We are less than a week away from a new-look Sacramento Kings roster that could maybe return them to the postseason after nearly 20 years.
But even though the hours are counting down and time is dwindling before tip-off, the Kings aren’t done making changes.
Today the Sacramento Kings waived Kent Bazemore and Quinn Cook.
— Mark Haynes (@markhaynesnba) October 13, 2022
Both of these players signed non-guaranteed deals with the Kings last month.
This is just the latest sign that the Kings are working very hard to give themselves the best chance for the season ahead.
Bye Bye To Bazemore & Cook
Bazemore spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers and only appeared in 39 games.
Cook, on the other hand, last played with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2021-21, playing in just 7 games.
He has also played for the Lakers, Warriors, Pelicans, and Mavericks and has won two championships.
Last season, was part of the Stockton Kings, Sacramento’s G League team.
Both are talented players with success under their belts but they are not fitting in with what the Kings are trying to do.
They are attempting to become one of the youngest, fastest teams in the league with a heavy emphasis on sharpshooting deep twos and threes.
Fans of the Kings have renewed faith in their team after some big offseason changes and the hiring of new head coach Mike Brown.
It’s been a very long time since Sacramento was a good basketball team but they could be putting something special together in 2022-23.
It might not be enough to make the Finals but they could sneak into the playoffs for the first time in years.
Sadly, Bazemore and Cook will not be part of it.