The San Antonio Spurs will play the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night in Sacramento. The first tap is set to take place at 10:00 p.m. EST.
The latest injury status of Tre Jones and Romeo Langford
The Sacramento Kings have been engaged in a chess match with their roster, attempting to find the right combination of players to return the franchise to its winning ways, which it has been unable to achieve since the early 2000s.
Keegan Murray (back) is questionable for Thursday’s game against the Spurs. Murray was forced to leave Tuesday’s game against the Nets due to a back injury, so the designation is not surprising.
While the injury is not considered serious, the rookie will be evaluated following shootaround before his status for Thursday’s game is determined.
The Spurs have shown that they will not roll over and start counting their ping pong balls in anticipation of the Victor Wembanyama sweepstakes after only fifteen games into the 2022-23 season.
Tre Jones will return to the starting lineup after being ruled out of the Warriors game on Monday due to illness. In 30.4 minutes per game this season, the third-year point guard has averaged 12.3 points, 6.6 assists, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.4 steals.
Jones’ return means Keita Bates-Diop will be relegated to the bench on Tuesday.
Romeo Langford (COVID-19 protocols) will miss Thursday’s game against the Kings. Due to the league’s health and safety protocols, Langford will miss his third straight game. His next game will be against the Clippers on Saturday.
Malaki Branham (ankle) will miss Thursday’s game against the Kings.
Branham will miss his sixth consecutive game as he recovers from a left ankle sprain. There is no timetable for his return, but the guard should be treated on an individual basis in the future.
PF Zach Collins has been ruled out.