After the shortest NBA offseason in recent memory, the Kings get back on the court for their first preseason game Friday night against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center.
De'Aaron Fox, who signed a $163 million max extension with Sacramento in November, and swingman Harrison Barnes will lead a team without many expectations in what has become a fiercely competitive Western Conference.
Oakland native Damian Lillard led Portland to the postseason in the NBA's bubble, but the Trail Blazers ran into the juggernaut and eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers in the first round.
Sacramento will play four preseason games, including a back-to-back in Portland, before beginning the 2020-21 regular-season slate on Dec. 23 against the Denver Nuggets.
Here's how to watch the game on NBC Sports California:
When: Friday, Dec. 11, at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT
TV: NBC Sports California
Live Stream: MyTeams App