Reported yesterday by the Bee’s Jason Jones, Omri Casspi left practice after an ankle injury during 5 on 5 drills. And, since the Kings didn’t have enough bodies to play 5 on 5, they just stopped practice.
The Kings have been plagued by ankle injuries this preseason thus far: Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins have both missed time due to a sprained ankle and a strained ankle, respectively. Francisco Garcia and Darnell Jackson have also been plagued by ankle injuries, although Darnell probably doesn’t give a shit. Because he’s a beast.
Also, when I read practice was stopped due to “lack of bodies”, the first thing that came to my mind was…”didn’t Paul Westphal make five All-Star game appearances?” Lace ‘em up, coach. Put your money where your mouth is and don’t let Luther put you on a poster.
Speaking of lacing ‘em up, the next thing I thought was…”what kind of shoes are these guys wearing?” Hopefully not the wonderfully horrible Starbury shoes. (Go ahead and peruse that site. Marbury’s ACTUALLY marketing a workout DVD called “Rebirth” and it has a picture of him with flames. I can not make this up.)
According the Casspi, he was “all right” and that it was “just an ankle.” Doctor Casspi in da house.
The Kings play the Clippers tomorrow night, Tuesday, on NBATV at 7:30.