Malik Monk, the standout sixth man for The Sacramento Kings, will be sidelined for a minimum of four weeks due to a knee injury

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Malik Monk (Credits: ESPN)

The Sacramento Kings face another setback as their key player, sixth man Malik Monk, will be sidelined for at least four weeks due to a knee injury.

Monk sprained the MCL in his right knee during a game against Dallas, adding to the Kings’ injury woes. The team is currently in eighth place in the Western Conference and aims to secure a top-six spot to avoid the play-in tournament, which begins on April 16.

Adding to their woes, guard Kevin Huerter is also out due to a left shoulder injury and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

Malik Monk (Credits: Yard Breaker)

Huerter will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum sustained in a previous game against Memphis.

Despite the setbacks, Monk has been a standout performer off the bench, leading the NBA in points and assists among bench players. Huerter’s absence leaves a void in the team’s lineup, as he has been contributing consistently throughout the season.

Coach Mike Brown hasn’t ruled out the possibility of Huerter returning if the Kings advance deep into the playoffs, but for now, the focus remains on the team’s current challenges and ensuring the injured players remain engaged with the team.

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