The Sacramento Kings will take on the Golden State Warriors for the third game of the preseason. Can the Kings bounce back from a slow start?
Ways to Watch/Listen:
Sactown Sports 1140 AM
Things to Watch:
Lineup Changes: Mike Brown is starting Chris Duarte in place of Kevin Huerter tonight. Duarte will have a chance to show what he can do with the starters as Coach Brown tries to find someone in the starting lineup who will play some defense. Brown has shown a willingness in the past to tinker with lineups, and it makes sense to do it in the preseason. I’d personally be surprised if Duarte ends up as a starter on opening day, but last season saw Brown start KZ Okpala in a bid for defense in the starting lineup, so who knows.
The Kings will also be without JaVale McGee tonight, so we’ll get a look at Alex Len, and maybe some center minutes for Trey Lyles.
A different kind of point guard dilemma for the Warriors: Steph Curry and Chris Paul will both miss tonight’s game, according to The Athletic’s Anthony Slater:
No Steph Curry or Chris Paul tonight for the Warriors in Sacramento, per sources. Steve Kerr had said his veterans likely would miss at least one preseason game.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 15, 2023
Clearly, Curry and CP3 are ducking De’Aaron Fox.