It's here! The NBA officially released the 2018-19 regular season schedule on Friday.
Sacramento Kings are scheduled to open the season on Oct. 17 at the Golden 1 Center against Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz.
To start the season, the team will play seven of their first 10 games on the road. They also have five nationally televised games with their lone TNT appearance on Nov. 29 against the Los Angeles Clippers at 7:30 p.m.
The other four are all home games on NBA-TV against the Washington Wizards (Oct. 26), Oklahoma City Thunder twice (Nov. 19 & Dec. 19) and the San Antonio Spurs (Feb. 4).
Kings will have 14 back-to-back sets this season. The longest homestand is six games between Jan 30 through Feb. 10, while the longest road trip is six games between Jan. 17 through Jan. 27.
The Kings and Los Angeles Lakers rivalry is going to be a lot more heighten as LeBron James joined the Lakers this offseason.
Four-game series with the LeBron James led Los Angeles Lakers
- Nov. 10 in Sacramento
- Dec. 27 in Sacramento
- Dec. 30 in Los Angeles
- March 19 in Los Angeles
NOTABLE HOME GAMES
Utah Jazz on Oct. 17 (Season Opener)
Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 10 (First LA-SAC Meeting)
Golden State Warriors (Dec. 14 and Jan. 5)
NOTABLE ROAD GAMES
Golden State Warriors on Nov. 24 (First Meeting)
Utah Jazz on Nov. 21 (Day before Thanksgiving)
Phoenix Suns on Dec. 4 (Matchup between top two NBA draft picks DeAndre Ayton and Marvin Bagley)
Los Angeles Clippers on Dec. 26 (Day after Christmas)
Schedule of games by month: October (3 home, 5 away), November (7 home, 6 away), December (7 home, 8 away), January (8 home, 7 away), February ( home, 4 away), March (7 home, 9 away) and April (3 home, 2 away)
Last season, the Kings were tied for the 6th worst record in the NBA after finishing with an 27-55 record. This led to the team selecting Marvin Bagley III from Duke University with the 2nd overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
De'Aaron Fox and Bogdan Bogdanovic are entering their second seasons, with newcomers ike Yogi Ferrell and familiar face Ben McLemore set to don the purple this season.
Also, Harry Giles is set to debut in the season opener, along with Iman Shumpert, who both missed last season due to injuries.
For more information on the schedule, go here.