NBA: Sacramento Kings vs Brooklyn Nets: Injury Report, Predicted Lineups and Starting 5s
On Monday night, the Sacramento Kings will face the Brooklyn Nets. This is the second time these two clubs have met this season. Sacramento won the game, and Brooklyn’s record was blemished by yet another setback. The game in question took place on February 2 at California’s Golden 1 Center.
Chimezie Metu, Harrison Barnes, and Tyrese Haliburton all had outstanding games for the home squad, leading them to a 112-101 triumph. Haliburton, who is now with the Indiana Pacers, had 12 points, 11 assists, and four steals in the game. Meanwhile, Nic Claxton led the Nets with 23 points, 11 rebounds, and five blocks.
In the 12 days since they last met, both clubs’ rosters have changed dramatically. In exchange for James Harden, the Nets obtained Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, and Andre Drummond from the Philadelphia 76ers. Curry and Drummond are almost certainly going to start against the Kings.
Meanwhile, the Kings have one of the greatest centers in the league among their ranks. Sacramento’s arrival of Domantas Sabonis will improve not only their inside scoring but also their defense. Sacramento has yet to see if Haliburton and Buddy Hield would be missed in the future, despite two consecutive triumphs.
Injury Update for the Sacramento Kings
Only two players are listed as injured for the Kings’ trip to Brooklyn. Terence Davis will sit out the game, while Jeremy Lamb, who is questionable, will be evaluated in the days coming up to it. Lamb, on the other hand, is unlikely to suit up in Brooklyn.
Injury Report for the Brooklyn Nets
The Nets will face the Kings without Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, or Ben Simmons, their newest addition. Irving will be ineligible to play while the Slim Reaper recovers from an MCL sprain according to New York’s immunization mandate. Simmons has been assigned to competition reconditioning and will make his team debut soon.
Sacramento Kings vs Brooklyn Nets: Predicted Lineups
De’Aaron Fox and Justin Holiday will play in the Kings’ backcourt. The holiday is a capable three-point shooter, averaging 2.6 threes per game this season with the Pacers. Meanwhile, the frontcourt will be led by Harrison Barnes, Maurice Harkless, and Domantas Sabonis. In his two games with Sacramento, Sabonis has averaged 19 points, 12.5 rebounds, and six assists per game.
Seth Curry, the Nets’ newest signing, will start at number two, with Patty Mills at the point. Curry is one of the most efficient three-point shooters in NBA history, shooting 40% from three-point range and averaging 2.2 made threes a game. Bruce Brown, Kessler Edwards, and Andre Drummond will make up Brooklyn’s frontcourt. Brown has started the last two games and is expected to do so again on Monday.
Sacramento Kings vs Brooklyn Nets: Predicted Starting 5s
Point Guard – De’Aaron Fox | Shooting Guard – Justin Holiday | Small Forward – Harrison Barnes | Power Forward – Maurice Harkless | Center – Domantas Sabonis.
Point Guard – Patty Mills | Shooting Guard – Seth Curry | Small Forward – Bruce Brown | Power Forward – Kessler Edwards | Center – Andre Drummond.