Marvin Bagley III was sensational and helped Sacramento keeps its play-in hopes alive. Despite missing three of their best players, the Sacramento Kings continue to play some of their best basketball during the stretch drive of the season.
The Kings are on one of their winning streaks again. If you predicted that Tuesday night’s game between the Sacramento Kings and Oklahoma City Thunder would go down to the wire, congratulations, but also, why?
Haliburton has been one of the best rookies in the league this season. The 21-year-old is averaging 13 points, three rebounds and 5.3 assists per game while shooting 47.2% from the field and 40.9% from deep.
The Kings have started a winning streak without De’Aaron Fox and Harrison Barnes. The Sacramento Kings are streaking! After beating the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Friday, they upset the Dallas Mavericks 111-99 on Sunday.
Kings guard Tyrese Haliburton, a Rookie of the Year candidate, left Sunday's game in Dallas with a left knee injury. He will have an MRI on Monday, but there's initial optimism he may have avoided a serious injury, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Over in Sacramento, the Kings are still trying (and failing) to cement themselves as a threat in the Western Conference. After making some strides, they have taken some steps back this season, and appear on track for some major moves over the next few months.
The Kings will bring back Damian Jones on another 10-day deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com. Jones, whose first 10-day expires on Friday night, has played in three games so far for Sacramento, averaging 2.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 13.3 minutes per game.
The Kings haven’t been in the playoffs since 2005-06, and helping end that postseason drought is one of the goals that Richaun Holmes has set for himself. Another goal of his is making an All-Defensive Team this season.
Sacramento Kings trade for Delon Wright, immediately upgrading their backup guard position. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Sacramento will send guard Cory Joseph, in addition to two second-round picks.