Kings vs. Thunder: Preseason pregame primer
Sacramento Kings (1-4) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (2-4)
Radio: WWLS The Sports Animal (98.1 FM, 640 AM)
Time: 7:00 CDT
View from the enemy: Cowbell Kingdom
Finally, we can be done with these meaningless, pointless games. I want to lose for real! (Or win…)
Kevin Durant played 35 minutes in Austin Tuesday night, Russell Westbrook saw extended minutes and Jeff Green played a solid amount. I’d bet that all three of their minutes are cut down somewhat tonight. Darnell Mayberry presumes that we’ll likely see no strange lineups and the actual rotation tonight, but for how long? I don’t really know what to expect since there are six days off before the opener.
The roster stands at 16 now with the cutting of Michael Ruffin, so I’d assume as well Ryan Bowen and Mike Harris might get a little burn as well. Maybe one last push to make the roster.
Desmond Mason returns to the Ford Center which is nice, as well as the first appearance of Tyreke Evans, a player I’m very intrigued by. A matchup of him and Westbrook would contain so much athleticism, I think I might tear my ACL just watching.
No TV for this one tonight, but I will be in attendance and thanks to a friend, sitting in very solid seats. I’ve got to soak up these fan experiences while I still can (/elitistmediaview). So even though it’s preseason and the best players are likely not to play a ton, I’m very excited.
Tip at 7:00. Go Thunder-Mifflin.