The Sacramento Kings will be without Bogdan Bogdanovic and Iman Shumpert when they face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. Bogi is dealing with a foot injury and Shump is still dealing with the hip injury he suffered against the Golden State Warriors. While neither injury is expected to be significant, they create a huge hole at the wing as the Kings prepare to face Paul George and the Thunder.
Bogdan Bogdanovic was limited in shootaround today with a sore foot. Regular wear and tear in the season. We'll know more on his status soon.— James Ham (@James_HamNBCS) December 19, 2018
The Kings will also be without Harry Giles as he is being sent to play in Stockton. Troy Williams was going to be sent down as well but the Kings called him back when they determined that Bogi and Shump would be out. Williams should see significant minutes against the Thunder, as he and Justin Jackson are basically the only options at small forward.
The Kings may end up in a pinch with Williams. Per James Ham, Williams will have six more days with the Kings after this game, due to the nature of two-way contracts.
7 days from what I know. 6 after today.— James Ham (@James_HamNBCS) December 19, 2018
The Kings were presumably sending him to Stockton to save some of those days, but will need to use another day earlier than they hoped. Williams has played well enough to earn a permanent role on the Kings, but the team currently lacks an open roster spot. The Kings would need to trade or waive a player to retain Williams after his days are used up.