Carl Landry has been suspended one game by the NBA for leaving the bench during a skirmish between Derrick Williams and Rudy Gobert in Sunday’s 101-95 Kings loss to the Jazz.
Landry will now miss Tuesday’s game at Sleep Train Arena against the Timberwolves.
Sacramento trailed Utah 83-82 with 6:11 to go in the game after an Omri Casspi dunk when a minor row ensued between Williams and Gobert. Landry left the bench while Williams was assessed a technical foul.
Even though he was apparently playing a peacemaker role and was on the court coinciding with a timeout, the suspension was still administered.
The 31-year old forward has started 16 games this season, including the last three contests.
He is averaging 6.9 points and 3.8 rebounds in 16.5 minutes per night.
While Landry will not be available on Tuesday, Rudy Gay may return to the starting lineup after sustaining a concussion when he took an inadvertent Marc Gasol elbow to the head in a 97-83 loss to the Grizzlies in Memphis on March 30.
"I'm hoping he (Gay) gets a chance tomorrow," Kings coach George Karl said after Monday’s practice.
Gay was in the Kings practice facility going through on-court basketball drills with assistant Micah Nori on Monday. The 28-year old has missed the last three games.
The Kings are 2-7 without Gay in the lineup.