Sacramento Kings: The 3 steps needed to make the playoffs next season

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2. The young core must continue to improve

Last season the Kings young core showed a lot of promise and one of the members of that core, De’Aaron Fox, had a strong sophomore season averaging 17.3 points and 7.3 assists per game.

If he can improve that scoring number into the twenties and the assist close or possibly in the double-digits the Kings offense will be dangerous.

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Buddy Hield must continue to build off his best season yet where he proved why general manager Vlade Divac was so keen on his shooting ability. Marvin Bagley III struggled early on into the season but had a really strong showing in the second half.

If he can get stronger and improve finishing around the rim and his perimeter shot then Bagley can be a force in this league for many years. Lastly, Bogdan Bogdanovic — the last ranger of the young core — must improve on his defense and three-point percentages.

He’s a very good shooter and he can absolutely shoot better than 36% from deep.