Player News - Kings

Date: Team: Pos:

Omri Casspi (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

He has missed the last six games due to his knee, so it's nice to see him close to returning to action. However, Casspi isn't a big part of the rotation, and will likely be eased into action upon his return. You can leave him on the wire.
Dec 20 - 10:02 PM

Reggie Evans (knee) is probable to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

Now that DeMarcus Cousins is back, Evans is not very important. He can rebound with the best of them, but that's about it. Leave him on the wire.
Dec 20 - 9:59 PM

Ramon Sessions is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

He has been hit-or-miss off of the Kings bench this year, and is not reliable enough for owners in standard leagues. Check back before tip-off Sunday, and expect Ray McCallum to step into the rotation if Sessions sits.
Dec 20 - 9:58 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (illness) is probable to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

It would be a shock to see him sit out based on how terrific he looked in his return on Thursday. Cousins refused to take a minutes limit and played 33 minutes, so he'll probably be around 35-37. He's going to have a late supper and eat big time. Start him.
Dec 20 - 9:57 PM

DeMarcus Cousins said that there was no way he was going to accept the limited minutes, and ended up playing the entire fourth quarter of Thursday's game vs. the Bucks.

Cousins added that he'll be fine, so it appears owners can get back to plugging him into their lineups without hesitation every time he's active. He finished Thursday's game with a standard 27-point, 11-rebound Boogie outing, while playing 33 minutes.
Dec 19 - 8:26 AM

DeMarcus Cousins returned to action during a 108-107 loss to the Bucks on Thursday, scoring 27 points with 11 rebounds, five assists and one steal in 33 minutes.

Well, so much for the minutes cap. Cousins was outstanding on the offensive end, making 8-of-12 from the field and 11-of-13 from the line. He wasn't thrilled about the firing of coach Mike Malone and tonight he had a long talk with new coach Ty Corbin. As long as he's avoiding ejections, Cousins is going to be one of the best big men in fantasy.
Dec 19 - 1:09 AM

Ben McLemore scored 22 points against the Bucks on Thursday with four rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

The coaching change is likely going to help McLemore. Ty Corbin uses his wings more than most coaches and McLemore posting a 20-point game while DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay are active speaks volumes. He still doesn't have a big upside and his usage is going to be low, so he'd need to string together a couple games with DMC and Gay before being considered as anything but a stash.
Dec 19 - 1:03 AM

Rudy Gay flirted with a triple-double against the Bucks on Thursday with 20 points, nine rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

There was no concern with his Achilles tonight, but he's likely going to have to deal with some soreness. Gay posts better numbers next to Cousins because of improved efficiency. He actually failed to top 40 percent from the field in any of his previous four games while turning it over 3.3 times per game in that span, too. Expect him to get it going.
Dec 19 - 1:00 AM

Derrick Williams played 24 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday with nine points, three rebounds, and two 3-pointers.

He played some backup minutes at small forward while Omri Casspi (knee) sat out. Williams has been very inconsistent the past couple seasons and Casspi won't be out for long, so he's not a great pickup.
Dec 19 - 12:55 AM

Jason Thompson played 19 minutes with three points, three boards and two turnovers against the Bucks on Thursday.

He made 1-of-4 from the field and anyone who rode him in a deep league should be looking at other options. Thompson is not worth owning in even 20-team leagues.
Dec 19 - 12:54 AM

DeMarcus Cousins will start against the Bucks on Thursday with a minutes limit.

He's been out since November and his conditioning probably is not up to speed just yet. Cousins is one of the best offensive big men in the NBA while he's pulling down 12.6 boards and adding 1.5 blocks per game. Even with 20 minutes tonight, his owners should still have him in the lineup.
Dec 18 - 8:23 PM

Rudy Gay (Achilles) is being listed as probable for Thursday's game vs. Milwaukee.

Gay has been playing through his Achilles tendinitis for some time now, so we'd expect him to give it a go. With Omri Casspi (knee) already ruled out, Gay will get all the minutes he can handle in a favorable matchup against the Bucks, and he makes for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Dec 18 - 4:28 PM

Omri Casspi (knee) will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Bucks.

Ben McLemore and Derrick Williams will see some extended minutes with Casspi sidelined, with McLemore offering the most upside. The Kings don't play again until Sunday, so we'll be considering Casspi questionable for that one, although his status shouldn't matter to owners in standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Dec 18 - 4:25 PM

Reggie Evans (knee, hip) will not play Thursday vs. the Bucks.

Evans suffered the injuries during Tuesday's game vs. OKC, and there is currently no timetable set for his return. With DeMarcus Cousins expected to return on Thursday, there's not much reason to hold onto Evans, and he can be cut in most leagues. Carl Landry and Derrick Williams will likely see some extended minutes, but neither makes for a great plug-and-play option.
Source: NBA.com
Dec 18 - 4:02 PM

DeMarcus Cousins (illness) is being listed as probable for Thursday's game vs. the Bucks.

Cousins' return would send Reggie Evans back to the bench, and Jason Thompson's value would take a hit. All signs are pointing towards Cousins giving it a go on Thursday, and he's obviously a must-start option when in uniform. Stay tuned for an official update as we draw closer to tip-off.
Source: NBA.com
Dec 18 - 3:56 PM


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