On Friday Oct. 12, the Sacramento Kings wrapped up the preseason with a loss to the Portland Trailblazers, while the record wasn’t pretty there are some big takeaways from the exhibition games.
The Sacramento Kings finished the preseason with a 2-4 record, with their wins coming against the Phoenix Suns and Israel’s Maccabi Haifa B.C. and two close loses to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Blazers.
There were plenty of highlights, like De’Aaron Fox’s electric one-half of play against the Lakers, and there were plenty of lowlights as well. For this, we’re going to focus on the positive takeaways, though the positives might be the biggest takeaways regardless.
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There’s a lot to choose from, such as Marvin Bagley III’s stellar per-36 numbers, Harry Giles’ even better numbers and Nemanja Bjelica’s strong play but there’s some that stand out even more than those.
Theres plenty to harp on as well with Buddy Hield, Justin Jackson and De’Aaron Fox struggling with efficiency, Willie Cauley-Stein’s inexplicable lack of rebounds and the entire Jazz and Warriors games but where’s the fun in that?
With that said, let’s hop into it, starting with Frank Mason III’s fantastic preseason play.