The Sacramento Kings may not be a playoff team this upcoming season, but like the Suns, they’re well on their way to contention. De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley III are two of the game’s best young players and should take another huge leap in 2020.
The primary focus will be on the development of Fox. The 21-year-old went from 11.6 to 17.3 points per game and from 30.7% to 37.1% three-point shooting during his first to second season in the league. He’s expected to take another jump this season.
Buddy Hield also took a step forward last season, becoming one of the best sharpshooters in the league. Avraging 3.4 threes per game, Hield ended the season seventh in three-point efficiency, shooting 42.7% from downtown.
Combine those three pieces with a few capable veterans like Harrison Barnes and Trevor Ariza, and the team, while still not a serious threat in the West, could make some noise this season. However, don’t expect them to be better than Golden State.
The two will, like the rest of hte division, play four times next season. The Warriors won all four matchups last season, but they won them by a combined 12 points, a margin of just three per game.
Overall, the Warriors may not be the best of the division for the first time in over half a decade, but fans can expect to see them still near the top.