SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – Ahead of training camp opening on Tuesday morning to tip-off preparations for the upcoming 2023-24 NBA season, Kings players were busy preparing for their close-ups, having their brains picked about too many topics to count and participate in countless interviews and games with the media.
Monday’s annual Media Day is a day of countless activities for NBA players and coaches, to have a little fun and address the many storylines leading into the new season.
From last season’s success where the Kings ended their 16-season long playoff drought, to using the first round playoff exit to the Golden State Warriors as motivation to improve upon what was built in Sacramento during the first year under head coach Mike Brown.
New faces joining the Kings for the upcoming season include former EuroLeague MVP Sasha Vezenkov, former Pacers guard Chris Duarte and three-time NBA champion center JaVale McGee.
Other new faces looking to earn a roster spot include Jeremy Lamb, who was acquired in the trade from Indiana with Domantas Sabonis during the 2021-22 season, but he did not latch on to an NBA roster last season. Jaylen Nowell, the former Timberwolves guard just signed a training camp contract with Sacramento days ago. He’s in search of a fresh start and opportunity with Sacramento after what he describes as a tough season in Minnesota.
Training camp will take place at the team’s facility inside Golden 1 Center, tipping off Tuesday and will continue until Saturday, when the Kings will head to Canada, for an exhibition with the Toronto Raptors in Vancouver on Sunday.
Checkout full media sessions with the Kings from Media Day below:
Monte McNair – Sacramento Kings general manager
Mike Brown – Sacramento Kings head coach
Domantas Sabonis – Sacramento Kings center
De’Aaron Fox – Sacramento Kings point guard
Harrison Barnes – Sacramento Kings forward
Kevin Huerter – Sacramento Kings shooting guard
Malik Monk – Sacramento Kings shooting guard
Davion Mitchell – Sacramento Kings guard
Keegan Murray – Sacramento Kings forward
JaVale McGee – Sacramento Kings center
Trey Lyles – Sacramento Kings forward/center
Sasha Vezenkov – Sacramento Kings forward
Alex Len – Sacramento Kings center
Jeremy Lamb – Sacramento Kings guard
Jaylen Nowell – Sacramento Kings guard
Jordan Ford – Sacramento Kings two-way guard
Jalen Slawson – Sacramento Kings rookie two-way forward
Keon Ellis – Sacramento Kings two-way guard