Kings shooting guard Kevin Huerter left Thursday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets in the first quarter with a right foot injury and immediately went to the locker room.
Midway through the second quarter, the team announced that he would not be returning. A league source confirmed to The Sacramento Bee that Huerter had a mild hamstring strain. He is expected to undergo further testing before Saturday’s game against the Washington Wizards.
Hooker missed all four of his shot attempts with about seven minutes left in the game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He fell awkwardly on a disputed shot at the 5:50 mark in the opening frame and struggled to get back to his feet while Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie hit a 3-pointer at the other end of the floor.
The Kings called a timeout and immediately replaced Hueter with Malik Monk. Terrence Davis started in place of Hueter in the second half.
Huyter, 24, has been shooting well as of late, hitting 59% of his 3-pointers in March while averaging 19.7 points per game. The five-year pro averaged 15.2 points while hitting 41% of his 3s for the season. Huyter has appeared in 66 of Sacramento’s 69 games through Thursday.