Kings forward Patrick Patterson practiced Tuesday after missing Sunday's game with a sore lower back.
Kings coach Keith Smart expects Patterson to play Wednesday against New Orleans.
"I think it'll be good," Smart said of Patterson's chances of playing. "The chances are high."
Patterson has also been bothered by a sore hand.
"It's tender, without a question," Smart said. "He shot well today but as you get more reps where you handle the ball more it's going to be there. And when you're a shooter it feels a little unnatural."
Smart said Patterson having time off helped and that he shot the ball better today in practice.