February 22, 2020, 6:53 pmHarry Giles IIIPF, 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.
February 22, 2020, 3:18 pmAlex LenC, 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
February 12, 2020, 2:14 pmAlex LenC, 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
February 8, 2020, 12:34 amNemanja BjelicaPF, 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.
February 3, 2020, 5:15 pmDewayne DedmonC, 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
February 2, 2020, 1:09 amHarry Giles IIIPF, Sacramento Kings
Harry Giles drew the start on Saturday night and was able to muster 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting, as well as eight rebounds and an assist.
Giles did well considering he only got 17 minutes, and spent most of those against Anthony Davis and company. Giles has some interesting upside if he can ever get minutes but all the stars aligned tonight with Sacramento's top three center options all on the shelf. We're not in a rush to scoop him after this one, but it's definitely not a bad performance.
January 30, 2020, 1:09 amMarvin Bagley IIIPF, Sacramento Kings
Marvin Bagley has been ruled out of Thursday's game with left foot soreness.
Luke Walton also said that Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) will miss Thursday's game against the Clippers, but that both are getting closer to returning. We'd expect Harry Giles to benefit from both absences.
Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter
January 30, 2020, 12:48 amHarry Giles IIIPF, Sacramento Kings
Harry Giles came off the bench for 17 productive minutes, finishing the night with 10 points (5-7 FG), six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks on Wednesday.
With no Richaun Holmes nor Marvin Bagley, Giles was able to see some time on the court. Granted it was a blowout, so the minutes were all over, he played much better than Nemanja Bjeclica who started. Bjeclica played 24 scoreless minutes and only had five assists to his name.
January 14, 2020, 12:30 amMarvin Bagley IIIPF, Sacramento Kings
Marvin Bagley scored 18 points on 8-of-17 shooting to go with six board and two blocks on Monday.
Bagley is still coming off the bench in favor of Harry Giles (13 minutes, four points, three boards and three assists) even with Richaun Holmes (shoulder) shelved for a few weeks. It shouldn't matter though as Bagley has proven to be able to produce off the bench. He's only had six career starts, so that role shouldn't concern owners. As long as he's healthy you should be slotting him in your lineups.
January 11, 2020, 1:02 amHarry Giles IIIPF, Sacramento Kings
Harry Giles disappointed in a chance to show his skills as a starter, notching only 10 points (4-for-8 shooting) and five rebounds.
Giles only logged 15 minutes despite drawing the start so that also limited him a good deal. Trevor Ariza played 32 minutes off the bench and had 11 points, nine rebounds, three assists, three steals and two triples.
January 10, 2020, 4:51 pmNemanja BjelicaPF, Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica is questionable for Friday's contest against the Bucks with a left ankle injury that had him miss practice on Thursday.
Bjelica is getting a sizeable role with the Kings right now so it would unfortunate to see him sit the game out. The Kings are pretty thin upfront and if Bjelica and Marvin Bagley III missed this game Harry Giles and Dewayne Dedmon could be heading for big opportunities on Friday.
Source: Kings PR on Twitter
January 9, 2020, 8:51 pmRichaun HolmesPF, Sacramento Kings
Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Bucks.
Holmes is going to miss another game so that should mean more Harry Giles on the docket. Marvin Bagley is questionable and may make his return from a sprained foot in this contest, which would be a welcome return for the Kings, who need all the help they can get against a strong Bucks squad.
Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter
January 8, 2020, 12:08 amDewayne DedmonC, Sacramento Kings
With the Kings down their starting frontcourt, Dewayne Dedmon played for the first time in seven games and put up 12 points (3-for7 FGs, 5-for-6 FTs), 10 rebounds, an assist and a three in 32 minutes as the Kings beat the Suns114-103.
Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) and Marvin Bagley III (left foot sprain) missed this game, and could sit out a few more, so Dedmon could be in line for some decent games before likely getting shipped off to a new team. Harry Giles got the start and picked up the other 16 center minutes, providing eight points, eight rebounds and a steal.
January 7, 2020, 7:54 pmHarry Giles IIIPF, Sacramento Kings
Harry Giles is listed as a starter for Tuesday's matchup with the Suns.
This was expected with Giles taking Richaun Holmes' place on the court after the latter got hurt last night. Dewayne Dedmon is also on the active roster for this one but may still be in the doghouse for his trade request. Keep an eye on the playing time in this one but Giles is looking like the better play for now.
Source: Gary Gerould on Twitter
January 7, 2020, 3:51 pmMarvin Bagley IIIPF, Sacramento Kings
Marvin Bagley III (left foot sprain) is being listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Suns.
There still has been no word on if Bagley has practiced or taken contact yet, so a return to game action seems unlikely right now. With Richaun Holmes (doubtful) hurting his shoulder, the Kings could use the services of Bagley. Harry Giles, Nemanja Bjelica and the disgruntled Dewayne Dedmon will all see extra minutes while Bagley and Holmes are out.
Source: Kings on Twitter