For the first PRS Preview Podcast following the Blazers’ brutal seven-game road trip, I talked to Akis Yerocostas, an editor at the SB Nation-affiliated Kngs site Sactown Royalty. We touched first on the news that Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia has denied funding for a new arena in Virginia Beach, and what that means for the Kings’ future in Sacramento (for the latest on that situation, StR’s Tom Ziller has a great piece here). After that, we discussed a variety of topics relating to the Kings’ season and tonight’s game, including the odd lack of minutes for Isaiah Thomas, the improvement of Jimmer Fredette, how Damian Lillard matches up with the Kings’ backcourt, the inconsistency of rookie Thomas Robinson and regression of DeMarcus Cousins, how Cousins and Chuck Hayes could exploit Portland’s lack of frontcourt depth, the sad reality that former Portland fan favorite Travis Outlaw is no longer a viable NBA player, the Kings’ win over Orlando last night, and more. Listen below and follow Akis on Twitter at @aykis16.