Player News - Kings

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Buddy Hield scored 13 points with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and two triples in 26 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Friday.

He's flying under the radar a bit with Bogdan Bogdanovic playing so well, but Hield's rest-of-season outlook is promising with the Kings resting two veterans in every single game. He was 3-of-17 from beyond the arc in his previous four games, but he found his shot tonight and should be a nice source of points and triples going forward.
Jan 19 - 10:46 PM

Skal Labissiere (shoulder) played 28 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Friday, scoring four points with six rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block.

He hit 2-of-8 shots, but he got the job done in other categories and played 28 minutes compared to 19 for Zach Randolph. Z-Bo is likely going to be rested every second or third game going forward in an effort to let the younger guys develop, so keep a close eye on Labissiere if you need a big man.
Jan 19 - 10:38 PM

De'Aaron Fox scored a team-high 16 points in Friday's 106-88 loss to the Grizzlies.

George Hill was a healthy scratch and will be rested every second or third game that the Kings play, but there's a good chance he'll be moved before the deadline anyways. Fox was solid tonight and he's been the PG to own in Sacramento for a while now. He hit 5-of-12 shots and all five free throws, adding six assists, two rebounds, one block and one triple. Despite tonight's line, there will be some bumps in the road for the rookie PG going forward.
Jan 19 - 10:34 PM

Justin Jackson scored three points in a start vs. the Grizzlies on Friday, hitting 1-of-3 shots (a 3-pointer) with one rebound in 19 minutes.

The Kings are opening up more minutes for the rookie by resting their veterans, but he's done very little with them -- he has a combined eight points in his last four games.
Jan 19 - 10:29 PM

Kosta Koufos was a healthy scratch on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

The Kings are going to rest two out of their five veterans every single game, so Koufos is going to have a lot of time to think about life on the bench in the second half of the season.
Jan 19 - 10:25 PM

George Hill was a healthy scratch on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

This all but confirms that Hill is going to be one of five veterans that the Kings will rest frequently going forward (two veterans every game). Hill is a trade candidate and the Cavaliers "are expressing interest in a trade," so he may not have to deal with this nonsense too much longer.
Jan 19 - 10:24 PM

The Kings will start De'Aaron Fox, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Justin Jackson, Zach Randolph and Willie Cauley-Stein on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

The Kings were planning to start Garrett Temple, but coach Dave Joerger changed his mind for the 127th time this season. The Kings want to play their young guys more, but Jackson isn't worth a look just yet.
Jan 19 - 8:04 PM

The Cavs are expressing interest in a trade for George Hill, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

This report adds the Cavs are pursuing Hill to potentially slide into a dual-guard role, starting at either backcourt position or playing as a reserve. This will be a lot easier said than done because Hill just signed a massive three-year, $57 million deal this summer, so there will probably have to be other teams involved. Now that Hill is going to be rested, a trade could help his fantasy value, but a limited role in Cleveland wouldn't be the best spot for him.
Jan 19 - 4:31 PM

Skal Labissiere (shoulder) is listed as probable for Friday against the Grizzlies.

It would appear he'll be back in action after missing Wednesday's game. It's going to be a guessing game on who sits for the Kings, but the best guess would be Kosta Koufos because of Zach Randolph returning to Memphis tonight. Labissiere will have some stand-alone value in the short term, but most of his value lies in his mysterious upside.
Jan 19 - 2:19 PM

Skal Labissiere (shoulder) is questionable to face the Grizzlies on Friday.

The Kings are probably going to be careful here after Labissiere missed Wednesday. Zach Randolph gets a homecoming game in Memphis and Kosta Koufos spent some time there, so maybe those two help out Willie-Cauley Stein. Skal is still a decent hold, but it'll be a bumpy ride.
Jan 18 - 10:10 PM

Harry Giles (knee) has been ruled out for the 2017-18 season.

Giles is reportedly "healthy" and hasn't suffered any setbacks, but the Kings will hold him out until the Summer League. Giles tore his left ACL in 2013 and his right one in 2015, and the Kings want to improve his overall strength before throwing him into game action. The Kings are saying that his measurements in athletic tests are better than they were before the draft, and he still has some intrigue in dynasty formats.
Jan 18 - 1:17 PM

George Hill filled up the stat sheet on Wednesday with 20 points, five assists, four rebounds, four 3-pointers, three steals and zero turnovers in 37 minutes.

He made 6-of-10 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs tonight, marking perhaps his most complete fantasy outing with the Kings. This was Hill's fourth game all season with 20+ points and the minutes were just shy of his season-high, but there's no real cause for excitement. Sacramento is starting to rest veterans and Hill is an obvious candidate for DNP-CDs -- at age 31 he's the fourth-oldest player on the team. Enjoy the production while you can.
Jan 18 - 1:36 AM

Bogdan Bogdanovic went off for a career-high 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, two assists, one steal and a flawless 6-of-6 mark from downtown.

He played 39 minutes and you should double-check that he's not available in your leagues. The Kings will rest 2-3 veterans every game and Bogdanovic is one of the big winners here, as the 25-year-old is more polished than most rookies thanks to years of pro experience overseas. The league's GMs ranked him one of the summer's "most underrated player acquisitions" before the season began, and we're starting to see why.
Jan 18 - 1:35 AM

Garrett Temple was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

Dave Joerger said he'll be resting at least two veterans each game, and tonight it was Temple and Vince Carter. Temple didn't have fantasy value anyway, so this shouldn't impact any lineups.
Jan 18 - 1:29 AM

Willie Cauley-Stein scored a season-high-tying 26 points on Wednesday, hitting 11-of-18 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs with 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

WCS played 37 minutes tonight and he's now averaging 36.7 minutes in the Kings' past three games. His fantasy owners have to be thrilled that Sacramento is turning him loose in mid-January, rather than waiting until the All-Star break. With multiple veterans resting every night, Cauley-Stein's rest-of-season outlook is fantastic.
Jan 18 - 1:28 AM

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