Player News - Kings

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Skal Labissiere scored eight points in the starting lineup against the Bucks on Wednesday, adding eight rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes during a 116-98 loss.

With Kosta Koufos resting, Labissiere was able to make his third NBA start. In his previous two, he only averaged 10.5 points, 6.0 boards, 2.5 blocks and 0.5 steals in just 17.5 minutes. He is clearly earning more run and the Kings will continue to rest players to allow Skal to play more. He's worth a long look in standard leagues.
Mar 23 - 1:08 AM

Garrett Temple scored 12 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers against the Bucks on Wednesday.

It's tough to count on any Kings vet right now with how the front office finally is getting to play the youth. Temple can remain on the wire in just about all fantasy leagues.
Mar 23 - 1:03 AM

Tyreke Evans scored 18 points with three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

He did not play in the previous two games and will continue to be rested going forward. Evans will be a free agent this summer and it'll be interesting to see who pays up for him with all of his injury history.
Mar 23 - 1:00 AM

Georgios Papagiannis made 2-of-9 from the field for four points with seven rebounds and two blocks in 23 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

With Kosta Koufos getting the night off, the Kings gave their rookie plenty of run during this game. Papagiannis still isn't very effective on the offensive end, but he is improving and does have some upside for blocks and boards. He's worth a look in deep leagues.
Mar 23 - 12:57 AM

Buddy Hield scored 21 points with four rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

It's his best scoring game as a King. Hield has seen his shot total rise with at least 12 in each of his last three games as coach Dave Joerger gives his rookie more responsibility. Hield also has a steal in three straight and only 1.0 turnovers in that span, as well. His fantasy value isn't all that great because he doesn't do too much outside of scoring, but feel free to give him a look if you need some points and treys.
Mar 23 - 12:53 AM

Ben McLemore did not score in 13 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday with one rebound and one turnover.

He was away from the team this weekend to witness the birth of his daughter. McLemore could find himself getting more minutes, but the Kings do seem more invested on Buddy Hield right now. It'll be interesting to see how the Kings handle B-Mac this summer.
Mar 23 - 12:47 AM

Arron Afflalo scored 12 points with two rebounds and two 3-pointers against the Bucks on Wednesday.

The Kings will continue to rest their veterans and chances are Afflalo won't play either Friday or Sunday. Afflalo can remain on the waiver wire in just about all leagues.
Mar 23 - 12:42 AM

Garrett Temple will come off the bench on Wednesday.

Arron Afflalo is getting the start tonight, and this effectively erases Temple's faint fantasy appeal.
Mar 22 - 10:31 PM

Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Arron Afflalo, Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein are starting against the Bucks on Wednesday.

The Kings are resting Kosta Koufos, so Skal should be getting some good minutes in the first unit. The Kings should also roll with Georgios Papagiannis off the bench. Skal is worth a look in standard leagues.
Mar 22 - 10:30 PM

Arron Afflalo (personal) will start for the Kings on Wednesday, sending Garrett Temple to the bench.

The Kings' rotations are perpetually in flux, and tonight it'll be Afflalo getting the nod vs. Milwaukee. He's done nothing this season to encourage owners to pick him up.
Mar 22 - 10:29 PM

Tyreke Evans (ankle) will play vs. the Bucks on Wednesday.

Evans went scoreless in 14 minutes his last time out, and even if his ankle has fully recovered he's a dubious fantasy option at this stage of the season.
Mar 22 - 8:13 PM

Malachi Richardson (hamstring) will not play vs. the Bucks on Wednesday.

Richardson is inching closer to a return, according to coach Dave Joerger, but he's not quite ready. The Kings aren't playing for anything at this point, so even when he does return he's unlikely to play more than a handful of minutes initially.
Mar 22 - 7:48 PM

Kosta Koufos (rest) will not play Wednesday against the Bucks.

It's a home game for the Kings, so they'll give their fans a look at the youth today. Georgios Papagiannis had a productive weekend on the road and should be looking at minutes in the 20s. He's a sneaky guy to use in fantasy, especially with how the Kings are giving him the ball. Koufos is not worth owning in most fantasy leagues anymore.
Mar 22 - 7:46 PM

Ty Lawson and Kosta Koufos will both be rested for Wednesday's game vs. Milwaukee.

Darren Collison and Langston Galloway should pick up extra minutes with Lawson out of the picture, while Koufos' absence opens things up for Georgios Papagiannis, Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere.

Coach Dave Joerger said Malachi Richardson (hamstring) is close to returning and may play Wednesday vs. the Bucks.

Richardson has not appeared in a game since partially tearing his right hamstring back on February 15th. "We’ll see if he can go (Wednesday)," Joerger said. "If not, maybe this weekend. But we haven’t really put a time on it. We want him to feel good when he walks away from practice. But it’s been a little bit sore." Richardson is averaging less than 10 minutes per game this season. He should be left on waivers in all leagues.
Mar 22 - 9:38 AM


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