2019-20 NBA – Sacramento Kings @ Phoenix Suns Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Sacramento Kings @ Phoenix Suns taking place? Thursday 24th October, 2019 – 03:00 (UK)

Where is Sacramento Kings @ Phoenix Suns taking place? Talking Stick Resort Arena

What television channel is Sacramento Kings @ Phoenix Suns on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Sacramento Kings @ Phoenix Suns? If the game is televised on Sky Sports, subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go / NBA League Pass subscribers can stream every game live on the online service

Where can I get tickets for Sacramento Kings @ Phoenix Suns? https://nbatickets.nba.com/

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Sacramento Kings 112 – 103 Phoenix Suns

THE TEAM NEWS

SACRAMENTO KINGS

  • The Kings showed massive improvement during the 2018-19 season and were one of the most exciting teams in the league thanks to their pacey style of play. However, that wasn’t enough to clinch them a playoff berth since they finished in ninth place of the Western Conference with a 39-43 record.
  • Alec Burks, Willie Cauley-Stein, Corey Brewer and Kosta Koufos left the squad during the offseason. Trevor Ariza, Dewayne Dedmon and Cory Joseph appear their biggest additions, and they also re-signed small forward Harrison Barnes.
  • The Kings’ playoff drought might end this 2019-20 season if they can continue improving from what they did in the 2018-19 campaign. At the very least, they should be in the playoff mix in a contested Western Conference.

PHOENIX SUNS

  • The Suns continued their rebuilding process last season, but things have not gone well for the Arizona-based franchise. They owned the worst record in the Western Conference with a 19-63 mark, and only the New York Knicks (17-65) won fewer games than Phoenix in the 2018-19 campaign.
  • Phoenix lost several players during the offseason such as T.J. Warren, Josh Jackson, Troy Daniels and Dragan Bender. Their biggest additions have been Ricky Rubio, Dario Saric and the re-signing of Kelly Oubre Jr., while also choosing Cameron Johnson and Ty Jerome during the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft.
  • There shouldn’t be a lot of expectations regarding what Phoenix can do in the upcoming season. With a young roster that doesn’t have a lot of upside (excepting Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton) they are likely to finish near the bottom of the Western Conference once again.

THE PREDICTION

The Suns have some interesting young pieces on their roster, but they are far from over in their rebuilding process. The Kings are ahead of them in this respect, and they could be in the playoff mix during the upcoming season – enough to list them as favourites ahead of this contest.

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