March 29, 2016, 12:11 am
Willie Cauley-Stein double-doubled with 13 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and a steal in 33 minutes, and Seth Curry started and scored a career-high 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting (including three treys) with four rebounds and two steals in Monday’s blowout loss to the Blazers.
After a season of playing Marco Belinelli and James Anderson extensive minutes these guys both are showing why they were deserving of minutes. In the case of Cauley-Stein he should have played 30 mpg from the start of the season, and in the case of Curry he could have gotten any of the minutes that Anderson got and it would have been an upgrade for the team. To that end, he could have taken some of Belinelli’s minutes and the team would have improved, too.
The Kings are going to rest players and we’d look toward away games and back-to-backs when playing the guessing game. WCS is a must-own player now that he has been freed, while Curry is more of a speculative add in daily leagues. Omri Casspi (18 points, six boards, five assists, two threes) and Kosta Koufos (10 points, seven boards, two steals, one block) were productive, as expected.