DeMarcus Cousins has been putting up numbers in the George Karl offensive system — 29.7 points per game in his last three. He has been clear and away the Kings best player.
They are going to miss him Wednesday night against the Clippers.
Cousins is out with a right calf strain, the team announced.
Kings fans, if you live in the Sacramento area and are a Comcast subscriber, you can watch a live stream of the Kings taking on the Clippers Wednesday night. Just follow this link.
The Kings have played faster and been improved on offense since Karl took over at the All-Star break. However, they also have been the worst defensive team in the league in that time. Without Cousins to score or defend the rim against the high-flying Clips, this could get ugly Wednesday night.
In other injury news tied to this game, Rudy Gay is expected to play for the Kings. However, Matt Barnes will be out for Los Angeles.