April 12, 2017, 1:34 pm
The Kings will be extremely shorthanded in Wednesday’s final game, as Garrett Temple, Kosta Koufos and Ty Lawson are resting while Darren Collison battles migraines and Anthony Tolliver deals with a personal matter.
To be clear, the players available tonight are as follows: Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield, Willie Cauley-Stein, Skal Labissiere, Georgios Papagiannis, Arron Afflalo, Langston Galloway and Ben McLemore. Evans looks like the primary ball handler of that group and is good to use tonight, while Hield seems likely to get a slight boost in usage. This shouldn’t change a ton for the frontcourt trio, who have dominated minutes lately anyway. It’s more or less a toss up between McLemore, Afflalo and Galloway, who should be avoided if possible, but that’s the order we’d rank them if you’re forced into this situation. At least everyone should be playing good minutes tonight.