The Kings will be without one of their best players on Tuesday.
Chimezie Metu will be serving a one-game when the Sacramento Kings play the Boston Celtics for the Las Vegas Summer League championship on Tuesday for punching Eugene Omoruyi in the head on Sunday, the league announced on Monday.
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Metu, the No. 49 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, has been a key part of the Kings’ unbeaten streak in Las Vegas. Through four games, Metu has averaged 10 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2 steals per game.
With Metu sidelined for Tuesday’s game, it’s reasonable to suspect that Emmanuel Terry will start in his place. Terry has averaged 6.8 points per game on 59.1% shooting from the field and 7 rebounds per game.
The Kings and Celtics will play at 6 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on ESPN3.
This story will be updated.