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Will Luke Walton make the Kings winners?

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When Luke Walton coaches his first game for the Sacramento Kings after the two sides agreed to a deal Saturday, he'll become the franchise's 10th coach in the 14 seasons since Sacramento last made the playoffs, in 2006.

Coming off their most wins since then, a 39-43 finish with one of the league's five youngest rosters weighted by minutes played, the Kings have more hope of returning to the playoffs than they've had in years. So can Walton succeed where his predecessors failed?

Let's take a look at how Sacramento projects and where Walton can help guide the development of a budding core.