The Sacramento Kings haven't had a really great season. It might get a lot tougher when they lose their starting two-guard Marcus Thornton for the next few games.
Kings tests reveal a hematoma in Marcus Thornton's left thigh. He will miss 1 to 2 weeks, and Jimmer Fredette will continue to see time.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) January 25, 2012
Thornton is averaging 16 points per game but is shooting under 40% from the field. He hasn't quite lived up to the contract the Kings threw at him this offseason to keep him in Sacramento, and he will need to produce at a higher level when he gets back if the Kings are expected to make some noise.
The injury to Thornton means Jimmer Fredette will get more of a chance to see the court. Fredette has been even more efficient than Thornton, hovering around 35% shooting and averaging more shots taken than points scored. Both of these shooting guards are going to have pick up their game in future contests.
To discuss the Thornton and Jimmer injuries, head to Sactown Royalty.