Most sequences have a logical progression. There is causality. One event precedes another. Insert your favorite aphorism here.
Today is one of those days that gets fans just a smidge closer to their utopia. The preseason schedule has been announced, and the Suns will begin on October 10th with the sanguine kismet of facing the (drumroll please) .... Sacramento Kings!
These schedules are usually based on propinquity, so there wasn't a reason to expect any eastern foes. A match up against an LA team might have been more appetizing, but at the same time would have tarnished the anticipation of regular season match ups. To be perfectly blunt, the Kings' fans probably aren't reveling in the opportunity to get the first crack at the "new look" Suns, either.
The first home game is on a Friday night, October 12th (date night!) against the despised Trail Blazers.
The Suns do get to play the revamped Mavericks (road), the mighty Thunder (road) and (get this - I'm not kidding) have a preseason finale at USAC against the Nuggets with Iggy on ESPN.
Hit the jump for a complete rundown of the preseason schedule.
DATE OPPONENT SITE
Wed., Oct. 10 Sacramento Kings Power Balance Pavilion, Sacramento 7:00 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 12 Portland Trail Blazers US Airways Center, Phoenix 7:00 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 17 Dallas Mavericks American Airlines Center, Dallas 5:30 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 19 Okla. City Thunder BOK Center, Tulsa
Mon., Oct. 22 Sacramento Kings US Airways Center, Phoenix 7:00 p.m.
Tue., Oct. 23 Golden State Warriors ORACLE Arena, Oakland
Fri., Oct. 26 Denver Nuggets US Airways Center, Phoenix 7:30 p.m. ESPN
All times Phoenix time