|Kings F Shareef Abdur-Rahim, rookie Spencer Hawes to rest balky knees|
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|Friday, 05 October 2007 13:30|
The Kings also said Friday that first-round draft pick Spencer Hawes will travel to Seattle on Tuesday to get a second opinion on his sore left knee from his personal physician.
The moves will leave Sacramento without two key big men in its preseason opener Tuesday night against Seattle.
Abdur-Rahim, a 12th-year veteran, had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in the offseason and hasn't completely healed. He averaged a career-low 9.9 points last season.
Hawes, the 10th overall pick out of Washington, had a second MRI exam on his left knee Wednesday night. He twisted his knee during a conditioning drill late last month, and the injury eventually forced him to miss four days of training camp workouts this week.
Hawes, a 7-foot center, had microfracture surgery on the same knee when he was 14 years old, though the new injury isn't related.