February 21, 2020, 1:14 amKent BazemoreSG, Sacramento Kings
Kent Bazemore saw some quality run in Thursday's win over the Grizzlies, logging 23 minutes off the bench and dropping 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting with three rebounds, two 3s and one steal.
Bazemore is not an efficient scorer, so his .600 clip from the field tonight should be taken with a hefty grain of salt. He's been widely inconsistent for most of the season but is worth keeping an eye on in case he makes it a habit of playing well.
February 21, 2020, 1:10 amJabari ParkerPF, Sacramento Kings
Jabari Parker (right shoulder impingement) debuted for the Kings on Thursday but was unremarkable in his 15 minutes off the bench, tallying just four points, four rebounds and two assists.
While Parker is not a high-impact player in fantasy, we should expect to see those minutes rise as he gets his legs back. And given that Marvin Bagley III's timetable is in weeks, Parker may be worth a streamer once he's closer to 100 percent.
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 20, 2020, 5:29 pmMarvin Bagley IIIPF, Sacramento Kings
A foot specialist confirmed that Marvin Bagley aggravated his left foot sprain and the Kings announced that Bagley will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
Bagley is without a timetable to return. He's increasingly difficult to hang onto in 12-team leagues that don't have an IR spot. Assuming he's re-evaluated three weeks from today, that gives Bagley about five weeks left in the season — add on the time he'll miss past the re-evaluation and the eventual ramp-up period should he actually return this season, and he might be up to full speed by the time most leagues are wrapping up. Richaun Holmes and Nemanja Bjelica will hold down the frontcourt minutes (when healthy), with extra room opening up for Alex Len, Harry Giles, Harrison Barnes and Jabari Parker.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
February 20, 2020, 10:37 amAlex LenC, Sacramento Kings
Alex Len (right hip flexor) is questionable on the injury report but Luke Walton said that the big man will not play on Thursday.
Despite the official designation, the Kings will keep Len on the sidelines in their first game out of the All-Star break. After frittering away a chance to start in Atlanta, Len should be off most fantasy radars. He'll have a chance to earn good minutes with Richaun Holmes and Marvin Bagley out injured but it's hard to envision Len becoming more than a deep-league asset at his peak.
Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter
February 19, 2020, 5:35 pmAlex LenC, Sacramento Kings
Alex Len (right hip flexor) is questionable ahead of Thursday's game.
Len has been out since late January and perhaps the All-Star break was enough to get him ready to play. He'll have a chance at minutes while Richaun Holmes is still sidelined, but it would take a surprising workload to make Len a priority add in even 16-team leagues.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 19, 2020, 4:13 pmJabari ParkerPF, Sacramento Kings
Jabari Parker (right shoulder impingement) expects to make his Kings debut on Thursday.
If Parker plays against the Grizzlies tomorrow, it'll mark his first game since January 2. He should factor into the forward mix in Sacramento but is not a standard-league option until we see what his typical workload might look like.
Source: Sean Cunningham on Twitter
February 15, 2020, 9:33 pmBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield beat Devin Booker and Davis Bertans with 27 points in the final round of the 3-Point Contest on Saturday.
Hield had to hit the final shot to beat Booker by one point and take home the 2020 3-Point Contest trophy. Hield is third in made 3-pointers this season with 207. He has been on a roll lately and is a top-30 player over the past month while averaging 21.1 points and 4.5 threes per game. Hield should have a top-50 finish to the season.
February 13, 2020, 12:47 amDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox scored 16 points on 5-of-16 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Mavs, adding three rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.
The Kings were a mess as a whole in this game, so there were very little silver linings to scrounge for amid the wreckage of the loss. Fox should play much better soon enough and is worth a bit of patience.
February 13, 2020, 12:44 amBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic was held in check by the Mavs on Wednesday and was limited to six points on awful 2-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.
BogBog is playing with top-150 value over the last month, so this hiccup shouldn't frustrate owners too much. He should be able to crack the top-80 when he's playing back in flow.
February 13, 2020, 12:41 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield kept riding the scorch-train on Wednesday, leading the Kings with 22 points (8-of-21 shooting), four 3s, one rebound, nine assists and one steal.
Hield was the only King able to find his range in this loss to the Mavs. Hield is going to finish the season strong as he's playing with a big chip on his shoulder, which only means good things for his owners in fantasy.
February 12, 2020, 7:14 pmJabari ParkerPF, Sacramento Kings
Jabari Parker (right shoulder strain) will not make his debut on Wednesday vs. the Mavs.
Parker will have to wait until after the All-Star break to debut for the Kings. It is unclear what kind of role Parker will have when he is healthy enough to play so he is best left for watch-lists. It is unlikely that he once again is a streamable standard league asset like he did earlier in the season with the Hawks.
Source: Brad Townsend 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 11, 2020, 6:27 pmJabari ParkerPF, Sacramento Kings
Jabari Parker (right shoulder strain) is being listed as questionable to play against the Mavs on Wednesday
Parker has missed the past couple weeks dealing with the strain and it wouldn't be shocking to see his new team give him another week off over the break to get an extended rest. If Parker can play, he could carve out a role in the Kings frontcourt rotation with Marvin Bagley and Richaun Holmes still sidelined.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 11, 2020, 1:20 pmRichaun HolmesPF, Sacramento Kings
Richaun Holmes received a PRP injection to treat a labral tear in his right shoulder and will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks.
This is a tough break as it looked like Holmes was nearing a return to action last week before ultimately getting ruled out through the All-Star break. That break should help minimize the number of games he misses but this extending timeline, as well as the reveal that he's been dealing with a labral tear, is frustrating for fantasy GMs. Harry Giles should continue to start up front while this will create more minutes for Alex Len and maybe Jabari Parker when they get healthy. Nemanja Bjelica remains the safest fantasy option in Sacramento's frontcourt mix. Holmes has already missed 16 games but he's been so impactful when healthy that most GMs should just keep hanging on if at all possible.
Source: Sacramento Kings on Twitter