Greivis Vasquez G SAC 3 Days
Greivis Vasquez only played 14 minutes in Sunday's tough loss to the Warriors, while backup Isaiah Thomas posted 19 points and eight assists in 34 minutes.
Mike Malone isn't afraid to ride whichever players are hot on a given night, and Vasquez's lack of defensive resistance may have sealed his fate against the Warriors' explosive backcourt. The Kings' schedule is unrelenting and he'll be asked to keep Russell Westbrook in check on Tuesday. Good luck.
Greivis Vasquez G SAC 5 Days
Greivis Vasquez scored 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting with three rebounds, seven assists and two threes in the Kings' 104-98 overtime loss to the Clippers.
Vasquez got all the minutes tonight (36) as the first unit was playing well and Isaiah Thomas had four giveaways, while the Clippers surprisingly didn't use Darren Collison to blow by him on the defensive end. Vasquez is averaging just 0.4 combined blocks and steals per game and he's clinging to 12-team value by a thread. There are higher upside targets for fantasy owners to go after and we expect Thomas to be the better fantasy play all year.
Greivis Vasquez G SAC 10 Days
Greivis Vasquez, who scored only two points on Saturday, bounced back with 20 points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds and seven assists in Sunday's loss in L.A.
This marks the first time in six games that Vasquez has played 30+ minutes. He also has a not-so-grand total of five steals all year, and fantasy owners should use him cautiously as long as Isaiah Thomas (six points, four assists) is healthy and playing heavy minutes off the bench.
Greivis Vasquez G SAC 11 Days
Greivis Vasquez had his worst game of the season on Saturday with two points, two assists and no turnovers in 15 minutes against the Clippers.
He didn't have the best of luck against Chris Paul last season with a stunning 5.7 turnovers per game in three outings last season. Vasquez couldn't get anything going against the Suns in his last two games either with just 12.0 points per game and 6.0 assists, so it's more than just CP3 that has caused him not to play well. His minutes have been on a downward trend for most of the season and with Isaiah Thomas playing lights out, Vasquez seems like a worse player to own than IT2.
Greivis Vasquez G SAC 17 Days
Greivis Vasquez played a season-low 19 minutes vs. the Grizzlies, finishing with eight points, three assists, one steal, and a +/- rating of -16.
The entire starting unit was a step slow tonight, whereas Sacramento's reserves had enough energy and offensive punch to make the game competitive in the second half. Isaiah Thomas (15 points, four assists) easily outplayed Vasquez again tonight, but Mike Malone has given no indication that he'll shift Vasquez to the bench.
Greivis Vasquez G SAC 21 Days
Greivis Vasquez finally had the breakout game he's been promising, torching Deron Williams and the Nets for 17 points, four rebounds, 12 assists, a steal and two 3-pointers on 7-of-13 shooting Wednesday.
Even with the lineup shake up in Sacramento Vasquez is still the starter, and looked great tonight. He'll continue to split minutes with Isaiah Thomas, which means nights like this may be few and far between for Vasquez. Thomas had 19 points, six boards, six assists, a steal and two 3-pointers off the bench in 26 minutes tonight, and both players are worth owning in fantasy leagues.
Greivis Vasquez G SAC 25 Days
Greivis Vasquez hit 3-of-5 shots for six points, three rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes on Saturday.
Coach Mike Malone was ticked off after the game and said changes may be coming to the starting five in the near future. He mentioned that DeMarcus Cousins is still his starting center, but that all other positions were up for grab. That means that Isaiah Thomas (12 points, one assist in 17 minutes) could be in play to replace Vasquez at point guard, while John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Marcus Thornton's starting jobs could all be up for grabs. Stay tuned.
Greivis Vasquez G SAC 25 Days
Greivis Vasquez scored 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting with two rebounds, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes on Friday.
Vasquez has really struggled to find his way in Sacto and is hasn't helped that Isaiah Thomas (13 points, seven assists) has been the team's best or second-best player all season. It also doesn't help that he has some holes in his fantasy game. Look for Vasquez to continue to improve over his current numbers, as it appears he'll be able to tap into minutes at shooting guard and that will keep Thomas' ascension from hurting too much.
Greivis Vasquez G SAC 27 Days
Greivis Vasquez thinks his early season struggles are stemming from trying too hard to play better.
Vasquez has started extremely slow out of the gate for the Kings after averaging nine assists per game with the Hornets (Pelicans?) last season. While it's good to see Vasquez searching inward to improve his game, Isaiah Thomas is nipping at his heels for the starting point guard job and is the better player to own in fantasy right now.
Greivis Vasquez G SAC 1 Month
Greivis Vasquez started again for the Kings on Saturday, but hit just 1-of-7 shots for two points and three assists in 24 minutes of a blowout loss.
Isaiah Thomas hit just 2-of-10 shots and zero 3-pointers off the bench, but was aggressive, finishing with 12 points, three rebounds, five assists and a steal. We have no idea why he's not starting over Vasquez, but it appears that the Kings are going to roll with Vasquez until further notice. But for fantasy purposes, IT2 is the better player to own.