The Ron Artest reunion will be much sooner than expected.
As the Kings prepare to make the deal official Thursday, the team released its preseason schedule today. Their eight preseason games feature two matchups with the Houston Rockets, including one at Arco Arena on Oct. 23.
The Kings will take on Oklahoma City, formerly known as the Seattle SuperSonics, on Oct. 10 at Arco while hosting four preseason games. However, those won't all be held at Arco.
The Kings face the Los Angeles Clippers on Oct. 15 at Pacific's Spanos Center in Stockton.
This isn't the Kings first trip to Stockton. The Kings played exhibition games at Spanos Center in the late 1980s and held training camp there during the mid-1990s.
DATE / OPPONENT / ARENA / TIPOFF
Oct. 7 / @Portland / Rose Garden / 7 p.m.
Oct. 10 / OKLAHOMA CITY / ARCO Arena / 7 p.m.
Oct. 12 / @LA Lakers / Thomas & Mack Center (Las Vegas, NV) / 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 15 / LA CLIPPERS / Spanos Center (Stockton, CA) / 7 p.m.
Oct. 17 / @Houston / Toyota Center / 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 18 / @Dallas / American Airlines Center / 6 p.m.
Oct. 20 / PORTLAND / ARCO Arena / 7 p.m.
Oct. 23 / HOUSTON / ARCO Arena / 7 p.m.