A four-game losing streak hasn’t dimmed enthusiasm about the direction of the team.
According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 72 percent of Kings fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s down slightly from 75 percent last week but up from 40 percent the week before.
The level of confidence in the Kings is still mostly tied to the rebuild. However, other teams around the league are beginning to prepare for the postseason. That preparation and jockeying for position isn’t necessarily just shown by who has the best record.
According to NBA fans around the country, the Lakers have the best chance of the top Western Conference teams to reach the NBA Finals, with 30 percent of the vote. They edged out the Utah Jazz, with 27 percent, the Denver Nuggets 22 percent and the Los Angeles Clippers 15 percent.
Despite having the second-best record in the West, the Phoenix Suns earned just seven percent.
There are fewer teams seemingly in contention, right now, in the Eastern Conference. And even among the conference’s best, one team stands above the rest in the minds’ of fans.
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