Return of the Roar: Is it time to worry about the Sacramento Kings?
Nov 7, 2023, 2:34 PM | Updated: 5:36 pm
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We knew that the Sacramento Kings would struggle without De’Aaron Fox… but struggle this much?
Following their third-straight loss on Monday night, the Kings have fallen to 2-4 on the season while averaging a shocking 95.7 points per game (down from 125 points per game with Fox) during the losing skid.
On the latest edition of Return of the Roar podcast, Kings beat reporters Frankie Cartoscelli and Brenden Nunes tried to make sense of Sacramento’s severe drop-off in offense, look at some players that have struggled thus far, and much more.
Plus: Is there a simple solution to these ongoing issues, or is it just a matter of having Fox back that will set this team back on track?
Topics Discussed Include
- After losing back-to-back games in Houston by 18+ points, is it time to worry about the Kings?
- On a scale of 1-10, how concerned are you by what you’ve seen from Sacramento?
- Are the Kings’ struggles largely attributed to De’Aaron Fox’s absence?
- In three games with Fox, Sacramento is averaging 125 points per game. In three games without Fox, that average drops to 95 points per game.
- Why has the offense looked so out of sorts?
- Is time running out for Davion Mitchell to prove himself?
- Are you confident that Keegan Murray and Kevin Huerter will find their shots?
- How much could the return of Trey Lyles help this rotation?
- Laying out the road ahead as Fox and Lyles inch closer to returning
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.
When is the next Kings Game?
Sacramento will return home for a three-game homestand that tips off on Wednesday against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Keegan Murray will come face-to-face with his twin brother and rookie forward Kris Murray for the first time as NBA players when Portland arrives at Golden 1 Center.
Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Blazers coverage, beginning at 5:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 7:00 PM PST tip-off from downtown Sacramento.
- Wednesday, November 8th – Sacramento Kings vs. Portland Trail Blazers – 7 PM PST
- Friday, November 10th – Sacramento Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder** – 7 PM PST
- Monday, November 13th – Sacramento Kings vs. Cleveland Cavaliers – 7:00 PM PST
- Wednesday, November 15th – Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Lakers – 7:00 PM PST
- Friday, November 17th – Sacramento Kings @ San Antonio Spurs – 4:30 PM PST
** NBA In-Season Tournament Group Play