Player News - Kings

Date: Team: Pos:

Bogdan Bogdanovic (sprained right ankle) is probable for Monday's game in Phoenix.

It's an ideal scenario for Bogdanovic to make his NBA debut, as the Kings should have plenty of rotation flexibility against a reeling Suns team that just fired their head coach. Buddy Hield has been up-and-down to begin the season, and the Kings aren't overflowing with wing players, so Bogdanovic is worth watching in most leagues.
Oct 22 - 9:02 PM

Skal Labissiere scored 13 points during a 96-79 loss to the Nuggets on Saturday, adding four rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

He's off to a solid start so far, averaging 10.0 points, 7.5 boards, 0.5 assists, 0.5 blocks and 1.0 fouls in 23.0 minutes per game in his previous two. He seems to be earning more minutes, so he could have some standalone value to go with the stash factor. He should be owned in standard leagues.
Oct 22 - 1:03 AM

Buddy Hield made 1-of-10 from the field for three points with three rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in 22 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

Shooters shoot and sometimes they miss. Hield will have a handful of games like this one, but he should be owned in standard leagues.
Oct 22 - 12:54 AM

Kosta Koufos scored two points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 16 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

Coach Dave Joerger loves to play his guy Koufos, but the minutes won't be there almost any night. There has to be someone better to stash in almost any league.
Oct 22 - 12:52 AM

Georgios Papagiannis was a DNP-CD on Saturday.

The Kings talked about bringing him along slowly and they weren't kidding. Papagiannis likely won't get regular minutes until 2018 while the team is healthy.
Oct 22 - 12:48 AM

Frank Mason III scored seven points with two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

He got his first look as a pro and this wasn't all garbage time. Mason III had a very nice offseason and could get in the rotation if George Hill needs time off. Just keep an eye on him.
Oct 22 - 12:46 AM

Vince Carter played six minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

He'll be a first-ballot Hall of Fame player, but the Kings are using him as more of an extension of the coaching staff. If you miss watching Carter this year, you can probably spend a day on YouTube looking at his dunk reel.
Oct 22 - 12:42 AM

Bogdan Bogdanovic (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets.

Bogdanovic has yet to make his Kings debut, as this will be the third straight game he's missed. Buddy Hield, Justin Jackson and Garrett Temple will continue to log additional minutes with Bogdanovic sidelined.
Oct 21 - 1:59 PM

Skal Labissiere played just 13 minutes vs. Dallas on Friday, but he was productive with eight points, five rebounds and a block.

Zach Randolph (oral surgery) was back in the starting lineup and played 30 minutes, but this will likely be closer to a timeshare moving forward. With the Kings tanking, treat Labissiere as more of a stash for now.
Oct 20 - 11:42 PM

De'Aaron Fox dished out 10 assists in Friday's win over Dallas, finishing with nine points, six rebounds, one steal and a triple.

He had a pair of turnovers and hit just 4-of-13 from the field, but it's hard to find a rookie that won't struggle with efficiency. George Hill went off for 21 points tonight, but Fox played a little over 10 minutes next to the veteran which bodes really well for his outlook going forward. Fox should be owned in most leagues and is only going to get more valuable as the season progresses.
Oct 20 - 11:30 PM

George Hill led the Kings to a 93-88 win over Dallas on Friday with 21 points in 32 minutes.

De'Aaron Fox got all the headlines for his strong opener, but this is still Hill's backcourt (at least for now). He finished an impressive 9-of-12 from the field and added five rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers. Fox had nine points and 10 dimes in 26 minutes and both players can coexist on the court, so expect to see more two-PG lineups going forward. Hill will be a fun player to own until the tank gets rolling.
Oct 20 - 11:22 PM

Zach Randolph (oral surgery) played 30 minutes in his Kings debut with 13 points, six rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He led the Kings in shot attempts (15), but hit just five of them and also finished 2-of-4 from the line. This season will eventually be all about player development, so it won't be long before Skal Labissiere eats into Z-Bo's workload. He's a low-end option moving forward and should get plenty of rest.
Oct 20 - 11:01 PM

Zach Randolph (oral surgery) will play on Friday vs. the Mavericks.

He's also expected to start next to Willie Cauley-Stein which will push Skal Labissiere to the bench. Z-Bo will be a nice source of points and rebounds, but his upside is limited in his age-36 season. Labissiere will likely be the PF to own in Sacramento this season, especially later on.
Oct 20 - 7:05 PM

Zach Randolph (oral surgery) will likely start next to Willie Cauley-Stein against the Mavs on Friday.

That would move Skal Labissiere to the bench in this game. Presumably, WCS would have to guard Harrison Barnes while Z-Bo guards Dirk Nowitzki. Randolph is going to take some 3-pointers this season, but expect his minutes to trend down. Labissiere looks like the better property in fantasy.
Oct 20 - 4:22 PM

Bogdan Bogdanovic (ankle) went through 3-on-3 work on Friday, but won't play against the Mavs on Friday.

He is getting closer to a return, but the team wants to take it easy on him after he played in EuroBasket. Bogdanovic is questionable for tonight, but they may keep him out for a few more games. Buddy Hield, George Hill, De'Aaron Fox and Justin Jackson should pick up a few minutes.
Oct 20 - 2:40 PM


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