A key Sacramento Kings player suffered an ankle injury in practice.

Sacramento Kings veteran Harrison Barnes suffered an ankle injury Wednesday before the team’s first-round playoff opener Saturday against the Golden State Warriors.

of Sacramento Kings They are back in the NBA Playoffs for the first time in 16 seasons and will begin their first round series against the playoffs. Golden State WarriorsDefending champion, Saturday, April 15.

The Kings will have to give it their all and get all their players to get past the Warriors, but a key player suffered an ankle injury in their start on Wednesday.

according to Jason Anderson of Sacramento Bee, Veteran forward Harrison Barnes did not practice with the team Thursday after tweaking his ankle late in Wednesday’s practice.

Anderson noted that even though Barnes is expected to play in Game 1 against Golden State on Saturday.

He may not be the team’s leading scorer, but Harrison Barnes has been an impact player for the Kings all season as he plays the role well.

A key member of the Warriors’ championship run in 2014-15, Barnes played in all 82 games for Sacramento this season, averaging 15.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game while shooting 47.3 percent from the floor and 37.4 percent from three-point range.

Barnes has made 132 three-pointers this season, marking his seventh consecutive season with at least 100 threes. His 132 total three also ranks fourth on the Kings this season behind rookies Keegan Murray, De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk.

It may not be good news that Barnes sprained his ankle, but the injury doesn’t appear to be too serious and now all signs point to the veteran being ready for Game 1 against his former team on Saturday.

The Kings will list Barnes on their injury report on Friday.

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