Update: Cousins (thigh) could possibly return to action Sunday against the Lakers, the Cowbell Kingdom reports.
Recommendation: Luckily, the Kings have a lull in the schedule, as Cousins has been sidelined for just one game since sustaining a contusion of his left quadriceps last Sunday. When he attempted to move laterally in Friday's practice, he was limited, which doesn't bode well for an immediate comeback. In Cousins' potential absence, expect Patrick Patterson to enter the starting lineup, with Chuck Hayes and Cole Aldrich earning expanded run. Consider Cousins day-to-day in the meantime.