NBA Power Rankings week 11: OKC Thunder continues hot streak

OKC Thunder Nerlens Noel (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images)
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SACRAMENTO, CA – OCTOBER 10: De’Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) /

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Sacramento Kings:

Offense: (106.9)  21st
Defense: (109.7) 18th
Net: (minus-2.8) 22nd

Games Week 11 (1-2): Won vs. Grizz: 128-123, Lost to Clippers: 87-105, Pelicans: 115-117
Games Week 12 (3 games): Mon vs Warriors | Tues at Suns | Fri vs Bucks

Incredibly De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley III have played all of six games together this season including game one of the season. The Kings just can’t seem to keep the two on the court together.

Sacramento may not have been saddled with numerous injuries at once but it’s equally difficult for Luke Walton to gauge what he has or develop any type of momentum or chemistry when one or the other of his two cornerstone talents is out injured.

Week 11 served up two clubs in similar situations as the Kings with Sacramento outlasting the rising and improving Grizzlies and falling to the Pelicans.

They’ll get another similar schedule fix in week 12 facing the Warriors and Suns with the elite Bucks being the one tough test.

Time is running out for the Kings despite the chase group being so closely jumbled however and they’ll need to make a move soon if they want to push up into the playoff seed territory.