As the offseason has mostly run its course, expectations are beginning to form for the upcoming season. As of right now, the oddmakers once again have the Kings well outside the playoffs. The Kings current over/under sits at just 35.5 games.
Over/under, of course, is a number set not to necessarily predict a team's win total, but to generate action on both sides of the bet. But it does give us a sense of where the oddmakers see the temperature of a team.
This current number reflects the lack of impact moves for the Kings this offseason. The Kings kept Richaun Holmes on a good contract, which was important and worth celebrating, but it was important to maintain status quo. It was simply a success in not moving backwards. The same can be said about retaining Maurice Harkless and Terrence Davis.
Outside of that, the Kings added Tristan Thompson, Davion Mitchell, and Alex Len, while losing Justin James, Hassan Whiteside, and Delon Wright.
Optimists will argue that the Kings depth is much better than the start of last year, and I would agree, but it remains debatable if "competent backups" is going to be enough to move the Kings forward in the Western Conference.
There's still plenty of time between now and the start of the season in October for the Kings to make additional moves and reshape this roster, and expectations. For now though, expectations remain low.
What do you think? Are you taking the over or the under for this upcoming season?