Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins says his injured right knee is feeling better.

"It's better than (Thursday), so that's a good sign," Cousins said after Friday's practice. "Just gradually trying to get through the pain. It's going to be a process. As the days go on it should get better."

Cousins will not play in Team USA's scrimmage Saturday night against Brazil at the United Center.

Cousins injured his right knee during a play at the end of Thursday's practice and underwent an MRI that showed no structural damage. He wore a sleeve on the knee on Friday and shot baskets on a different court while the rest of his teammates continued preparing for Saturday's game.