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Sacramento Kings center Hassan Whiteside grabbed a double-double in Thursday's loss to Phoenix, finishing with 11 points and 10 rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench. He shot 5-or-8 from the field and added a pair of assists and one block to his line. Whiteside is back in fantasy relevance with Richaun Holmes (hamstring) ruled out for a while. Damian Jones has been starting, but he logged just five minutes on Thursday. Whiteside also nearly pulled off a double-double in Wednesday's loss to Washington and added four blocks with two assists and one steal. Holmes won't be back on Sunday against Dallas, so the Whiteside train should keep on rolling.
Sacramento Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox led all scorers with 27 points in Thursday's 122-114 loss to the Suns, shooting 0-for-4 from downtown but a solid 11-for-21 from the field and 5-for-7 at the charity stripe. He handed out eight dimes and picked up three rebounds and one steal with four turnovers in 40 minutes. Buddy Hield added 24 points with five triples. Fox is having another spectacular month, but the Kings simply can't buy a win right now, and the 23-year-old might play a lesser role down the stretch if the team decides to pull the plug in the playoff race. Fox closes out this week with a tricky matchup against Dallas but starts next week's slate with a pair of games against the T-Wolves, who own the fourth-worst defensive record in the league against opposing point guards.
Sacramento Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox had a fantastic all-around performance in the team's 123-111 loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Fox shot 13-for-28 from the field and 6-for-6 from the line as he put up a game-high 33 points. He filled out the stat sheet in the game, adding six assists, five rebounds, one block and a season-high six steals. He has now scored at least 30 points in each of his last three games, including his 43-point performance on Monday. He'll look to stay hot on Thursday when he faces a tough matchup against the Phoenix Suns, who are holding opponents to 107.7 points per game, the fifth-lowest mark in the league.
Sacramento Kings center Richaun Holmes (hamstring) will miss the team's next three contests as he deals with a hamstring injury. Holmes had to leave Monday's game early due to a sore right hamstring- and an MRI confirmed a strain to the muscle, meaning the 27-year-old big man will miss Wednesday's contest and won't travel with the team on their upcoming road trip. Holmes' absence should open the door for Hassan Whiteside, who is averaging 19.7 points, 14.4 rebounds, and 3.3 blocks per 36 minutes this season. Damian Jones could also see added minutes in the frontcourt.
Sacramento Kings center Richaun Holmes (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's clash against the Wizards. The 27-year-old didn't return to Monday's matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans due to right hamstring soreness, which opened the door for Damian Jones to earn 19 minutes of work. Although Jones could have a more effective outing against Washington, Hassan Whiteside still has a more favorable fantasy outlook.