After an absurdly long wait between games, it’s finally time for the Kings second preseason game. The Kings host the Portland Trail Blazers for Sacramento’s preseason home opener.
When: Sunday, October 9, 6:00 PM PT
Where: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Radio: Sactown Sports 1140
The big question for tonight’s game with be the starting lineup and bench rotations. With Kevin Huerter penciled in as the starting shooting guard, the starting power forward spot is still up for grabs. Mike Brown indicated he may not have a permanent starter at the four and may instead choose each game’s starter based on matchups. The competition appears to be between Keegan Murray and KZ Okpala.
The Kings may also be a little shorthanded in the second unit, as Richaun Holmes missed the last few practices with a non-COVID illness. We should know later today if he’ll be available to play, but it sounds unlikely and even if he does play he may not be 100%.
On Portland’s side, I’ll be excited to watch Shaedon Sharpe. A mystery man leading up to the draft, he played well in Portland’s game against Maccabi Ra’anana. I’ll be interested to see how he fares against the Kings.