After months of offseason hand-wringing and anticipation over what the new-look team would be, Toronto Raptors fans can finally rejoice and watch some genuine NBA basketball. The team’s preseason slate will start off against Domantas Sabonis and the Sacramento Kings in Vancouver.
While the preseason may not be the most accurate measuring stick for both teams due to the exhibition nature of these games, but that shouldn’t damper any enthusiasm. After all, Toronto has multiple standout young players worth watching against one of the best teams in the Western Conference.
With the Kings in possession of one of the most lethal offensive attacks in the league and Toronto having revamped their entire coaching staff to become a better perimeter shooting team, this has all the makings of an old-fashioned shootout if they come out of the gate firing.
Is Scottie Barnes playing vs. Kings?
All signs point to Barnes suiting up in this game and starting what promises to be a pivotal third season in Toronto off on the right foot. Will he have made the offensive improvements that fans have been crying out for?
Is De’Aaron Fox playing vs. Raptors?
All signs point to Fox playing in this game, which could make for a very interesting test for this brand-new defense. Nick Nurse and his overly aggressive style of play are gone. How will the new-look unit fare against the speedy Fox?
How to live stream Raptors vs. Kings in Vancouver
This game will get started at 8:00 P.M. ET (5:00 P.M. PT) in Vancouver and will be broadcast live on Sportsnet. Fans who live within 75 miles of Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center can also livestream the game on Kings.com.
Full Raptors injury report vs. Kings
The Precious Achiuwa injury, which will keep him out for some time, seems to be the only major health concern for the team right now. Anyone else being held out of this game is likely only as a
Full Kings injury report vs. Raptors
It appears as though Sacramento has a clean bill of health for this game. It remains to be seen if any other players will be held out of action in the name of preservation.