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Kings are ‘going to be a force to be reckoned with,’ says Warriors’ Draymond Green

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The Sacramento Kings have been one of the NBA’s most pleasant surprises thus far in the 2018-19 campaign, and Golden State Warriors big man Draymond Green has taken notice.

According to Blake Ellington of Sactown Royalty, Draymond Green was full of praises for the rising Kings. The former Defensive Player of the Year even went as far as to claiming that Sacramento is “going to be a force” in the league soon.

“They’re playing well right now,” said Green. “I’m sure at some point with a young team like that, they’ll hit a rough patch, probably lose three or four in a row, but having a leader like, a guy who has won a championship like [Iman Shumpert] Shump, you know, [Zach Randolph] ZBo, those guys to kind of help pull those guys through is going to be important, but man they’re going to be a force to be reckoned with soon in this league.”

“They’re already tough, and De’Aaron’s confidence is sky high, Willie is playing with tremendous confidence, [Bogdan] Bogdanovic, Buddy [Hield] – they’re playing with a lot of confidence, so they’re going to be a force to be reckoned with for sure, and sooner rather than later.”

The Warriors met the Kings on Friday night and defeated them by a score of 130-125 in Sacramento. The game was so high-octane that the two teams combined to score 80 points in the first quarter alone.

“Them guys are fast, man,” added Green. “[De’Aaron] Fox and Willie Cauley-Stein gotta be two of the fastest people in the league, like it’s ridiculous how fast they are.”

Expected to be a lottery team by many heading into the season, Sacramento is currently 15-13 and is firmly in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race. There is a possibility that they will slow down at some point, as they are very young and inexperienced, and many of their wins have come against soft competition. However, there is no question that this team has a bright future.

Guys like Fox, Cauley-Stein, Marvin Bagley III and Buddy Hield are great pieces, and Dave Joerger seems to have a nice handle on the group.

Maybe some free agents will even consider signing in Sactown now that the franchise appears to be headed in the right direction for the first time in almost two decades.