Reconstruction (2005-present) Ron

Reconstruction (2005-present) Ron Artest joined the team in the 2005-06 season. The Kings began the 2005-06 season with poor results, suffering the finding chemistry on the team. The signings Wells and Abdur-Rahim contributed from the start, but injuries he departed from the court for a significant number of matches. Stojakovic was traded for defensive and polemical Indiana Pacers Ron Artest, ensuring the passing of the Kings into the playoffs. With Artest after the All-Star Weekend, Sacramento signed a stock of 20-9, second-best record post-All-Star League that season. The Kings finished the regular season with a positive 44-38, fourth in the Pacific Division and eighth in the Western Conference. In the playoffs they faced San Antonio Spurs, falling in six games. In the summer of 2006 it was announced the departure of Rick Adelman emblematic for the benefit of Eric Musselman. That season was disastrous, with Artest out of a problem to get into another, and was later arrested for domestic assault.The Kings signed a dismal 33-49 (the worst in nine years), which included a 20-21 at ARCO Arena and a 13-28 away from home, finishing fifth in their division. Furthermore, from January 4 to January 19, completed a run of seven straight games with defeat. For the first time in eight seasons, the Kings did not reach the playoffs and Musselman was fired for poor performance on 20 April 2007. The only pleasant note was laid by the young Kevin Martin, the team in scoring with 20 points per game and finishing second in voting for the NBA Most Improved Player of the campaign behind Monta Ellis of Golden State Warriors. Musselman was replaced by former Kings player Reggie Theus. On 28 June 2008, the Kings selected center Spencer Hawes to the tenth position in the 2007 Draft. In addition to these changes, the Kings were the services of Mikki Moore from New Jersey Nets, and Martin signed a 55 million, extending its contract with the team for five years.However, the Kings also lost several players, as she left Ronnie Price Utah Jazz, and Corliss Williamson announced his retirement from basketball. It was also signed Beno Udrih, who had to assume the role of starting point guard the team during the absence through injury of Bibby. Players like help their communities. On 16 February 2008, the Kings traded Bibby to Atlanta Hawks for Tyronn Lue, Anthony Johnson, Shelden Williams, Lorenzen Wright and a second round pick. Bibby was the only player who remained on the staff of the Kings who came to the conference finals in 2002. The Kings improved in 5 games the previous season record, finishing with 38-44 that gave access to playoffs. They posted a 26-15 at home and 12-29 at home. After selling all tickets at home since 1999, the Kings only did this season in three games (against the Celtics and Lakers), averaging 13,500 per game, almost 4,000 under capacity.

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