Kings Assign Papagiannis, Labissiere and Richardson to Reno Bighorns
The Sacramento Kings today announced the team has assigned center Georgios Papagiannis, forward Skal Labissiere and guard Malachi Richardson to the Reno Bighorns.
From the Reno Bighorns
RENO, NV ---- The Sacramento Kings today announced the team has assigned center Georgios Papagiannis, forward Skal Labissiere and guard Malachi Richardson to the Reno Bighorns.
Papagiannis was selected in the first-round of the 2016 NBA Draft after four seasons with Panathinaikos and Peristeri of the Greek League (2011-12 – 2012-13 and 2014-15 - 2015-16). He has appeared in one game for Sacramento during his rookie campaign, totaling two points and one rebound. The 7-1 center averaged 6.4 points (.678 FG%, .667 FT%) and 2.6 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game in 21 contests last season in Greece.
The 28th overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft, Labissiere has appeared in one contest this season, logging eight points (3-5 FG) and three rebounds in 15 minutes of action at Milwaukee (11/5). He averaged 6.6 points (.516 FG%, .661 FT%), 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 36 games for Kentucky in 2015-16.
On July 7, Sacramento acquired Richardson’s draft rights from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for forward Marco Belinelli. The 6-6 guard has logged eight minutes in two contests this season. He averaged 13.4 points (.369 FG%, .353 3pt%, .720 FT%), 4.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.2 steals and 34.4 minutes per game in starting all 37 games in which he played in as a freshman at Syracuse in 2015-16.
The Bighorns begin their 2016-17 season on Sunday, Nov. 13 in Hidalgo, Texas facing the RGV Vipers. The team makes their home debut on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. Those interested in purchasing a season ticket membership can sign up on the priority list at RenoBighorns.com/membership.