The Sacramento Kings will open up a 7-game exhibition schedule on Wednesday at home against the Phoenix Suns. The game will not be televised locally. There are confusing reports on whether NBA TV will carry the game. (The NBA's website says no; some of our TVs apparently say yes. It seems like no, though.) It will happen live in a building in Sacramento, and tickets are available. (If you attend, please report back to those of us blind to the effort.)
The Suns may not be entirely recognizable, as Steve Nash and Grant Hill have departed and Channing Frye will miss the season with a heart ailment. We'll be seeing the revamped Suns starring Goran Dragic (Slovenia!), Marcin Gortat and, yes, Michael Beasley. Of course, it's preseason, so we may not be seeing all of what Phoenix offers. But this is the new Pacific Division foe: Nashless, rolling in the cellar with us.
The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Pacific. We'll have a game thread in the cover on the front page at 7. Let's go Kings.