How tough is Kings schedule? Depends on who you ask.

#3
The Kings have to have the toughest schedule in the league. This is insane
actually 10th. Their schedule the remainder of the season is 9th toughest

TEAMDIVISIONGURU
RANKAVERAGE
OPPONENT
RANK
1 NOSouthwest19
12.39
2 ATLSoutheast28
12.76
3 LACPacific2
13.55
4 GSPacific26
13.67
5 MEMSouthwest27
13.83
6 UTAHNorthwest8
13.85
7 OKCNorthwest15
13.93
8 PHXPacific13
14.01
9 CLECentral25
14.09
10 SACPacific20
14.16
11 HOUSouthwest6
14.56
12 MILCentral1
14.58
13 DENNorthwest7
14.81
14 TORAtlantic5
14.90
15 PORNorthwest16
15.46
16 ORLSoutheast17
15.66
17 MINNorthwest14
16.19
18 CHASoutheast29
16.39
19 WSHSoutheast23
16.47
20 SASouthwest21
16.49
21 BOSAtlantic4
16.71
22 PHIAtlantic9
17.04
23 CHICentral24
17.29
24 DETCentral22
17.33
25 MIASoutheast11
17.50
26 NYAtlantic30
17.61
27 LALPacific3
17.65
28 DALSouthwest10
17.91
29 BKNAtlantic18
18.35
30 INDCentral12
19.36
NBA Strength of Schedule Remaining
 
#4
The Kings have to have the toughest schedule in the league. This is insane
13-3 Denver next, winners of six straight, good lord! Meanwhile the Lakers have had one of the easiest and luckiest (playing teams missing key players) schedules. I think they've played Atlanta, Memphis 2x, OKC 2x. Next they have the Wizards. It's like the NBA wanted to make sure their Cash cow got off to a good start.
 

Tetsujin

The Game Thread Dude
#5
New JJ looking like a really nifty wing piece after people absolutely crapped on the Kings for drafting him all offseason is just another tick in the ledger towards "Maybe dudes in an NBA front office are there for a reason".

Also the NBA deciding to schedule us for a 4 game road trip right before Thanksgiving is the ultimate FU Vivek move.
 
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Kingster

Hall of Famer
#6
13-3 Denver next, winners of six straight, good lord! Meanwhile the Lakers have had one of the easiest and luckiest (playing teams missing key players) schedules. I think they've played Atlanta, Memphis 2x, OKC 2x. Next they have the Wizards. It's like the NBA wanted to make sure their Cash cow got off to a good start.
It's ok if they get off to a fast start if the recompense is a slow ending. Their schedule is a lot tougher in the 2nd half. I am going to be very curious to compare their win percentage in 20 game increments. I expected them to get off to a blazing start (maybe not this blazing), and then each 20 game segment that followed to get worse and worse. LBJ turns 35 in December. We'll see how much vim he has in February, March and April.
 

Kingster

Hall of Famer
#7
Regarding the schedule, the Kings have an opportunity to harvest many wins over the next 10 games:

Nuggets
Bulls
Trail Blazers
Spurs
Mavs
Rockets
Thunder
Knicks
Warrior
Hornets

The Spurs, Trail Blazers, and Warriors have fallen over the cliff. If you can't beat the dead, you're in trouble. I could see as high as 8-2 over those 10 games, with the low end of 6-4. IMO, a .500 record over this span would be very disappointing, especially because Bagley should add some punch toward the latter half of those 10 games.
 
#8
13-3 Denver next, winners of six straight, good lord! Meanwhile the Lakers have had one of the easiest and luckiest (playing teams missing key players) schedules. I think they've played Atlanta, Memphis 2x, OKC 2x. Next they have the Wizards. It's like the NBA wanted to make sure their Cash cow got off to a good start.
I have a good feeling about the game against Denver. I don't know if the Kings win, but I expect a good game. Ok, I dare to say, I think it will be a close game and Kings win.
 

VF21

#KingsFansForever
Staff member
#9
actually 10th. Their schedule the remainder of the season is 9th toughest

TEAMDIVISIONGURU
RANKAVERAGE
OPPONENT
RANK
1 NOSouthwest19
12.39
2 ATLSoutheast28
12.76
3 LACPacific2
13.55
4 GSPacific26
13.67
5 MEMSouthwest27
13.83
6 UTAHNorthwest8
13.85
7 OKCNorthwest15
13.93
8 PHXPacific13
14.01
9 CLECentral25
14.09
10 SACPacific20
14.16
11 HOUSouthwest6
14.56
12 MILCentral1
14.58
13 DENNorthwest7
14.81
14 TORAtlantic5
14.90
15 PORNorthwest16
15.46
16 ORLSoutheast17
15.66
17 MINNorthwest14
16.19
18 CHASoutheast29
16.39
19 WSHSoutheast23
16.47
20 SASouthwest21
16.49
21 BOSAtlantic4
16.71
22 PHIAtlantic9
17.04
23 CHICentral24
17.29
24 DETCentral22
17.33
25 MIASoutheast11
17.50
26 NYAtlantic30
17.61
27 LALPacific3
17.65
28 DALSouthwest10
17.91
29 BKNAtlantic18
18.35
30 INDCentral12
19.36
NBA Strength of Schedule Remaining
Source?
 

VF21

#KingsFansForever
Staff member
#13
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#16
If you play in the West overall there is no such thing as an easy schedule, Lakers might have it easy so far but it will even out, the whole of last season we were talking wait till the easy part but there no was easy part in particular when you're a 500. or below team.
 

Tetsujin

The Game Thread Dude
#17
If you play in the West overall there is no such thing as an easy schedule, Lakers might have it easy so far but it will even out, the whole of last season we were talking wait till the easy part but there no was easy part in particular when you're a 500. or below team.
To be fair, we missed out on most of the easy part of the schedule last season because Joerger went insane over all-star weekend and forgot how to coach and then Bagley got injured right as he was starting to consistently put up all-star numbers every night.
 
#21
13-3 Denver next, winners of six straight, good lord! Meanwhile the Lakers have had one of the easiest and luckiest (playing teams missing key players) schedules. I think they've played Atlanta, Memphis 2x, OKC 2x. Next they have the Wizards. It's like the NBA wanted to make sure their Cash cow got off to a good start.
That’s exactly what it is. And no one can convince me otherwise

It’s pretty disgusting