SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Kings forward Trevor Ariza will miss the final two preseason games after he had a procedure to remove a benign tumor from his back.
The Kings said Ariza had the procedure Friday (Saturday, PHL time) and would be re-evaluated after the preseason finale against Melbourne United on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time).
In addition, forward-center Harry Giles is sidelined by a sore left knee and also is likely to miss the last two preseason games. He underwent an MRI on Sept. 30 (Oct. 1, PHL time).
The Kings open the regular season Oct. 23 (Oct. 24, PHL time) at Phoenix.