2. You Have to Get Worse Before You Get better
The worst place to be is in the middle of the NBA, where you’re not bad enough that you’re tanking and you’re not good enough to be a contender.
Just ask teams like the Pacers, Hornets, Pistons and Bucks.
The Kings realize that the BEST team they could build around Cousins is a 7th or 8th seed team that will lose in the first round every year of the playoffs.
I mean, not that there’s anything wrong with that… but are you really gonna pay a player $200 million to be a fringe playoff team every year?
Which leads me to the biggest reason…