Sacramento to dress nine on Tuesday

Updated: March 7, 2005, 11:13 PM ET
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento Kings could be down to nine players for their home game Tuesday night against Memphis, with center Brad Miller, forward Kenny Thomas and guard Cuttino Mobley expected to be out of the lineup.

Miller is almost certain to miss his fifth straight game with a bruised calf, Kings coach Rick Adelman said Monday, while Mobley will miss his second game because of a strained lower back.

Thomas has briefly left the team to deal with an undisclosed personal issue, Adelman said. Thomas, acquired with forwards Corliss Williamson and Brian Skinner in a six-player trade that sent Chris Webber to Philadelphia two weeks ago, scored 19 points in Sacramento's 100-85 victory over Detroit on Sunday.

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