Christian Wood scored a season-high five points with four rebounds in 10 minutes against the Kings on Saturday.
He was the first big man off the bench, so this is more non-garbage minutes than he's seen all of this season combined -- he only scored four points all season combined, too. Wood won't have fantasy value and may have to fend off Johnny O'Bryant once he's ready to play.
Ben McLemore scored a team-high 18 points against the Hornets during a 99-85 loss on Saturday, adding two rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers.
He played a team-high 33 minutes in this blowout loss. The Kings couldn't crack 20 points in the first and third quarter to put this game out of reach in the fourth. McLemore has clearly taken advantage of injuries to Garrett Temple (hamstring) and Arron Afflalo (hamstring), but he may be able to keep his minutes with the Kings rebuilding. He's still only a deep-league pickup due to a lack of versatility on the stat sheet.
Tyreke Evans started against the Hornets on Saturday, scoring 11 points with five rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 22 minutes.
It was likely a matchup-based move for coach Dave Joerger because of Nicolas Batum. Garbage time did keep Evans' minutes down today, but he did play 16 minutes in the first half. Perhaps the Kings won't be limiting 'Reke as much as the Pelicans. The trade looks like a win for him, but he's likely going to be more of a late-round guy.
Anthony Tolliver scored 11 points with four rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers against the Hornets on Saturday.
It's starting to feel like he's just keeping the seat warm for Skal Labissiere. Tolliver did also hurt his head in the first half, but he was fine and stayed in the game. Assuming you're not dying for treys from a power forward, he's not a fantasy option for the rebuilding Kings.
Ty Lawson scored four points in 23 minutes off the bench with four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer against the Hornets on Saturday.
The Kings couldn't go small in this game because the Hornets have too much size on the wings with Nicolas Batum and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Before the game, coach Dave Joerger did talk about how he likes going smaller more often to help get more space and get Lawson in the lane. He should perform better than this most nights, but he's only a deep-league guy. Plus, Garrett Temple and Arron Afflalo returning would hurt him.
Buddy Hield scored 15 points with one rebound, two assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.
He actually had some decent offensive possessions with a couple nice drives to break down defenses. Hield is playing two positions for the Kings in a variety of lineups, playing in 15 different combinations in his two games. He's still not doing much outside of scoring and that probably won't change, so he's more of a points league or a deep league guy in fantasy.
Langston Galloway played 12 minutes with one rebound and one assist in his Kings debut on Saturday.
He saw minutes in the first half, so it wasn't all garbage time. Galloway is still buried on the depth chart and has almost no fantasy value.
Willie Cauley-Stein was on the other end of the spectrum on Saturday night, missing all five attempts from the fielding and making both free throws for two points with two rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 28 minutes.
Obviously he wasn't going to score 29 like he did on Thursday night. The Hornets did a great job of keeping Cauley-Stein away from establishing low position, which is something most teams will be doing. Trill won't be a big-time scorer anyway, but at least he had the three blocks and plenty of minutes as a consolation prize. He's still a hold in standard leagues.