• The Kings (1-5) are set to begin a three-game road trip in Indiana against a feisty Pacers (3-3) squad.

    The Pacers have been inconsistent to begin the season, but have wins over the Nets, Wolves and most recently, the Spurs.

    Victor Oladipo leads the Pacers in scoring with 25.5 points per game on 50 percent shooting from the field (46.9 percent from three).

    Oladipo is a guy that can do it on both ends, and will be a handful for the Kings to manage. He’s essentially come in and filled the void left by Paul George, something that was certainly not expected of him.

    Indiana’s star center Myles Turner (concussion) has been ruled out and will not suit up. He’s only played in one game this season and is probably another week or so away from playing.

    Turner’s replacement, Domantas Sabonis, has been excellent during his absence posting 13.0 points and 10.2 rebounds in 25.8 minutes per game. He’s also shooting a very impressive 66 percent from the field.

    Former King Darren Collison will face his former team for the first time. Collison signed a two-year, $20 million deal with the Pacers in the offseason and has been quietly solid for his new squad. He’s put together averages of 14.3 points and 8.0 assists in 33.2 minutes per game (50.8 percent from the field).

    The Pacers come in as one of the highest scoring teams in the NBA, averaging 111.2 points per game which is fifth best among 30 teams. Defensively, they allow the 26th most points in the league at 112.0 points per night.

    Indiana sits in the top-10 for pretty much every offensive category, including pace. They play fast and they score a lot which could be an issue for this young Kings roster.

    Sacramento is a team that only produces 96.0 points per game so going up against a poor defensive team could help, but they’ll have to lock down defensively if they want any chance at winning.

    Over the last five meetings between these two teams in Indiana, the Pacers hold a slim 3-2 advantage over the Kings. Two of the five meetings ended in overtime.


    PG – George Hill

    SG – Buddy Hield

    SF – Bogdan Bogdanovic

    PF – Zach Randolph

    C – Willie Cauley-Stein


    Zach Randolph (sore left foot) – PROBABLE

    Garrett Temple (rest) – OUT

    Harry Giles (knee) – OUT


    When: 4:00 p.m. PST (7:00 p.m. EST)

    Where: NBC Sports California

Fantasy News

  • Kawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors

    Kawhi Leonard (knee soreness) suited up for the All-Star Game on Sunday and scored 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting in 19 minutes of action in a Team LeBron win over Team Giannis.

    He added five rebounds, five threes and two assists to the box score. Leonard has been in and out of the lineup for the Raptors quite a lot this season, but hopefully he can have a healthy second half of the season. If he can stay on the court, he should continue to hover around top-5 value in all formats. Expect Leonard to return for the Raptors' first game after the break ends.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 17-of-23 shots on Sunday to score an All-Star game-high 38 points and 11 boards in the 164-178 loss to Team LeBron.

    Steph Curry logged 29 minutes with 17 points but it wasn't enough as his teammates Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson combined for 51 points tonight. Giannis was second on his squad in minutes with 27 and everyone should be well rested coming out of the All-Star break.

  • Kyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics

    Kyrie Irving (right knee strain) put up 13 points on 6-of-13 shooting with nine rebounds and six assists in a Team LeBron win over Team Giannis in Sunday’s All-Star Game.

    He hit a 3-pointer and made some clutch plays down the stretch to help his team seal the win. Irving missed two games from this injury and should be good to go after the break for the Celtics and is a top-10 option for the remainder of the season.

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    Kevin Durant added some hardware to the mantle at home by taking Sunday night’s All-Star game MVP trophy.

    Durant scored 31 points with six triples in the come from behind victory for Team LeBron 178-164 over Team Giannis. Durant got into it with Joel Embiid a few times, while swatting two shots in their matchup.

  • Anthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Anthony Davis made an appearance in the All-Star game on Sunday, logged only four minutes.

    Davis finished with five points in four minutes, all in the first half, while appearing disinterested in giving it his all. Now owners will have to wait and see if the Pelicans try to shut him down despite the NBA’s insistence that he’s on the court if he’s healthy.

  • Anthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Anthony Davis confirmed in a live TV interview that he’s playing in Sunday’s All-Star game.

    Davis owns the All-Star record for most points and while he might not push himself too hard tonight, he might still be motivated to put on a show. Davis can cast plenty of shade at the Pelicans if he plays well, as it’s rumored to Pelicans want to shut him down after the All-Star break, and the NBA wants to keep their top players active.

  • Anthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Anthony Davis (left shoulder contusion) is "good to play" for Sunday's All-Star game, according to Marc Stein.

    The Pelicans probably don't like this as they don't want him on the court for regular games. If you're playing DFS for the All-Star game, count on Davis playing, and we respect your dedication to the game.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Tyus Jones - G - Minnesota Timberwolves

    In an article on The Athletic, Jon Krawczynski noted that Tyus Jones (left ankle sprain) should be returning in the Wolves' first game after the All-Star break.

    The Wolves return to action on Friday at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks. Krawczynski also noted that Robert Covington (knee) should not be far behind Jones' return, which will give the Wolves much-needed depth as they make a playoff run.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on The Athletic

  • Jared Dudley - F - Brooklyn Nets

    Jared Dudley (left hamstring strain) tweeted that he will be back for the next game as long as "everything goes according to plan."

    The Nets will resume their season on Thursday as they host the Blazers. Dudley won't be on any fantasy radars, but he could be a pest by stealing minutes from Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Rodions Kurucs.

    Source: Jared Dudley on Twitter

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo plans to play for Greece in the FIBA World Championships this summer.

    Giannis said the only way he won't play is if he has any injury concerns. He should be able to dominate the championships that start on August 31st in China.

    Source: ESPN.com