Garrett Temple missed one game with a sprained ankle, but he returned against the Pelicans and played a significant role in the Kings victory.
Garrett Temple is a perpetually underrated NBA player. The Sacramento Kings‘ wing rarely gets mentioned in any conversation, but he is a versatile defender who is an above average 3-point shooter. Temple can also handle the ball and create when necessary. He turns 32 in May, though. That is why he is part of the five veterans who rest for Sacramento and likely his best scenario is finding a new home before the trade deadline. More on his trade prospects in the coming days.
Temple injured his injured his right ankle and missed Sunday’s game against the Spurs. The damage was not too severe, though. He returned on Tuesday and played a significant role in a Kings victory. Temple scored 15 points with two rebounds, six assists, three 3-pointers made and a steal in 32 minutes of action. He was tied for the second most minutes on the team and played a crucial role on both ends of the floor in the 114-103 win. The ankle looked 100 percent healthy and should not be a worry going forward for Temple.
Garrett Temple returned from an injury, and the Kings won. Temple was a key cog in two of the last three Sacramento victories. His leadership and on-court play are assets to the Kings franchise. Do not be surprised if another team values those too and makes a move for Temple at the deadline. Wing players are in high demand and Sacramento would be wise to capitalize on the veteran.
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