Labissiere will come off the bench for Friday's game against the Warriors. The rookie started at power forward in Wednesday's loss to the Bucks due to Kostas Koufos getting the night off to rest. He provided 13 points (5-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds and one assist across 18 minutes in the contest. He has been getting more run recently, and that figures to continue, albeit in a reserve role Friday.
Labissiere supplied 13 points (5-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds and one assist across 18 minutes in a 110-94 loss to the Thunder on Saturday. While Labissiere predictably saw his production tail off after exploding for a career-high 32 points his last time out Wednesday against the Suns, the rookie still delivered another strong performance in limited playing time off the bench. Labissiere has been a per-minute monster this season with averages of 7.5 points and 4.2 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per contest over his 20 appearances, and with the lottery-bound Kings inclined to assess their younger options over the final month of the campaign, it wouldn't be surprising if the 21-year-old saw some extended playing time down the stretch. He's worth a look in most deeper leagues where he's available.
Labissiere supplied 32 points (11-15 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 9-11 FT), 11 rebounds and two steals across 30 minutes during Wednesday's 107-101 win over the Suns. Labissiere's opportunities have been on the rise since the Kings dealt away DeMarcus Cousins shortly before the trade deadline, but he went absolutely crazy Wednesday, more than doubling his previous career high in scoring. The rookie poured in 21 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, doing so in incredibly efficient fashion. This performance will likely result in Labissiere earning more minutes down the stretch, but fantasy owners should probably temper their expectations, as he seems quite unlikely to replicate this performance. Heading into Wednesday, Labissiere was averaging 8.5 points (on 57.6% shooting) and 5.7 rebounds in 15.7 minutes per game over his previous 10 outings.
Labissiere finished with 11 points (5-9 FG, 1-3 FT) while grabbing seven rebounds and blocking four shots over 20 minutes in Monday's start against the Magic. The rookie out of the University of Kentucky was making the start with Kosta Koufos getting a rest and Labissiere certainly acquitted himself well in the outing. His playing time has increased dramatically since the team dealt DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans, as he has played 14 or more minutes in nine of his 10 games since the big trade.
Labissiere will start at power forward for Monday's game against the Nuggets, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports. With Kosta Koufos out for resting purposes, Willie Cauley-Stein will shift down to start at center, allowing Labissiere to make a rare start Monday. The rookie has only reached 30 minutes three times this season, but his odds of reaching that benchmark will continually increase as the season goes along with the Kings turning their focus on getting their younger players more reps now that they're firmly out of playoff contention.
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