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Jason Jones, Sacramento Kings beat writer

Pregame notes: Both starting centers out tonight

02/19/2014 6:39 PM

09/16/2014 1:53 PM

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (strained left hip flexor) and Golden State center Andrew Bogut (adverse reaction to a cortisone injection) are both out for tonight’s game at Sleep Train Arena.

Jermaine O’Neal is expected to start for Bogut. Aaron Gray or Carl Landry will start in place of Cousins.

*Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro discussed the trade of Marcus Thornton before the game. He said plans to speak with Jason Terry and Reggie Evans, who are coming to the Kings from Brooklyn, in more depth once they arrive in Sacramento.

D’Alessandro did not rule out a buyout for Terry, but said he was acquired to be a part of the team.

The deal frees up more playing time for Ben McLemore, which was a big reason for the deal. It also allowed the Kings to be freed of the financial commitment to Thornton, who still has next season remaining on his four-year deal worth approximately $33 million.

Prediction time: The Kings are in flux. The Kings are also 0-7 without Cousins this season. Advantage, Warriors.

Warriors 103, Kings 93

My record: 30-23

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Jason Jones, who joined The Sacramento Bee in 2002, has covered the Kings since 2008. Jones, a UC Berkeley graduate, also has covered high school sports, the Oakland Raiders and the Sacramento Monarchs for The Bee. Contact him at jejones@sacbee.com. Twitter: @mr_jasonjones

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