The hits keep on coming for the Sacramento Kings. After losing DeMarcus Cousins for four and a half games to a strained Achilles, the Kings announced last night that an MRI performed on Darren Collison revealed a strained hamstring. Collison missed Saturday's game against the Golden State Warriors and will miss Monday's game against the San Antonio Spurs as well. He will be listed as day-to-day after that.
Collison is Sacramento's third leading scorer, averaging 15.8 points and 5.2 assists off the bench this year, so his loss is a big one for this team. Fortunately, it sounds like DeMarcus Cousins is coming back on Monday, so that's a big boost for this Kings team.
In Collison's absence the Kings will rely more than ever on Rajon Rondo. Rondo had an excellent game in Collison's absence on Saturday, tallying his first triple-double of the season. Seth Curry will also see extended playing time and should hopefully be able to make up for some of Collison's scoring and playmaking. Curry's banged up himself though, having sustained a sprained ankle against the Houston Rockets on Friday. He also missed Saturday's game against the Warriors.
The Sacramento Kings are 1-6 and have only played a couple games so far this season at full health. This Collison news doesn't help matters but hopefully it's only a short absence.