• Christmas came early for the Kings Monday as Bobby Marks reported that Sacramento will receive an extra $2 million from their waiving of veterans Anthony Tolliver and Arron Afflalo.

    Both of the players were released last offseason as the team ridded themselves of older players as they fully invested in their youth.

    The team can now spend the cash in trades prior to July 1. This would include draft day trades as well, which general manager Vlade Divac and his staff have not shied away from the past couple of years.

    In 2016, the Kings traded Marco Belinelli for the 22nd overall pick in the draft and also traded the No. 8 pick to the Suns for the No. 13 and 28 picks as well as Bogdan Bogdanovic.

    In 2017, Sacramento once again made moves on draft day as they shipped the No. 10 pick away for the No. 15 and 20 picks.

    The Kings will pick no lower than No. 10 in this year’s draft, and they very well could be in the mix to make another deal this time around.

Fantasy News

  • Jeff Teague
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jeff Teague (left ankle soreness) is listed as questionable for Monday's game.

    Teague got onto the court for 24 minutes on Sunday against the Lakers. He scored 12 points including two triples. Shabazz Napier could be in line for more minutes if Teague cannot play.

    Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl Anthony-Towns (right knee tendinopathy) is considered probable for Monday against the Suns.

    Towns was able to play on Sunday and scored 19 points but only made 1-of-7 attempts from behind the arc. It's positive news that he is expected to play the second half of a back-to-back.

    Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier (right hamstring strain) is probable for Monday's game.

    Napier had a nice game on Sunday despite only playing for 15 minutes. His role prevents him from being particularly valuable in standard leagues, though.

    Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter

  • Kawhi Leonard
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Updating a previous report, Kawhi Leonard (knee maintenance) has officially been ruled out of Monday's game vs. the Pacers.

    This was the expectation all along. The only surprise here is how many rhetorical acrobatics the Clippers have performed with his injury designation, from "load management" to "knee soreness" and now "knee maintenance." The truth is that the Clippers' brass acquired Kawhi Leonard's services on the condition that he alone could dictate his availability for regular season games and Kawhi has understandably taken advantage of his leverage. He's annoying to have in fantasy, but he's earned the right as one of the best players on the planet and he hasn't even met his upside this season, sporting a career-low 44% field goal shooting. When that number returns to the mean, watch out.

    Source: NBA Injury Repot

  • JA Morant
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ja Morant will play on Monday after missing over a week with back spasms.

    Morant has returned quickly given his initial week-to-week status and will not be on a minutes limit. Tyus Jones carries minimal fantasy value as long as Morant stays healthy.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jae Crowder is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Warriors due to illness.

    Grayson Allen and Solomon Hill would need to step up if Crowder is unable to play. Crowder has averaged 10.9 points and 5.8 rebounds so far this season, but his value could dip when Kyle Anderson is ready to return.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Marvin Bagley has a chance to return from his thumb fracture on Monday against the Rockets and is being listed as questionable.

    He's been participating in full contact practice for a week now and the "questionable " has followed him around for each of the last two games, which he missed. This would not be an ideal matchup for Bagley to return, but there's a chance. Upon his return, he'll immediately benefit from the usage vacuum created by De'Aaron Fox's injury, but he'll also lose center minutes to an emergent Richaun Holmes. And deservedly so, as Holmes has been the Kings' most valuable player during the past injury-riddled month. Check back in closer to tipoff for a final update on his status.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet (right knee contusion) is being listed as questionable against the Bulls on Monday after leaving Sunday's game.

    Even if he doesn't play tonight, it's still a relief to hear that the injury wasn't serious after he was ruled out within minutes of suffering the injury on Sunday. VanVleet has been a top 10 contributor in both assists and steals this season, two categories which don't figure to be negatively impacted by the Lowry's return to the lineup given their symbiotic roles on this Raptors squad. His current top 20 pace isn't sustainable, but he's positioning himself as one of the best draft day steals of the season.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dario Saric (lower back soreness) and Mikal Bridges (left finger sprain) are both listed as probable for Monday's game against the Wolves.

    We're listing them together here because there's never too much to read into when it comes to injury reports out of Phoenix. The team tends to overuse their "probable" tags. Both of these players played in the last one and the more immediate concerns with their value are the Suns' big men returning to the lineup in the near future. Aron Baynes' and Deandre Ayton's insertions into the lineup would mean fewer small lineups with Oubre at PF, which would close down opportunities on the wing and in the middle for Bridges and Saric, respectively. The clocks are ticking on their standard leagues relevance.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Damion Lee
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    Damion Lee, who has missed the last month with a fracture in his left hand, is listed as probably on Monday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Outside of Klay Thompson and Steph Curry, the Warriors inching closer to full health. There's really no takeaway here except that Lee is perhaps yet another young Warriors' wing you should have on your radar. Glenn Robinson and Alex Burks have stepped up in his absence, but where the value will come from in this rotation is impossible to predict on a night-to-night basis.

    Source: NBA Injury Report