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Let the tank roll.

Sacramento Kings v Memphis Grizzlies Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

Well, it’s settled: the Sacramento Kings won’t be playing in the postseason for the 15th consecutive year after losing to the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday.

The Kings’ chances of sneaking into the play-in at the last second were always slim, but they weren’t zero until they lost to the Grizzlies on Thursday. Now, they’re expected to shift their attention to the offseason; specifically the NBA draft and free agency, the latter of which will force them to make some tough decisions.

Before then, they have two games to evaluate which pieces are worth keeping around long-term. Here’s everything you need to know about Friday’s game.

Game Information

Where: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee

When: Friday, May 14 at 6 p.m. PT

How to watch/listen: NBC Sports California, KHTK Sports 1140 AM

Opposing perspective: Grizzly Bear Blues

Projected Starting Lineups

Kings (31-39): Delon Wright, Buddy Hield, Moe Harkless, Chimezie Metu, Richaun Holmes

Grizzlies (37-33): Ja Morant, Dillon Brooks, Kyle Anderson, Jaren Jackson Jr., Jonas Valanciunas

Injuries/Absences

Kings: Buddy Hield — PROBABLE; Marvin Bagley III, Harrison Barnes — DOUBTFUL; De’Aaron Fox, Tyrese Haliburton, Robert Woodard II — OUT

Grizzlies: Jonas Valanciunas — QUESTIONABLE; Grayson Allen, Sean McDermott — OUT