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Kings to play Warriors, Blazers twice each during preseason

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In exactly two weeks, the Kings will return to the court for NBA preseason action.

The league released the full 2020-21 preseason slate, and the Kings will open their four-game schedule with a road game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. PT.

The two teams will stay in Portland and play again on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. PT.

After their two games in the Pacific Northwest, the Kings will head back to Sacramento to host the Warriors for two games. The first will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. PT and the Kings' preseason finale will be played on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. PT.

Kings 2020-21 NBA preseason schedule:

Game 1: Kings at Blazers -- Friday, Dec. 11 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Game 2: Kings at Blazers -- Sunday, Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

Game 3: Warriors at Kings -- Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

Game 4: Warriors at Kings -- Thursday, Dec. 17 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

The NBA preseason will run from Dec. 11 through Dec. 19, with the 2020-21 regular season set to begin on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

Kings fans will get their first look at 2020 first-round draft pick Tyrese Haliburton, and free-agent acquisitions Hassan Whiteside and Frank Kaminsky.

 

The Kings finished the 2019-20 NBA season with a 31-41 record and missed the playoffs for the 14th straight season. They didn't play well in the bubble in Orlando, Fla., leading to a front-office shakeup, with Monte McNair taking over as general manager for Vlade Divac.

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While McNair re-signed De'Aaron Fox to a max contract extension, he let Bogdan Bogdanovic leave in restricted free agency. Alex Len and Kent Bazemore also signed elsewhere.

McNair and the Kings are banking on the core of Fox, Buddy Hield, Marvin Bagley, Harrison Barnes and Haliburton moving forward. Dec. 11 will be the first chance to get a glimpse of what the team will look like this season.