Sacramento Kings: Skal Labissiere and Frank Mason set to return


The Sacramento Kings have listed both Skal Labissiere and Frank Mason probable for the Feb. 22 game against the Thunder.  Continue reading for more info.

The Sacramento Kings played without two of their young talented players for an extended period.  Skal Labissiere has been out since Jan. 25 with a shoulder strain.  Rookie Frank Mason suffered a foot injury on New Year’s Eve and failed to suit up afterward.

Kings fans received some good news following their first practice back from the All-Star Break.  Below is a Tweet from Sean Cunningham regarding the injuries to both Labissiere and Mason.

What the news means

It appears likely both men make their returns to the court on Thursday evening when the Kings host the Oklahoma City Thunder.  It is not a moment too soon as both youngsters have missed valuable development time on the sidelines.  Frank Mason figures to be the primary backup point guard behind De’Aaron Fox.   Labissiere should start at the power forward and play 30 plus minutes, but I am not certain Coach Joerger agrees with me there.  Monitor Labissiere’s minutes in the contest.

Final thoughts

The Sacramento Kings appear set to return both Frank Mason and Skal Labissiere from lengthy absences on Feb. 22.  The Kings can now focus on their youth movement and give all their young players the majority of the minutes.  Tune in to see if that is what happens and how both men perform coming back on injury.

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