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Kings vs Suns Preseason Preview: Dawn of a new season

The game tips off at 7 PM PT

The Sacramento Kings will kick off preseason against the Phoenix Suns tonight at Golden 1 Center. The game tips off at 7 PM PT. Unfortunately the game will not be aired on TV, but there will be radio coverage on KHTK, and the Sacramento Kings will stream the game on Kings.com. That stream will only be available if you're within 75 miles of the arena.

While we're not going to be doing a full preview on a preseason game, there are certainly things to look forward to tonight. We'll get a glimpse at what might be the team's starting lineup for the season. We'll get to see Davion Mitchell face off against more established NBA-level talent. We get to see the team play basketball, even if it's just preseason.

This post will double as an open thread for tonight's action.

Go Kings!

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JackassCentral916
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October 4, 2021 4:29 pm

If Mitchell comes out and shuts guys down, it’s going to be hard for me to keep my pledge of not feeling any hope or excitement about this season.

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October 4, 2021 4:43 pm

Wooo! Basketball is kinda back! My friend shared his login info for LP so that’s how I watch games every now and then, lol.

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October 4, 2021 4:49 pm

That stream will only be available if you’re within 75 miles of the arena.

GREAT, SO THE ENTIRE BAY AREA CAN WATCH AND CHEER ON ONE OF ITS BAY AREA TEAMS!!

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October 4, 2021 4:57 pm
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Is Sacramento part of the Bay Area? 😉

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October 4, 2021 5:41 pm
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That stream will only be available if you’re within your local IP server or server you spoof your IP address to is within 75 miles of the arena.

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October 4, 2021 6:26 pm
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You can watch on League Pass if you got it Gonzo or so I believe. The 75 mile restriction is to those within the actual market who can’t watch it due to being in market.

I believe.

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October 4, 2021 7:39 pm
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Definitely my number one complaint about league pass.

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October 4, 2021 5:14 pm

Anyone know if Chris Paul is going tonight? Watching Davion go against Paul might be very entertaining, assuming the refs don’t call two fouls in the first two possessions.

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October 4, 2021 5:16 pm

A game!…although this one’s not real.
Been so long, even this has appeal.
Hope that Luke plays the youth,
Get a glimpse of the truth.
‘Gainst the Suns there’ll be much to reveal!

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October 4, 2021 6:17 pm
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Apparently your limerick’s do not need a preseason to work into shape.

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October 4, 2021 5:55 pm

Wow, Bagley is still starting…

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October 4, 2021 6:18 pm
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Why is this surprising?

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October 4, 2021 6:42 pm
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Man, I’ve thrown a lot of shade at Marv. But he does look like he finally found a weight room, and he’s saying mostly the right things in camp this year. Can’t believe I’m suggesting this, but if he hits his 3’s, moves the ball, keeps maturing, and actually tries on D, I could maybe, cringe, grimace, acid reflux… become a fan?

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October 4, 2021 6:58 pm
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Did I mention stay healthy? Screw it, can I take it all back?

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October 4, 2021 7:29 pm
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hes not good

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October 4, 2021 8:26 pm
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He should strive for average. Start there. Then play for more than six games in a row.

Build up to reality.

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October 4, 2021 6:26 pm

K is for King’s Landing bustling again tonight
I is for Intensity on defense, make it a fight
N is for Nobody should read too much anything
G is for Ghosts of the playoff drought haunting
S is for So what? Basketball’s back, baby!

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October 4, 2021 7:04 pm

Has anyone found the link to stream on kings.com? I can’t find it … thanks

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October 4, 2021 7:05 pm
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October 4, 2021 7:19 pm
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Was also having trouble. Don’t make it prominent or anything!

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October 4, 2021 9:29 pm
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Man, i struggled to find it to the point that i gave up! It was like they grudgingly had to televise this game or something, then had to make it as difficult as possible to find as some sort of f you.

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October 4, 2021 7:20 pm
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Followed the link and watched the game for a minute and then lost the signal which is not surprising since I live in Chico.

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October 4, 2021 7:22 pm
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Seems to be cutting in and out in general.

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October 4, 2021 7:20 pm

I don’t livestream much, but is it always terrible?

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October 4, 2021 7:28 pm
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Only when you watch.

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October 4, 2021 7:30 pm
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As I suspected, thank you.

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October 4, 2021 7:38 pm
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It’s weird, they are using the radio feed for audio.

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October 4, 2021 7:50 pm
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In the rare moments that it actually works, I’ve gotten no sound at all. They really know how to treat a loyal fanbase.

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October 4, 2021 7:41 pm
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I’m here at the game. If the stream is anything like the Stockton kings games, then yes not so good.

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October 4, 2021 7:24 pm

Gotta love the Slamson instructional video on how not to wear your mask like you’re Luke Walton.

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October 4, 2021 7:39 pm
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Coaches are not required to wear masks while coaching this year.

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October 4, 2021 9:01 pm
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They didn’t last year either!

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October 4, 2021 10:11 pm
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“while coaching”
and there’s the rub.

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October 4, 2021 7:29 pm

The four three guard lineup is a defensive disaster so far. With Harkless and Thompson. Good quarter overall though.

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October 4, 2021 7:37 pm

Not much to take away from this. Suns are without 3 starters. KIngs have a full compliment. Fox looks disinterested. Barnes is your leading scorer. Hali looks pretty much the same. Kings should win this based on the Suns lineup.

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October 4, 2021 7:38 pm
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Davion looks much better than elfriid Payton.

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October 4, 2021 7:52 pm

Fox is not looking very good so far.

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October 4, 2021 7:55 pm
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It looks like a pickup game.

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October 4, 2021 8:17 pm
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I think he did this last year, too. Totally mailed in the preseason games. Not saying that as a good or bad sign, just that it sounds familiar.

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October 4, 2021 8:16 pm

So, I’m just outside of the 75 mile radius. I can get the game on one TV (through the website) but not the other. Makes perfect sense.

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October 4, 2021 9:04 pm

Mitchell/Hali ready to be the backcourt now

Now move Fox for Simmons

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October 4, 2021 9:07 pm

My takeaways: Haliburton looked like he’s a bit faster, same magic passes. I could see him making a huge leap this year. Fox looked like he’s just trying things out. Same with Buddy shooting whenever he wants. Mitchell looked like an absolute blue-collar worker – a hound on defense, hustle, flashes of offensive potential.

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October 4, 2021 9:28 pm

Man I had high hopes for Robert Woodard but seeing 16 guys see the court and him getting a DNP-CD pretty much tells me his days as a King are done

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October 4, 2021 9:33 pm

Nothing like first dance thread of the year!
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