News: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is banged up as the season winds to a close. Cousins has a calf strain, sore foot and thigh bruise he has dealt with over the last few weeks and coach George Karl is considering adding more rest time to his schedule with the season ending, reports ESPN.com.
"We talked when he commented after one game that his body was beat up," Karl said before the Kings faced the Grizzlies. "I said, 'Instead of thinking about shutting it down, let's try to find some days that you can get your body rested.' We might schedule a piece of our games and (rest Cousins) again."
Karl is planning to use the last few games to determine what roster moves to make this offseason.
"I think Cousins likes to play and I think he's doing it because he wants to play at a higher efficiency," Karl said. "It gives me an opportunity to experiment a little bit. At home, I'd like to go in and (let Cousins play) every game. But on the road, I might experiment a little bit more."
Hood, who scored seven points in just 11 minutes of action, left early in the second quarter with the head injury and was unable to get back on the floor. His status for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets remains uncertain.
Gay, who scored a game-high 24 points on 10 of 18 shooting from the field with four rebounds, left late in the third quarter and did not return to the floor. Gay said after the game he blacked out when he collided with Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, reports the Sacramento Bee.
He will reportedly miss Wednesday's game against the Rockets with the injury and must clear the concussion protocol.
News: Hawks backup guard Dennis Schrodersuffered a toe injury in Monday's game against the Bucks and did not return. Schroder left the game in the second quarter after scoring four points in six minutes and will be held out of Tuesday's game against the Pistons, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Schroder is averaging 9.9 points and 4.2 assists per game this seaosn.