August 12, 2020, 12:38 amHarry Giles IIIPF, Sacramento Kings
Harry Giles had himself solid performance off the Kings' bench on Tuesday, recording a double-double with 12 points on 6-of-17 shooting, adding 11 rebounds, three assists and two blocks, leading all reserves with 25 minutes on the floor.
Giles took advantage of the absence of Richaun Holmes and Marvin Bagley III in this game. Alex Len got the starting nod at center, but wasn't quite as effective, managing just six points, four rebounds, one assist and two triples in 13 minutes. Giles was far and away the better DFS play tonight, but given these two you big men, it's tough to peg who'll be performing well on any given night.
August 2, 2020, 9:11 pmHarry Giles IIIPF, Sacramento Kings
While his teammates were struggling, Harry Giles was thriving with 23 points (9-of-11 FG, 5-of-6 FT) and eight rebounds against the Magic on Sunday.
Giles scooped up 20 minutes in what wound up being a laugher in the second half. It was a big boost from the four minutes he received on Friday, and if he did this a few more times Giles would suddenly be a popular sleeper selection in next season's drafts.
July 25, 2020, 4:32 pmHarry Giles IIIPF, Sacramento Kings
Harry Giles started with Richaun Holmes out on Saturday and put up seven points, four rebounds and four steals in 20 minutes of scrimmage action.
Giles was behind Alex Len in the rotation when the season was suspended but it looks like the Kings have plans for him to take at least some of Marvin Bagley's minutes in Orlando. He's got solid passing skills for a big and has shown some decent energy, but it's unlikely to be enough to warrant attention in resumption fantasy leagues.
July 19, 2020, 5:04 amHarry Giles IIIPF, Sacramento Kings
Thanks to some injuries to the Kings' starters, Harry Giles managed to treat fans to some flashes of his upside yet again in 2019-20, winding up with top-250 value for the season in 8/9-cat per-game value.
While Giles struggled with consistency yet again, he showed up relatively well in 38 games, recording averages of 7.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.4 blocks per game. Again, the big man should still be looked at for what he is, which is a raw work-in-progress who is has a soft curve in his upward trajectory. Once he cracks top-200 value on a consistent basis and gets minutes closer to 20 per game, Giles will be someone to watch in redraft leagues. For now he is just an intriguing dynasty stash.
July 2, 2020, 4:01 pmMarvin Bagley IIIPF, Sacramento Kings
Marvin Bagley confirmed that he is "ready to go" for the NBA restart in Orlando after rehabbing from a left foot sprain.
It was previously reported in early July that the Kings' training staff believed that Bagley would be available for game action soon and this report confirms that Bagley will in fact be available for the league resumption. Bagley has yet to live up to the hype of the second overall pick in 2018 as he has only been able to play in 75 out of a possible 146 games (51.3 percent). It is unclear what role Bagley will have in Orlando but it appears that his injury woes are behind him and we will learn more about his ability during the league resumption. Bagley's return would likely cut into the playing time of Nemanja Bjelica, Harry Giles, Jabari Parker and Harrison Barnes.
Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter
July 1, 2020, 3:29 pmMarvin Bagley IIIPF, Sacramento Kings
The Kings training staff believes that Marvin Bagley (left foot sprain) will be available for game action shortly.
Bagley hasn't appeared in a game since January. While Bagley would likely have a bench role, his return may cut into the playing time of teammates like Harrison Barnes and Harry Giles.
Source: Jason Jones on Twitter
March 8, 2020, 12:47 amRichaun HolmesPF, 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.
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.
March 5, 2020, 8:40 pmRichaun HolmesPF, 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
March 4, 2020, 5:16 pmRichaun HolmesPF, 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
March 4, 2020, 1:43 amHarry Giles IIIPF, 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.
March 1, 2020, 9:10 pmHarry Giles IIIPF, 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.
February 29, 2020, 8:26 amRichaun HolmesPF, 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
February 28, 2020, 11:22 pmHarry Giles IIIPF, 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.
February 27, 2020, 10:34 pmHarry Giles IIIPF, 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.