Player News - Kings

Date: Team: Pos:

DeMarcus Cousins has been announced as Kobe Bryant's replacement for the All-Star game.

Someone was going to get snubbed in the West, and while Cousins is certainly deserving of his All-Star distinction, Damian Lillard is likely livid. Cousins probably feels a bit relieved to make the squad, but he still likely feels a bit disrespected only making it on the account of Bryant being injured. Both Cousins and Lillard figure to be quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues.
Jan 30 - 1:24 PM

Quincy Miller has signed his second 10-day contract with the Kings, and he will be available for Friday's game against the Cavs.

As long as Rudy Gay is healthy, Miller is going to have a tough time stepping into the rotation, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Jan 30 - 11:04 AM

DeMarcus Cousins (left ankle) is questionable to play against the Cavs on Friday.

This is interesting because Cousins missed time because of a right ankle sprain earlier this month. He did tweak his left ankle on Wednesday and did play through it, but it's possible he sits this one out. Although, one would think Boogie would want to suit up after being snubbed from the All-Star team.
Jan 29 - 8:54 PM

Carl Landry returned after missing several games with a wrist injury and had 14 points and seven rebounds on 4-of-9 shooting in 23 minutes.

It would likely take an injury for the Kings for Landry to have fantasy value, but he could also replace Jason Thompson as a starter at some point. For now, he's not worth owning in most leagues.
Jan 28 - 11:54 PM

Ben McLemore hit 6-of-11 shots and three 3-pointers for 17 points, five rebounds and one assist in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.

B-Mac and Rudy Gay (22 points) played well tonight, but the struggles of Boogie Cousins were too much to overcome for the Kings. McLemore left Tuesday's game after being hit in the eye, but looked fine on Wednesday night.
Jan 28 - 11:51 PM

DeMarcus Cousins hit just 5-of-10 shots and committed nine turnovers on his way to 13 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.

If your league (or DFS) subtracts for turnovers, this was a rough one, but in standard leagues, he still came through with a decent stat line, despite a lack of points and boards. After Monday's postponement and tonight's poor outing, Cousins' owners are probably going to take a loss this week.
Jan 28 - 11:46 PM

Carl Landry (sprained wrist) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game in Toronto.

Landry's return shouldn't impact many fantasy lineups as he's fighting for minutes in a frontcourt that includes Jason Thompson, Derrick Williams and Reggie Evans.
Jan 28 - 5:59 PM

The Kings are said to be active on the phones as the trade deadline approaches, and Derrick Williams and Nik Stauskas are both reportedly on the block.

We knew that Stauskas had been linked in several trade talks, but now it appears that Williams could be on his way out of Sacramento as well. No deal for either player is imminent by any means, but we will be sure to let you know if anything develops. Both Stauskas and Williams would have to be traded to ideal situations to make an impact in fantasy leagues, so owners can use a wait-and-see approach for now.
Jan 28 - 9:08 AM

Carl Landry has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

He has been out since Jan. 13 nursing a sprained wrist, so even he does end up playing he probably won't see a lot of minutes. Landry has been solid off the bench for Sacramento, but until his role improves he will only be an option in deeper leagues.
Jan 27 - 7:46 PM

Monday's game between the Knicks and Kings has been postponed, and it will be made up on March 3.

With the pending blizzard threatening New York and the surrounding areas, the league will play it safe. It's the right call. Be sure your daily lineups don't include any Knicks or Kings on Monday night.
Jan 26 - 10:34 AM

Quincy Miller will sign another 10-day contract with the Kings when his current deal expires.

He made some noise on Friday by scoring 13 points with six rebounds, two assists and two steals, but he got some extra playing time because Rudy Gay was ejected from that contest. Unless Miller earns a larger role in Sacramento, he is only worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues.
Jan 25 - 7:48 PM

DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points on 9-of-19 shooting (10-of-11 FTs) with 11 rebounds, two assists and three steals in Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

Cousins is keeping things together so far and the finger pointing inside the walls hasn't been directed at him. Yet. Unless he gets fed up with management, he's going to destroy the opposition.
Jan 24 - 5:00 AM

Quincy Miller logged 34 minutes in Friday's blowout loss, scoring 13 points on 3-of-8 shooting (1-of-3 from deep, 6-of-7 from the line) with six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Management wants Miller to play more before his 10-day deal expires and they'll probably look at that over the weekend. Miller was helped by the early Rudy Gay ejection, and like a lot of 10-day guys he's going to try and make a splash. In a daily league, there might be some appeal there if things set up correctly for him.
Jan 24 - 4:57 AM

Rudy Gay was ejected in the first half for two technical fouls during Friday's game against the Warriors.

He picked up the two techs in a matter of seconds for his first ejection of the season. He won't be suspended for this infraction and this was just his sixth and seventh tech, so he's not on pace to be suspended either. Quincy Miller will play more tonight.
Jan 23 - 11:25 PM

Carl Landry (wrist) will not play against the Warriors on Friday.

It'll be his fifth game out of the lineup in a row. Landry was starting to come around before the injury, but the Kings will have to count on Derrick Williams, Reggie Evans and Jason Thompson a little more.
Jan 23 - 2:29 PM


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