Luke Walton: If Kings break playoff drought it will be thanks to defense


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The last time the Sacramento Kings were in the playoffs “Hannah Montana” was the hottest new show on TV, the original “Cars” movie hadn't come out yet but Dave Chappelle's “Block Party” was in theaters, and Ne-Yo was on top of the charts with “So Sick.” It was 2006, 13 years ago. The Kings finished ninth in the Western Conference last season, but they were the most entertaining team to watch thanks to the emergence of De'Aaron Fox. If that's going to happen, it's not going to be just because Fox takes another leap, or Marvin Bagley III emerges as a force, or the combination of Buddy Hield and Harrison Barnes play well on the wings.

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