Return of the Roar: Colby Jones is a King & Free Agency is near

Jun 27, 2023, 7:51 AM

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - MARCH 24: Colby Jones #3 of the Xavier Musketeers looks on during the Sweet...

(Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

On the latest edition of Return of the Roar podcast, Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli recapped the Sacramento Kings’ 2023 NBA Draft, discussed 34th overall pick Colby Jones’ game, and looked ahead to this week’s incoming free agent frenzy.

Also: The Kings have reportedly made an offer to forward Sasha Vezenkov. Is this the right move for Sacramento?

Topics Discussed

  • Diving into the 2023 NBA Draft
  • What was your immediate reaction to the Kings trading away the 24th pick?
  • Is Colby Jones the type of player that Sacramento needs?
  • Does the Jones move mean that Terence Davis’ days with the Kings have come to an end?
  • How will Jones fit in with this roster and system?
  • Can Jalen Slawson provide Sacramento with production?
  • The Richaun Holmes trade makes this offseason much more interesting
  • Saying goodbye to Richaun
  • Terence Davis, Alex Len, Trey Lyles, Harrison Barnes: Who will return?
  • The Kings offer Sasha Vezenkov a contract
  • Free agency talk

The Return of the Roar podcast is a Sacramento Kings podcast hosted by Kings beat writer Frankie Cartoscelli and digital content producer Chris Watkins for Sactown Sports 1140.

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

Sacramento Kings Offseason Schedule

  • Friday, June 30– Free Agent negotiating period begins
  • Monday, July 3rd & Wednesday, July 5th – California Classic Summer League at Golden 1 Center
  • Thursday, July 6– Free Agents can begin signing deals
  • Friday, July 7–Monday, July 17– NBA Summer League in Las Vegas
  • August TBD– 2023-24 NBA regular season schedule release
  • September TBD– Sacramento Kings training camp begins

Thank you for reading Follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.


Sacramento Kings

HOUSTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 19: Stanley Johnson #34 of the San Antonio Spurs in action against the Ho...

Frankie Cartoscelli

Stockton Kings acquire veteran forward Stanley Johnson

The Stockton Kings have acquired veteran NBA forward Stanley Johnson in a move that could also help the big league club in Sacramento.

1 hour ago

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 02: Harrison Barnes #40 of the Sacramento Kings poses for a photo ...

Frankie Cartoscelli

Kayte Christensen on Harrison Barnes’ fit in the Kings lineup

Sacramento Kings TV analyse Kayte Christensen joined Jason Ross to break down the Kings' loss to the Pelicans, Harrison Barnes' role & more.

1 hour ago

Brandon Ingram #14 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots the ball against Kevin Huerter #9 of the Sacr...

Brenden Nunes

Four Takeaways: The Sacramento Kings fall to New Orleans, yet again

The Sacramento Kings struck first Monday night against the New Orleans Pelicans, but Brandon Ingram and crew bounced back quickly.

3 hours ago

Brandon Ingram #14 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots over Keegan Murray #13 of the Sacramento King...

Joseph Jarosz

Marc Spears on how the Kings live up to their ‘heightened expectations’

ESPN's Marc Spears has some ideas on how the Sacramento Kings can live up to their "heightened" expectations.

19 hours ago

A detail view of the court before the NBA In-Season Tournament between between the Sacramento Kings...

Jonathan Ayestas, KCRA Digital Producer

Man dies after medical emergency during Sacramento Kings game, officials say

A man died Monday evening after a medical emergency during the Sacramento Kings game with the New Orleans Pelicans, officials said.

1 day ago

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 04: Jonas Valanciunas #17 of the New Orleans Pelicans dunks the b...

Frankie Cartoscelli

Kings can’t overcome rough second quarter in loss to Pelicans

The Sacramento Kings were eliminated from In-Season Tournament contention as the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night at Golden 1 Center.

1 day ago

Return of the Roar: Colby Jones is a King & Free Agency is near