Kayte Christensen on Kings-Blazers & potential roster upgrades

Dec 27, 2023, 8:29 AM

(Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)

It was not a fun Tuesday for the Sacramento Kings.

NBC Sports California analyst Kayte Christensen joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Wednesday morning to share her thoughts on Sacramento’s rough loss to the struggling Portland Trail Blazers, contemplate what kind of players the Kings front office should target this trade season, and much more.

Plus: Is this the year that Sacramento should make a big trade?

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Topics Discussed

  • Kayte gives her analysis of what she saw during Sacramento’s loss in Portland
  • “I don’t think this Portland team is a bad team.”
  • “It wasn’t a De’Aaron and Domas problem, it was an everybody else problem.”
  • Kayte says it was a terrible defensive effort from everybody on the floor
  • Is there a specific area that would make this team better fast if upgraded?
  • Matisse Thybulle is a type of player that Sacramento could benefit from
  • Should fans expect the Kings front office to make a big move this season?
  • Kayte says that the team could look to improve internally rather than break up the core
  • “Is there a piece or two that will make a difference? I’m sure there is, but you kind of have to trust Monte [McNair] and Wes [Wilcox] to make those decisions.”

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.

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When is the next Sacramento Kings game?

The road trip will continue on Friday evening as Sacramento will face the Atlanta Hawks for the first time this season.

Last year, Atlanta swept the two-game series to improve to 4-0 over their past four games against the Kings. The last time Sacramento defeated the Hawks in Atlanta was November 8, 2019.

Be sure to tune in to Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Hawks coverage, beginning at 3:00 PM PST on Game Night before a 4:00 PM PST tip-off from Atlanta, Georgia.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Friday, December 29th – Sacramento Kings @ Atlanta Hawks – 4:30 PM PST
  • Sunday, December 31st – Sacramento Kings @ Memphis Grizzlies – 5:00 PM PST
  • Tuesday, January 2nd – Sacramento Kings vs. Charlotte Hornets – 7:00 PM PST
  • Wednesday, January 3rd – Sacramento Kings vs. Orlando Magic – 7:00 PM PST
  • Friday, January 5th – Sacramento Kings vs. Toronto Raptors – 7:00 PM PST

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