How does one define an NBA contender? It’s a bit of a grey area.
There are teams in the NBA who have a real chance of winning the championship in a given season. Then, there are teams with a puncher’s chance.
The Sacramento Kings fall in the lottery category. This team runs one of the most dynamic offenses in the NBA. Behind their star duo of Domantas Sabonis and De’Aaron Fox, they can outscore any opponent on any night.
Getting stops is a different story. This team struggles on the defensive end of the floor.
A look at their roster confirms their need to acquire an elite defender if they want to join the ranks of the league’s real contenders next season.
Could they do so by landing Mikal Bridges of the Brooklyn Nets?