Programming note: Kings-Timberwolves coverage starts Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
The Kings and Bulls have recent history as they split their two games last season with each team protecting home court, and it wasn't always friendly
The Kings (6-5) host the Bulls (8-3) Thursday and both teams have injuries to key players.
The East remains The Least. It is no deeper than it was the past. The difference between this season and previous seasons is geography.