Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings Prediction & Match Preview – October 4th, 2021 | NBA Preseason 2021-22
The 2021 NBA finalists, the Phoenix Suns, will begin their pre-season campaign against the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center on Monday.
The Phoenix Suns have held on to all of their key stars from last season. But chances are they won’t have Chris Paul and Devin Booker in this game. The latter is lost due to league health and safety protocols.
The Sacramento Kings, meanwhile, have their two starting guards, De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton, on hand. However, Buddy Hield, who has been linked to a movement in recent weeks, might not appear.
Fixture – Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings | NBA Preseason 2021-22.
Date & Time – Monday, October 4th, 9 PM ET (Tuesday, October 5th, 7:30 AM IST).
Venue – Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA.
Phoenix Suns preview
The Phoenix Suns have not officially confirmed that Devin Booker will miss the start of the season. But Booker had this to say on Twitch recently:
While he could make a quick comeback, Booker may not appear alongside Chris Paul, who is also injured. Meanwhile, Deandre Ayton should start in his central position, while Mikal Bridges and Jae Crowder should ensure a solid lineup. The likes of Cameron Payne and Frank Kaminsky are also available.
Sacramento Kings preview
The Sacramento Kings have all of their key stars in shape. They have also added some important pieces in the off-season.
De’Aaron Fox should line up alongside Tyrese Haliburton as Buddy Hield is expected to walk away. Harrison Barnes and Marvin Bagley III have been training for the last few days. However, Richaun Holmes is dealing with an annoying injury, which means that he may not appear in this game.
Instead, players like Damian Jones, Neemias Queta, and Alex Len could have some playing time, considering the extent of injuries in the center position.
Suns vs Kings match prediction
The Phoenix Suns are expected to be without Chris Paul and Devin Booker for this game. Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings have comparatively fewer injuries than the Suns.
The inclusion of De’Aaron Fox should help the Kings achieve their first preseason victory. The Sacramento Kings will start as the marginal favorites to win this matchup.
Where to watch the Suns vs Kings game?
The Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings game will have local coverage on NBC Sports California. The game can also be streamed with an NBA League Pass account.