Frankie Cartoscelli

Franklin 'Frankie' Cartoscelli is a Sactown Sports 1140's Sacramento Kings beat writer and a co-host of the Return of the Roar podcast. A native of Yuba City, Frankie grew up watching the early-2000's Kings teams, spending countless nights at ARCO Arena over the years before being hired by the franchise--fresh out of college--as an Events & Fan Experiences intern. After working four seasons with the Kings and two seasons with the Sacramento Republic FC's communications team, Frankie joined Sactown Sports 1140 and has been covering NBA basketball since the 2020-21 season. Outside of Frankie's love for Sacramento Kings basketball, he is a die-hard New York Yankees fan and an avid moviegoer.

Not So Fast: Kings lose to T-Wolves, fail to clinch playoff spot

Sacramento's playoff drought will have to end another day, as the Kings fell short to the T-Wolves on Monday night at Golden 1 Center.
5 hours ago

Preview: Kings look to end 16-season drought in front of packed G1C

The Sacramento Kings are one win away from ending a 16-year playoff drought as they enter Monday's game vs. Minnesota
14 hours ago

Harrison Barnes, De’Aaron Fox know the city will be crazy when Kings clinch playoff berth

Harrison Barnes and De'Aaron Fox spoke about how crazy they expect the city to get once the Kings officially clinch a playoff berth.
15 hours ago

Sacramento moves within one win of ending 16-season playoff drought

The Sacramento Kings' Magic Number is down to one following Saturday's win over the Utah Jazz at Golden 1 Center.
2 days ago

Kings can clinch Playoff spot on Saturday–but they’ll need some help

The Sacramento Kings can clinch an NBA Playoff berth on Saturday. Here's how they can celebrate at Golden 1 Center this weekend.
3 days ago

Kings use second-half adjustments to beat Suns, close in on clinch

Kevin Huerter scored 29 points during his return to game action as the Sacramento Kings defeated the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
3 days ago

De’Aaron Fox says a playoff berth ‘will be big’ for the Kings fanbase

All-Star guard De'Aaron Fox spoke to the media on Friday and talked about what a playoff berth will mean for Kings fans & more
4 days ago

Preview: Kings look to snap two-game skid, close in on clinch vs. Suns

Sacramento will hope to pull itself within a game of clinching its first playoff appearance since 2006 during Friday's game against the Suns.
4 days ago

Kevin Huerter on returning from injury & his goal to clinch a playoff spot at home

Sacramento Kings guard Kevin Huerter talked about his injury and shared his thoughts on when he might return to game action.
4 days ago

Kevin Huerter nearing a return after fully participating in practice

Kings guard Kevin Huerter is nearing a return to game action after fully participating in Thursday's practice.
4 days ago

Mike Brown says a playoff clinch will be ‘a big moment’ for Kings fans

Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Brown spoke to the media following Thursday's practice as the team prepares to face the Suns on Friday.
4 days ago

Harrison Barnes on the differences between regular season and postseason play

Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes spoke to the media following Thursday's practice at Golden 1 Center.
5 days ago

Davion Mitchell on being a part of the Sacramento Kings’ leadership council

Sacramento Kings guard Davion Mitchell spoke to the media following Thursday's practice session at Golden 1 Center.
5 days ago

Kings close in on Playoff berth as Western Conference chaos unfolds

Magic Number 4: The Sacramento Kings are closing in on clinching its first playoff appearance since the 2005-06 season.
5 days ago

Sam Amick on the race for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award

The Athletic's Sam Amick joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross to share his thoughts on the race for the NBA MVP award.
5 days ago

Turnovers prove costly in Sacramento’s loss to Celtics

The Sacramento Kings turned the ball over 14 times and allowed 11 offensive rebounds during Tuesday's loss to the Boston Celtics.
6 days ago

Preview: Kings open up four-game home stand against Celtics as clinch day nears

Sacramento will have an opportunity to end a 16-year playoff drought during a four-game home-stand that begins on Tuesday vs. Boston.
7 days ago

Brutal first quarter ices Sacramento in loss to Utah

The Sacramento Kings were outscored 40-19 during the first quarter of Monday night's loss in Salt Lake City.
7 days ago

Back-to-Back: Domantas Sabonis named Western Conference Player of the Week

Sacramento Kings All-Star center Domantas Sabonis has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season.
8 days ago

Preview: Kings hope to secure 4-0 road trip with win over Jazz

The Sacramento Kings will end a four-game road trip on Monday night when they face the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City.
8 days ago

Kings claim seventh-straight road win, close in on top spot in West

The Sacramento Kings won its seventh-straight road game on Saturday night as they inched closer to the top spot in the Western Conference.
9 days ago

Sabonis passes Thorpe for most rebounds in a single season during the Sacramento era

Domantas Sabonis made history Thursday surpassing Otis Thorpe (1987-88) for the most rebounds in a single season during the Sacramento era.
11 days ago

Kings get good news on Kevin Huerter’s hamstring injury

Sacramento Kings guard Kevin Huerter is considered day-to-day after an MRI on his hamstring came back clean.
11 days ago

Streak Broken: Kings clinch first winning season since 2005-06

For the first time since 2006, the Sacramento Kings will end a season with a winning record following Thursday's win in Brooklyn.
11 days ago