Kevin Huerter thinks of the playoffs with the Kings
Surprised to be transferred to Sacramento, Kevin Hurter knows he’s not landing in a successful franchise. The team is certainly ambitious this summer, like every year, but season after season, the same disappointment happens again and again.
The Kings have not experienced the playoffs since 2006, Kevin Huerter was then eight years old… Above all, he has already experienced the spring battles with the Hawks, in 2021 and 2022. This is what he can bring to this training .
« I feel like I’ve been through a lot, I have that experience »he explains in an interview with the franchise site. “My first two years in Atlanta, we were bad, we weren’t winning. We were trying to win, with a very young group. Then, my third year, we go far in the playoffs. And finally, last season, despite expectations, we do not confirm. So I’ve seen it all. »
As Keegan Murray expressed during the Summer League, the full-back is aware that this is the big topic that has been obsessing the Kings for some time.
“It’s really the first thing I heard when I arrived here: the long years without playoffs. And how hungry everyone is to find them. From managers to staff, including players. »
On a personal level, in this new group, Kevin Huerter hopes to bring his outside shot and his 38% of success to 3-pts in career.
« I want to get the game out of the way first and foremost. By doing that, I’m going to give spaces to De’Aaron Fox, Domantas Sabonis or Harrison Barnes, so they can play. We have a very good group and I think I stick with everyone. »