Kings Recall Papagiannis and Labissiere from Reno Bighorns
RENO, Nev. ---- The Sacramento Kings have recalled rookies Skal Labissiere and Georgios Papagiannis from the Reno Bighorns, it was announced today by Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Vlade Divac.
The 28th overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft, Labissiere has accrued averages of 14.5 points (.451 FG%, .694 FT%), 7.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 30.0 minutes per game in 12 starts for the Bighorns. During the Bighorns Dec. 21 contest versus the Austin Spurs, he logged his second double-double of the season with 17 points (8-16 FG), 11 rebounds and five assist in 38 minutes.
Papagiannis has averaged 10.7 points (.474 FG%, .750 FT%), 7.3 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 27.0 minutes per game in seven appearances for the Bighorns (four starts). The 7-2 center, recently contributed his career-high (15 points) in a victory over the Spurs on Dec. 21.
About the Reno Bighorns:
The Reno Bighorns are a member of the NBA Development League, the official minor league of the NBA. The Bighorns are affiliated with the Sacramento Kings. Season tickets for the 2016-17 season are on sale now! For more information, call the Bighorns front office at 775-853-8220 or visit RenoBighorns.com. Follow us on Twitter @renobighorns and "like" the Bighorns on Facebook at facebook.com/bighornshoops. The NBA Development League is the NBA's official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league's research and development laboratory. Featuring 22 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2016-17 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 38 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2015-16 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league's connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.
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