NBA Power Rankings: Battle for seeding priority of OKC Thunder and peers

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Sacramento Kings. 17. team. 84. . 34-35. Previous: 17th

With each loss the Kings slide deeper into lottery territory which sucks because of all the teams who are vying for the postseason Sacramento is the one squad who could use the experience the most.

Think back to 2009, when the OKC Thunder youngsters got their first taste of postseason play. It served to motivate Westbrook, Durant, and company for the next two years where they experienced deeper runs in the two subsequent seasons.

Even reaching the eighth seed and getting swept would offer plenty of lessons for the Kings youngsters to use as motivation. Their odds of getting there now remain remote and it appears to be only a matter of time before they are mathematically eliminated.

Schedule particulars:

Tankathon rank for schedule strength of remaining games: 22nd

Games Remaining: 13 | Home: 6 | Road: 7

  • Versus top 10 offenses: four
  • Versus top 10 defenses: one
  • Games facing teams over .500: six
  • Last 10 games: 4-6
  • Back to back sets: four

Key Stats:

Offensive Rating: 18th (108.7)
Defensive Rating: 17th (109.7)
Net Differential: 19th (-1.0)

Record: 9th in WC
Home: 20-14 | Road: 13-18| Back to back sets: 10
Versus the West: 17-24 | Versus the East: 16-8

Week 22, 2-1: Won vs. Bulls, lost @Celtics, @76ers, Bulls
On tap for week 23: vs. Nets, Mavericks, Suns, @Lakers