Sampson will come off the bench Saturday against the Bucks.
Myles Turner is returning to the starting five, pushing Domantas Sabonis down to power forward, and pushing Sampson to the bench. In his one game coming off the pine this season, Sampson posted four points, one rebound and one block across 10 minutes.
Sampson supplied 14 points (7-12 FG, 0-3 3Pt), six rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 121-106 win over the Wizards.
Sampson drew the start with Myles Turner (ankle) still sidelined and had by far his best showing of the season. If Turner returns to the lineup for Friday's matchup versus the Pistons, Sampson will likely be an afterthought for fantasy purposes. Then again, if Turner sits out a fifth straight tilt Sampson could be in line to draw his fourth consecutive start.
Sampson is slated to start at forward Sunday against the Bulls.
The Pacers haven't unveiled their full lineup for the contest, but Sampson and T.J. Warren will presumably occupy the two forward spots, pushing T.J. Leaf to the bench as a result. After failing to leave the bench in the Pacers' first four contests, Sampson played 10 minutes in Friday's 102-95 win over the Cavaliers, posting four points (2-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt), one rebound and one block. The move to the starting five coupled with the absence of Domantas Sabonis (calf) should leave the door open for Sampson to play 20-plus minutes Sunday.
Sampson didn't leave the bench during Wednesday's win over the Nets, his fourth straight game with no playing time.
Sampson is yet to enter the rotation for the Pacers despite a decent showing in the preseason. He has had moments of fantasy relevance throughout his career but that seems unlikely to repeat any time soon. The injury to Myles Turner (ankle) could present Sampson with an opportunity but even that seems highly doubtful.
Sampson accounted for 15 points (6-10 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds and an assist in 19 minutes during Saturday's win over Sacramento.
The fifth-year forward had a solid outing Saturday, scoring 15 points and shooting well from all levels of the court. Sampson spent the majority of the 2018-19 season in the G-league but thrived in his December call-up, averaging 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 31.8 minutes across four games for the Bulls. Although he's unlikely to be a fantasy factor this year, Sampson's in the position where a strong preseason could potentially translate itself into a more permanent bench role for in 2019-20.
Sampson has agreed to a one-year, veteran's minimum deal with the Pacers, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Sampson, who appeared in four games with the Bulls last season, has earned a spot on the Pacers. He spent most of last season in the G League, however, averaging 21.1 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocks across 30.2 minutes. Sampson figures to see a similar role in Indiana this season.
Sampson totaled 11 points (4-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 96-86 loss to the Knicks.
Sampson was a negative across all percentage based categories Tuesday, hurting a number of owners who had likely streamed him in for the back-to-back set. The playing time was still present and this performance is unlikely to impact his role for the final regular season game, coming up on Wednesday.
Sampson racked up 29 points (11-17 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 6-7 FT), eight rebounds, one assist and two blocks across 35 minutes in the Bulls' 116-96 loss to the 76ers on Saturday.
Sampson's scoring total was a career high and extended what has been a spectacular three-game stint for the veteran wing. Factoring in Saturday's production, the 26-year-old is averaging 23.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1.0 block and 1.0 steal over the last three contests, and he's likely to continue logging heavy minutes over the last two games of the season.
Sampson supplied 18 points (6-11 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 29 minutes during Wednesday's 115-114 win over the Wizards.
Sampson finished with season highs in rebounding, assists, and steals while matching his career high in made threes. The 26-year-old wing has seen substantial minutes across the last two tilts, and given the plethora of injuries there's a decent chance that trend continues across the final three games of 2018-19.
Sampson racked up 22 points (8-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT) to go with seven rebounds, one steal and one block in 30 minutes Monday in the Bulls' 113-105 win over the Knicks.
Making his team debut after inking a 10-day contract with the Bulls on Sunday, Sampson didn't have to wait long to get an extended look in a bare-bones Bulls rotation. The 22 points tied the previous career-best mark that Sampson established April 15, 2015, when he was a member of the 76ers. The Bulls have already shut down four players for the season and could do the same with Otto Porter (shoulder), Zach LaVine (thigh) and Kris Dunn (back), which could pave the way for Sampson to maintain a major role in the rotation over the final four games.
Sampson recorded 28 points (10-18 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 6-7 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal in the loss Thursday to Westchester.
Sampson very narrowly missed his season-high in scoring, but still walked away with the second-best outing of the 2018-19 season. Given the majority of Sampson's production has taken form since the middle of December, it's encouraging to see the big man averaging 20.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 18 games with Windy City.
Sampson tallied 25 points (11-22 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, one block and one assist in the 111-107 loss Wednesday to Agua Caliente.
Sampson was suffering from an undisclosed injury prior to the G League break, but the big man evidently was able to shed the ailment and play 26 minutes Wednesday. That court time likely would have been higher if not for foul trouble, and should give fantasy owners some level of comfort Sampson's viability in future weeks.
Sampson (undisclosed) did not play in Tuesday's win over the Herd.
It seems unlikely Sampson will be out for a substantial amount of time considering Windy City didn't even list a reason for his absence Tuesday. With an eight-day break in between games, expect Sampson to be close to return by the time G League action officially kicks off.
Sampson scored 21 points (8-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT) to go along with 11 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in the win Tuesday over Capital City.
Likely considered the "lesser" of the two Chicago Sampson's behind two-way player Brandon Sampson, JaKarr has been impressive in his own right, averaging 20.9 points and 7.4 rebounds in nine games with Windy City this season. The G League veteran likely will need to put together a continual stretch of strong performances to garner any interest at the NBA level.
Correcting a previous note, Sampson is not signing with the Bulls, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Charania initially tweeted out the incorrect name. Brandon Sampson, not JaKarr, will sign a two-way deal with Chicago.
Sampson will ink a two-way contract with the Bulls, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Sampson had previously shipped off to play in the Chinese Basketball Association, but the Bulls have brought him back to the United States. Given Chicago's recent injury concerns, Sampson could certainly see time at the NBA level. Sampson played in 22 contests for Sacramento a season ago, posting 4.7 points and 3.5 boards over 15.6 minutes per contest
Sampson agreed to a contract Tuesday with Shandong Golden Stars of the Chinese Basketball Association, Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.com reports.
Sampson will provide some needed depth at forward for a Golden Stars frontcourt that recently lost Donatas Motiejunas to injury. The 25-year-old, a veteran of 169 games, most recently appeared in 22 games with the Kings in 2017-18, averaging 4.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 block in 15.6 minutes per contest.
Sampson was not available for Thursday's game against the Red Claws.
It's unclear what ailment hindered Sampson's availability, but the rotational combo-guard will try to take the court Saturday.
Sampson was let go by the Bulls on Saturday.
Sampson couldn't impress the coaching staff enough to make the final roster. He averaged 15.6 minutes per game in 22 appearances with the Kings last season, averaging 4.7 points and 3.5 rebounds. He's a strong candidate to spend time in the G-League this season.
Sampson has been added to the Bulls' training camp roster Friday, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reports.
The 6-9 forward appeared in 22 games last year with the Kings and averaged 4.7 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest. Sampson will be competing for a roster spot this training camp but figures to be a long shot considering the depth at the forward position for Chicago to start the season.
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