Kings really need a good PF, but it seems the player budget went on getting AJ Ogilvy and Shane Heals hair bleach
They have 6'8" Cody Ellis coming in during the season.
Coaches who've historically punched above their weight: McLeod, Fearne, Heal.
The Kings need to exist as a stable team before they start upping the spending, and for the talent they've typically had, Heal has done really well.
Like I said, look at what he's working with. Ogilvy is great and likely not cheap. But beyond that:
Allen - Crocs scraps, widely panned
Hill - let go by Adelaide and then Cairns
Madgen - was a development player originally!
Harvey - Blaze didn't want to keep him
Weeks - ABL-level
White - ABL-level
Garlepp - another guy going from team to team
Two budget imports
And in recent seasons guys like Dann and L Martin
Given his budget, Heal has had to be pretty shrewd with what he can buy. He's made guys like Weeks and White serviceable. He's getting good numbers from Hill.
Heal and the Kings are easy to hate for so much of the league, but over the last couple of seasons, you have to have a begrudging respect for what he's done. He was on the road yesterday for the second game of their round and were in the mix until the final minutes. That's pretty decent.
He made the finals last season which is something far more fancied teams completely failed to do. This season, they're a game out of the four. In five games, they've played Perth twice and Adelaide in Adelaide.