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Sam Amick says the Sacramento Kings ‘aren’t scaring anybody’

Feb 29, 2024, 8:32 AM | Updated: 8:35 am

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Last season, the Sacramento Kings were on cruise control as they secured a top-three seed in the Western Conference. This year, it’s shaping up to be a different story.

The Athletic’s Sam Amick joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Thursday morning to give his take on the roller-coaster 2023-24 Kings, discuss why he thinks Sacramento won’t be scaring teams during the playoff push, and much more.

Plus: Sam and Jason talk about the state of the West and go over MVP candidates.

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Topics Discussed

  • Making sense of the Sacramento Kings’ unpredictability
  • What is Sam’s sense on the Kings’ season?
  • “They are just incredibly inconsistent… They’re a good team, but they aren’t scaring anybody. They don’t look very strong, very deep, very consistent.”
  • Is there a ‘favorable’ matchup for Sacramento in a potential first-round playoff series?
  • Sam says, “It does feel like something is missing” with the Kings
  • The Western Conference is ten teams deep this season, while last year, Sacramento coasted to a top-three seed
  • Which teams are in “championship-or-bust” mode?
  • Who is the front-runner to come out of the West?
  • Are the Oklahoma City Thunder poised for a deep playoff run?
  • Diving into the MVP race
  • Sam says that Domantas Sabonis deserves more credit for what he has done this season

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 finish this tough two-game trip on Friday night when they face the Western Conference’s top seed, the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Kings have split the first two matchups against Minnesota this season, with the road teams winning each matchup thus far. On November 24th, Sacramento handed the Wolves their first home loss behind a significant effort from De’Aaron Fox (36 points, seven rebounds, 12 assists).

In the most recent meeting between the two West foes on December 23rd, Minnesota defeated the Kings by a final of 110-98 at Golden 1 Center.

Be sure to tune in right here on Sactown Sports 1140 for all of your Kings vs. Timberwolves coverage, beginning at 3:30 PM PST on Game Night before a 5:00 PM PST tip-off from Minneapolis.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Friday, March 1st – Sacramento Kings @ Minnesota Timberwolves – 5:00 PM PST
  • Monday, March 4th – Sacramento Kings vs. Chicago Bulls – 7:00 PM PST
  • Wednesday, March 6th – Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Lakers – 7:30 PM PST
  • Thursday, March 7th – Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs – 7:00 PM PST
  • Sunday, March 10th – Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets – 3:00 PM PST

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