Hey Kings fans, the ball’s in our court.
You guessed it — the Sacramento Kings 2023-2024 season tips off tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 25) at 7 p.m. against the Utah Jazz. Gear up for a loaded week of Kings spirit across the city, with the team’s first home game this Friday, Oct. 27, against the Golden State Warriors, at 7 p.m.
Here’s a look back at the 2022-23 season in case you need a refresher:
- Sacramento finished 48-34 overall — their first 40-win season since 2005-2006.
- The Beam Team claimed its first Pacific Division title since the 2002-2003 season.
- The Kings broke the longest active playoff drought in American sports history after making the postseason for the first time since 2006.
- De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis became the first Kings teammates to be selected to the All-NBA team in the same season.
- Keegan Murray was named to the All-NBA Rookie team, and finished fifth in Rookie of the Year voting after the Kings selected him with the fourth overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.
- Sports Illustrated summarized it as the Kings’ best season in almost 20 years.
- Coach Mike Brown was voted NBCA’s Coach of the Year.
What’s up for this year:
- The Kings are predicted to make it farther in the playoffs with a second-round exit.
- EuroLeague MVP forward Sasha Vezenkov tops the list of new players to watch.
- Former center for the Mavericks JaVale McGee and his 7'6" wingspan are now on our roster.
- Former All-Rookie team guard Chris Duarte from the Pacers also joined the team.
- Jordan Ford, one of three rookies on the team this year, is a Folsom native. Way to shop local, Sacramento.
One thing’s for certain — we’re in for a wild ride this season, and we’re here for it.