NBA Live 19: Sacramento Kings Player Ratings and Roster

The Kings, a perennial laughing stock of the league, finally have some talented young players. Can they take a step forward in 2018/19?


The Kings aren’t renowned for winning basketball games, but that could be about to change. With a number of talented young players leading them forward, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel. For once, they will be a fun team to play with on NBA Live – take a look at all their roster details below.

De’Aaron Fox, PG, 81

Age: 20 

Position: PG

Height: 6’3’’

Playstyle: Slasher

Best stats: 93 Speed, 88 Stamina, 87 Vertical

Fox was taken at pick 5 in the 2017 draft, and in his first season showed a few signs of why he was rated so highly. Though his output was nothing to write home about – he averaged 11.6 points and 4.4 assists in 27.8 minutes per night – his elite athletic abilities, most notably his speed, as well as his ability to run an offense and play manic defense at the other end were plain to see.

Buddy Hield, SG, 80

Age: 24

Position: SG

Height: 6’5’’

Playstyle: Wing Shooter

Best stats: 88 3-point Shot, 88 Free Throw, 87 Stamina

Hield showed some good signs in his first full season with the Kings. Having entered the league as the 6th pick from the 2016 draft and a renowned shooter, he knocked down a huge 43.1% of shots from beyond the arc in 2017/18 on the way to 13.5 points per game. His challenge in 2018/19 will be to add more strings to his offensive bow, using his elite shooting ability to draw defenders and open up opportunities for teammates, while also developing an ability to score in other ways.

Bogdan Bogdanovic, SF, 78

Age: 26  

Position: SF

Height: 6’6’’

Playstyle: Wing Shooter

Best stats: 85 3-point Shot, 84 Free Throw, 83 Mid-Range Shot

Playing his first season in the league as a 25-year-old in 2017/18, Bogdanovic appears destined to be a great pick up for the Kings. At 6’6″ he is a multi-faceted offensive player – a great shooter but equally capable of setting up opportunities for teammates – while at the other end of the floor he is a solid defender.

Marvin Bagley III, PF, 82

Age: 19 

Position: PF

Height: 6’11’’

Playstyle: Stretch Big

Best stats: 86 Strength, 86 Mid-Range Shot, 85 Inside Shot

Yet another high draft pick on this talented young team, Bagley III looks poised to make an immediate impact at the top level. An extremely talented post player with elite athletic qualities, he averaged 21.1 points and 11.1 rebounds at Duke last season. Though his output won’t be immediately to that level in the NBA, his skills appear readily transferrable to the NBA, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him end the season with the most impressive stats of all the 2018/19 rookies.

Willie Cauley-Stein, C, 80

Age: 25  

Position: C

Height: 7’1’’

Playstyle: Rim Protector

Best stats: 85 Post Moves, 85 Dunk, 84 Inside Shot

Cauley-Stein is the fourth top six draft pick in this starting lineup, having been taken at six in 2014. He has progressively improved each season in the league, and in 2017/18 averaged 15.4 points and 8.6 rebounds (both career-highs) as well as 2.3 assists and 1.1 steals.

NBA Live 19 Sacramento Kings Roster

NameOVRPositionHeightPlaystyleBest Stats
Marvin Bagley III82PF6’11”Stretch Big86 Strength, 86 Mid-Range Shot
De’Aaron Fox81PG6’3″Slasher93 Speed, 88 Stamina
Willie Cauley-Stein80C7’1″Rim Protector85 Post Moves, 85 Dunk
Buddy Hield80SG6’5″Wing Shooter88 3-point Shot, 88 Free Throw
Zach Randolph79PF6’9″Post Anchor94 Post Moves, 83 Inside Shot
Kosta Koufos78C7’0″Rim Protector86 Post Defense, 84 Strength
Bogdan Bogdanovic78SF6’6″Wing Shooter85 3-point Shot, 84 Free Throw
Skal Labissiere78PF7’0″Post Anchor85 Post Moves, 84 Strength
Yogi Ferrell78PG6’0″Floor General86 Stamina, 83 3-point Shot
Iman Shumpert77SG6’5″Backcourt Defender83 On Ball Defense, 83 Speed
Harry Giles III77PF6’11”Rim Protector87 Stamina, 82 Dunk
Ben McLemore75SG6’5″Slasher85 Stamina, 84 Vertical
Nemanja Bjelica73SF6’10”Wing Shooter83 3-point Shot, 81 Mid-Range Shot
Justin Jackson72SF6’8″Wing Scorer83 Stamina, 78 Speed
Frank Mason III72PG6’0″Backcourt Shooter82 Free Throw, 80 3-point Shot

Playbooks

Below, we’ve listed every play from the Kings’ playbook on NBA Live 19 to give you an extra advantage over your opponent.

Play NamePlay Type
PG DragPick and Roll
PG 14 Low HighPick and Roll
PG 41 Weak AnglePick and Roll
PG 41 High AnglePick and Roll
PG 41 Quick HighPick and Roll
PG 41 Weak UpPick and Roll
PG 41 LiftedPick and Roll
SG High Pistol AnglePick and Roll
SF 41 Pin AnglePick and Roll
SF 41 Strong Reverse GetPick and Roll
SF 41 Strong Reverse AnglePick and Roll
PF 41 Pitch SpreadPick and Roll
PF 41 Weak HighPick and Roll
PG 41 Weak Reverse Back PinScreen
PG 41 Strong Reverse PinScreen
SG 41 Weak Reverse PinScreen
SG Elbow QuickScreen
SG 41 High StaggerScreen
SG 41 Weak StaggerScreen
SG 41 Strong Reverse Back DownScreen
SF 41 PinScreen
SF 41 High AwayScreen
PF Stagger ThunderScreen
PF 41 High DownScreen
C 41 Strong Reverse DownScreen
C 41 DownScreen
PG 41 Strong Reverse SlicePostup
SG 41 Duck InPostup
SG 41 Strong Reverse FlexPostup
SF 41 Low Quick PostPostup
PF Punch HammerPostup
PF 41 Strong UpPostup
C 41 Quick PostPostup
C 41 Weak Quick Wing EntryPostup
C 41 Quick EntryPostup
C 41 Strong Reverse Wing EntryPostup

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James Salmon

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A 25 year old freelance writer with a Masters Degree in Sports Management. Passionate about a variety of sports, particularly basketball, Australian Rules Football, cricket, golf and surfing. Currently undertaking further studies in the field of exercise science.

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