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Willie Cauley-Stein scored just three points (1-of-8 FG, 1-of-2 FT) with five rebounds, three assists, and one block in 18 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

WCS wasn't good in this one as he struggled to get his offense rolling. To make matters worse, Clint Capela had one of his best games of the season. WCS is locked in as the Kings center.
Nov 17 - 11:50 PM

Nemanja Bjelica scored two points with one rebound in 14 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

Bagley played 27 minutes, which almost doubled Bjelica's total. A report came down during the game that coach Dave Joerger's status is in doubt because he isn't playing Bagley enough. If true, Bjelica has the most to lose from Bagley playing more. Keep an eye on this situation.
Nov 17 - 11:46 PM

Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 14 points (6-of-11 FG) with one rebound, five assists, one steal, and two 3-pointers in 20 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

Bogdanovic is working his way back up to speed after missing most of the season, but dished out a season-high five assists in this one. He successfully played in both ends of the Kings back-to-back, which is great news for him moving forward. The playmaking wing should be owned in all leagues.
Nov 17 - 11:44 PM

Buddy Hield scored 23 points (10-of-17 FGs) with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

He's now averaging 16.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.2 triples over his last five games. Hield's minutes will take a hit with Bogdan Bogdanovic back, but he'll still be a big part of the Kings offense moving forward.
Nov 17 - 11:39 PM

Marvin Bagley scored 16 points (7-of-10 FG, 2-of-3 FT) with eight rebounds, one assist, and one block in 27 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

The 27 minutes were the most Bagley's seen in a few weeks and comes on the back of a report about coach Dave Joerger's job being in the balance because he's not playing Bagley enough. With upper management wanting their top-2 pick to play more, Bagley is worth adding in most formats.
Nov 17 - 11:34 PM

The Kings denied a report from Yahoo Sports that there "appears to be a substantial disconnect" between the front office and coach Dave Joerger.

The rift reportedly stems from differing views of "the franchise's priorities and direction," and Yahoo's Chris Haynes writes, "Joerger’s handling of 2018 No. 2 overall pick Marvin Bagley III could eventually lead to the coach’s dismissal." In response, Sacramento released a terse statement refuting the report. "Dave has our full support and confidence," it reads. "We continue to work together to develop our young core and compete."
Nov 17 - 10:13 PM

Kosta Koufos (calf) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Rockets.

Koufos is not on the fantasy radar, as he has appeared in only seven games this season is averaging 14.0 minutes per contest. Leave him on waivers.
Nov 17 - 2:33 PM

Bogdan Bogdanovic will play Saturday vs. the Rockets.

There was some concern that the Kings might hold Bogdanovic out, as Saturday is the second night of a back-to-back. However, he's good to go. Bogey logged 24 minutes on Friday, and will likely play in the low 20's again on Saturday.
Nov 17 - 1:10 PM

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


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