Report: Kings to open 2022-23 season at home vs. Blazers originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
After beginning the last three seasons on the road, the Kings reportedly will open the 2022-23 campaign at home.
FOX 40's Sean Cunningham confirmed Monday night, citing sources, that the Kings will host the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Golden 1 Center.
KHTK 1140's Carmichael Dave first reported news of the Kings-Blazers game to open the season.
The Kings opened last season at Moda Center in Portland, so Damian Lillard and the Blazers are returning the favor this year by traveling to Sacramento.
Kings fans will get their first glimpse of No. 4 overall draft pick Keegan Murray, who took the Las Vegas Summer League by storm and won MVP of the competition.
Coming off another disappointing season, the Kings are trying to end their NBA-record 16-season playoff drought. With the moves they've made over the last six months, they hope this is the season.
In addition to drafting Murray, the Kings acquired Domantas Sabonis before the trade deadline last season, signed free agent Malik Monk this summer and later traded for sharpshooter Kevin Huerter from the Atlanta Hawks.
Expectations have increased for the Kings this season, and Oct. 19 is their first chance to show they are moving in the right direction.