Kayte Christensen on the change in Harrison Barnes’ approach

Feb 7, 2024, 8:42 AM | Updated: 8:44 am

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 08: Harrison Barnes #40 of the Sacramento Kings handles the ball during...

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While the NBA’s trade deadline will pass on Thursday at 12:00 PM PST, the Sacramento Kings have a decision to make about Harrison Barnes.

NBC Sports California analyst Kayte Christensen joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Wednesday morning to highlight Barnes’ recent leap in production, recap Sacramento’s two-week, seven-game road trip, look ahead to tonight’s matchup against the Detroit Pistons, and much more!

Plus: Kayte, Dave, and Jason give a percentage on the likelihood that Kings general manager Monte McNair makes a trade.

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Topics Discussed

  • Kayte shares how she handled the long seven-game road trip
  • The Kings return home for two games, then hit the road again for a three-game trip
  • How will Sacramento take in the Super Bowl after facing Oklahoma City on Sunday?
  • Kayte talks about the team’s reaction to Domantas Sabonis and De’Aaron Fox not making the All-Star team
  • Breaking down the 5-2 road trip
  • Highlighting the Kings’ improved defensive efforts
  • Harrison Barnes has turned into a different player over the past eight games
  • With the trade deadline tomorrow, should the Kings hold onto Barnes?
  • “He has played so well and been so aggressive… In the NBA, there is a fine line between forcing it and being aggressive.”
  • What is Kayte’s hunch on how Sacramento will approach the trade deadline?
  • “[Monte McNair] will never make a move just to make a move… I’m really curious to see what [the front office] does at the deadline.”
  • Previewing tonight’s action against the NBA-worst Detroit Pistons

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?

At long last, the Kings are coming home.

Following a season-long, two-week, seven-game road trip, Sacramento will return to Golden 1 Center on Wednesday night for a showdown against the NBA-worst Detroit Pistons (6-43).

On January 9th, the Kings overcame an early 20-point deficit to beat the Pistons by a final of 131-110 after outscoring Detroit by 39 points during the final three quarters.

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

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Upcoming Schedule

  • Wednesday, February 7th – Sacramento Kings vs. Detroit Pistons – 7:00 PM PST
  • Friday, February 9th – Sacramento Kings vs. Denver Nuggets – 7:00 PM PST
  • Sunday, February 11th – Sacramento Kings @ Oklahoma City Thunder – 12:00 PM PST
  • Tuesday, February 13th – Sacramento Kings @ Phoenix Suns – 7:00 PM PST
  • Wednesday, February 14th – Sacramento Kings @ Denver Nuggets – 6:00 PM PST
  • NBA All-Star break – February 15-21

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