Kings All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins didn’t practice on Thursday due to a tweaked ankle sustained in Wednesday’s 102-90 win over the Grizzlies at Sleep Train Arena.
Cousins appeared to injure the ankle at the 8:29 mark of the fourth quarter when operating in the post and fouled by Memphis center Kosta Koufos.
Cousins actually hobbled to halfcourt and sat on the arena floor before making his way to the free throw line.
“Cousins was walking around the locker room like he was old this morning,” Kings coach George Karl said after Thursday’s practice.
“I’m hopeful for tomorrow (Friday against the Spurs) but there’s a chance he won’t play.”
He is officially listed as doubtful with a left ankle sprain and left hip contusion.
Cousins secured 16 points, nine rebounds and six assists in just under 25 minutes due to foul trouble.
The big man actually played through the ankle situation before fouling out with 46.3 seconds remaining with the Kings leading 101-90.
Cousins is averaging 23.7 points and 12.2 rebounds per game, ranking seventh and third in the NBA, respectively. He is also tied for second in the league with Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic with 34 double doubles, four behind leader Pau Gasol of Chicago.
The Spurs visit Sleep Train Arena on Friday to take on the Kings (20-35), and the Blazers are in California’s capital city on Sunday before Sacramento embarks on an eight-game road trip.