NBA News

Skal Labissiere    F/C  Kings

 

 

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

John Henson    F/C  Bucks

 

 

John Henson (left thumb sprain) will be re-evaluated when the Bucks return to Milwaukee. Henson got hurt in Portland and he sat out Wednesday's game. Owners should consider him questionable to play vs. the visiting Hawks on Friday -- if he can't suit up, Spencer Hawes looks like the biggest winner after scoring 10 points in 18 minutes on Wednesday.

Garrett Temple    G  Kings

 

 

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    G/F  Kings

 

 

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    C  Kings

 

 

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    G  Kings

 

 

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    G  Kings

 

 

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    G/F  Kings

 

 

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

Derrick Rose    G  Knicks

 

 

Derrick Rose (right ankle) returned in the fourth quarter on Wednesday. He had a sore right ankle and did go to the locker room. Rose appears to be fine, but the Knicks may take it easier on him.

Mar 23 - 12:40 AM

Derrick Rose    G  Knicks

 

 

Derrick Rose (ankle) returned in the fourth quarter on Wednesday. He had a sore left ankle and did go to the locker room. Rose appears to be fine, but the Knicks may take it easier on him.

Mar 23 - 12:40 AM