Papagiannis will be waived by the Kings, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Papagiannis was selected with the 13th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, so the Kings clearly weren't thrilled with his progress considering his rapid release. He'll be subject to waivers and if he goes unclaimed, Papagiannis will then become an unristricted free agent. The fact that he was such a high draft pick could bring about numerous potential suitors. However, if he fails to find a new team, Papagiannis will likely either head to the G-League or test his luck overseas.
Papagiannis provided two points (1-2 FG), four assists, two rebounds, and one block in 11 minutes during Tuesday's 114-103 win over the Pelicans.
Papagiannis matched his career high in assists and filled in well off the bench with Willie Cauley-Stein (knee) and Skal Labissiere (shoulder) sidelined. With Cauley-Stein set to miss at least one more game, the 20-year-old sophomore might make his 16th appearance of 2017-18 on Friday against the Warriors, this after playing in 22 games in 2016-17.
Papagiannis was recalled from the G-League on Sunday, Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Papagiannis will return to the Kings' roster after spending the past few days with the team's G-League affiliate. The reserve center can be left off your fantasy radar, as he's averaging just 2.7 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in his nine appearances with the NBA squad this season.
Papagiannis (illness) suited up Thursday for the G League's Reno Bighorns in their 118-113 win over the Maine Red Claws, finishing with 12 points (6-13 FG, 0-1 FT), five rebounds and one assist across 25 minutes.
Papagiannis fell ill earlier in the week and was unavailable for the Kings' loss Tuesday to the Lakers, but he recovered in time to play for Sacramento's G League affiliate two days later. It's expected that the center will be called up to the NBA squad in the near future, but he's unlikely to be a regular fixture in head coach Dave Joerger's rotation. Papagiannis has appeared in just nine games for the Kings this season, seeing no more than 12 minutes in any contest.
Papagiannis (illness) was assigned to the G-League's Reno Bighorns, Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee reports.
It's unclear if Papagiannis has recovered from his illness, though it won't be at the NBA level. He's played in just nine games for the Kings this season, averaging 2.7 points and 2.4 rebounds across 7.8 minutes per game.
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