Skal Labissiere is questionable for the Sacramento Kings game on March 7 with a knee injury. Continue reading for more information.
Skal Labissiere has had an up and down second NBA season with the Sacramento Kings. Labissiere biggest hurdle has been getting and staying on the court. He faced large spells of being out of the rotation early in the season. Now, the playing time seems locked in, but only if Labissiere is healthy enough to suit up.
A shoulder injury stole the majority of February, and it appears another injury is cropping up. Below is a Tweet from Sean Cunningham on the Kings injury report for the March 7 game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
What the news means
Honestly, the report makes it difficult to discern any concrete information. Labissiere has a sore right knee, but that is a symptom, not an injury. The question is what is causing the knee soreness? I doubt the Kings divulge that information, though. Right now, the injury does not sound serious, and I would say Labissiere is slightly better than a coin flip’s chance to play this evening. Do not be surprised if this turns into something more significant, though. NBA teams often put out vague statuses as they are trying to determine the extent of an injury and that could be the case here. Stay tuned.
Who steps up?
If Labissiere is out, things get hairy in the frontcourt for Sacramento. Willie Cauley-Stein is out with a back injury leaving just Z-Bo and Kosta Koufos as usual rotational big men. The Kings are likely to play more small ball with Randolph or Koufos at the five and a wing playing stretch four. The injury could also allow us to see the first extended run of Bruno Caboclo in Sacramento. I do not believe he is ready for primetime, but desperate times could force Coach Joerger’s hand.
Skal Labissiere is questionable for the Kings March 7 game against the New Orleans Pelicans with a sore right knee. I am keeping a close eye on the reports because this injury could turn ugly quickly. My Labissiere fandom remains, but he needs to stay healthy and prove himself on the court in the remaining games this season. Here is to hoping we see number seven lighting up the scoreboard this evening.
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