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Return Of The Roar Podcast

The Return of the Roar podcast hosted by Chris Watkins & Frankie Cartoscelli is a weekly Sacramento Kings podcast following all of the latest news and storylines in the Kingdom .
June 24, 2022

The Sacramento Kings Select Keegan Murray Fourth Overall

Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli break down their feelings on the Sacramento Kings' selection of Keegan Murray with the 4th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (54:18)
June 16, 2022

Final Mock Draft / 2012 NBA Re-Draft

Chris and Frankie talk about Jaden Ivey's comments about Sacramento not being his "preferred destination", the rumor that the Washington Wizards are interested in moving up to #4, and end the episode with a 2012 NBA Re-Draft See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (01:06:44)
June 14, 2022

2021-22 Season Review: Alex Len

Frankie Cartoscelli and Chris Watkins break down the season of Sacramento Kings center Alex Len discussing if his season was a disappointment, would we like to see Len back with the team next season, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (23:55)
June 9, 2022

Is Keegan Murray A Good Fit? / 2011 NBA Re-Draft

Chris and Frankie talk about what they are hearing surrounding the Sacramento Kings' interest in Jaden Ivey, dive into how they feel Keegan Murray's game fits into Sacramento's lineup, and then finish...   (01:35:54)
June 7, 2022

2021-22 Season Review: Maurice Harkless

Frankie Cartoscelli and Chris Watkins break down the season of Sacramento Kings forward Maurice Harkless discussing if his season was a disappointment, would we like to see Harkless back with the team next season, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (23:18)
June 3, 2022

Ivey Hive | 2010 NBA Re-Draft

Chris and Frankie discuss if the Sacramento Kings should consider fit when selecting with the #4 pick. They then discuss the possibility of Jaden Ivey going in the top 3 leading to the potential fall ...   (55:46)
May 26, 2022

Will the Kings Move Up In The NBA Draft? / 2009 NBA Re-Draft

Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli are back this week to discuss the swirling rumors that the Sacramento Kings are looking at possibly moving up into the top 3 of the NBA Draft. Is that a smart mov...   (01:20:57)
May 19, 2022

Anjali's World / The Sacramento Kings Move Up To The 4th Pick On Lottery Night!

On this edition of "Return of the Roar", Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli talk about the Sacramento Kings getting lady luck on their side as the team moves up from #7 to #4 in June 23rd's NBA Dra...   (01:01:29)
May 10, 2022

The Sacramento Kings Hire Mike Brown As Their Next Head Coach

After some time off to start the offseason, Chris and Frankie are back to discuss the Sacramento Kings coaching search and the ultimate decision to hire Mike Brown as their next head coach. Was it the...   (01:07:09)
April 20, 2022

#OffseasonContent

It's time for some offseason content! Demarcus Cousins kicks the Kings while their down with his comments to andscape.com (wtf) about the Sacramento Kings' history of being a failing franchise as well...   (01:18:52)
April 14, 2022

It's Not So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday

Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli are back to wrap up the 2021-22 season for the Sacramento Kings! Who will be the team's next head coach? Should the stars have a say in the decision process? Can ...   (01:04:32)
March 31, 2022

Does Any Of This Matter?

Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli give their observations of the Kings' 3-1 road trip. Is this the real Davion Mitchell? Who will be back on the team next year? Did the Kings ever give Marvin Bagl...   (01:10:08)
March 24, 2022

Damian Jones Ruins The Kings #5 Pick

Chris and Frankie are joined this week by writer and podcast host for "The Kings Herald" & "The Kings Pulse Podcast" Brenden Nunes! The guys talk about the much-anticipated matchup with the Pacers and...   (53:48)
March 17, 2022

New Effort, Who Dis?

Coming off of maybe their best two games of the season, the Sacramento Kings seem to have found new energy down the stretch of the NBA calendar. Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli talk about the Ki...   (01:10:12)
March 10, 2022

Can The Kings Commit To The Tank?

Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli are back to break down the week of Kings basketball! A lot of losses but some incredible play from De'Aaron Fox leads to the question of what the team's plan shou...   (01:17:12)
March 4, 2022

Play-In or Play-out? That Is The Question...AGAIN

Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli talk about the Kings' tough back-2-back with New Orleans and San Antonio wonder if the Kings just ruined their last hope at a play-in spot, and talk about De'Aaro...   (01:16:08)
February 25, 2022

Back From The Break

Frankie Cartoscelli & Chris Watkins are back from the All-Star break and are ready to talk about the Kings' final 20+ stretch of games, All-Star Saturday falling flat, and give their Mount Rushmore of...   (01:21:15)
February 17, 2022

Life After Deadline

The new look Sacramento Kings seem to have injected some life into their play as Domantas Sabonis, Donte Divencenzo, and Justin Holiday have made their impacts felt through their first few games as a ...   (01:10:46)
February 10, 2022

NBA Trade Deadline Special

The Sacramento Kings were the most active team at the trade deadline making moves to bring in Domantas Sabonis, Jeremy Lamb, Justin Holiday, Donte DiVencenzo, Trey Lyles, & Josh Jackson in exhange for...   (01:20:52)
February 4, 2022

"Good Job, Good Effort"

Sacramento Kings rookie, Davion Mitchell has caught on since being inserted into the Sacramento starting lineup averaging 19pts and almost 6ast a game, what do Frankie and Chris feel about the rookies...   (01:29:10)
January 28, 2022

What's Colder Than Being Cold: The Sacramento Kings

Oh boy....just when we think things can't get much worse, the Sacramento Kings lost their last two games by a combined 70 points.....70! With not much to talk about on the court, today's episode mainl...   (01:20:37)
January 20, 2022

Simmons or Sabonis...or Somebody...ANYBODY!

If the last episode was at rock bottom, this week we are touching bedrock... The Sacramento Kings have lost back-to-back games to two of the worst teams in the NBA and don't seem likely to budge on t...   (01:15:59)
January 11, 2022

Rock Bottom, Oh How We've Missed You!

Chris & Frankie discuss the Kings continual losing ways. The attendance has never been lower, the fans never as upset, and the team never as hopeless as it feels right now. Rock bottom....again. Was D...   (01:00:00)
January 6, 2022

Monte, Are You There?

This Sacramento Kings roster has proven time and time again that this current crop of players can't figure out how to consistently win ball games. Chris & Frankie breakdown the recent stretch of games...   (01:10:26)
December 27, 2021

Ho-Ho-Horrible

Chris and Frankie discuss the Kings continued losing ways dropping three in and no signs of turnaround any time soon. Buddy Hield has struggled from the floor with the depleted lineup, while Tyrese Ha...   (01:10:27)
December 21, 2021

The COVID Chronicles

The Sacramento Kings roster and coaching staff has been greatly affected by a recent COVID outbreak that has left the team incredibly short-handed with a string of games in a short period of time. Chr...   (58:20)
December 14, 2021

Time To Make Moves

Frankie and Chris talk about what they describe as the worst 3-game losing streak they can remember. The guys talk about the few things they think are going right before divulging into all the things ...   (54:57)
December 9, 2021

We Are Going Streaking

The Sacramento Kings have won 3 games in a row! Tyrese Haliburton & De'Aaron Fox have taken a jump in production in past few games, but who does the offense look better with running the show? Is Terre...   (01:21:33)
November 29, 2021

Some Ups, More Downs

Frankie and Chris discuss what they believe is going wrong with this Kings team. Is the roster good enough? Is De'Aaron Fox good enough to take the team over the hump? Is there opportunity to turn this season around? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (01:25:27)
November 21, 2021

Luke Walton Fired As Sacramento Kings Head Coach

Frankie Cartoscelli & Chris Watkins are joined by Brenden Nunes of The Kings Pulse Podcast to discuss the firing of Luke Walton and what this means for the team moving forward this season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (01:08:39)
November 16, 2021

Fool Me Once....

Chris & Frankie are back to discuss the Kings poor performances of late including a rough loss to OKC that saw the team extend their losing streak to 4 games before defeating Detroit on Monday. They t...   (01:26:10)
November 9, 2021

Win Some, Lose Some

Frankie Cartoscelli and Chris Watkins are back to talk about the Sacramento Kings' season that is 11 games in and full of storylines down the roster! They discuss De'Aaron Fox's struggles from the flo...   (01:33:07)
October 25, 2021

Stacking L's, Not Days

On this episode of Return of the Roar, Frankie Cartoscelli & Chris Watkins talk about the Sacramento Kings' first 3 games of the regular season including the struggles of De'Aaron Fox, Harrison Barnes...   (01:11:19)
October 21, 2021

Pardon The Roar - Kings Win Season Opener

Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli try something a little bit different paying homage to ESPN's Pardon the Interruption as they celebrate their 20th year on-air.  They start off the episode with ...   (56:33)
October 15, 2021

Preseason Wrap-Up & Regular Season Projections w/ Brenden Nunes

Chris Watkins & Frankie Cartoscelli are joined by Brenden Nunes of the Kings Pulse Podcast to discuss the preseason finale for the Sacramento Kings vs the Los Angeles Lakers. They discuss how they fee...   (01:09:40)
October 8, 2021

Preseason Matters

Chris Watkins & Frankie Cartoscelli start off the episode talking about their prefered way to watch a sports broadcast before diving into their thoughts and opinions from the Sacramento Kings' first 2 preseason games.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (56:50)
September 30, 2021

Training Camp Has Begun / Over-Under Player Predictions

Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli are back with training camp in full swing for the Sacramento Kings! They start the episode talking about their Media Day 2021 fun with some of the players before ...   (01:18:38)
September 23, 2021

Finishing Up The Offseason, Simmons Holdout, Buy/Sell/ Hold

Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli talk about DeMarcus Cousins' cryptic tweet that set Kings fans into a frenzy, Ben Simmons' training camp holdout, settle the Fox vs Lonzo debatem and have some fu...   (56:38)
September 17, 2021

Bold Predictions / LOK x ROTR Crossover

Franklin Cartoscelli and Chris Watkins are joined by Matt George from the Locked On Kings podcast for some bold predictions for this upcoming Kings season including Marvin Bagley and Buddy Hield not b...   (48:53)
September 9, 2021

Kayte For Commentator, Kuzma's Comments, & De'Aaron's Deltoids

Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli ARE BACK! After a week off, the guys are ready to talk about the breaking news that Kayte Hunter will be replacing Doug Christie as the Sacramento Kings' new TV c...   (48:42)
August 26, 2021

Sacramento Kings Fantasy Draft

Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli start off the episode talking about gambling website MyBookie.ag having the Sacramento Kings as +275 favorties to obtain Ben Simmons by the start of the season. T...   (47:40)
August 19, 2021

Summer League Analysis & Stories w/ Bobby Gerould

Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli talk with Bobby Gerould of hoopobsession.com about what he saw at the Las Vegas Summer League and how that play might translate to real NBA action. They then disc...   (01:01:42)
August 12, 2021

Sports As Therapy, Too Many Centers, Summer League Thoughts

Are sports actually therapeutic? Chris and Frankie discuss how their years of sports fandom have actually led to more enjoyment when not focussed on games. They eventually get into Kings talk and disc...   (01:05:20)
August 6, 2021

Free Agency / Siakam vs Simmons / California Classic w/ JayMarZZ

Frankie and Chris are joined once again by JayMarZZ of the morning show to discuss all the moves the Kings have made in the past week including rumors that Sacramento could be a suitor for either Ben ...   (56:03)
July 30, 2021

Post-Draft Reaction Mini-Episode

Frankie and Chris link up the day after the 2021 NBA Draft to discuss what was supposed to be a wild day for the Sacramento KIngs that turned into a night full of wonder. They talk about the Buddy for...   (34:50)
July 27, 2021

NBA Draft Rumor Mill / Buddy-Kuzma Trade w/ James Ham

Chris & Frankie are joined by NBC Sports Insider, James Ham to discuss what it was like to cover the team during the pandemic. The guys then talk about what the Sacramento Kings are looking to do with...   (01:22:59)
July 22, 2021

2021 NBA Mock Draft w/ Bryant West

Frankie & Chris are joined by the other co-host of the Kings Pulse Podcast, Bryant West to do a pick-by-pick analysis of what each team will be thinking about before they make their selection in next Thursday's draft. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (56:13)
July 12, 2021

Favorite Draft Prospects / Marvin Bagley's Twitter Account ™ w/ Brenden Nunes

Chris & Frankie are joined by Brenden Nunes, host of the Kings Pulse Podcast and writer for the Kings Herald, to discuss who has risen to the top of Kings big boards and who the team should avoid. The...   (01:03:59)
July 6, 2021

What Is Monte's Plan? w/ Matt George

Chris & Frankie are joined by Matt George to discuss the upcoming offseason decisions for the Sacramento Kings. Will Buddy Hield or Marvin Bagley III be moved? Can the Kings retain Richaun? What is th...   (01:17:36)
June 28, 2021

Covering The Early 2000's Kings / Marvin Bagley III BioGate / What To Do With #9 w/ Jason Ross

On today's episode, Frankie and Chris are joined by Sports 1140 on-air personality and host of the Sacramento Kings radio postgame show, Jason Ross! The guys discuss an array of topics including what ...   (01:12:56)
June 21, 2021

Positional Breakdown: PG's / Ben Simmons To Sac?

On today's episode Chris and Frankie wrap up their positional breakdowns with the point guards. They discuss De'Aaron Fox's breakout season, Delon Wright's late addition, & ponder Kyle Guy's future wi...   (01:20:03)
June 15, 2021

Positional Breakdown: SG / NBA Playoffs Round 2 Roundup

On today's episode Chris & Frankie breakdown the shooting guard position for the Sacramento Kings. They discuss what they believe will happen this offeseason with Buddy Hield, what the future holds fo...   (01:14:51)
June 7, 2021

Position Breakdown: Small Forwards / NBA Playoffs 2nd Round w/ JayMarZZ

On today's episode, the guys give their reviews on the small forward postion for the Kings during the 2020-21 season with recaps of Harrison Barnes, Robert Woodard III, and Justin James. They wrap up ...   (01:28:00)
June 1, 2021

PF Breakdown / NBA Playoffs 1st Round / Fans Gone Wild

On today's episode Chris & Frankie breakdown the seasons of Marvin Bagley III, Maurice Harkless, and Chimeze Metu in their weekly positional breakdown, then they discuss how Round 1 of the NBA Playoff...   (01:33:26)
May 25, 2021

Position Breakdown: Centers / NBA Playoffs

On today's episode of Return of the Roar, Chris & Frankie begin their position breakdowns with the centers, Bogdan Bogdanovic in the playoffs, and then give their thoughts on the NBA Playoffs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (01:08:22)
May 18, 2021

Luke Walton Is Back / 2021 Sacramento Kings Season In Review w/ JayMarZZ

On today's episode, the guys are joined by morning show co-host JayMarzz as they discuss the news that Luke Walton will remain the head coach for the Sacramento Kings for the forseeable future. With t...   (01:11:43)
May 11, 2021

Locked On Kings Crossover w/ Matt George

On today's episode, Chris and Frankie are joined by Locked On Kings Podcast host Matt George to discuss the awkward Vlade Divac sighting, the Kings bench rotation, and role players futures.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (49:14)
May 6, 2021

Play-In or Play-out? / Marvin's Room

On this episode of Return of the Roar, Chris and Frankie continue to be surpised by the Kings up-and-down season as the team has won 4 straight after getting blown out by 49 points to Utah, the emergi...   (01:01:15)
April 27, 2021

No Fox, No Problem / Tyrese's Future / NBA Playoff Tiers

On today's episode, Frankie and Chris talk about Tyrese's career trajectory, Richaun Holmes upcoming free agency, awards, and then end the episode with NBA Playoff tiers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (01:04:37)
April 19, 2021

Breaking The Streak

On today's episode, Chris and Frankie talk about the Kings breaking their 9-game losing streak on Sunday against Dallas, Terence Davis and Delon Wright solidifying the backup guard roles, and discuss ...   (55:13)
April 13, 2021

Are We Cursed?! / 2011-2016 Draft Picks: Where Are They Now?

The Kings have lost not 1....not 2.... not 3..... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (44:57)
April 6, 2021

Basketball Hell, Kings Mount Rushmore (+1) Of Scoring, Who Is You Game After?

On today's episode, Frankie and Chris discuss the rough week of Sacramento Kings basketball that saw the team drop 4 straight games. The Kings only sit 1 game out of the play-in tournament, but also a...   (51:02)
March 29, 2021

What To Expect From This Season , De'Aaron Fox Takeover, & Movie Theater Etiquette w/ Matt George

On today's episode, Frankie and Chris are joined by fellow KHTK.com contributer Matt George to discuss how he feels about the team's decisions at the deadline, which Kings team he expects to see going...   (44:30)
March 25, 2021

NBA Trade Deadline Special

Chris & Frankie record right after the NBA trade deadline to give their live reactions to all of the Sacramento Kings' moves on the day. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (44:33)
March 18, 2021

Fox For The Win / MB3 Injury

On today's episode, Chris and Frankie discuss the Kings nail biter over the Wizards, talk about Marvin Bagley's injury and how it impacts the team moving forward on and off the court, and then wrap up...   (59:30)
March 12, 2021

Kings vs Rockets Recap / One Year Since COVID Shutdown/ Trade Rumors

On today's Return of the Roar, Chris and Frankie discuss the Kings blowout victory over the Houston Rockets in the first game back post-All Star break. They dive into a conversation about what a crazy...   (01:11:18)
March 6, 2021

We Need A Break with Jason Ross

On today's episode, Chris and Frankie are joined by KHTK Sports 1140 afternoon show host and Sacramento Kings radio announcer Jason Ross! They discuss the Kings crazy loss to the Hornets, the gutty La...   (55:18)
February 27, 2021

The Streak Is Over! / Sacramento Stadium Crisis

On today's episode of Return of the Roar, Chris & Frankie discuss the Sacramento Kings finally getting a win and snapping their 9-game losing streak. Then they discuss Harrison Barnes' comments after ...   (39:11)
February 24, 2021

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT / The Streak Continues

On Today's episode of Return of the Roar, Chris and Frankie have an exciting announcement for all ROTR fans! They discuss Marvin & Tyrese's recent play. Is De'Aaron playing hurt? Should the Kings fire...   (01:10:41)
February 20, 2021

The Kings Are Bad....?/ Injuries & Trades

On today's episode of The Return of the Roar Podcast, Chris & Frankie discuss the Kings recent slide that coincides with the team recently catching the "injury bug". They spend the second half of the ...   (01:07:08)
February 23, 2021

The Kings Are Good....?/De'Aaron Fox Western Conference Player of the Week

On today's episode, Chris & Frankie discuss the Kings effort in their 111-119 loss to Philadelphia. They then discuss the rumors about Harrison Barnes potentially being on the move, and the recent dyn...   (01:10:09)
February 23, 2021

De'Aaron Fox: All-Star? / TyROYse Haliburton

On today's episode, Frank & Chris talk about the Kings recent streak of good play. De'Aaron Fox is playing like an All-Star, but will he be? Tyrese Haliburton wins December/January Western Conference ...   (56:53)
February 23, 2021

Two Game Winning Streak / Quarter-Season Progress Reports

On today's episode, Chris & Frankie start the show discussing the Kings second consecutive victory before getting into their progress reports for each player at the quarter mark of the season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (01:17:44)
February 23, 2021

The Kings Win A Basketball Game

On today's episode of The Return of Roar Podcast, Frankie & Chris discuss the last two games of Kings basketball including De'Aaron stretch of good play, the guys ask if it's Tyrese's time to shine, a...   (58:14)
February 23, 2021

Kings Have Lost 8 of 10, Now What?/De'Aaron Fox Career High 43 Points!

Chris & Frankie go over their biggest negative and positives from the past week. Then they give out their "King of the Week" and "Coke Machine of the Week" awards. To close out the show, Frankie reads...   (01:07:43)
February 23, 2021

Tyrese Is Fun, The Kings Are Not

On today's episode of The Return of the Roar Podcast, Frankie and Chris skim over the Kings 1-3 stretch over the week to discuss more broad issues with the squad. The guys then go into a discussion ab...   (53:33)
February 23, 2021

Houston, We Have A Problem / Team Bagley Drama

On today's episode of The Return of the Roar podcast, Chris & Frankie discuss a rough 0-2 road trip to Houston where no much went right for Sacramento including Buddy's continued shooting struggles, H...   (58:10)
February 23, 2021

Kings vs Suns Recap

Chris & Frankie give their thoughts on how the Kings played in their two games this weekend against the Phoenix Suns. They also talk about Buddy's shooting struggles and debate how they have assessed Marvin's play so far. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.   (39:28)
February 23, 2021

Kings vs Nuggets Season Opening Shocker! THE BUDDY HIELD TIP!

Chris & Frankie go LIVE to react to the Sacramento Kings finish off their opening night upset to the Denver Nuggets! They talk about their unsung hero, the great defensive play from the guards, and a ...   (29:27)