Player News - Kings

Date: Team: Pos:

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

DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points with 14 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 41 minutes against the Nets during a 103-100 loss on Wednesday.

The Kings did not get any help from their bench with just 18 points. As for Cousins, he has double-doubles in eight straight games and came into tonight with 2015 averages of 23.6 points, 13.6 boards, 4.5 assists, 2.3 blocks and 1.8 steals. Even with his awful 5.6 turnovers per game in that span, he's still one of the best centers in fantasy.
Jan 22 - 1:09 AM

Rudy Gay scored 25 points with eight rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer against the Nets on Wednesday.

He's been consistent since returning from a knee injury on Saturday with at least 22 points and five boards in each of his last three games. Gay also played more than 40 minutes for the first time in 2015 tonight, so any concern of a knee issue should basically be put to bed.
Jan 22 - 1:01 AM

Ramon Sessions played 22 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday with two points, four rebounds and four assists.

He made his 2015 debut tonight and played more than his season average of 17.1 minutes per game. Sessions has lost plenty of ground to Darren Collison and will continue to back him up. He's only an option in very deep leagues.
Jan 22 - 12:52 AM

Rudy Gay (left knee) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nets.

He sat out on Friday but has averaged 24.0 points in 36.5 minutes during the two games since then. Owners should feel confident about his status for Wednesday, though it makes sense to double-check his status prior to tip-off.
Jan 20 - 9:47 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (ankle), Rudy Gay (knee) and Omri Casspi (eye) are all listed as probable for Wednesday's home game vs. the Nets.

All three guys played on Monday and we'll leave them off the injury report unless a pessimistic update surfaces after shootaround. Cousins is averaging multiple career highs this season, including points (23.9), rebounds (12.6), assists (3.2) and blocks (1.7), yet he's currently trailing guys like Tim Duncan, LaMarcus Aldridge and Dwight Howard in fan-based All-Star voting.
Jan 20 - 9:43 PM

Carl Landry (wrist) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Nets.

He's been out a week after spraining his wrist and the Kings have him listed as day-to-day. Jason Thompson, Derrick Williams and Reggie Evans will each earn more minutes in Landry's absence, but there are no clear-cut winners in fantasy leagues.
Jan 20 - 9:37 PM

Kings' head coach Tyrone Corbin said that the D-League is not an option for Nik Stauskas at this time.

Stauskas has been a DNP-CD for the past two games, and he has recently been mentioned in some trade rumors. His fantasy value in Sacramento is nearly non-existent and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Jan 20 - 4:57 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) returned to action in Monday's loss to the Blazers, scoring 22 points on 7-of-17 shooting (8-of-12 FTs) with 19 rebounds, one assist and a season-high tying four blocks in 38 minutes.

Cousins is on a big push to make the All Star team and he should be even more beastly until he either gets the nod or doesn't. Of course, it would be insane if he doesn't make the All Star team because he's competing for an All-NBA First Team slot if voters could be trusted, but that's never a sure thing when it comes to All Star nods and postseason awards. He also got fouled out by another vicious flop tonight, as Thomas Robinson was hit by a sniper on two different occasions.
Jan 20 - 3:04 AM

Jason Thompson came back to Earth with DeMarcus Cousins back on Monday, posting just four points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes.

He went for 23 & 22 on Saturday and we warned folks not to flinch. This one was pretty easy to see coming and Thompson can remain on the wire in most formats.
Jan 20 - 2:59 AM

Rudy Gay (knee) scored 26 points on 10-of-19 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds, two steals and six turnovers in Monday's disappointing loss to the Blazers.

The Kings are a mess and still Gay produces, but owners should watch for the players' behaviors after the All Star break. None of them are happy about the firing of Mike Malone, and while that anger will or has subsided to a reasonable tone they know the season was mailed in by management and none of them are going to gut out injuries in a lost year. Gay has been dealing with garden variety knee and Achilles' issues, so this is all just food for thought. Don't go selling at a discount right now or anything.
Jan 20 - 2:53 AM

Darren Collison scored 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds, eight assists, one steal and five turnovers in Monday's loss.

Collison has been turning the ball over and getting beat a little bit on defense, but other than that he's in a great position as one of just 3-4 cogs on any given night that will show up in the Sacramento box score. He's a must-start player the rest of the way unless the Kings get the splashy trade they so desire.
Jan 20 - 2:49 AM

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