Kings Add Reinforcements for NBA Preseason Game Vs. Maccabi Haifa

The Kings are back in action Monday night when they make their preseason home debut at Golden 1 Center. They have played light the last few games, but they've added few reinforcements as they prepare to face Israeli team Maccabi Haifa.  

After missing the previous two games with a sprained right thumb, Yogi Ferrell is back in the fold. The 25-year-old guard is listed as probable for the game and likely will see time off the bench for Sacramento. 

Nemanja Bjelica is set to make his Kings debut. The free agent acquisition missed the team's first three games with a sore left knee, but he adds another scorer and an option at both forward positions.

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Iman Shumpert has yet to play because of a sore left calf. Shumpert played just 14 games last season because of knee and plantar fasciitis issues and is listed as day-to-day.  

Kosta Koufos strained his right hamstring a little over a week ago. He'll be evaluated later this week, but the team has yet to put a timetable on his return.

Bogdan Bogdanovic is out after undergoing a knee procedure almost two weeks ago. The original diagnosis was for Bogdanovic to miss four to six weeks, which puts his return in the neighborhood of two to four weeks from Monday. 

Zach Randolph continues to sit out as a healthy scratch. Kings coach Dave Joerger is giving his young bigs a long look during the preseason, and the move likely will carry over into the regular season.

Roster move

The Kings waived Jamel Artis on Sunday, reducing their training camp roster to 18 players.

Artis joined the team during the summer after spending last season with the Orlando Magic on a two-way contract. The 6-foot-7 wing played sparingly in two of the Kings' first preseason games, posting 4.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 10.7 minutes per game.

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