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 posted 11 points (5-8 FG, 1-1 FT), four rebounds and one block across 23 minutes in a 96-83 win over the Rockets on Wednesday.
Sampson drew the start at power forward once again for the season finale and provided another solid performance. The 25-year-old saw at least 20 minutes in the last three games of the season, posting double-digit scoring efforts in two of them and shooting at least 60.0 percent in all three. Sampson saw only modest opportunity otherwise this season, playing in only 22 games (six starts) and averaging 4.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 block across 15.6 minutes.
Sampson drew the start at power forward and generated 11 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 FT), six rebounds and two blocks across 25 minutes in Friday's 94-93 win over the Grizzlies.
Sampson was a last-minute addition to the starting lineup in place of Zach Randolph (coach's decision), and the third-year pro parlayed the opportunity into his first double-digit scoring effort since Dec. 10. The 25-year-old's playing time had been highly sporadic prior to Friday, however, so not much should be expected from him in the last two games of the season despite the surprise production.
It was originally reported that Zach Randolph would start at power forward, but the Kings have opted to insert Sampson at the last second. It is unclear if it was an act of gamesmanship or they simply did not know what route they were going to go until tip-off. The start will mark Sampson's first since Feb. 14. He has recently rejoined the team's rotation, and figures to see a good amount of run Friday.
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|Career Shooting Stats|
|College Career Shooting Stats|
|2012-13||St. John's (N.Y.)||33||1040||202||450||44.9||0||8||0.0||87||136||64.0||491||14.9|
|2013-14||St. John's (N.Y.)||33||957||181||366||49.5||1||5||20.0||61||108||56.5||424||12.8|
|More College Stats|
|2012-13||St. John's (N.Y.)||33||1040||146||4.4||35||1.1||36||1.1||36||1.1||66|
|2013-14||St. John's (N.Y.)||33||957||134||4.1||39||1.2||21||0.6||32||1.0||52|