Giles isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Giles started 14 of the last 16 games but will go back to the bench with Richaun Holmes returning to the starting five Wednesday. Giles is averaging 4.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists over 11.1 minutes off the bench this season.
Giles had 10 points (5-8 FG), two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 15 minutes during Thursday's 125-108 loss to the 76ers.
Giles struggled through what was an unfavorable matchup, falling victim to the small-ball revolution. He had been playing well leading into Thursday but fell short of the mark in the loss. Word on the street is that Richaun Holmes (shoulder) could return as soon as this weekend, something that is likely to impact Giles' value moving forward. This is certainly the cut-throat end of the fantasy season and if you are battling for a playoff spot, Giles may need to be returned to waivers.
Giles totaled 13 points (5-7 FG, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, two steals and one assist in 27 minutes during Tuesday's 133-126 victory over the Wizards.
Giles continues his mini-breakout, scoring in double digits in six consecutive games. During that span, he has been a top-80 player despite a few inconsistencies in his playing time. Word on the street is that Richaun Holmes (shoulder) could be getting closer to a return but until then, Giles should be rostered in most competitive formats.
Giles accounted for 16 points (8-14 FG), five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 31 minutes during Friday's 104-101 win at Memphis.
Giles has started nine of Sacramento's 11 games in February and the results have been encouraging -- he has scored 10 or more points in each of his last four outings, including a career-high 19-point effort earlier this week. Giles should be considered as the Kings' starting center moving forward and is averaging 11.3 points with 6.8 boards in 11 games this month.
Giles put up a career-high 19 points (7-11 FG, 5-5 FT) to go with eight rebounds and one assist across 24 minutes Thursday in the Kings' 112-108 loss to the Thunder.
While De'Aaron Fox (abdomen) was sidelined, Giles stepped up to fill the scoring void, pouring in 15 of his points in the first half to help give the Kings a 61-50 advantage at the break. His scoring pace slowed in the second half, but Giles still turned in another quality outing, upping his averages to 15.3 points, 9.7 boards and 2.3 assists in 26.7 minutes over his past three outings. Fox's impending return -- possibly as soon as Friday in Memphis -- may suppress Giles' usage a bit, but the 21-year-old looks poised to hold down a 20-plus-minute role while both Richaun Holmes (shoulder) and Marvin Bagley (foot) are facing uncertain return timelines.
Giles didn't start Wednesday's game against the Mavericks, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports.
Giles was originally expected to start his fourth straight contest, but the Kings opted to start Cory Joseph and begin with a small lineup. Giles averaged 17.2 minutes over the last five games and could still see a similar workload off the bench.
Giles put up eight points (3-8 FG, 2-3 FT), 12 rebounds and one assist across 27 minutes Saturday in the Kings' 122-102 win over the Spurs.
While making his sixth start of the season and second in a row, Giles was able to establish a new career high in boards. The 2017 first-round pick looks like he'll soon be headed for a downturn in playing time, however, if he's not ousted from the rotation entirely. Top center Richaun Holmes (shoulder) could be cleared to return from a multi-week absence as soon as Monday in Milwaukee, and trade-deadline pickup Alex Len could also be available for the same contest. Once both of those two players are in the fold, there likely won't be many minutes left over for Giles.
Giles totaled 16 points (7-8 FG, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes during Saturday's 129-113 loss to the Lakers.
Giles is basically the last man standing for the Kings when it comes to the center position. For that reason, he shifted into the starting lineup, ending with serviceable numbers despite playing just 17 minutes. Richaun Holmes (shoulder) is slated to return this week and that is likely to result in Giles shifting into a far less appealing role.
Giles is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Mavericks, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Giles started the last three games but still only averaged 14.7 minutes per contest. Marvin Bagley will enter the starting lineup for the Kings on Wednesday.
Giles will be in the starting lineup for Monday's slate against Orlando, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Giles will be earning his third straight start Monday versus the Magic. In his previous two starts, the former Duke standout averaged 9.0 points and 6.5 rebounds along 15.5 minutes of action.
Giles totaled 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-2 FT) and five rebounds across 15 minutes in the Kings' 127-106 defeat to the Bucks on Friday.
Giles again took the lineup in place of starter Richaun Holmes (shoulder) and provided accordingly, scoring 10-plus points for only the second time this season. The sophomore notably sat out the last quarter, but that may have more to do with the long list of team injuries and the 21-year-old's track record more than anything. If Holmes is still not fit to return, the Duke product may see another start in Sacramento's next match against Orlando.
Giles posted eight points (4-7 FG), eight rebounds and one steal in 16 minutes Tuesday in the Kings' 114-103 win over the Suns.
Stepping in for the injured Richaun Holmes (shoulder) in the starting five, Giles provided some useful production on a per-minute basis, but the lack of extended playing time took an even bigger outing off the table. Instead, the Kings relied more heavily on reserve Dewayne Dedmon to cover two thirds of the available center minutes, with the offseason acquisition delivering 12 points, 10 rebounds and one assist in his return to the rotation. Even if Holmes misses further time, Dedmon looks like he may be a greater beneficiary than Giles.
Giles is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game at Phoenix, Gary Gerould of the Kings Radio Network reports.
The 21-year-old will make the first start of his career with Richaun Holmes (shoulder) out and Marvin Bagley (foot) doubtful. Giles is averaging 6.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 steals in 15.2 minutes over the last five games, but he should see more court time Tuesday.
Giles finished with 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 17 minutes during Sunday's 120-115 loss to Denver.
Giles was back in the rotation for the first time in over a month. His playing time came as a result of Marvin Bagley (foot) being on the sidelines and this really highlights how far Dewayne Dedmon has fallen. Giles' inability to spread the floor is viewed as a reason he struggles to play meaningful minutes. Once Bagley returns, he will likely shift back to being a cheerleader. He does have some fantasy upside and so the minutes are something to keep an eye on in deeper formats.
Giles did not play in the Kings' 105-104 loss at San Antonio on Friday.
This marks the 21-year-old's fourth straight DNP, with his last appearance having been a five-minute performance at Philadelphia. Injuries have taken a significant toll on Giles in his time at Sacramento, and he will hope for at least an opportunity on the court to demonstrate his skill set.
Giles has averaged only 5.3 minutes per game in his three outings since returning from an extended absence due to left knee soreness.
The injury sidelined Giles for the Kings' first eight games, leaving the squad with limited depth in the frontcourt behind centers Richaun Holmes and Dewayne Dedmon. Even though he's now off the Kings' injury report, Giles looks like he'll slot in as the third man on the depth chart for now. That role won't afford him much run, and playing time may become even more difficult to come by once Marvin Bagley (finger) re-enters the Sacramento frontcourt mix, likely later this month.
Giles (knee) is active and available for Friday's game against the Hawks, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Giles has yet to play for the Kings this season, but his string of absences will finally come to a close Friday in Atlanta. He should provide depth in the frontcourt, but it wouldn't be surprising if he's eased into action given the issue that has plagued him.
Giles (knee) is questionable for Friday's matchup against the Hawks, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Giles has yet to debut this season as the Kings continue to exercise caution with his left knee soreness. More information may arrive following the team's morning shootaround.
Giles (knee) is expected to return in Tuesday's game against Portland, Kayte Christensen of NBC Sports California reports.
Giles, who's been prevented from playing this season due to soreness in his left knee, is expected to make his season debut Tuesday against Portland. That said, look for an official update from the team on Giles' availability as any discomfort later this week could prolong Giles' absence. The third-year center was effective in limited minutes as a rookie last year, averaging 7.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 14.1 minutes per game.
Giles (knee) is on the inactive list for Wednesday's game at Toronto.
Giles was listed as questionable for Wednesday's game but his season debut will have to wait at least one more contest. The 21-year-old should now be considered questionable for Friday's game in Atlanta until the team indicates otherwise.
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