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  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) scored 10 points (3-of-8 from the floor) with eight rebounds and one block in 19 minutes off the bench on Saturday.

    It was great to see Holmes back in action after an extended absence. He will be eased back into the rotation, but he is a top-35 player per game on the season and could be a difference maker in the fantasy playoffs if he can get up to speed. Grab him off the waiver wire if he is available and hold on tight if you have him. The return of Holmes will impact Nemanja Bjelica (10 points in 20 minutes) and Harry Giles III (six points in 18 minutes) who could both be in the drop zone in standard leagues if they have a few bad games in a row.

  • Nemanja Bjelica
    PF, 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.

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Coach Luke Walton said he anticipates having Richaun Holmes (shoulder) back as early as Saturday and said he may play in both games over the weekend.

    This is huge news for Holmes owners as he's expected to return just in time for some very critical games for fantasy playoffs. Squeeze as much as possible out of Alex Len and Harry Giles until that happens.

    Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Holmes (right shoulder) has been cleared for full contact but will not play in Thursday's game against the Sixers.

    Holmes has been working his way back from a sprained shoulder that has kept him out since early January. After Thursday's game, the Kings have a back-to-back that starts on Saturday. Continue to monitor reports but it appears likely that Holmes will return in the near future barring a setback. His eventual return will affect the fantasy values of Harry Giles, Nemanja Bjelica and Alex Len.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Harry Giles III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Harry Giles was very efficient on Tuesday, shooting 5-of-7 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line, good for 13 points with six rebounds, one assist and two steals in 27 minutes in a win over the Wizards.

    Yes, the Kings are missing their potential starting frontcourt, but it's great to see Giles able to play big minutes and contribute to some wins. Giles has started the last seven games, including six Kings wins, and has dropped in 58.7 percent of his shots. He's also averaging about 13 points, seven rebounds, and two assists in that time. With a few defensive stats thrown in, he's been the 110th/94th-ranked player (8-cat/9-cat) over that stretch. If that sounds like something your team needs, see if he's available, as it looks like he'll have this role for at least a few more weeks.

  • Harry Giles III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Harry Giles scored 12 points with seven boards in a win over the Pistons on Sunday.

    Giles added one steal and one block to the box score in his 20 minutes of action. He has played well as of late, with averages of 15 points and 7.3 rebounds over his last four contests. Until Richaun Holmes returns, Giles should be started in all formats.

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Voice of the Kings Grant Napear said on Twitter that he expects Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) back, "This coming week if I had to guess."

    The team is yet to announce any official updates or timetables after saying Holmes would be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks on February 11. For what it's worth, Napear also said during the Kings' broadcast that he watched Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) go through a vigorous workout prior to the game, dunking and shooting threes, and that he looks like he is close to getting back. Although Holmes may not be inserted into the starting lineup right away, make sure he is not floating around any waiver wires as it looks like he might be back just in time for the fantasy playoffs.

    Source: Grant Napear on Twitter

  • Harry Giles III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Harry Giles came through with 16 points, five rebounds, a steal and a block on Friday against the Grizzlies.

    Giles has managed late-round value over the last couple of weeks thanks to the fact that he's the last big standing in Sacramento these days. Richaun Holmes' return will hurt him substantially but until then, Giles is a fine option as long as you don't expect the world. He's got double digits in four straight games and at least five rebounds in each of those as well.

  • Harry Giles III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Harry Giles had 24 foul-plagued minutes on Thursday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting with eight boards and an assist.

    Giles is always a fun guy to monitor as the season closes due to his stat set and potential to rack it up when given the minutes. He looked decent in this one, but committed too many (5) fouls and still has trouble staying loose on the defensive end of the floor. He's a deep-league add at best for now.

  • Harry Giles III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Harry Giles nearly double-doubled again, this time with 13 points (5-of-9 FGs, 3-of-6 FTs), nine rebounds, four assists and a steal in 24 minutes in a win over the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Giles has put together two solid games in a row now. It's hard to get too excited about his prospects this season, though. Giles will likely lose his starting role and meaningful minutes once the Kings' frontcourt gets healthier or even as Alex Len gets more comfortable in Sacramento. Nemanja Bjelica struggled in this one, providing just one point (0-of-5 FGs), three rebounds and five assists in 27 minutes. He should bounce back on Thursday against the Thunder.

  • Harry Giles III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Harry Giles delivered 14 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and a block in 32 minutes on Saturday afternoon.

    Giles has a great opportunity in front of him and put his foot down with Alex Len returning to potentially threaten his minutes. Injuries have always been the problem with Giles, but as long as he can stay healthy he'll be a deep-league option with some upside as the Kings continue to roll shorthanded up front. If he can keep getting 30 mpg it'll be a fun finish to the year, but Giles is averaging just 12.9 mpg on the full season so that's far from a guarantee.

  • Alex Len
    C, Sacramento Kings

    Alex Len (right hip flexor) is expected to to play "a few minutes" against the Clippers on Saturday according to Kings beat writer Sean Cunningham.

    Len hasn't seen game action for about a month now so he will be eased in slowly. With Marvin Bagley and Richuan Holmes currently on the shelf, Harry Giles and Nemanja Bjelica have been forced into all of the center minutes so there is opportunity for Len at least until Holmes returns but he shouldn't be more than a watchlist guy for now.

    Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter

  • Alex Len
    C, Sacramento Kings

    Alex Len (right hip flexor strain) will not play on Wednesday.

    Harry Giles and Nemanja Bjelica will fill in for now. Len has averaged 8.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game this season.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Nemanja Bjelica
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Nemanja Bjelica notched 15 points (5-for-7 shooting), eight assists, six rebounds and five triples across 37 minutes on Friday.

    The eight assists tied with De'Aaron Fox for the team lead. Bjelica offers a unique skillset from a big man so he tends to have a role in this Kings rotation consistently. He looks like a better option than Harry Giles who had 10 points, five rebounds and a steal in 14 minutes.

  • Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Sacramento Kings

    Dewayne Dedmon (illness) will be available for Monday's game.

    Harry Giles got the start in Saturday's game, but Dedmon will return to the lineup. Dedmon's role has varied this season, but he does provide blocks and rebounds when receiving starter's minutes.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter