Kings face Lakers three times in preseason

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Kings face Lakers three times in preseason

The Kings open their 2012-13 NBA preseason at home against the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 10, and have seven games to gear up for the regular season.

They face the Warriors at Power Balance Arena on Oct. 17 before hitting the road for four games, three of which are against the Lakers.

Kings preseason schedule:

DATE OPPONENT ARENA (CITY) TIPOFF 10-Oct vs. Suns Power Balance Pavilion (Sacramento, CA) 7:00 PM 15-Oct vs. Trail Blazers Power Balance Pavilion (Sacramento, CA) 7:00 PM 17-Oct vs. Warriors Power Balance Pavilion (Sacramento, CA) 7:00 PM 19-Oct at Lakers Thomas & Mack Center (Las Vegas, NV) 7:00 PM 21-Oct at Lakers Staples Center (Los Angeles, CA) 6:30 PM 22-Oct at Suns US Airways Center (Phoenix, AZ) 7:00 PM 25-Oct at Lakers Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, CA) 7:00 PM

Kings select PG Frank Mason III No. 34 overall in the 2017 NBA Draft

Kings select PG Frank Mason III No. 34 overall in the 2017 NBA Draft

With the No. 34 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Kings selected the 2016-17 Player of the Year in point gaurd Frank Mason III.

Mason averaged 20.9 points and 5.2 assists per game as a senior at Kansas. 

The Kings wrapped up the 2017 NBA Draft with point guard De'Aaron Fox at No. 5, small forward Justin Jackson at No. 15, power forward Harry Giles at No. 20 and Mason at No. 34. 

Kings select PF Harry Giles with the No. 20 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft

Kings select PF Harry Giles with the No. 20 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft

The Kings again picked three times in the first round of the NBA Draft. At No. 20 overall, Sacramento selected power forward Harry Giles out of Duke.

Giles averaged 3.9 points in 26 games as a freshman at Duke. 

The 6-foot-10 19-year-old has a long history of knee injuries but was the top recruit coming out of high school by many rankings systems. 

The Kings also own the No. 34 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. 

Watch live analysis of the Kings' trade picks right here.