Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins will miss the next two games with a strained right Achilles.
“We’re just going to skip him the next two games and after that he’s day-to-day,” Kings vice president Vlade Divac said after Monday’s practice.
Cousins left Saturday’s loss at the Los Angeles Clippers at halftime with what was announced as a sore right Achilles. An MRI on Sunday revealed a strain.
“He rebounded and went down and felt a little bit sore, so we decided to keep him in the locker room and do the MRI,” Divac said.
The Kings will play four games in the next five days: Home against Memphis on Tuesday, at Phoenix on Wednesday and home against Houston on Friday and Golden State on Saturday.
“It’s a long season and things happen like that, so it’s better to make sure he’s recovered 100 percent instead of pushing him to aggravate things,” Divac said.