May 20, 2018, 6:54 pm
The Kings have announced their first pre-draft workout which will take place on Monday. The following players will be present:
G Trevon Bluiett – Xavier
G Jevon Carter – West Virginia
F Wenyen Gabriel – Kentucky
F Caleb Martin – Nevada
F Cameron Reynolds – Tulane
G Gabe Vincent – UC Santa Barbara
Among the six participants, no one is projected to go in the first round. The Kings currently hold the 36th overall pick, along with their No. 2 spot.
F/C Moritz Wagner out of Michigan is currently projected to go to Sacramento with the 36th pick, per nbadraft.net.
Most of the Kings’ pre-draft workouts will consist of second round and undrafted talent. First round talent will start to filter in over the coming weeks.
February 23, 2020, 9:45 pmNerlens NoelC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel blocked five shots in 16 minutes of action in Sunday's blowout victory over the Spurs.
Noel scored 10 points with one rebound and one steal on 5-of-5 shooting. He remains a middle-round option even when he is seeing less than 20 minutes per game due to his monstrous defensive stats and efficiency.
February 23, 2020, 9:44 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith continued to flash his under the radar value vs. the Bulls on Sunday, going for 10 points (3-of-5 FG), five assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers, two steals, one block and one turnover.
Smith has been getting the lion's share of the point guard minutes, settling in at just under 30 a night since the trade deadline, and that should be enough opportunity for late-round numbers in 12-team formats. If you are in need of low-end guard stats you could do a lot worse.
February 23, 2020, 9:43 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams put up 21 points with 14 boards on 8-of-12 shooting in a 131-103 win over the Spurs on Sunday.
Adams played 27 minutes and added one steal to the stat sheet. Adams could be turning the corner and looks like a potential top-50 option for the remainder of the season.
February 23, 2020, 9:38 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura was serviceable against the Bulls on Sunday, dropping 10 points, eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and four turnovers.
Hachimura has a decent opportunity in front of him to close out the season for the Wizards and makes sense as an end of the roster option in standard leagues. His role as the second option is stable, and if Bradley Beal were to miss games he would have even more upside.
February 23, 2020, 9:37 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay put up 14 points with six boards in 18 minutes in an embarrassing loss to the Thunder on Sunday.
Gay knocked down all five of his attempts from the stripe and added two assists and one steal to the box score. He is more of a deep-league option, so he can be left on the wire for leagues with 16 teams or less.
February 23, 2020, 9:33 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray scored zero points on 0-of-7 shooting on Sunday in what seemed to be an off night for the Spurs overall as they got blown out by the Thunder.
Murray played 21 minutes and added three rebounds, seven assists and one steal to the box score. No one on the Spurs scored more than 14 points, so we can chalk this up as a fluke game. Expect Murray to bounce back next game as he remains a middle-round value.
February 23, 2020, 9:33 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid produced 13 points (5-of-12 FG), five rebounds, one 3-pointer and one steal against the Nuggets on Sunday.
Reid only saw 22 minutes and picked up five fouls in the process. He has now had five fouls in three straight outings, and that issue could cripple his value in the long run if he does not get it under control. It'd be nice to see Reid pick up some blocks, but the upside remains tantalizing for as long as Karl-Anthony Towns is out of the picture. James Johnson also remains a productive option for the Wolves, emerging with 13 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer while coming off the bench. Johnson is a standard league pickup while KAT is absent.
February 23, 2020, 9:30 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge scored eight points on 3-of-10 shooting in 21 minutes of action in a 131-103 loss to the Thunder on Sunday.
Aldridge missed all five of his attempts from beyond the arc and added just three rebounds and two assists to the stat sheet. DeMar DeRozan did not play well either as he had just 11 points and five boards on 4-of-12 shooting. Aldridge and DeRozan are both locked inside top-50 value, but they were off their game on Sunday night.
February 23, 2020, 9:28 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
On Sunday, Malik Beasley was solid across the board against the Nuggets, accounting for 17 points (6-of-13 FG), eight rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal and one block.
The Wolves were without D'Angelo Russell (rest) on Sunday and it is a little surprising that Beasley only put up 13 shots when his main competition for touches was Kelan Martin. Nonetheless, Beasley looks locked into minutes in the mid-30s the rest of the way, and should be good for 12-team value at minimum, with even more upside as long as Karl-Anthony Towns sits out.
February 23, 2020, 9:23 pmMonte MorrisPG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris put up 13 points with six rebounds and six assists in 31 minutes in a win over the Wolves on Sunday.
Morris shot 6-of-10 from the field and added two steals to the stat sheet. He has been top-100 over the past month due to Jamal Murray's injury, but Murray is back so Morris returns to his role as deep-league assists specialist. Murray put up 19 points with six dimes on 8-of-14 shooting. Murray should hover around top-50 value to close out the campaign.