March 28, 2016, 11:54 am
Rajon Rondo (rest), DeMarcus Cousins (rest), Rudy Gay (rest) and Marco Belinelli (foot) are all out for Monday’s game against the Blazers.
Rondo, Cousins and Gay are legitimately banged up and in Cousins’ case he could easily start looking at foot procedures in advance of Team USA play this summer. Darren Collison, Seth Curry, Omri Casspi, Willie Cauley-Stein and Kosta Koufos are all solid plays in a one-game vacuum. The Kings have home games on Wednesday and Friday and those seem like natural spots for these guys to play, and then the back-to-back in Denver on Saturday would be a red flag but Michael Malone is coaching and that makes it a wild card on so many levels. Weekly owners are gambling to some degree and using 2.5 games as a measurement for these guys might make sense.