NBA fans like the play-in, but has it been good for the Kings?


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The play-in event has shaken up how groups method the top of the season. As a substitute of promoting off gamers on the commerce deadline, a number of groups starting from the ninth to the twelfth seed in every convention tried to make a playoff push with extra spots accessible.

If the aim was to discourage punting the rest of the yr, then the play-in event is having the specified impact. Almost two-thirds of followers consider the brand new format is preserving extra groups engaged and stopping no less than some groups from tanking for a draft decide.

Greater than that, an almost similar proportion of followers discover the idea of a play-in recreation thrilling.

Kings followers may need a distinct opinion of the play-in, because it prompted the staff to artificially inflate its hopes of constructing the postseason. Would the franchise be higher off going ahead had they moved Harrison Barnes, Richaun Holmes, or Hassan Whiteside? Who is aware of? However for the now, the present group isn’t succeeding at a excessive stage even with its crop of veterans. Whether or not the play-in can be thrilling or not, it gained’t contain Sacramento.

Because of this, per the newest Reacts survey, 30 p.c of Kings followers are assured the staff is headed in the appropriate course. That’s down from 47 p.c final week and 72 p.c the week earlier than.

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