Omri Casspi has missed 13 of the last 18 games as he's dealt with a knee contusion, but after participating in his first full practice in a while yesterday, Casspi has been upgraded as probable for tonight's game against the Miami Heat. Casspi, when healthy, has been one of Sacramento's best bench players this season, averaging 7.9 points on 53.2% from the field to go along with 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists a game.
The Kings will need Casspi's help because they will be without the services of both Rudy Gay and Carl Landry. Both Gay and Landry were hurt in Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, with Gay leaving the game and not returning. Both players are listed as day-to-day and the team is still awaiting results of an MRI taken on Landry's injured wrist. Gay has a knee strain that isn't believed to be serious and should not cause him to miss too much time. Guard Ramon Sessions continues to be out with a lower back strain that has sidelined him for 12 straight games. Derrick Williams will likely start in Rudy Gay's place.
The Heat themselves aren't immune to the injury bug, with star Dwyane Wade sitting out the second straight game with a strained left hamstring. Rookie Shabazz Napier started in his place in their Wednesday night loss to the Warriors.