Sacramento Kings Player News: All Positions

News: Cauley-Stein offered eight points (3-3 FG, 2-2 FT) and five rebounds across 17 minutes in the Kings' 136-131 loss to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
Impact: Cauley-Stein failed to eclipse 20 minutes in each of his last two games of the season, but he was efficient while averaging 8.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist across that pair of contests. The fourth-year big finished the regular season with 11.9 points, a career-high 8.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and a career-best 1.2 steals across 27.3 minutes over 81 games. Cauley-Stein is a restricted free agent this offseason, and it remains to be seen how much interest the 25-year-old will generate from other clubs.
News: Hield totaled nine points (3-6 FG, 3-5 3Pt), three rebounds and two assists across 16 minutes in the Kings' 136-131 loss to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
Impact: Hield made good use of his modest minutes, hitting the 50.0 percent mark from the field for the fourth time in the last six games in the process. The 2016 first-round pick of the Pelicans continued his career ascension this past season, setting new personal bests in points (20.7), rebounds (5.0) and assists (2.5) while shooting over 42.0 percent (42.7) from three-point range for the third time as a member of the Kings.
News: Bogdanovic supplied 15 points (5-16 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound and one assist across 27 minutes in the Kings' 136-131 loss to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
Impact: Bogdanovic finished the campaign with his 10th straight double-digit scoring effort, although his shot went cold for most of the contest. The 26-year-old had started April off hot with three shooting efforts of 50.0 percent or better, and he wrapped up the season with new career highs in points (14.1), assists (3.8), rebounds (3.5) and steals (1.0). Bogdanovic should have a chance to compete with Harrison Barnes for the starting small forward job next fall.
News: Ferrell pitched in 17 points (7-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt) two assists and one rebound across 29 minutes in the Kings' 136-131 loss to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
Impact: Ferrell checked in second to Marvin Bagley in second-unit scoring and finished the campaign with a pair of double-digit point tallies in his last three games. The veteran guard played a modest role in the rotation for the majority of the season and finished the campaign while averaging 5.9 points (on career-high 43.5 percent shooting), 1.9 assists and 1.5 rebounds across 15.0 minutes over 71 games (three starts).
News: Bagley supplied 20 points (8-15 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds and one steal across 30 minutes in the Kings' 136-131 loss to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
Impact: Bagley finished off a spectacular rookie campaign with a team-high scoring total. The second overall pick in last June's draft spent the majority of the season coming off the bench, but he enjoyed a robust amount of playing time (25.3 minutes per game) anyhow and finished with solid averages of 14.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.0 block. Bagley essentially looked as good as advertised on a per-minute basis, and he appears destined for a major leap forward while likely slotting in with the first unit from the start of the 2019-2020 campaign.
News: Fox finished with 17 points (8-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt), nine assists and one rebound across 17 minutes in the Kings' 136-131 loss to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
Impact: Fox was extremely efficient with his limited playing time, and he closed out an outstanding sophomore campaign by shooting 18-for-28 over his last two games. The 2017 fifth overall pick averaged 17.3 points (on 45.8 percent shooting, including 37.1 percent from three-point range), 7.3 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals across 31.4 minutes across 81 games this season. Looking ahead to the 2019-20 campaign, another leap forward could certainly be in the cards for Fox, who should see his scoring bump up another notch with at least a slight improvement in shooting.
News: Koufos (calf) will not play Wednesday against the Blazers.
Impact: Koufos will remain out for a second straight game to end the season as he deals with a calf strain. With Harry Giles shut down, the Kings will likely lean heavily on Marvin Bagley and Willie Cauley-Stein, while second-year big man Caleb Swanigan could also see some run in what's ultimately a meaningless game.
News: Bagley supplied 19 points (8-18 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 14 rebounds and one block across 32 minutes in the Kings' 133-129 loss to the Pelicans on Sunday.
Impact: It was just another stellar contribution off the bench for Bagley, who now has back-to-back double-doubles and double-digit scoring efforts in 14 consecutive games. Bagley has been a force to be reckoned with on both the scoreboard and the glass throughout his rookie season, and Sunday's production brought his season averages to 14.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.0 block across 25.2 minutes.
News: Fox (foot) offered 24 points (10-18 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 11 assists, six rebounds, three steals and one block across 35 minutes in the Kings' 133-129 loss to the Pelicans on Sunday.
Impact: Fox shook off his probable designation to put together an excellent all-around effort, one that saw him check in second only to Harrison Barnes in scoring on the night for the Kings. The second-year guard had played only eight minutes against the Jazz on Friday before exiting with his foot injury, but he was clearly unencumbered while producing his second-double-double in the last three games. Fox now has six double-digit scoring efforts in the last eight contests on his way to closing out a breakout sophomore campaign in strong fashion.
News: Barnes collected 29 points (10-18 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one block across 37 minutes in the Kings' 133-129 loss to the Pelicans on Sunday.
Impact: Barnes' scoring total led the Kings on the night and snapped an extended stretch of middling offensive production for the veteran. Barnes had scored 10 points or fewer in six of the prior eight games, a sample during which he'd shot 42.9 percent or lower in six contests as well. The 26-year-old is now averaging 13.8 points (on 45.5 percent shooting), 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists across four April games.
News: Fox (foot) is available and starting Sunday's game against the Pelicans.
Impact: Fox suffered a minor foot injury during Friday's clash, but he'll be ready to roll Sunday evening. The Kentucky product is averaging 15.3 points, 7.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds over his last seven matchups.
News: Koufous (calf) is out for Sunday's game against New Orleans, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: Koufos left Friday's contest against the Jazz early due to suffering a calf strain. As a result, the veteran center will be sidelined for Sunday's matchup. With one game remainining on the Kings' schedule, Koufos is averaging 3.7 points and 4.2 rebounds across 42 games played.
News: Cauley-Stein (personal) is not listed on the injury report ahead of Sunday's contest against the Pelicans.
Impact: Cauley-Stein sat out Friday while attending to a personal matter. It appears he'll be back in action Sunday, however.
News: Fox (foot) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Pelicans.
Impact: Fox was removed from Friday's game against Utah after eight minutes of run due to right foot soreness. Given the fact that the Kings are outside of the playoff race and have just two games remaining, Fox could be held out if he experiences any discomfort pregame Sunday. That said, current expectations are that he'll see the floor.
News: Barnes totaled seven points (3-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal over 27 minutes in the Kings' loss to the Jazz on Friday.
Impact: Barnes produced only seven points in Friday's loss, adding some meager numbers across the stat sheet. After a productive start to his Kings' tenure, Barnes has cooled off considerably, averaging just 9.8 points, 4.8 boards and 1.6 steals over his last five games.
News: Bagley produced 13 points (4-16 FG, 5-9 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists and a block over 30 minutes in the Kings' loss to the Jazz on Friday.
Impact: Bagley entered the starting lineup on Friday and turned his 30 minutes into a double-double. He's been very productive as of late, averaging 17.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists over his last 13 games. He's been a solid play coming off the bench but even more valuable in a starting role.
News: Ferrell totaled 13 points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT), five assists and a rebound over 36 minutes in the Kings' loss to the Jazz on Friday.
Impact: Ferrell registered his second-highest minute total of the season, pouring in his most points since Feb. 4. He saw a lot of action after De'Aaron Fox exited the game after just eight minutes with foot soreness. Even if Fox were to miss the final two games of the season, Ferrell wouldn't be a strong fantasy play.
News: Hield totaled 17 points (7-17 FG, 3-7 3Pt), three rebounds and a steal over 26 minutes in the Kings' loss to the Jazz on Friday.
Impact: Hield led the Kings in scoring on a night when the Kings didn't even crack 100 points on the scoreboard. His production wasn't up to its usual standards, but the modest showing should be considered an outlier in a blowout loss to the surging Jazz.
News: Koufos will not return to Friday's game against the Jazz due to a calf strain, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Impact: Koufos provided six points (3-4 FG) and four rebounds across 12 minutes before suffering the injury. Expect an update on his status once more information is provided
News: Fox was removed from Friday's game against Utah and won't return due to right foot soreness, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: Fox registered four points (2-5 FG), a rebound, an assist and a steal over eight minutes prior to departing. He'll be considered day-to-day moving forward, although the Kings are unlikely to rush him back into action with only two games left on the docket this season.
News: Bagley is starting Friday against Utah, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: With Willie Cauley-Stein (personal) out of commission, Bagley will join the starting five. He dropped 20 points in his last start Mar. 30 against Houston.
News: Brewer (groin) has been cleared to play Friday against the Jazz.
Impact: Brewer was previously considered questionable with a sore right groin, but the veteran evidently feels good enough to come off the bench. He's averaging 4.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists over his last five games.
News: Brewer is questionable for Friday's game against the Jazz due to a sore right groin, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: Brewer took a hard fall during Thursday's game and is dealing with some pain. If he ends up sidelined Friday, Bogdan Bogdanovic could see some more time.
News: Cauley-Stein will not play in Friday's game against the Jazz for personal reasons, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Impact: The circumstances surrounding Cauley-Stein's absence are unknown, so it's unclear if this is just a one-game absence or one that could extend to the final two games of the season. Regardless, with Cauley-Stein out of Friday's lineup, rookie Marvin Bagely should be in line for plenty of usage in the frontcourt, with veteran center Kosta Koufos also potentially seeing additional minutes.
News: Hield amassed 20 points (8-16 FG, 4-9 3Pt), seven rebounds, five assists, and one block in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 130-105 loss to the Rockets.
Impact: Hield actually came through with a decent all-around line despite the Kings being thumped by the Rockets. He led the team with 20 points including another four triples and owners have to be thrilled given how bad the production could have been. He has had a breakout season and has established himself as an elite scorer. His draft stocks are certainly going to increase heading into next season, likely seeing him go inside the top-50.
News: Ferrell compiled seven points (2-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two rebounds, and one assist in 19 minutes during Tuesday's 130-105 loss to Houston.
Impact: Ferrell had been considered questionable heading into Tuesday's game after spraining his ankle in the previous game. He was able to battle through and played 19 minutes off the bench in the big loss. This matters very little from a fantasy perspective and Ferrell is best left on the waivers in almost every format.
News: Cauley-Stein had just two points and five rebounds in 21 minutes during Tuesday's 130-105 loss to Houston.
Impact: Cauley-Stein was basically invisible on both ends of the floor Tuesday, ending the game with just two points and five rebounds. He had been trending in the right direction prior to this game and if you had been holding onto him, he probably deserves at least one more game, if you can afford to be a little patient. Alternatively, if there is a hot free-agent available, dropping him is certainly not the worst idea.
News: Bagley tallied 19 points (7-18 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-5 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, and one block in 28 minutes during Tuesday's 130-105 loss to the Rockets.
Impact: Bagley returned after missing the Kings previous game due to an illness, coming away with 19 points in 28 minutes. He came off the bench for this one after moving into the starting lineup prior to the absence. It is unclear whether he will take back the starting job but nonetheless, he should be rostered in all formats moving forward.
News: Giles (thigh) has been shut down for the remainder of the season, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Impact: There is no structural damage or setbacks with Giles' injury. He's dealing with lingering stiffness and there's little to no reason to rush the rookie back. He'll finish his first season in the NBA averaging 7.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 14.1 minutes, establishing a season-high 20 points in just 21 minutes on Jan. 30 against Atlanta.
News: Ferrell (ankle) will play Tuesday against the Rockets, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: Ferrell won't be forced to miss any time after spraining his right ankle, as he's been given the green light to participate in Tuesday's clash. The former Hoosier is averaging 6.8 points, 1.8 assists and 1.4 rebounds off the bench over his previous five matchups.
News: Johnson signed with the Kings for the remainder of the season Tuesday and will be immediately assigned to the G League, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Johnson most recently signed a pair of 10-day contracts with the Hawks, but he only ended up seeing limited action with the team. It doesn't appear Johnson will play with the Kings with the regular season drawing to a close, but he will likely get a bump in salary while getting to finish out the G League playoffs with Lakeland.
News: Ferrell will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against Houston due to a right ankle sprain.
Impact: Ferrell put up 10 points in 15 minutes Sunday night against San Antonio, but he's in jeopardy of missing Tuesday's tilt after spraining his ankle. Frank Mason and Cody Demps would likely fill in if Ferrell can't go.
News: Giles (thigh) is unavailable for Tuesday's game against Houston.
Impact: Giles has missed six straight contests due to a left thigh bruise, so this update comes as no surprise. Marvin Bagley and Kosta Koufos should continue to see an uptick in minutes as a result.
News: Bagley (illness) was removed from Sacramento's injury report ahead of Tuesday's game against Houston.
Impact: Bagley missed Sunday's matchup with San Antonio due to a stomach bug, but he should be ready to roll Tuesday. He scored 20 points and secured 12 boards in his last game Saturday against Houston.
News: Brewer totaled six points (2-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 20 minutes during Sunday's 113-106 win over the Spurs.
Impact: Brewer contributed across every category. However, he went the entire month of March (16 appearances) without reaching double figures in scoring once. The 33-year-old veteran has maintained a decent role considering the team has already been eliminated from playoff contention. Still, he's really only worthy of consideration in the very deepest formats.
News: Burks (DNP-Coach's Decision) did not see the floor during Sunday's 113-106 win over the Spurs.
Impact: Burks saw seven minutes in Saturday's loss to the Rockets. However, he was held scoreless in four of his six appearances during the month of March. Even though the Kings have been eliminated from playoff contention, there's little reason to believe the 27-year-old wing will be more involved down the stretch.
News: Mason (DNP-Coach's Decision) did not see the floor during Sunday's 113-106 win over the Spurs.
Impact: Mason appeared in only one game across the entire month of March, this after seeing the court just once in February as well. With the Kings already being eliminated from playoff contention, it's possible Mason will wind up earning a little bit of playing time across the last five contests of 2018-19. Even still, Mason can likely be left on waiver wires across all formats.
News: Ferrell finished with 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt) and two steals in 15 minutes during Sunday's 113-106 win over the Spurs.
Impact: Ferrell reached double figures in scoring or the first time since Feb. 4, snapping a 22-game streak of single-digit efforts. He also matched his season high in steals, but that was the extent of Ferrell's contributions. Given his limited role, the 25-year-old guard is only a viable option in deeper leagues.
News: Koufos collected two points (1-3 FG), 11 rebounds, and two assists in 18 minutes during Sunday's 113-106 win over the Spurs.
Impact: Koufos has appeared in six straight games, and he hauled in a season high rebounding total in this one. The absences of Marvin Bagley (illness) and Harry Giles (thigh) resulted in Koufos being called upon to play his highest minute total since Dec. 17. If either of the aforementioned young big men are ready to return to the lineup for Tuesday's matchup versus the Rockets, Koufos will be unlikely to earn such a significant share of playing time.
News: Hield had 26 points (8-15 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 6-7 FT), five rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 31 minutes during Sunday's 113-106 win over the Spurs.
Impact: Hield scored more than 20 points for the third straight contest, and he was extremely efficient in this one as well. While the Kings have been eliminated from playoff contention, Hield remains highly involved offensively, and he should continue to provide his usual solid production across the final five games of 2018-19.
News: Bagley (illness) won't play Sunday against the Spurs, Kayte Christensen of NBC Sports California reports.
Impact: Bagley has been officially ruled out for Sunday's clash due to a stomach illness, so Nemanja Bjelica and Caleb Swanigan could be asked to shoulder the load at power forward. At this point, it seems likely that Bagley will be ready to play in time for Tuesday's matchup with Houston, although an update on his status will come closer to tip.
News: Giles (thigh) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Spurs, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Giles will be missing a sixth-straight game due to his thigh bruise. His next chance to play will be against the Rockets on Tuesday.
News: Bagley is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Spurs due to an illness, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Impact: With the Kings playing at 7:00 PM ET, they'll likely wait until later in the day to issue an up date on Bagley's status, but he could ultimately end up being close to a game-time call. The rookie is coming off of a 20-point, 12-rebound double-double in Saturday's loss to Houston.
News: Bagley will get the start in Saturday's game against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Bagley will receive his third start of the season Saturday. Over his past five games, the rookie forward's averaging 17.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 27.0 minutes.
News: Bjelica (illness) will not play in Saturday's game against the Rockets, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports.
Impact: Bjelica left Thursday's game against New Orleans early due to the illness, and it is still affecting him enough to keep him sidelined. With Harry Giles (thigh) also sidelined, look for Marvin Bagley to see some extra run, while Caleb Swanigan could also get some work.
News: Giles (thigh) will remain sidelined for Saturday's tilt against the Rockets, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Impact: The absence will mark Giles fifth consecutive game missed. He has consistently been considered questionable heading into the game, so he figures to remain day-to-day going forward.
News: Bagley amassed 10 points (4-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), eight rebounds, two blocks, one assist, and one steal in 28 minutes during Thursday's 121-118 loss to New Orleans.
Impact: Bagley made just 4-of-12 from the field, ending with 10 points in 28 minutes. Outside of the poor shooting, he was productive across the board with contributions in multiple categories. He is coming on strong and looks set for a nice finish to the season. He is going to be a valuable part of the Kings moving forward and although they will likely not make the playoffs, he should continue to see decent minutes up until the end of the regular season, making him a must-roster player.
News: Cauley-Stein tallied 18 points 7-9 FG, 4-4 FT), 12 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks in 35 minutes during Thursday's 121-118 loss to the Pelicans.
Impact: Cauley-Stein scored in double-figures for the third straight game Thursday, adding 12 rebounds and two blocks. His last two performances have been a big improvement on what he had been putting up over the previous few weeks. After a red-hot start to the season, Cauley-Stein cooled off in a hurry and was even dropped in a lot of formats. His future is uncertain at this stage and where he falls next season is anyone's guess.
News: Fox had 25 points (11-22 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 12 assists, five rebounds, three steals, and one block in 37 minutes during Thursday's 121-118 loss to New Orleans.
Impact: This loss basically rules the Kings out of playoff basketball, however, it certainly didn't slow Fox who had a nice all-around performance. In fact, it was his seventh 20-10 game of the season, something that people would not have expected at the beginning of the season. He has had himself a breakout campaign and is going to rocket up the draft boards next season with owners likely having to grab him in at least the fifth round of standard leagues.
News: Hield finished with 27 points (11-21 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, and one assist in 33 minutes during Thursday's 121-118 loss to the Pelicans.
Impact: Hield amassed a team-high 27 points in Thursday's loss, despite the fact he hit just one three-pointer. He has matured this season and has found ways to score the basketball without relying solely on his perimeter game. The Kings are just about done in terms of playoff basketball but Hield should continue to see big minutes on a nightly basis as they play out the season, hoping for a positive team record.
News: Bjelica has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's game against New Orleans due to illness, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports.
Impact: Bjelica recorded a rebound and failed to score (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) in eight minutes of action prior to being ruled out. Marvin Bagley and Caleb Swanigan should be in line for more minutes with Bjelica shelved.
News: Giles (thigh) will not play Thursday against New Orleans.
Impact: It'll be the fourth consecutive absence for Giles, who was questionable coming in but will ultimately sit with a bruised left thigh. His next chance to take the floor will arrive Saturday in Houston.
News: Barnes produced 18 points (7-16 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, and one assist in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 125-121 victory over the Mavericks.
Impact: Barnes put up a prototypical line Tuesday, scoring 18 points with basically no other stats. Owners know exactly what to expect from Barnes and would not be surprised at all with his unproductive line. Points tend to garner more attention when people are drafting and that typically results in players such as Barnes being over-drafted in a lot of situations.
News: Fox had 23 points (6-16 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 11-12 FT), eight assists, and five rebounds in 32 minutes during Tuesday's 125-121 victory over Dallas.
Impact: Fox hit just 6-of-16 from the field, continuing to struggle on the offensive end. Thankfully, he was able to compensate with an impressive 11-of-12 from the charity stripe. He also failed to record a defensive stat after accumulating a whopping six steals and one block in his previous outing. The Kings are playing for pride right now, and are likely pushing to finish the season with a positive record. There has been no talk of a shutdown at all and Fox should continue to put up numbers similar to his season averages moving forward.
News: Bogdanovic finished with 14 points (5-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 125-121 victory over the Mavericks.
Impact: Bogdanovic has a second consecutive productive effort Tuesday, ending with 14 points in 29 minutes. He had been having a terrible month prior to his last game and another strong game here is certainly a step in the right direction. It has been an indifferent season for Bogdanovic, but he has remained a fringe standard league asset throughout.
News: Giles (thigh) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports.
Impact: This will be Giles' fourth straight absence due to a bruised left thigh. The Kings, however, are still considering the big man as day-to-day, so they appear to be optimistic that he will Giles will be able to return before season's end.
News: Giles (thigh) is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks.
Impact: It looks as though Giles will miss his third straight game as he continues to deal with a bruised left thigh. More information on his status should come out following the team's morning activities. If he's unable to go, Marvin Bagley could see a larger role.
News: Barnes posted 10 points (3-7 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists and one rebound across 32 minutes in the Kings' 111-106 loss to the Lakers on Sunday.
Impact: Barnes was much less a factor than 24 hours earlier versus the Suns, when he'd put up his best scoring tally (25 points) since joining the Kings. The veteran's shot attempts were his fewest since Feb. 25, so his drop in usage certainly qualifies as an outlier. Barnes been solid throughout March while averaging 17.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists, keeping him highly viable during fantasy postseason.
News: Fox totaled nine points (3-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, four assists, six steals and one block across 27 minutes in the Kings' 111-106 loss to the Lakers on Sunday.
Impact: Fox enjoyed diametrically opposite games on each end of the floor, as he generated his worst shooting performance since coming up empty on four attempts Dec. 17 against the Timberwolves but also recorded a season-high six steals. Fox is actually in a modest two-game slump offensively, as he'd also gone just 3-for-12 from the field against the Suns on Saturday. However, given his body of work overall this season, it's likely he bounces back from that pair of outliers in short order as the Kings continue to try and hold on to playoff hopes.
News: Cauley-Stein totaled 10 points (5-8 FG, 0-2 FT), nine rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block across 17 minutes in the Kings' 111-106 loss to the Lakers on Sunday.
Impact: Cauley-Stein turned in a much more serviceable stat line than 24 hours prior versus the Suns, when he took a single shot over 18 minutes on his way to a three-point showing. The seven-footer fell just a rebound shy of his second double-double in three games, but fantasy owners had to walk away exponentially more satisfied than a night earlier. Cauley-Stein's scoring contributions remain hard to trust on a game-to-game basis, but he's averaging a solid 9.1 boards per game in March even when factoring in the single rebound he brought down against Phoenix on Saturday.
News: Bogdanovic finished with 17 points (6-12 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT), four assists, two rebounds, one steal and one block across 30 minutes in the Kings' 111-106 loss to the Lakers on Sunday.
Impact: Bogdanovic's scoring total checked in second to that of Marvin Bagley's on the second unit and third overall on the Kings for the night. It was the 26-year-old's best point tally of March, as he's endured a rough month shooting-wise. Before Sunday's 50.0 percent showing, Bogdanovic had only hit or exceeded the mark twice during March, and he'd been under 40.0 percent in eight of 11 games overall.
News: Hield furnished 18 points (6-21 FG, 5-12 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds and three assists across 30 minutes in the Kings' 111-106 loss to the Lakers on Sunday.
Impact: Hield checked in as the Kings' top scorer on the first unit and second highest overall despite his 28.6 percent success rate from the floor. The 26-year-old remained relatively hot from distance, however, as he posted better than 40.0 percent shooting from behind the arc for the fourth consecutive contest. Hield has now taken at least 20 shot attempts overall in three straight games as well, a level of usage that would suit fantasy owners well down the stretch should it persist.
News: Bagley totaled 25 points (10-19 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-8 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 36 minutes in the Kings' 111-106 loss to the Lakers on Sunday.
Impact: Bagley's scoring and rebounding totals both led the Kings for the night, with the performance serving as his third straight double-double. The 20-year-old bounced back nicely from a rare shooting clunker (38.5 percent) versus the Suns on Saturday night, and he even had a chance to play some center down the stretch in addition to his usual power forward spot. Bagley projects as a valued asset in the fantasy postseason across all formats and next faces the Mavericks on Tuesday.
News: Giles (thigh) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Lakers.
Impact: Giles also missed Saturday's game with a bruised left thigh, so it's not overly shocking that he'll be held out on the back-to-back. Consider the rookie day-to-day heading into Tuesday's game in Dallas.
News: Bjelica put up 13 points (5-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 17 rebounds, five assists, a steal and a blocked shot across 36 minutes in Saturday's 112-103 win over the Suns.
Impact: Saturday's game was by far Bjelica's best effort since regaining a starting role for the Kings two weeks ago. Even as a starter, Bjelica's minutes and totals are often eclipsed by Marvin Bagley's effort off the bench, but the 30-year old big man got hot early and stayed on the court. Bagley's presence compromises his fantasy value and makes him a risky frontcourt play.
News: Bagley registered 16 points (5-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-7 FT), 11 rebounds, two steals and an assist across 29 minutes in Saturday's 112-103 win over the Suns.
Impact: The rookie put together a respectable stat line off the bench on a night where Nemjana Bjelica got on a roll and minimized his participation. His plus-minus of +19 was an indicator of his positive contribution on Saturday. While their playoff hopes are slim currently, Bagley will continue to be a solid contributor for the remainder of the season as the future cornerstone of the franchise.
News: Barnes turned in 25 points (10-17 FG, 5-8 3Pt) six rebounds and two assists across 35 minutes in Saturday's 112-103 win over the Suns.
Impact: Barnes' 17 shot attempts led the team and joined Buddy Hield as the leading scorer on the night for the Kings, who are still clinging onto slim hopes for post-season play. Barnes should figure to be a crucial component in the final push, as his stat line tonight brought his streak of double-digit scoring games to 12 in a row.
News: Hield totaled 25 points (9-20 FG, 7-14 3Pt), seven rebounds, two assists and a steal across 36 minutes in Saturday's 112-103 win over the Suns.
Impact: With seven threes on the night, Hield broke the franchise record by netting a total of 245 3-pointers, breaking the original milestone of 240 held by Peja Stojakovic. Heild should pad that total in the final weeks as they try to stay playoff-relevant.
News: Giles (thigh) has been ruled out for Saturday's matchup with the Suns, Sean Cunningham of ABC10 Sacramento reports.
Impact: Giles was a game-time decision after exiting Thursday's win over the Mavericks due to a thigh contusion. Saturday's game against the Suns is the first of a back-to-back set, so there is a chance Giles is ready to return for Sunday's tilt against the Lakers. In his absence, look for Marvin Bagley to see increased action.
News: Demps was assigned to the Kings G-League affiliate ahead of Saturday's tilt with the Suns, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports.
Impact: Demps, who signed a 10-day deal with the Kings Friday, returned to the G-League affiliate Saturday. THe rationale for the move is unclear, however it seems likely that the Kings will recall Demps either ahead of Sunday's game against the Lakers or before Tuesday's game against the Mavericks as they'll want to get a sense of what he has to offer before his contract expires.
News: Giles (thigh) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against Phoenix, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports.
Impact: The severity of Giles' injury, which was first sustained Thursday, is unclear, but it seems likely that he'll be a game-time decision Saturday. If he's unable to go, look for Marvin Bagley to see an uptick in minutes.
News: Giles left int he second quarter of Thursday's game with a left thigh contusion and did not return, Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Impact: Giles played just eight minutes and failed to score before exiting the game, and it remains unclear how serious the big man's injury is. He should be considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Suns.
News: Cauley-Stein amassed 10 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 FT), 18 rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 32 minutes during Thursday's 116-100 victory over Dallas.
Impact: Cauley-Stein hauled in a season-high 18 rebounds Thursday, capitalizing on an increased role. Harry Giles (thigh) left the game early and was not able to return which meant Cauley-Stein saw his highest amount of playing time in almost a month. If Giles misses any time, Cauley-Stein will likely find himself in a larger role, putting him back on the list as a potential must-roster player.
News: Bagley ended with 22 points (8-16 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT), 12 rebounds, and four blocks in 28 minutes during Thursday's 116-100 victory over the Mavericks.
Impact: Bagley was excellent again Thursday, finishing with his first double-double since returning from injury. The four blocked shots were also his highest since recording five back in October. Harry Giles (thigh) suffered an injury early Thursday and was not able to return. First indications are that it is not too serious but the Kings are going to be very careful here. If he is forced to miss time, Bagley could find himself in an even bigger role moving forward. He is a clear must-roster player in every single format.
News: Hield had 29 points (10-21 FG, 7-13 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists, two rebounds, and two steals in 35 minutes during Thursday's 116-100 victory over the Mavericks.
Impact: Hield led all scorers with 29 points Thursday including an impressive 7-of-13 from the three-point line. It was the first time Hield has exceeded 20 points in four games and came at a great time for his owners. Over that four-game period, he has salvaged his value by increasing his steal rate. He has a combined nine steals in that time and should he be able to maintain that as well as his scoring, Hield could be in for a big finish to the season.
News: Bjelica compiled 14 points (6-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 28 minutes during Tuesday's 123-121 loss to the Nets.
Impact: Bjelica bucked the recent trend by playing 28 minutes Tuesday, finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds. He had been trending down prior to Tuesday and this performance was certainly not expected. Both teams went small which factored into the increased playing time and owners should not get too excited about his outlook.
News: Bagley ended with 28 points (12-15 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, and two assists in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 123-121 loss to Brooklyn.
Impact: Bagley continues to improve with each game and has looked great since returning from his most recent knee injury. His playing time has increased across all four games since returning, and his production has followed suit. A few more defensive stats would be nice but hopefully, they will come as he gets his legs underneath him. The Kings are likely to go with the youth movement down the stretch meaning Bagley should receive plenty of court time, barring any injuries.
News: Fox finished with 27 points (10-20 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT), nine assists, four rebounds, and one steal in 35 minutes during Tuesday's 123-121 loss to the Nets.
Impact: Fox was dominant in the first half Tuesday, ending the game with 27 points and nine assists. After establishing a 28 point lead, the Kings faltered late to allow the Nets to leave with a two-point victory. Fox has been one of the more surprising fantasy players this season and is sure to be drafted a lot higher heading into next year. The Kings are out of the playoff race but should continue to play their young guys moving forward.