March 6, 2020, 12:19 amNemanja BjelicaPF, Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting (1-for-5 3PT) to go with five rebounds, three assists and a triple on Thursday.
Bjelica only sat for four minutes in the first half and is the clear cut guy to own in the Kings frontcourt even though he didn't play too well tonight. Coach Walton trusts him the most and whether or not that's a sound idea is to be determined, but Harry Giles (15 minutes, 10 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal) and Harrison Barnes (38 minutes, 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and two triples) are both not consistent enough to power past Bjelica in fantasy.
February 26, 2020, 2:36 amKent BazemoreSG, Sacramento Kings
Kent Bazemore provided a little of everything, including nine points (2-of-4 FGs, 3-of-8 FTs), 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes in a win over the Warriors on Tuesday.
Bazemore's role appears to be growing. And if he's given the 28 minutes per game like he's played over his last four games, he's worth an add. In that small sample, Bazemore easily ranks in the fourth round (fifth round in 8-cat leagues). Harrison Barnes continued his hot stretch with 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting with two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.
February 21, 2020, 1:05 amHarrison BarnesSF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes was unconscious as he went 7-for-11 from deep en route to his game-high 32 points in Thursday's 129-125 win over the Grizzlies.
Barnes was hot as hell, making 11-of-17 shots from the field, but chipped with just a sprinkling of peripherals outside of the 3-pointers, adding one rebound, one assist and one steal to the box. Even when he's on a tear, Barnes still is just a score-first (only) guy, who doesn't really diversify into the other categories. Still, it was a good night overall. Just don't expect him to be THIS good every night moving forward.
February 10, 2020, 10:26 pmHarrison BarnesSF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes scored 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting to go with three rebounds, three assists, a steal and five triples on Monday.
Barnes had a typical Barnes night, scoring the ball and having his line inflated by hot shooting. This isn't the norm even though he's done it two nights in a row. Sell-high if you can.
February 9, 2020, 1:11 amHarrison BarnesSF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes shot 9-of-13 from the field on Saturday on his way to scoring 25 points with seven rebounds and four assists in 38 minutes.
Barnes puts up plenty of good scoring lines, but his absence of supporting stats has him outside the top-150 on the season. If you own Barnes, use his name value and points to try and sell high for a player that contributes more peripheral stats than Barnes does.
February 2, 2020, 1:05 amHarrison BarnesSF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes shot 1-for-8 on Saturday night to score two points in 29 minutes against the Lakers.
There's no reason for Barnes to be as widely rostered as he is, as he's outside the top-175 on the year and has seen his scoring dip for the fourth straight season. If he's not getting points, there's no need to spend time here.
January 24, 2020, 10:54 pmHarrison BarnesSF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes notched 19 points (8-for-14 shooting), three rebounds, an assist and a steal in Friday's win over the Bulls.
Congrats if you streamed Barnes, as this is pretty much the best you can hope for out of him. Bogdan Bogdanovic finished with 12 points (4-for-10 shooting), three rebounds, two triples and an assist. In the frontcourt, Nemanja Bjelica played 32 minutes and had 13 points (5-for-11 shooting), seven rebounds, three assists, a triple, a steal and a block.
January 20, 2020, 9:54 pmHarrison BarnesSF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes was relatively invisible on Monday, scoring 11 points on 3-of-11 shooting with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two triples.
Barnes has been teetering with value and got a slight bump with Richaun Holmes (shoulder) out, but nights like tonight remind us why we're never rushing to grab him. He's a points streamer with low upside.
January 16, 2020, 12:50 amHarrison BarnesSF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes had a strong outing on Wednesday, tallying 25 points (10-of-18 shooting), eight rebounds, two assists and a steal.
With Richaun Holmes on the sideline, the door is open for other Kings to see an increase in usage. Barnes stands to be a key recipient of this and is worth a look as long as Holmes is out.
January 11, 2020, 12:34 amNemanja BjelicaPF, Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica checked several boxes on Friday night, with 12 points (5-for-11 shooting), 13 rebounds, four assists, two triples and a block across 40 minutes.
It seems a different Kings big man gets hurt every week as Bjelica took full advantage of the absences of Marvin Bagley III and Richaun Holmes. Bjelica has been somewhat steady all season so far checking in with top-60 value on the season. Harrison Barnes also got hot in this one with 19 points (8-for-13 shooting), three assists, two triples, a rebound and a steal.
January 7, 2020, 11:59 pmDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox had a well-rounded performance on Tuesday as he led the Kings over the Suns with 27 points (9-of-21 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), four rebounds, six assists, a steal, a block and a three in 36 minutes.
Fox has looked good as of late, but he's going to have to do a bit more to justify the third or fourth-round pick many fantasy mangers made on him. Meanwhile, Harrison Barnes was nearly invisible with just two points, one rebound and two assists in 27 minutes in the victory.
January 7, 2020, 12:26 amHarrison BarnesSF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes scored 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting to go with four rebounds, two assists, a steal and three 3-pointers on Monday.
Barnes logged 33 minutes of action and could see an uptick in usage with Richaun Holmes dealing with a shoulder injury. Any gains would be marginal though, as no one on the Kings can replicate what Holmes does. Trevor Ariza (32 minutes, 18 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and four triples) got hot this game, but we're still not going to trust him to do this on a regular basis.
January 5, 2020, 1:54 amHarrison BarnesSF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes scored 30 points in Saturday's 117-115 loss to the Pelicans, chipping in four rebounds and three assists in an otherwise efficient game (9-of-12 from the field and 10-of-12 from the charity line).
Barnes shot the ball well in this one, converting 75 percent of his shots from the field. Unfortunately, the Pelicans' JJ Redick stole the hero role from Barnes with a last second shot marring an otherwise good game. Fantasy owners have to be happy with the points and efficiency in this one, though the cash counters were pretty bare tonight.
December 29, 2019, 12:58 amHarrison BarnesSF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes scored 21 points on 7-of-15 shooting (7-of-10 FTs) with 10 rebounds and one steal over 39 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Suns.
Barnes was beat defensively throughout the night and really struggled to make his mark until getting hot later in the game. He's overvalued by the Kings but fantasy GMs can do better unless they need a three yards and a cloud of dust type player.
December 27, 2019, 1:28 amHarrison BarnesSF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes went 2-for-12 from the field and 5-for-6 from the line to end Thursday's 2OT loss with 11 points, 10 rebounds, two 3s and one assist in 42 minutes.
Barnes is a quiet, uninspiring top-125 play at the moment but is still marginally better than the average FA. Keep him rostered while he's productive.