The Portland Trail Blazers play their fourth preseason sport, 3rd towards an NBA group, Sunday night time at Sacramento.
That manner the six avid gamers who sat out Thursday towards Maccabi Ra’anana, a certified group from Israel, will go back to the lineup.
Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simons, Josh Hart, Justise Winslow and Jusuf Nurkic rested on Thursday. But now not throughout contemporary practices.
“We had a couple of good days of practice,” Blazers trainer Chauncey Billups mentioned. “It’s good to be getting prepared to play a game against an NBA team … Just a lot of clean up stuff. Just going over stuff and kind of re-learn a lot of our stuff. So, it was a good couple of days.”
The rotation, Billups mentioned, may well be shorter throughout the general two preseason video games than it was once throughout the primary two towards the LA Clippers and Golden State Warriors. But he nonetheless doesn’t plan to play somebody for 35 mins.
Though the Blazers are 0-2 towards NBA groups, Lillard mentioned he has noticed development on protection, a space that will have to make stronger for the Blazers to have a shot at returning to the playoffs.
“The biggest positive has been the carryover we’ve had from September to training camp,” Lillard mentioned.
However, Lillard additionally identified that he would love to see the group scale back its turnovers. They dedicated 33 towards the Clippers and Jazz.
The Kings will provide a number of demanding situations for the Blazers. De’Aaron Fox is among the fastest level guards within the NBA and can problem each Lillard and Simons. Center Domantas Sabonis was once an All-Star two seasons in the past for Indiana. This would be the Blazers’ first glance at rookie ahead Keegan Murray, who had 16 issues and 6 rebounds in Monday’s win over the LA Lakers.
The Blazers focused Murray throughout the 2022 NBA Draft however the Kings scooped him up at select No. 4. The Blazers decided on Shaedon Sharpe with the No. 7 select.
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS AT SACRAMENTO KINGS
What: Trail Blazers (1-2) at Sacramento Kings (1-0), 6 p.m., Sunday.
Where: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, Calif.
Radio: Rip City Radio (KPOJ 620 AM).
TV channel: Root Sports (in Portland: Comcast 734/34; DirecTV 687).
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ODDS (Oregon Lottery/DraftKings)
Moneyline: POR -105 | SAC -115.
Spread: POR +1.5 | Over/Under: 216
Blazers: G Gary Payton II (core muscle surgical procedure restoration) is out till the beginning of the common season
Kings: F Rachaun Holmes (sickness) was once day to day.
The Blazers conclude their preseason agenda 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Golden State Warriors.
The Blazers open the common season Oct. 19 at Sacramento.
— Aaron Fentress | afentress@Oregonian.com | @AaronJFentress (Twitter), @AaronJFentress (Instagram), @AaronFentress (Facebook).
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