Sam Amick on the Sacramento Kings’ activity on the trade market

Dec 21, 2023, 9:04 AM

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On the heels of a blowout loss to the Boston Celtics, there are questions regarding the Sacramento Kings’ roster.

Does Sacramento need to make a move to become a true contender in the Western Conference?

The Athletic’s Sam Amick joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Thursday morning to recap the Kings’ loss to the Celtics, contemplate the idea of a positional switch for Domantas Sabonis, and much more.

Plus: Sacramento has been linked to several players on the trade market. Do any of the players make sense for this team?

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Topics Discussed

  • Diving into the Kings’ blowout loss to the Celtics
  • Sacramento has “a terrible habit of getting blown out too often.”
  • Amick: “Those are playoff-type games that you need to win or be in until the end.”
  • There continues to be matchup issues with the Kings and long teams
  • Dave says that he has heard Sacramento wants to add a shot-blocking center in order to slide Domantas Sabonis to the four
  • Amick isn’t so sure that moving Sabonis to the power forward spot would be a good idea
  • Mike Brown and the Kings coaching staff have struggled to win coaches’ challenges
  • Does the emergence of Keegan Murray complicate Monte McNair’s trade process?
  • Sam thinks that Murray is staying put with Sacramento
  • Amick shares his thoughts on the rumors surrounding the Kings and Zach LaVine, Pascal Siakam, and OG Anunoby
  • Sam feels like the Kings organization is targeting offense on the trade market
  • “I’ve been a little surprised to learn this. I feel like the organization’s focus, even with the aspirations of being better defensively, are still on the offensive side of the ball. Shooting and being explosive.”
  • Can Sacramento retain Malik Monk in free agency?

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?

Sacramento will continue its six-game homestand on Friday when they play the first night of a back-to-back against Kevin Durant and the Phoenix Suns.

The Kings will face the Suns on Friday before completing the homestand on Saturday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Suns coverage, beginning at 5:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 7:00 PM PST tip-off from Golden 1 Center.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Friday, December 22nd – Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns – 7:00 PM PST
  • Saturday, December 23rd – Sacramento Kings vs. Minnesota Timberwolves – 7:00 PM PST
  • Tuesday, December 26th – Sacramento Kings @ Portland Trail Blazers – @ 7:00 PM PST
  • Friday, December 29th – Sacramento Kings @ Atlanta Hawks – 4:30 PM PST
  • Sunday, December 31st – Sacramento Kings @ Memphis Grizzlies – 5:00 PM PST

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