SAC vs POR, NBA 2020-21
Sunday, January 10, 2021 08:30 AM
The Kings haven’t made the playoffs since 2006 and haven’t won a playoff series since 2004. That’s a lengthy drought for a team constantly choosing high within the Draft, yet failing to stockpile enough talent to bring a halt to the misery. once more , with the West loaded with quality teams, the Kings are going to be fortunate to form any noise therein regard. The hope is that Haliburton gives them yet one more young and talented guard to pair with Fox within the backcourt, which Bagley stays healthy enough to offer the Kings a far better idea about how he fits.
We forget what proportion injuries bogged down Portland to start out last season, to not mention the very fact it benefitted from the NBA’s hiatus thanks to the coronavirus, which allowed Nurkic and Zach Collins to become healthy enough to contribute to the Trail Blazers’ leaky defense. Add up their improved health with the offseason acquisitions of Robert Covington and Derrick Jones Jr. in representation . add the new commitment to improvement on the defensive end from Lillard and McCollum, and that we just could be working with something going into 2020-21. Portland improved its versatility and athleticism, which may be a must within the rugged Western Conference. The Blazers should be within the mix for a postseason berth, but they’re still not talented enough to travel toe-to-toe with the conference’s elite teams.
Sacramento Kings: W – 2, L – 3
Portland Trail Blazers: W – 2, L – 3