Sampson did not play during Wednesday's 109-106 loss to Iowa due to an undisclosed injury. It's unknown what injury kept Sampson out of Wednesday's contest, as he was able to drop 13 points in 26 minutes during Reno's last game. Consider him a game-time decision for the Bighorns' game Friday against Agua Caliente. Currently, the 24-year-old is averaging 17.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
Sampson tallied 29 points (12-21 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-7 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block during Tuesday's 132-125 road win over Northern Arizona. Sampson tied a season high with 29 points Tuesday and has now scored safely across the 25-point mark in his last four games. The third-year forward from St. John's is shooting 49.3 percent from the floor but has struggled from three-point range, only shooting 27.8 percent. Currently, the 24-year-old is averaging 17.2 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Bighorns this season.
Sampson is coming off the bench for Thursday's contest against the Thunder, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports. Sampson drew the start in the team's last game before the All-Star break as Zach Randolph was given the night off for rest. But, with Randolph back in the fold, Sampson will head back to the pine.
Sampson registered 25 points (12-22 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-3 FT), 13 rebounds and three steals during Saturday's loss at Sioux Falls. The 24-year-old reached the 25-point mark for the third time this season and produced his sixth double-double. Sampson has been a consistent scorer for the Bighorns and has constantly recorded double-digit scoring performances. The former St. John's guard is averaging 15.8 points and 7.7 rebounds this season.
The Kings recalled Sampson from the G League's Reno Bighorns on Sunday, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. With six Kings players sitting out Sunday's 113-98 loss to the Spurs due to injuries, Sampson was brought back to provide some depth off the bench and ended up logging eight minutes in his first NBA appearance since Dec. 10. Assuming one of Skal Labissiere (shoulder) or Garrett Temple (ankle) are ready to play in the Kings' next game Tuesday in New Orleans, there's a good chance Sampson will drop out of the rotation.
Last 7 Games
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