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Kings fans are losing steam after another missed postseason
May 20, 2021
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The Kings ended their fifteenth consecutive season exterior of the playoffs, and common supervisor Monte McNair introduced that Luke Walton will likely be returning as head coach subsequent season. On the finish of the season, per the newest SB Nation Reacts survey, 47 % of Kings followers are assured the staff is headed in the proper course. That’s down from 53 % final week however up from 35 % two weeks in the past.
Whereas the Kings sit up for subsequent yr, the Western Convention is staging its first two play-in event video games in the present day with one staff advancing to the NBA playoffs and one staff becoming a member of Sacramento within the offseason.
Followers across the NBA assume the Golden State Warriors have the perfect likelihood of advancing past the play-in event, with 81 % believing the staff will win one among their video games. They’re adopted by the Los Angeles Lakers, who’ve 80 % of followers that imagine they’ll win a recreation.
The primary of the Jap Convention play-in event video games was performed Tuesday evening with the Boston Celtics incomes the primary bid into the playoffs after beating the Washington Wizards. 61 % of NBA followers believed the Celtics would advance, falling solely behind the Wizards staff they beat, which took 78 %. The Indiana Pacers obtained the least quantity of votes, with solely 24 %, however they lived to combat one other day after beating the Charlotte Hornets.
The Hornets loss ended their season, but it surely’s not the tip of thrilling instances in Charlotte. Level guard LaMelo Ball was picked by 52 % of NBA followers because the participant who ought to win the Rookie of the 12 months award. Ball beat out Minnesota Timberwolves’ high decide Anthony Edwards 36 % and Sacramento Kings rookie Tyrese Haliburton who earned 12 %.
There’s no denying that Haliburton had probably the most constant rookie season, however he didn’t fairly attain the highs of the opposite two, at the least not within the nationwide consciousness, and Edwards got here on late. Haliburton received Western Convention rookie of the month awards in January and February, whereas Edwards received these nods in March and April.
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