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Kent Bazemore wants to remain with the Kings beyond the 2019-2020 season. (Source: James Ham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bazemore will become an unrestricted free agent and wants to stay in Sacramento beyond the 2019-2020 campaign. “This is definitely a place that I can see myself play for the next couple of years,” Bazemore said during a Zoom call with the media on Friday. “With a team with so much promise, I definitely want to be a part of that." He is entering the final season of his four-year, $70 million deal. The Kings could keep the 31-year-old at a reasonable price. Bazemore will continue to provide a spark off the bench, averaging 8.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.2 triples across 64 games for the Kings/Trail Blazers this season.

Category: Rumors

Sacramento Kings star PG De’Aaron Fox still desires to be in Sacramento long-term and is hopeful to sign a deal with the team. (Source: Kings on NBCS)

Fantasy Impact: “It’s all the same, it’s all the same, I don’t think there’s much to say about that,” Fox said. “I see myself being here. I want to be here. Obviously, you know we want to win and right now, I think last year, we put ourselves in a good position. This year, we’re sort of in the same position to still make the playoffs. So that’s what we all want and then continue to take the next step forward.” Fox is in the third year of his four rookie deal but is eligible for a massive deal at the end of the 2019-20 season that could keep him in Sacramento another five years. The former 5th overall pick out of Kentucky has gotten better each and every season, and before the hiatus this season, he was averaging 20.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.8 assists, and 1.4 steals in 32 minutes per game. The Kings would love to keep Fox long-term and it seems like the player shares the same sentiments.

Marvin Bagley III (foot) is fully healthy and will be "looked at" in Orlando. "It's way too early to determine his role," said Kings' HC Luke Walton. (Source: Jason Jones on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Bagley has been limited to 13 games this season due to a sprained left foot. He is expected to play when the season restarts in Orlando, but his role in the Kings' offense is not clear at this time. Bagley averaged 14.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 0.9 blocks, 0.8 assists, and 0.5 steals this season. Despite the uncertainty of his role in the Kings' offense during the NBA restart in Orlando, the 21-year-old has plenty of upside and tremendous value in dynasty leagues.

Category: Injury Updates

The Kings are “gathering additional information” if F Jabari Parker broke NBA COVID-19 protocols Saturday while playing tennis without a mask. (Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Parker recently tested positive for Coronavirus and the team is looking into whether he broke COVID-19 protocols. He was seen playing tennis without a mask and out a restaurant after testing positive for Coronavirus. The rule states that a player must refrain from physical activity for 14 days after testing positive. “We are aware of the report and are gathering additional information,” the Kings said in a statement. Parker said he tested positive several days ago before the initial report came out last Wednesday. It is unclear at this time if Parker will face any type of punishment, but the 25-year-old should be all systems go when he joins his teammates in Orlando for the resumption of the 2019-20 season.

Category: Injury Updates

Sacramento Kings C Alex Len tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Len still plans to join the team in Orlando once the season resumes. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Len is the third Kings player in less than 24 hours to test positive for coronavirus. Buddy Hield and Jabari Parker will also be quarantining themselves prior to restarting the season next month. Len came to the Kings via trade in February and in nine games, he's averaged 6.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 16.7 minutes off of the bench. Len could be cheap source for production in DFS but without seeing consistent minutes, he will be difficult to trust.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors

G Buddy Hield has tested positive for Coronavirus. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hield becomes the latest NBA player to test positive for the Coronavirus and will most likely be quarantined before joining the Kings in Orlando. He should be should be all systems go by the time the NBA restarts the season in July. Prior to the NBA shutdown in March, Hield was relegated to the bench, but was still one of the primary options of the Kings’ offense. He is one best three-point threats in the league, averaging 19.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.9 steals and 3.8 triples across 64 games this season.

Category: Injury Updates

Jason Jones of the Athletic believes Harry Giles III's "best opportunity will likely come with another team." (Source: Jason Jones of the Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: "Marvin Bagley will be the starting power forward with Richaun Holmes at center. Nemanja Bjelica will be in the rotation and Bagley will play minutes at center, too," Jones said. With a loaded front-court, it doesn't leave many minutes to go around in the rotation. "I’m not sure how the Kings sell him (Giles) on returning if there is a team willing to give him a bigger role," Jones added. Before the season was suspended due to the corona-virus pandemic, the 22-year-old center did flash some upside. Giles averaged 10.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists while shooting 58.2 percent from the floor in his last 10 games. A change of scenery would only help Giles fantasy value.

Kings F/C Richaun Holmes told NBC Sports California recently that, “I absolutely love Sacramento. This community, this city, these fans - have shown me, in my short time here, that I really couldn’t see myself playing anywhere else.” (Source: James Ham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Holmes came to Sacramento via free agency in the Summer of 2019, signing a two-year, $10M deal with the Kings. He spent three seasons with the 76ers, where he wasn’t much more than a role player off the bench for a rebuilding squad. He then spent a year in Phoenix before joining the Kings. He was having a fantastic 2019-2020 season, averaging a career high 12.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 29 minutes per game. He also shot 65.4% from the field and 80% from the stripe. Holmes was a top-50 player in 9-category head to head leagues before the season got postponed. He was one of the top pickups in fantasy basketball for many owners this year. Look for Holmes, only 26 years old, to continue finding success as he continues to grow and fine-tune his game, hopefully in Sacramento.

Nemanja Bjelica scored 14 points (6-12 FG, 0-4 3PT, 2-2 FT), with 10 boards, two assists, and one block in 30 minutes in Sunday's 118-113 loss to the Raptors.

Fantasy Impact: Bjelica has been up and down the past few games, but was able to put up a double-double tonight against Toronto. His last double-double came just five games ago against Memphis. He's capable of producing in a multitude of statistical categories on a nightly basis, and is quietly putting together a very solid 2019-2020 campaign. On the year, he's averaging a career-high 11.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.5 blocks across 28 minutes per game. Bjelica hasn't missed a game all season, which bodes well down the stretch for his fantasy owners.

Category: Game Recaps

Harrison Barnes registered 20 points (7-13 FG, 5-7 3PT, 1-2 FT), five rebounds and an assist across 36 minutes in Saturday's 123 -111 win over the Trail Blazers.

Fantasy Impact: Barnes played a key role in helping the Kings tie a team record for three-pointers by burying five triples in Saturday's win. He has scored double figures in four consecutive games during the month of March. The Kings are making a late-season push for the playoffs, and Barnes perimeter scoring has helped play a keep part for the team's run towards an eighth seed. The 27-year old is having a solid season, averaging 14.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.5 triples across 63 games this year. The Kings next scheduled game is Sunday, home against the Raptors.

Category: Game Recaps

Bogdan Bogdanovic amassed 27 points (10-15 FG, 7-11 3PT), eight assists, five rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot across 29 minutes in Saturday's 123-111 win over the Trail Blazers.

Fantasy Impact: The Kings tied a single-game record for three-pointers. Bogdanovic played a key role in tying the record by burying a season-high seven triples in Saturday's win. He has been on a roll lately, averaging 19.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.8 triples over his last four contests. Bogdanovic should be owned in all league formats. The Kings are currently in the hunt for the eighth seed, Bogdanovic will look to keep up his strong play in Sunday's tilt against the Raptors.

Category: Game Recaps

Cory Joseph (heel) is probable for Thursday's game against the Sixers. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Despite dealing with a heel injury as of late, Joseph has yet to miss a game and is expected to suit up Thursday. He can be used as a streamer and should be owned in deep-league formats. Joseph is averaging 6.5 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.8 triples across 61 games this season.

Category: Injury Updates

Daquan Jeffries managed five points (2-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt) and a steal over five minutes in the Kings’ 130-111 loss to the Mavericks on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Jeffries only took the court briefly on Wednesday, though he was able to score a point per minute in the loss. He's played most of the season with the Stockton Kings and has only logged 14 minutes of NBA action in 2019-20.

Category: Game Recaps

Dewayne Dedmon was traded to the Hawks with two second-round picks Tuesday in exchange for Jabari Parker and Alex Len. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dedmon was dealt to Atlanta, where he played the last two years before signing with the Kings this past off-season. He is averaging 5.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.8 blocks across 34 games for the Kings this season. Dedmon will backup newly acquired Clint Capela, his fantasy value should remain the same with the switch to his new team. The 30-year old center should be held onto in deep-league formats, but it would take an injury to Capela to make Dedmond fantasy relevant in standard leagues.

Category: Transactions

Eric Mika was a DNP-CD in Monday's 113-109 win over the Timberwolves on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The rookie from BYU made his NBA debut Saturday against the Lakers, logging 19 minutes of action the same day he signed his 10-day contract with Sacramento. His DNP-CD on Monday seems like it will be the norm for as long as he's with the parent club, and Saturday's healthy minute total the outlier.

Category: Game Recaps

Trevor Ariza scored seven points on 3-for-7 shooting with four rebounds, one assist and one three-pointers in 32 minutes on Sunday as the Blazers defeated the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Ariza who was playing in his second game with the Blazers could not follow up his debut performance when he scored 21 points with seven rebounds. The veteran forward will be seeing more minutes with his new team and is worth owning in 12 team leagues and deeper.

Category: Game Recaps