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April 5, 2008
Three Kings starters possibly out tonight

DENVER - Shooting guard Kevin Martin, small forward Ron Artest and center Brad Miller may all sit tonight against Denver for the Kings.
Martin is sick, Artest has a sprained left thumb and Miller has a lower leg strain. Miller said his injury took place on the dunk he missed against the Clippers on Thursday, while Artest said his thumb may have been hit during that game as well. Artest said he is having X-Rays done today. Point guard Beno Udrih remains out with a lower back strain as well, and is looking to return against Golden State on Tuesday.
On the flip side, the Nuggets are without Kenyon Martin and coach George Karl isn't happy about it. Interestingly, Karl brought this story (the previous link) up in this morning's post-shootaround session. He admitted his frustration but thought the virtual Karl vs. the NBA sort of headline didn't reflect his comments. Without having been there, I'd say that's a tough argument based on his words alone. He was pretty strong in his stance. And really, there's nothing wrong with him saying what he did.


The Sactownroyalty saga involving Grant Napear appears to have reached an end, but not before the Kings' media man did a Q&A with the man he threatened to sue.
BLOG UPDATE: I misspoke a bit here, as Napear did not threaten to sue Ziller. Technically speaking, he told the web site operator in an e-mail that his lawyer would be in touch with him if he didn't cease the sales of the t-shirts that carried Napear's likeness. - Sam Amick

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