The Sacramento Kings face off against the Phoenix Suns tonight for their third game of the preseason. Will the Kings continue their preseason dominance? Will the Suns starters be cowards and sit to avoid De'Aaron Fox? We'll have to wait to find out!
When: October 12, 2022, 7:00 PM PT
Where: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
Streaming: Kings.com/live (likely limited to locals only)
Radio: Sactown Sports 1140
The Kings may be without Richaun Holmes and Keegan Murray, who are both battling a non-Covid illness. From the Sacramento Bee's Jason Anderson:
Rookie forward Keegan Murray and center Richaun Holmes are considered questionable for Sacramento’s third preseason game. Both players are suffering from non-COVID-19 illnesses, the team said.
Murray, who led the Kings in scoring in preseason wins over the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers, did not participate in Tuesday’s practice. Kings coach Mike Brown said Murray was not expected to travel to Phoenix with the team Tuesday afternoon. However, Brown said Murray would be reevaluated later Tuesday and again Wednesday, leaving open the possibility of him joining the team in time for the game.
Playing without Keegan could damper some of the enthusiasm for this game, and likely means another game of KZ Okpala in the starting lineup. It's unclear if KZ will remain the starter in the regular season, but has started the last two preseason games.