The Sacramento Kings have been better than many expected and will be attempting to secure a playoff spot in a season in which they don't own their first round pick.

"Sacramento is not incentivized to lose," said Brian Windhorst. "If anything, Sacramento will be gunning to think they have a chance to make the playoffs. Sacramento is actually one of the teams I've heard is out there on the trade market looking to improve itself because they have no incentive to tank.

"I don't know what possibly the trade could be, but I've heard that is out there."

The Kings haven't reached the playoffs since 2006.