sunday's contest, and the tank is on, so to speak. The Kings beat the Bulls 108-89 in Chicago back on Dec. 10.
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When: 3 p.m. PT on Sunday, March, 17 (pregame show starts at 2:30 p.m.)
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De'Aaron Fox doesn't have time for your snippy comments.
On Thursday, the Kings posted an image on Instagram stating Fox's case to win the Most Improved Player award.
Among the hundreds of comments were fans stating Fox was supposed to improve from Year 1 to Year 2.
He wasn't having it.
As NBC Sports California's James Ham wrote, Fox took a massive leap this past season. The point guard went from 11.6 points per game as a rookie to 17.3 as a sophomore. His assist numbers spiked from 4.4 to 7.3. And he improved vastly as a shooter, boosting his field-goal percentage from 41 percent to 45 percent. From 3-point range, Fox went from 30 percent to 37 percent.
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But the competition for the award will be fierce. Along with teammate Buddy Hield, Raptors forward Pascal Siakam, Nets guard D'Angelo Russell, Clippers big man Montrezl Harrell and Hawks forward Jon Collins also will garner lots of support.
One thing is for sure. Fox definitely is Most Likely To Snap Back At Your Comments.
Corey Brewer has been around the NBA.
The Kings are the eighth team the journeyman forward has suited up for in his 12-year career, and the ninth organization he's been a part of overall. But after finishing the 2018-19 season in California's capital, Brewer hopes he has found a more permanent home.
“Just being around these young guys has been fun,” Brewer told the Kings' website. “Just being able to help them as best I can, and knowing how good they can be and how good they’re going to be.”
After Sacramento traded Iman Shumpert ahead of the deadline, Brewer gave the young Kings team some much-needed veteran leadership. The 33-year-old signed a pair of 10-day contracts in January, before signing with the team for the remainder of the season in February.
“He’s been good for us,” point guard De’Aaron Fox said back in February. “When he gets on the court, you know what he’s going to bring.”
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In 24 games with the Kings, Brewer averaged 4.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in just under 15 minutes per. His impact was particularly felt on the defensive end, as Kings.com writer Alex Kramers noted, where Sacramento gave up 4.1 fewer points per 100 possessions with him on the floor,
Brewer can become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but it sounds like he doesn't have much intention of signing anywhere else.