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DeMarcus Cousins injury: Kings center undergoes MRI on hip

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Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins missed practice and underwent an MRI on Monday to examine his ailing hip flexor, according to Sean Cunningham of ABC News10.

With the results anticipated to come on Tuesday, head coach Mike Malone called him “very questionable” for the home game against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, per the report.  When the former Kentucky star injured his hip initially last Wednesday, the injury didn’t seem serious, but the Kings’ cautiousness has to indicate some genuine concern. 

Sacramento is 0-7 without Cousins in the lineup this season, so any extended amount of time without him will spell trouble for the struggling squad. At 18-35 through the All-Star Break, the Kings are currently situated in fourth place in the Pacific Division, where only the Los Angeles Lakers trail them in a difficult Western Conference. 

If Cousins can’t suit up, then Jason Thompson will likely see more action in his place. The Kings could also be without Jimmer Fredette, who was sick with an illness on Monday and according to Malone looked “awful.” 

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images

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