Return of the Roar: Noel vs. Queta & the schedule release is near

Aug 14, 2023, 3:23 PM | Updated: 3:48 pm

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On the latest edition of Return of the Roar podcast, Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli sat down to share thoughts on the NBA’s In-Season Tournament, hopes for the regular season schedule, and much more.

Plus: Centers Neemias Queta and Nerlens Noel are set to battle for Sacramento’s backup center position. Which player do you want to see on the opening night roster?

Noel vs. Queta & The Schedule Release is Near…
50 minutes

Topics Discussed

  • Neemias Queta is back on a training camp deal
  • It’s shaping up to be a Queta vs. Nerlens Noel battle for a roster spot
  • Which player would fit in with this Kings team better for the long haul?
  • Is Queta too much of a “project” for this current core?
  • The NBA is releasing its In-Season Tournament schedule on Tuesday, August 15th
  • Are the Kings the favorite to win their Group? (Kings, Warriors, T-Wolves, Thunder, Spurs)
  • De’Aaron Fox shares his thoughts on the In-Season Tournament
  • A league source tells Sactown Sports 1140 that Sacramento will have 10 nationally televised games this season
  • Is that enough nationally televised games for the Kings?
  • ESPN makes broadcast changes for its NBA coverage

The Return of the Roar podcast is a Sacramento Kings podcast hosted by on-air host Chris Watkins and Kings beat writer Frankie Cartoscelli for Sactown Sports 1140.

Click here for more episodes of the Return of the Roar podcast.

Sacramento Kings Offseason Schedule

  • August TBD – 2023-24 NBA regular season schedule release
  • Late September – NBA training camps begin
  • Sunday, October 8th – Sacramento Kings @ Toronto Raptors – 5 PM PST (Preseason opener)
  • Wednesday, October 11th – Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Lakers – 7 PM PST (in Anaheim, CA)
  • Sunday, October 15th – Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors – 7 PM PST
  • Wednesday, October 18th – Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors – 7 PM PST
  • Thursday, October 19th – Sacramento Kings vs. Utah Jazz
  • October 24th – NBA regular season begins

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