Gay nears return, Landry out vs. Timberwolves

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*Updated 3:20 pm PST

After practice on Monday, Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl told the media that Rudy Gay has a chance to play on Tuesday versus the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Kings confirmed his notion by listing him as probable this morning. Gay has missed three games since suffering a concussion on March 30 playing the Memphis Grizzlies.

Karl had no update on Nik Stauskas, who left Sunday’s game against the Utah Jazz in the fourth quarter with back spasms. The rookie shooting guard was seen walking around the Kings practice facility without any noticeable discomfort, and he is now listed as probable.

In addition, DeMarcus Cousins was a late addition to the injury report and will sit out Tuesday’s contest with a sore right foot. The All-Star center has missed 17 games this season due to a variety of ailments.

While not injured, Carl Landry will sit out on Tuesday. The 31-year-old big man was suspended one game without pay by the league this afternoon. During a fourth quarter altercation between Derrick Williams and Rudy Golbert on Sunday, Landry left the bench before the Kings called a timeout, which is a violation of NBA rules.

If Gay is good to go, he will start at power forward in Landry’s place.

According to the Kings’ “Participation Status Key,” Gay and Stauskas’ probable status make them a 75 percent chance to go. We will keep you updated on the status of each player as we find out more.

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