Tyler Honeycutt's opportunity to impress continues to be derailed by injuries.
The Kings announced Monday that the second-year forward was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right leg during his preseason physical. He will be out three to four weeks.
The regular season begins Oct. 31 at Chicago.
It's the second time this year a stress fracture has sidelined Honeycutt. He missed the NBA Summer League in July because of a stress fracture in his right foot.
Honeycutt also had a stress fracture at UCLA.
"I think it has something to do with trying to gain weight," Honeycutt said. "This is the third time I've tried to gain weight and I've gotten a stress fracture. I'm probably going to have to get on some kind of bone supplement, vitamin D."
Honeycutt said he felt pain last Monday while working out with teammates and took a couple of days off. He thought he might have strained a muscle and didn't expect to be out for an extended period.
Contract chatter The Kings have until Oct. 31 to sign Tyreke Evans to a contract extension.
That's not the plan as of now regarding the fourth-year guard.
Evans will be a restricted free agent after this season if the Kings make him a qualifying offer.
"There really hasn't been any significant discussion on that," basketball president Geoff Petrie said. "It's something we'll see how it goes."
Evans said the contract isn't a concern.
"That's just going to come with the season," Evans said. "I'm just trying to stay healthy, and hopefully, we can win as many games as possible and make the playoffs. But the contract, I'm not really worrying about that."
If Evans can establish himself as an upper-echelon player, the contract figures to take care of itself in the offseason.
"I know he's got a lot of desire to be thought of as an All-Star-caliber player, and I know this summer he applied himself and he's come in ready to try and take his game to another level," Petrie said.
"That all fits together sometimes with where contracts can potentially go. I think everybody here is really pulling for him to have a terrific season."
Executive extensions Petrie is in the last year of his contract, but it isn't weighing on him at the moment.
"I think really for me the only contract I'm concerned about is the one all of us have, and that's the contract with life," Petrie said. "And you take that one day at a time."