Franklin 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.

Basketball Insiders’ Jabari Davis Thinks That The Sacramento Kings Could Be Play-In Bound In 2022-23

As we enter the ‘slow’ portion of the NBA offseason, there is no shortage of storylines around the league. Basketball Insiders’ Jabari Davis joined Cattles & Ramie on Wednesday afternoon to discuss a variety of NBA-related topics, including Russell Westbrook’s situation in Los Angeles, James Harden’s new deal in Philadelphia, and the current state of […]
23 days ago

Return of the Roar: Summer League Recap & State of the Roster

Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli recapped their Las Vegas Summer League experience, looked back on Murray's incredible MVP run, and contemplated where this current Kings roster stands in the Western Conference.
23 days ago

Information To Know Before Attending San Francisco 49ers Training Camp

NFL season is right around the corner. Training Camps will open up in the coming days for all 32 teams, meaning that fans will soon pour into the SAP Performance Facility in Santa Clara, California to witness the San Francisco 49ers’ team workouts. Are you planning on attending training camp this summer? Here’s everything that […]
23 days ago

NBA.com’s Steve Aschburner Talks Sacramento Kings, NBA Offseason & More With Ramie Makhlouf

Aschburner joined Cattles & Ramie on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the moves that Kings general manager Monte McNair has made to upgrade the roster, break down standout rookie Keegan Murray's impressive performance during NBA Summer League, and look around the NBA at some developing storylines.
24 days ago

NBA Summer League Roundup: Top-5 Picks

Keegan Murray is Summer League MVP. How did Murray's fellow 2022 top-five picks fare during play in Las Vegas?
24 days ago

UC Davis Broadcaster Scott Marsh Breaks Down New Sacramento Kings Forward Chima Moneke & More With Jason Ross

Marsh joined the show to break down Moneke's game, reflect on the forward's tenure with the Aggies and contemplate what he can bring to this Kings team that has sorely lacked a defensive identity.
24 days ago

Keegan Murray Named To All-NBA Summer League First Team

The 'Summer of Murray' has ended with quite the exclamation point.
25 days ago

King Keegan: Murray Named MVP Of Las Vegas Summer League

Sacramento Kings rookie Keegan Murray has been named MVP of the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League
25 days ago

Double-Trouble: Murray Posts Double-Double During Kings’ Win Over Suns

Keegan Murray has delivered one of the most memorable Summer League performances from any Kings rookie in recent memory.
28 days ago

Sasha Vezenkov To Remain In Greece For 2022-23 Season

After nearly a month of speculation, the mystery surrounding Bulgarian forward Sasha Vezenkov’s future has been resolved. According to FOX 40’s Sean Cunningham, the 26-year-old will remain in Greece for the 2022-23 season, where he will play for his EuroLeague club, Olympiacos B.C. After the Sacramento Kings acquired Vezenkov’s NBA rights during a draft day […]
28 days ago

Sacramento Kings Reach Agreement With Forward KZ Okpala

The Sacramento Kings have reached an agreement with forward KZ Okpala on a two-year deal, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.
28 days ago

Report: Keegan Murray To Play On Friday vs Phoenix

Sacramento's impressive rookie will suit up for at least one more game this summer.
28 days ago

Sacramento Kings To Play Final Summer League Game On Saturday Afternoon

The end of Summer League is much closer than most of us would prefer.
28 days ago

Murray Shines, But Kings Fall Short To Oklahoma City

Keegan Murray put on another impressive performance on Wednesday in Las Vegas, but the rest of the Sacramento Kings struggled to match the rookie's energy as the Oklahoma City Thunder pulled out an 86-80 win to eliminate the reigning NBA Summer League champions from defending its crown.
30 days ago

Neemias Queta Injury Update

According to Kings Summer League head coach Jordi Fernandez, Queta will reportedly be available for Wednesday's game in Las Vegas against second-overall pick Chet Holmgren and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
1 month ago

Return of the Roar Podcast: Viva Las Vegas

On the latest edition of the Return of the Roar podcast with Frankie Cartoscelli and Chris Watkins, the guys were joined in Las Vegas by the Kings Pulse Podcast and The Kings Herald's Brenden Nunes to discuss their first experiences of NBA Summer League, break down Sacramento's first two games and more.
1 month ago

Monte McNair Breaks Down Keegan Murray’s Start To Summer League & More With Jason Ross

Sacramento Kings general manager Monte McNair sat down with Jason Ross in Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the team’s start to Summer League, share his thoughts on fourth-overall pick Keegan Murray’s incredible start, and much more. Topics discussed: McNair talks about what he has seen in Sacramento’s initial two games of Las Vegas […]
1 month ago

Sacramento Kings Guard Keon Ellis Talks About His First NBA Summer League With Jason Ross

Kings guad Keon Ellis joined the show to talk about his first NBA Summer League experience and much more
1 month ago

ESPN’s Seth Greenberg Shares His Thoughts On Keegan Murray’s Start To Summer League

Greenberg joined the show to discuss the Sacramento Kings' start to the Las Vegas Summer League, breakdown of fourth-overall Keegan Murray's impressive performance this far, and much more
1 month ago

NBA Summer League: How Are The Top-5 Picks Performing?

Let's take a look at what some of the biggest names in Las Vegas have been up to during the NBA's first week of Summer League action
1 month ago

Kings Bounce Back From Sudden-Death Loss With Win Over Pacers

Thanks to a big fourth quarter from Keegan Murray, the Sacramento Kings picked up a much-needed win on Sunday afternoon
1 month ago

Report: Matthew Dellavedova To Work Out For Sacramento Kings

Dellavedova, 31, last played in the NBA during the 2020-21 season with the Cavaliers
1 month ago

Sudden Death: Murray, Kings Drop Summer League Thriller To Banchero, Magic

Sudden death in the Las Vegas Summer League opener? Yeah. It was that kind of day at the Thomas & Mack Center.
1 month ago

Kevin Huerter & Malik Monk Introductory Press Conference Quotes & Takeaways

Sacramento Kings general manager Monte McNair introduced the newest members of the team–guards Kevin Huerter and Malik Monk–on Friday afternoon during a press conference at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. “We’re certainly thrilled. With Malik, using our mid-level and being aggressive, with Kevin, using a 1st round pick to acquire him, […]
1 month ago