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Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 12 points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and two triples vs. the Grizzlies on Friday.

He played 24 minutes after his 22-point outburst against the Spurs on Monday, hitting 5-of-10 shots. Hopefully the low minutes means he'll play on Saturday for the second night of a back-to-back, but there's been no indication for now and we may not know until a few hours before tip-off if history tells us anything.
Nov 16 - 11:13 PM

Marvin Bagley scored seven points with one rebound, one assist and two turnovers vs. the Grizzlies on Friday.

He finished 1-of-3 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line, playing just 20 minutes compared to 28 for Nemanja Bjelica. The rookie is averaging 10.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 20.8 minutes over his last five games with shaky percentages, so he's merely just a stash if you're counting on the Kings to slow down.
Nov 16 - 11:07 PM

Harry Giles played seven minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Friday with four points, three rebounds and one turnover.

He got a quick hook in the first half after a few cheap fouls. Giles is getting a look as the backup center while Kosta Koufos (calf) is out, but he's still miles off the fantasy radar.
Nov 16 - 11:03 PM

De'Aaron Fox scored 23 points with 10 assists, four rebounds, two steals, one triple and six turnovers in 36 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Friday.

Fox hit 8-of-17 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line and continues to show incredible growth from his rookie season. This was his fourth double-double of the season, and he's slowly but surely climbing the rankings in category leagues -- he's ranked 59th in 9-cat leagues and 32nd in 8-cat. He's been one of the best value picks in fantasy basketball and is a big reason why the Kings have a winning record.
Nov 16 - 10:58 PM

Kosta Koufos (calf) is out for Friday against the Grizzlies.

He's had some trouble staying healthy and now the Kings should give Harry Giles another chance. Giles has been a disaster all season, so he's only a stash in the deepest of leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Nov 15 - 9:40 PM

Buddy Hield received four stitches in his right eyelid following Monday's game against the Spurs.

This is not going to affect his status for Friday against the Grizzlies. Hield has gone cold over his last two games and his minutes have taken a hit since the return of Bogdan Bogdanovic, who has been subbing in for Hield in the first quarter lately. Hield should still have a shot at mid-round value.
Nov 14 - 3:52 PM

Bogdan Bogdanovic said he plans to play in both ends of the Kings upcoming back-to-back games this weekend.

Bogdanovic had his minutes increased from 20 to 25 on Monday and responded with his best game of the season, finishing with 22 points, three assists, one rebound and three treys. The Kings play the Grizzlies on Friday and the Rockets on Saturday, and Bogey plans to suit up for both. We'll see if the Kings coaching staff is on the same page. Also, Bogdanovic said that he hopes his minutes restriction will be lifted after this weekend's games. His stock is rising. Scoop him off the waiver wire if he's still available.
Nov 13 - 9:24 AM

Nemanja Bjelica scored 11 points vs. the Spurs on Monday with six rebounds, one steal and three triples in 27 minutes.

His production has been all over the place and he's probably been one of the most added/dropped players of the past two weeks. Overall, he has mid-round value on the season because of his multi-category production, and with the Kings sitting at 8-6, they may continue to ride him as their starting PF. Whether or not he loses his job to Marvin Bagley later in the season remains to be seen.
Nov 13 - 1:54 AM

Bogdan Bogdanovic went off for a season-high 22 points with three assists, one rebound and three triples in just 25 minutes vs. the Spurs on Monday, leading the Kings to a 104-99 win.

The Kings snapped a 14-game losing streak against the Spurs and improved to 8-6 on the season. Bogdanovic had his minutes limit increased from 20 to 25 tonight, so he may be up to 30 by the end of the week. He has to be added everywhere because he's a wing that can do it all, but it's possible he gets another maintenance day because the Kings have been very cautious with him.
Nov 13 - 1:43 AM

Harry Giles scored a career-high 12 points vs. the Spurs on Monday, adding six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes.

He also had three turnovers and five fouls, but this was the Giles that we saw in the summer league and in the preseason. He got an opportunity with Kosta Koufos (calf) out tonight and made the most of it, so coach Dave Joerger will have a decision on his hands if Koufos can return on Friday vs. the Grizzlies. If you're in a deep league, just throw Giles on your watch list.
Nov 13 - 1:30 AM

Bogdan Bogdanovic will have his minutes increased on Monday.

His previous limit was 20, so maybe he can get up to 25 tonight. The Kings have taken their time with Bogdanovic, so it might be another week before you can plug him into lineups with confidence.
Nov 12 - 8:25 PM

Harry Giles has been recalled from the G-League.

Giles put up 30 points and four rebounds across 23 minutes in a G-League game on Sunday, and it'll be interesting to see if he's able to get into the rotation tonight with Kosta Koufos unavailable. To this point, he hasn't done anything to warrant ownership in any setting.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 12 - 4:36 PM

Kosta Koufos (sore right calf) will not play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

Koufos has played 14.0 minutes behind Willie Cauley-Stein, so there's not a big fantasy impact with him on the shelf. Marvin Bagley and Harry Giles might be able to see some more run at the five-spot tonight, but that's about it.
Nov 12 - 2:18 PM

Harry Giles is being sent down for a G-League stint.

"I'm just going to play basketball. It's another step I've got to take in my journey to where I'm trying to get," said Giles went asked about the G-League assignment. He logged a mere two minutes during Saturday's blowout loss to the Lakers, and that was coming off two straight DNP-CDs, so he'll go down to get some reps in Stockton. In case you were wondering, he shouldn't be owned anywhere.
Nov 11 - 2:24 AM

Bogdan Bogdanovic went 1-of-6 from the field and 4-of-5 from the stripe on his way to six points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 20 minutes off the bench on Saturday.

Bogdanovic is slowly being worked back into the rotation in Sacramento, so it could be a while before he's putting up relevant stat lines for owners in most 12-team leagues. He should be worth owning once he's fully up to speed, but those that stashed him will need to continue to exercise some patience as he works his way back to game-shape.
Nov 11 - 2:17 AM


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