Player News - Kings

Date: Team: Pos:

Omri Casspi (knee) did not go through the contact portions of practice on Wednesday.

It sounds like he's out for Thursday against the Bucks. The Kings will likely use a little more Ben McLemore and Derrick Williams to help out Rudy Gay. Casspi is only worth owning in deep leagues, but could emerge should Gay have Achilles problems.
Dec 17 - 4:35 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (illness) practiced on Wednesday and plans to play against the Bucks on Thursday.

The Kings will likely make a decision following shootaround on Thursday. Cousins has been out for over three weeks with viral meningitis and the Kings could limit him in his first game back, especially since his conditioning is not likely where it should be. His owners will want to check back tomorrow.
Dec 17 - 4:26 PM

Carl Landry scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting on Tuesday, adding four boards, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes.

Fresh off of a double-double in Saturday's game, Landry kept it rolling and was a spark off of the bench for the Kings. However, Landry doesn't have a large enough role to be considered in standard leagues, and can be safely ignored on the waiver wire.
Dec 17 - 1:55 AM

Darren Collison struggled in a loss to the Thunder on Tuesday, finishing with six points on 2-of-8 shooting, while adding five boards, three assists, two steals and one block in 26 minutes.

After scoring just three points on Saturday, he was terrible once again and was absolutely eaten alive by Russell Westbrook all game. Collison turned the ball over three times and failed to get his teammates involved in the game. However, he doesn't have a lot of competition for playing time, and he should be owned in all leagues as long as he keeps the starting gig. Consider benching him until he turns it around.
Dec 17 - 1:51 AM

Reggie Evans was disappointing in a start on Tuesday, playing just 19 minutes and finishing with four points, six boards, one assist and one block.

He rightfully replaced Ryan Hollins in the starting lineup, but failed to impress in what was an off night for the rebounding machine. DeMarcus Cousins (illness) could be back as soon as Thursday, so there is no reason for Evans to be owned outside of the deepest of leagues. Leave him on the wire.
Dec 17 - 1:43 AM

Ryan Hollins returned to the bench on Tuesday in favor of Reggie Evans, and finished with six points, nine boards and three assists in 17 minutes.

He actually played really well in limited minutes and even caused some problems for the Thunder in the paint. However, even as a starter Hollins wasn't an option in most fantasy leagues, so the fact that he is coming off the bench means he can be cut across the board.
Dec 17 - 1:39 AM

Rudy Gay dropped 22 points in Tuesday's loss to the Thunder, adding six boards, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

He shot just 8-of-20 from the field, but Gay has to be feeling gassed from carrying the Kings in the absence of DeMarcus Cousins (illness). Gay is one of the few players on the Kings roster who can create his own shot, so his shooting percentage is clearly going to take a hit until Cousins returns. While he does appear to be hobbling, Gay continues to log big minutes and belongs in all active lineups.
Dec 17 - 1:34 AM

Ryan Hollins will come off of the bench behind Reggie Evans for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder.

This move was long overdue, as Hollins failed to make an impact for the Kings in the starting lineup. There is a chance that DeMarcus Cousins (illness) could return on Thursday, so Evans is only worth a look as a daily plug-and-play or for owners looking for short-term value. Hollins on the other hand, should not be owned in almost all leagues.
Dec 16 - 9:07 PM

Reggie Evans is set to draw the start for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder, replacing Ryan Hollins.

Hollins has been ineffective in the starting lineup, so the move makes sense. Hollins can be cut across the board while Evans is worth a look for short-term value for owners in need of rebounding.
Dec 16 - 9:02 PM

Omri Casspi (knee) is officially listed as out for Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder.

This will be the fifth straight game that he will miss and there is no clear indication on when he will return to action. Casspi isn't a big part of the rotation and shouldn't be owned in most leagues. Derrick Williams will pick up some extra minutes Tuesday, but is only an option in deeper leagues.
Dec 16 - 8:36 PM

The Kings have recalled Eric Moreland from their D-League affiliate.

He'll go back to warming the bench in Sacramento, and remains a non-option in all leagues.
Dec 16 - 5:34 PM

Chris Mullin will not coach the Kings this season, according to Chris Broussard.

Broussard reports that Mullin is not interested in jumping into a coaching gig mid-season, so if he were to eventually take over the coaching duties, it wouldn't be until next year. Tyrone Corbin will coach the team on an interim basis.
Dec 16 - 4:36 PM

The Sacramento Kings are reportedly considering Chris Mullin as their next head coach.

Mullin has been serving as an advisor to Kings owner Vivek Ranadive and Ranadive is reportedly intrigued by the idea of having Mullin coach the team. Ranadive has been hands-on since taking over the Kings and thinks that Mullin could be the Kings' version of Steve Kerr taking over for the Warriors. "All [Mullin] has to decide is that's what he wants and the job is his," an NBA general manager said on Monday.
Dec 16 - 10:58 AM

DeMarcus Cousins (viral meningitis) could play on Thursday against the Bucks, but his minutes would be limited.

Cousins is in the middle of a storm right now and it will be extremely interesting to watch how he reacts as chess pieces appear to be moving wildly around him without his input. To his credit, he has taken the high road while expressing his displeasure with the situation, and if he keeps his head down and plays hard he'll probably come out of this situation smelling better than most.
Dec 16 - 1:52 AM

Omri Casspi (knee) is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Thunder.

Derrick Williams will pick up more minutes from Casspi's absence and figures to benefit from the Kings' odd infatuation with uptempo offense, though we're skeptical about what that actually entails. Just keep an eye on Williams and Casspi hasn't been the greatest fantasy option, but he could theoretically benefit from an increase in pace. Heck, maybe one of them will be the cherry picker and revolutionize fantasy leagues.
Dec 15 - 9:29 PM


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