Return of the Roar: Duarte starts & Kings preseason observations

Oct 16, 2023, 11:29 AM | Updated: 11:32 am

(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Sacramento Kings continued their preseason slate on Sunday night as they fell short to the Golden State Warriors in an overtime thriller at Golden 1 Center.

On the latest edition of Return of the Roar podcast, Frankie Cartoscelli and Brenden Nunes sat down to dive into the biggest storylines from Sacramento’s training camp and preseason, including head coach Mike Brown’s decision to move guard Chris Duarte into the starting lineup.

Frankie and Brenden break down what the move means for Kevin Huerter, check on how the younger players like Colby Jones and Keon Ellis have fared in the preseason, and much more!

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Topics Discussed

  • Analyzing Sacramento’s 0-3 start to preseason play
  • How much should we read into the win-loss result of these games?
  • Mike Brown inserts Chris Duarte into the starting lineup and moves Kevin Huerter to a reserve role vs. Golden State
  • Is the Duarte-Huerter swap a sign of what will come in Brown’s rotation or just a one-time experiment?
  • What can Duarte bring to the Kings this season?
  • Sacramento needs to play physical defense without fouling this year
  • Diving into Huerter’s comments and reaction to being moved to the bench
  • Colby Jones has looked confident and effective while on the floor
  • Could Jones crack the rotation this season?
  • Keon Ellis has been playing third-string PG minutes
  • What is Sacramento’s ceiling?
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The Return of the Roar podcast is a Sacramento Kings podcast hosted by on-air host Chris Watkins and Kings beat writers Frankie Cartoscelli and Brenden Nunes for Sactown Sports 1140.

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Next Game

Sacramento and Golden State will meet again on Wednesday night at Chase Center as both teams inch closer to the conclusion of their preseason schedules.

After facing the Warriors on Wednesday, the Kings will return home on Thursday to play the final game of the preseason against the Utah Jazz.

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

Sacramento Kings 2023-24 Preseason Schedule

  • Wednesday, October 18th – Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors – 7 PM PST
  • Thursday, October 19th – Sacramento Kings vs. Utah Jazz – 7 PM PST

Sacramento Kings 2023-24 Regular Season Schedule

  • Tuesday, October 24th – NBA regular season begins
  • Wednesday, October 25th – Sacramento Kings @ Utah Jazz – 6 PM PST (Season Opener)
  • Friday, October 27th – Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors – 7 PM PST (Home Opener)
  • Sunday, October 29th – Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers – 6 PM PST
  • Wednesday, November 1st – Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors – 7 PM PST

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