Credit: AP – Scanpix
Credit AP – Scanpix

The Sacramento Kings have missed the playoffs for 16 seasons in a row. It’s not only the current longest drought in the league, but it’s also the NBA record for the longest playoff drought in league history.

Free throws this season

77%
17,9
Points made: 17,9
Accuracy: 76,8%
Place in standings: 7
Record max: 31
Record min: 8
Most made FTs: Harrison Barnes

After acquiring Domantas Sabonis, Sacramento has made it clear the goal is to end the franchise’s playoff drought. And now, they’ve hired Mike Brown as their next head coach in an attempt to improve next year.

Moreover, the Sacramento Kings are the biggest winners of the 2022 NBA Draft Lottery. They jumped up three spots and landed the fourth overall pick. Despite this luck, the Kings may not even be making their pick this year.

According to Bleacher Report, there’s a strong belief among rival teams' executives that Sacramento will explore trading the 4th selection. So instead of making another pick, it’s looking like the Kings could be active in the trade market this summer to shop their pick for quality player that can help their franchise to "win now”.

Trading the pick for a more established star would be a solid move, as there could be some stars available. However, they need to make sure they trade for the right piece, or the deal could go down as another poor move for Sacramento.

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