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Return Of The Roar Podcast

The Return of the Roar podcast hosted by Chris Watkins & Frankie Cartoscelli is a Sacramento Kings podcast following all of the latest news and storylines in the Kingdom

Pardon The Roar - Kings Win Season Opener   (56:33)10-21-2021
Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli try something a little bit different paying homage to ESPN's Pardon the Interruption as they celebrate their 20th year on-air.  They start off the episode with Headlines, then have 5(ish) good minutes with Matt George, and then close with F...
Preseason Wrap-Up & Regular Season Projections w/ Brenden Nunes   (09:40)10-15-2021
Chris Watkins & Frankie Cartoscelli are joined by Brenden Nunes of the Kings Pulse Podcast to discuss the preseason finale for the Sacramento Kings vs the Los Angeles Lakers. They discuss how they feel Marvin Bagley's role will develop throughout the season and project how they f...
Preseason Matters   (56:50)10-8-2021
Chris Watkins & Frankie Cartoscelli start off the episode talking about their prefered way to watch a sports broadcast before diving into their thoughts and opinions from the Sacramento Kings' first 2 preseason games.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Training Camp Has Begun / Over-Under Player Predictions   (18:38)9-30-2021
Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli are back with training camp in full swing for the Sacramento Kings! They start the episode talking about their Media Day 2021 fun with some of the players before getting into their OVE/UNDER stat predictions for some of the key members of the...
Finishing Up The Offseason, Simmons Holdout, Buy/Sell/ Hold   (56:38)9-23-2021
Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli talk about DeMarcus Cousins' cryptic tweet that set Kings fans into a frenzy, Ben Simmons' training camp holdout, settle the Fox vs Lonzo debatem and have some fun with a Buy/Sell/Hold game for the six starting 5(6?) Follow them on Twitter ...
Bold Predictions / LOK x ROTR Crossover   (48:53)9-17-2021
Franklin Cartoscelli and Chris Watkins are joined by Matt George from the Locked On Kings podcast for some bold predictions for this upcoming Kings season including Marvin Bagley and Buddy Hield not being in the closing lineup, Luke Walton keeping his job, and the Kings being bet...
Kayte For Commentator, Kuzma's Comments, & De'Aaron's Deltoids   (48:42)9-9-2021
Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli ARE BACK! After a week off, the guys are ready to talk about the breaking news that Kayte Hunter will be replacing Doug Christie as the Sacramento Kings' new TV color analyst, Kyle Kuzma's comments on the infamous non-trade to Sacramento on d...
Sacramento Kings Fantasy Draft   (47:40)8-26-2021
Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli start off the episode talking about gambling website MyBookie.ag having the Sacramento Kings as +275 favorties to obtain Ben Simmons by the start of the season. Then, the guys have some off-season fun with a fantasy style draft of the Sacrame...
Summer League Analysis & Stories w/ Bobby Gerould   (01:42)8-19-2021
Chris Watkins and Frankie Cartoscelli talk with Bobby Gerould of hoopobsession.com about what he saw at the Las Vegas Summer League and how that play might translate to real NBA action. They then discuss the current fit of the roster and how they see the team progressing. The epi...
Sports As Therapy, Too Many Centers, Summer League Thoughts   (05:20)8-12-2021
Are sports actually therapeutic? Chris and Frankie discuss how their years of sports fandom have actually led to more enjoyment when not focussed on games. They eventually get into Kings talk and discuss how the teams roster starting to lean heavy and what they could do to get th...
Free Agency / Siakam vs Simmons / California Classic w/ JayMarZZ   (56:03)8-6-2021
Frankie and Chris are joined once again by JayMarZZ of the morning show to discuss all the moves the Kings have made in the past week including rumors that Sacramento could be a suitor for either Ben Simmons or Pascal Siakam as well as discussing this past week's California Class...
Post-Draft Reaction Mini-Episode   (34:50)7-30-2021
Frankie and Chris link up the day after the 2021 NBA Draft to discuss what was supposed to be a wild day for the Sacramento KIngs that turned into a night full of wonder. They talk about the Buddy for Kuzma/Harrell failed trade, the Davion Mitchell selection, and their overall fe...
NBA Draft Rumor Mill / Buddy-Kuzma Trade w/ James Ham   (22:59)7-27-2021
Chris & Frankie are joined by NBC Sports Insider, James Ham to discuss what it was like to cover the team during the pandemic. The guys then talk about what the Sacramento Kings are looking to do with their #9 draft pick with the NBA Draft 2 days away. Rumors swirled over the wee...
2021 NBA Mock Draft w/ Bryant West   (56:13)7-22-2021
Frankie & Chris are joined by the other co-host of the Kings Pulse Podcast, Bryant West to do a pick-by-pick analysis of what each team will be thinking about before they make their selection in next Thursday's draft. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Favorite Draft Prospects / Marvin Bagley's Twitter Account ™ w/ Brenden Nunes   (03:59)7-12-2021
Chris & Frankie are joined by Brenden Nunes, host of the Kings Pulse Podcast and writer for the Kings Herald, to discuss who has risen to the top of Kings big boards and who the team should avoid. They also discuss the audio of Marvin Bagley III saying "It's my twitter" in respon...
What Is Monte's Plan? w/ Matt George   (17:36)7-6-2021
Chris & Frankie are joined by Matt George to discuss the upcoming offseason decisions for the Sacramento Kings. Will Buddy Hield or Marvin Bagley III be moved? Can the Kings retain Richaun? What is the move to take this team over the hump?      See omnystudio.com/listener f...
Covering The Early 2000's Kings / Marvin Bagley III BioGate / What To Do With #9 w/ Jason Ross   (12:56)6-28-2021
On today's episode, Frankie and Chris are joined by Sports 1140 on-air personality and host of the Sacramento Kings radio postgame show, Jason Ross! The guys discuss an array of topics including what it was like to be in the locker room for the early 2000's Kings teams, the Marvi...
Positional Breakdown: PG's / Ben Simmons To Sac?   (20:03)6-21-2021
On today's episode Chris and Frankie wrap up their positional breakdowns with the point guards. They discuss De'Aaron Fox's breakout season, Delon Wright's late addition, & ponder Kyle Guy's future with the team. They then discuss the hottest topic in sports at the moment, "Will ...
Positional Breakdown: SG / NBA Playoffs Round 2 Roundup   (14:51)6-15-2021
On today's episode Chris & Frankie breakdown the shooting guard position for the Sacramento Kings. They discuss what they believe will happen this offeseason with Buddy Hield, what the future holds for Tyrese Haliburton, is Terrence Davis a Buddy Heild replacement, and what to ex...
Position Breakdown: Small Forwards / NBA Playoffs 2nd Round w/ JayMarZZ   (28:00)6-7-2021
On today's episode, the guys give their reviews on the small forward postion for the Kings during the 2020-21 season with recaps of Harrison Barnes, Robert Woodard III, and Justin James. They wrap up the show discussing how the first round of NBA Playoffs shook out along with pre...
PF Breakdown / NBA Playoffs 1st Round / Fans Gone Wild   (33:26)6-1-2021
On today's episode Chris & Frankie breakdown the seasons of Marvin Bagley III, Maurice Harkless, and Chimeze Metu in their weekly positional breakdown, then they discuss how Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs have begun to shake out, finally they have a serious talk about what in the wo...
Position Breakdown: Centers / NBA Playoffs   (08:22)5-25-2021
On today's episode of Return of the Roar, Chris & Frankie begin their position breakdowns with the centers, Bogdan Bogdanovic in the playoffs, and then give their thoughts on the NBA Playoffs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Luke Walton Is Back / 2021 Sacramento Kings Season In Review w/ JayMarZZ   (11:43)5-18-2021
On today's episode, the guys are joined by morning show co-host JayMarzz as they discuss the news that Luke Walton will remain the head coach for the Sacramento Kings for the forseeable future. With the 2021 season now complete, the guys take a look back at some of the high and l...
Locked On Kings Crossover w/ Matt George   (49:14)5-11-2021
On today's episode, Chris and Frankie are joined by Locked On Kings Podcast host Matt George to discuss the awkward Vlade Divac sighting, the Kings bench rotation, and role players futures.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Play-In or Play-out? / Marvin's Room   (01:15)5-6-2021
On this episode of Return of the Roar, Chris and Frankie continue to be surpised by the Kings up-and-down season as the team has won 4 straight after getting blown out by 49 points to Utah, the emerging play of Marvin Bagley and Delon Wright, and the bizarre circumstances behind ...
No Fox, No Problem / Tyrese's Future / NBA Playoff Tiers   (04:37)4-27-2021
On today's episode, Frankie and Chris talk about Tyrese's career trajectory, Richaun Holmes upcoming free agency, awards, and then end the episode with NBA Playoff tiers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Breaking The Streak   (55:13)4-19-2021
On today's episode, Chris and Frankie talk about the Kings breaking their 9-game losing streak on Sunday against Dallas, Terence Davis and Delon Wright solidifying the backup guard roles, and discuss if Tyrese is the front-runner for Rookie of the Year.  See omnystudio.com/list...
Are We Cursed?! / 2011-2016 Draft Picks: Where Are They Now?   (44:57)4-13-2021
The Kings have lost not 1....not 2.... not 3..... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Basketball Hell, Kings Mount Rushmore (+1) Of Scoring, Who Is You Game After?   (51:02)4-6-2021
On today's episode, Frankie and Chris discuss the rough week of Sacramento Kings basketball that saw the team drop 4 straight games. The Kings only sit 1 game out of the play-in tournament, but also are positioned to be in the top 10 of the draft, where will they fall? Who are th...
What To Expect From This Season , De'Aaron Fox Takeover, & Movie Theater Etiquette w/ Matt George   (44:30)3-29-2021
On today's episode, Frankie and Chris are joined by fellow KHTK.com contributer Matt George to discuss how he feels about the team's decisions at the deadline, which Kings team he expects to see going forward, De'Aaron Fox's recent jump to an elite level, and then close out the c...
NBA Trade Deadline Special   (44:33)3-25-2021
Chris & Frankie record right after the NBA trade deadline to give their live reactions to all of the Sacramento Kings' moves on the day. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Fox For The Win / MB3 Injury   (59:30)3-18-2021
On today's episode, Chris and Frankie discuss the Kings nail biter over the Wizards, talk about Marvin Bagley's injury and how it impacts the team moving forward on and off the court, and then wrap up the episode with weekly awards! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inform...
Kings vs Rockets Recap / One Year Since COVID Shutdown/ Trade Rumors   (11:18)3-12-2021
On today's Return of the Roar, Chris and Frankie discuss the Kings blowout victory over the Houston Rockets in the first game back post-All Star break. They dive into a conversation about what a crazy year it has been since the Kings vs Pelicans game was shut down on March 11, 20...
We Need A Break with Jason Ross   (55:18)3-6-2021
On today's episode, Chris and Frankie are joined by KHTK Sports 1140 afternoon show host and Sacramento Kings radio announcer Jason Ross! They discuss the Kings crazy loss to the Hornets, the gutty Lakers game, and then give out their awards for the first half of the season. See...
The Streak Is Over! / Sacramento Stadium Crisis   (39:11)2-27-2021
On today's episode of Return of the Roar, Chris & Frankie discuss the Sacramento Kings finally getting a win and snapping their 9-game losing streak. Then they discuss Harrison Barnes' comments after the Kings loss to New York. The end the show with a stat dump segment and then t...
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT / The Streak Continues   (10:41)2-24-2021
On Today's episode of Return of the Roar, Chris and Frankie have an exciting announcement for all ROTR fans! They discuss Marvin & Tyrese's recent play. Is De'Aaron playing hurt? Should the Kings fire Luke Walton?    Follow us on Twitter: @ChrisMWatkins @FCartoscelli3 @Spo...
The Kings Are Bad....?/ Injuries & Trades   (07:08)2-20-2021
On today's episode of The Return of the Roar Podcast, Chris & Frankie discuss the Kings recent slide that coincides with the team recently catching the "injury bug". They spend the second half of the podcast discussing possible trade scenarios for the team before the mid-March de...
The Kings Are Good....?/De'Aaron Fox Western Conference Player of the Week   (10:09)2-23-2021
On today's episode, Chris & Frankie discuss the Kings effort in their 111-119 loss to Philadelphia. They then discuss the rumors about Harrison Barnes potentially being on the move, and the recent dynamic play of Buddy Hield. Awards for "Kings of the Week" and "Coke Machine of th...
De'Aaron Fox: All-Star? / TyROYse Haliburton   (56:53)2-23-2021
On today's episode, Frank & Chris talk about the Kings recent streak of good play. De'Aaron Fox is playing like an All-Star, but will he be? Tyrese Haliburton wins December/January Western Conference Rookie of the Month, can he make "of the Year"? See omnystudio.com/listener for...
Two Game Winning Streak / Quarter-Season Progress Reports   (17:44)2-23-2021
On today's episode, Chris & Frankie start the show discussing the Kings second consecutive victory before getting into their progress reports for each player at the quarter mark of the season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Kings Win A Basketball Game   (58:14)2-23-2021
On today's episode of The Return of Roar Podcast, Frankie & Chris discuss the last two games of Kings basketball including De'Aaron stretch of good play, the guys ask if it's Tyrese's time to shine, and give out their weekly awards for Kings & Coke Machine of the Week! See omnys...
Kings Have Lost 8 of 10, Now What?/De'Aaron Fox Career High 43 Points!   (07:43)2-23-2021
Chris & Frankie go over their biggest negative and positives from the past week. Then they give out their "King of the Week" and "Coke Machine of the Week" awards. To close out the show, Frankie reads off some of his favorite replies to his tweet about what Kings fans were doing ...
Tyrese Is Fun, The Kings Are Not   (53:33)2-23-2021
On today's episode of The Return of the Roar Podcast, Frankie and Chris skim over the Kings 1-3 stretch over the week to discuss more broad issues with the squad. The guys then go into a discussion about rotations and how they picture their ideal starting/closing 5. They end the ...
Houston, We Have A Problem / Team Bagley Drama   (58:10)2-23-2021
On today's episode of The Return of the Roar podcast, Chris & Frankie discuss a rough 0-2 road trip to Houston where no much went right for Sacramento including Buddy's continued shooting struggles, Haliburton picks up an injury to his previously hurt wrist, and Marvin Bagley con...
Kings vs Suns Recap   (39:28)2-23-2021
Chris & Frankie give their thoughts on how the Kings played in their two games this weekend against the Phoenix Suns. They also talk about Buddy's shooting struggles and debate how they have assessed Marvin's play so far. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kings vs Nuggets Season Opening Shocker! THE BUDDY HIELD TIP!   (29:27)2-23-2021
Chris & Frankie go LIVE to react to the Sacramento Kings finish off their opening night upset to the Denver Nuggets! They talk about their unsung hero, the great defensive play from the guards, and a foul heavy night for the teams bigs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in...