Amick: Many around NBA expect the Sacramento Kings to make a trade

Jan 4, 2024, 9:05 AM | Updated: 9:05 am

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It was a roller-coaster of 24 hours for the Sacramento Kings as the Beam Team lost a game to the lowly Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday before defeating the Orlando Magic in double-overtime on Wednesday in a thriller at Golden 1 Center.

The Athletic’s Sam Amick joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Thursday morning to share his thoughts on Sacramento’s inconsistencies and what he–and others around the league–expect the Kings to do this coming trade season.

Plus: Sam shares his thoughts on the report that trouble is brewing in Los Angeles with head coach Darvin Ham now apparently on the hot-seat.

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Topics Discussed

  • The Kings suffer their worst loss of the season against Charlotte on Tuesday before turning around and beating the Magic on Wednesday
  • What does Sam see when it comes to Sacramento’s inconsistency?
  • “I think my new stance on the Kings is that fans should adopt the same mentality they had last year… Just enjoy every W.”
  • Amick says Sacramento is still in a good spot, even amid inconsistencies
  • Does the Kings’ front office feel pressured to make a move? Sam thinks so.
  • “Around the league, it does feel like people are wondering what the Kings will do, not if they will do something.”
  • Sam says he doesn’t believe Sacramento will move any players that “move the needle” for other teams.
  • Amick would be surprised if the Toronto Raptors don’t move Pascal Siakam
  • Who else could be on the move before February 8th’s NBA trade deadline?
  • Sam dives into the latest reports surrounding Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darvin Ham
  • Amick thinks Doc Rivers is a name to watch if the Lakers move on from Ham

Listen to The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross from 6 – 10 a.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140.

Click here for full episodes of The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross.

When is the next Sacramento Kings game?

Sacramento’s four-game homestand will continue on Friday night when the new-look Toronto Raptors come to town.

Toronto recently acquired forward RJ Barrett and guard Immanuel Quickly from the New York Knicks in return for two-way star OG Anunoby in a move that has given the Raptors a new young core to build around.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Raptors coverage, beginning at 5:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 7:00 PM PST tip-off from Golden 1 Center.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Friday, January 5th – Sacramento Kings vs. Toronto Raptors – 7:00 PM PST
  • Sunday, January 7th – Sacramento Kings vs. New Orleans Pelicans – 3:00 PM PST
  • Tuesday, January 9th – Sacramento Kings @ Detroit Pistons – 4:00 PM PST
  • Wednesday, January 10th – Sacramento Kings @ Charlotte Hornets – 4:00 PM PST
  • Friday, January 12th – Sacramento Kings @ Philadelphia 76ers – 4:30 PM PST

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