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July 17, 2019, 3:55 pmTyler LydonPF, Sacramento Kings
Tyler Lydon has officially signed with the Kings.
Lydon was a 2017 first-round pick of the Nuggets but failed to show value in his time in Denver. The Kings will take a chance on Lydon who has only played 96 minutes in his first two seasons. For now, he can be ignored from a fantasy perspective.
Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter
July 16, 2019, 3:29 pmRichaun HolmesPF, Sacramento Kings
The Kings have announced the signing of Richaun Holmes.
Holmes is set to make $10 million over the next two seasons. He'll push for minutes in a crowded frontcourt, but if it's a true meritocracy then he should quickly rise to the front of the pack. Last season he was able to deliver standard-league value in only 16.9 mpg, so he's someone to target late in drafts on the expectation that he gets more burn in Sacramento. It's a potentially messy situation but we have faith that Holmes will make the most of it for fantasy purposes. For the Kings, it's a straight up steal.
Source: Sacramento Kings
July 14, 2019, 6:38 pmTyler LydonPF, Sacramento Kings
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, The Kings and Tyler Lydon have agreed on a two-year deal.
The Syracuse product only appeared in 25 games for the Nuggets last season and averaged 3.8 minutes per game. He is only 23 years old and would have to show some big improvements in order to crack the rotation. Fantasy owners do not need to have Lydon on their radars.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
July 14, 2019, 11:53 amKosta KoufosC, Sacramento Kings
Kosta Koufas is receiving preliminary interest from the Pistons, Bucks, Raptors and Kings according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo.
Koufas is a big body that is capable of grabbing some rebounds and defending the paint for small stretches. He doesn't figure to hold any fantasy value in any of these potential landing spots.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
July 12, 2019, 10:05 pmB.J. JohnsonPF, Sacramento Kings
B.J. Johnson chipped in 20 points on 9-for-17 shooting to go along with five rebounds, three assists, three steals, two threes and two blocks in Friday night's overtime loss to the Cavaliers.
It was an excellent evening for the second-year man who contributed a healthy all-around line. Despite the good performance here, don't expect him to factor into your fantasy leagues unless the Kings deal with an alarming amount of injuries.
July 12, 2019, 12:02 amHollis ThompsonSF, Sacramento Kings
Hollis Thompson scored nine points on 4-of-7 shooting with a game-high 12 rebounds and one block in Thursday's 80-83 loss to the Clippers.
Thompson is 28 years old and has been floating in and out of the league while never being a rotational player. The boards are nice, but it's unlikely we hear from him in fantasy circles next year.
July 12, 2019, 12:01 amKyle GuyPG, Sacramento Kings
Kyle Guy scored 11 points on 5-of-19 shooting with a 3-pointer, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in Thursday's loss to the Clippers.
Guy has been chucking away in the Summer League, which many players often do, but he hasn't been converting. It's unlikely that he finds a place in an NBA rotation to start the season, especially with how he's been shooting this summer.
July 11, 2019, 11:58 pmWenyen GabrielPF, Sacramento Kings
Wenyen Gabriel led the Kings with 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting with four triples, eight rebounds, a steal and four blocks in Thursday's loss to the Clippers.
Gabriel has been playing exceptionally well for the Kings and has been getting it done on both ends of the floor. The Kings are loaded with talent at the forward position but the way he's been playing has surely caught the eye of Sacramento's front office.
July 10, 2019, 8:27 pmJustin JamesSF, Sacramento Kings
Justin James (right knee strain) has been ruled out for the rest of Summer League after suffering the injury in Tuesday's game against the Rockets.
James has little to worry about as he just secured a three-year minimum contract with his first two being guaranteed. He won't play much but with the glut of wings in Sacramento, but he will have ample opportunity to get buckets in the G-league.
Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter
July 10, 2019, 12:06 amKyle GuyPG, Sacramento Kings
Kyle Guy went for a team-high 16 points (5-for-15 FGs, 3-for-5 FTs) vs. the Rockets on Tuesday, adding three triples, three boards, three dimes and a steal in 30 minutes.
Guy isn't likely to make much of a splash in the NBA this season on his two-way contract, but he's doing about as much as he can in Summer League to give the Kings confidence in his ability. If anything, he's likely a year or two away from making the rotation.
July 9, 2019, 7:49 pmFrank MasonPG, Sacramento Kings
The Kings are listing Frank Mason III (sore right hip) as out for Tuesday's Summer League game against the Rockets.
Mason was waived by the Kings last week and is missing his chance at auditioning for a roster spot on another team. He'll get another chance at game action on Thursday.
July 8, 2019, 7:25 pmKyle GuyPG, Sacramento Kings
Kyle Guy finished with 19 points, two rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block on 7-of-16 shooting in 33 minutes in a 105-101 win over the Mavs.
Guy also managed to knock down three of his seven attempts for downtown and overall had a great game. He's unlikely to see much time on the Kings' NBA roster but he should spend plenty of time in the G-League this season.
July 8, 2019, 4:49 pmDewayne DedmonC, Sacramento Kings
The Kings announced the signings of Dewayne Dedmon and Harrison Barnes on Monday.
Dedmon figures to start at center and will give the Kings better rim protection and spacing than the departed Willie Cauley-Stein did. He will likely be pushed for minutes by Richaun Holmes, however, and the organizational desire to test out Marvin Bagley and Harry Giles at the five also makes his standing tenuous. Dedmon should be a steady, late-middle round center as long as he's playing minutes in the mid-twenties, at least. Barnes rejoins the Kings after being traded to Sacramento last season and will further cloud the forward mix. Miscast as a small forward, we'll see if that's where the Kings put him. He's going to be his usual plodding self and is a late-round option with limited upside.
Source: Sacramento Kings
July 8, 2019, 3:00 pmCaleb SwaniganPF, Sacramento Kings
Caleb Swanigan (right quad contusion) will be available for Monday's Summer League game.
Swanigan has been sidelined since July 3. He's got a minuscule chance at seeing minutes with the Kings this season, so fantasy owners don't have a ton to look for here.
Source: Jason Jones on Twitter