The Kings will play a seven-game preseason schedule, including three against the Pacific Division rival Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced Wednesday.
The first three games will be played at Power Balance Pavilion Oct. 10 against Phoenix, Oct. 15 against Portland and Oct. 17 against Golden State.
The Kings will play the Lakers in three different cities. The first meeting is Oct. 19 in Las Vegas, followed by an Oct. 21 game in Los Angeles. The Kings face the Suns again Oct. 22 before finishing the exhibition season Oct. 25 against the Lakers in San Diego.
The lack of a full exhibition schedule before the 2011-12 season didn't help the development of the Kings' young roster. Because of the NBA lockout, all teams played just two preseason games before beginning the condensed 66-game regular-season schedule.
Having participated in summer league last month and a full training camp and preseason, the Kings hope to improve after missing the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.
KINGS PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Oct. 10: vs. Phoenix, Power Balance Pavilion, 7 p.m.
Oct. 15: vs. Portland, Power Balance Pavilion, 7 p.m.
Oct. 17: vs. Golden State, Power Balance Pavilion, 7 p.m.
Oct. 19: vs. L.A. Lakers, Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, 7 p.m.
Oct. 21: at L.A. Lakers, Staples Center, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 22: at Phoenix, US Airways Center, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: vs. L.A. Lakers, Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, 7 p.m.