The Sacramento Kings kicked off the season with a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, and then immediately had a lull in the schedule with a couple days to dwell on that result. I’m sure the team is thankful for a little practice time to address mistakes from Wednesday before playing the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.
For Kings fans, there haven’t been any major news stories since Wednesday, but there have been a few minor things so we’re gathering all the little tidbits you might have missed.
- The Athletic’s Sam Amick wrote a profile on De’Aaron Fox. It’s a very refreshing read, as Fox makes no excuses for past struggles but seems entirely bought on in Mike Brown and the direction the Kings are going. Definitely worth a read.
- The Sacramento Kings released Episode 4 of The Run. It actually came out late Tuesday, but I think it flew under the radar with the home opener happening on Wednesday. This episode gives us a look behind the scenes at Kings preseason workouts and training camp.
- Keegan Murray returned to practice Thursday after clearing health and safety protocols. He spoke about hoping to be able to play on Saturday.
Keegan Murray on returning to practice and his hopes to make his NBA debut on Saturday: pic.twitter.com/SO7i3UEhvV
— Frankie Cartoscelli (@FCartoscelli3) October 20, 2022
Murray practiced again on Friday, a good sign for his availability.
Keegan Murray is practicing for the second-straight day as he hopes to make his NBA debut this weekend. pic.twitter.com/jtp6MElDaa
— Frankie Cartoscelli (@FCartoscelli3) October 21, 2022
- Kawhi Leonard, who sat most of the first half of the Los Angeles Clippers game against the Lakers on Thursday, says he is likely to sit out one of LA’s two games this weekend. They face the Kings Saturday and then have their home opener against the Suns on Sunday. There’s a distinct possibility he sits out the Kings game to be available for LA’s home opener.