Papagiannis had an MRI performed Saturday and it was determined he suffered a gluteus maximus bruise during Friday's summer league matchup against the Suns, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Though he was taken to the locker room via wheelchair, the injury isn't serious and the big man is expected to make a full recovery. He provided six points across 16 minutes before sustaining the injury.
Papagiannis suffered a left hip contusion in Friday's Summer League matchup against the Suns, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Papagiannis had to be taken to the locker room via wheel chair after taking a hard fall, which initially created a cause for concern. However, the injury is now not believed to be serious, but the team still plans on evaluating the issue on Saturday. The big man provided six points (3-7 FG) in 16 minutes before exiting the game.
Papagiannis registered 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one block across 27 minutes in a 129-104 win over the Suns on Tuesday.
After spending most of the season with the D-League's Reno Bighorns, Papagiannis has shown some promise since becoming a mainstay in the Kings rotation beginning in mid-March. He's averaged 9.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 23.0 minutes per game over the last six contests and should be in store for another sizable workload as Willie Cauley-Stein's backup in the season finale Wednesday against the Clippers.
Papagiannis finished 10 points (5-8 FG), 10 rebounds and three assists across 25 minutes in Friday's 98-94 loss against the Lakers.
Papagiannis is getting a long look down the stretch as the team continues to rest Kosta Koufos in an attempt to not only help their lottery status, but also get a look at their younger personnel. He has emerged as a solid option in deeper seasonal play and he is a value in DFS play.
Papagiannis finished with 13 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one block across 28 minutes in a 98-87 win over the Mavericks on Tuesday.
The Kings have held veteran center Kosta Koufos out for rest in each of the team's last four games, and it's looking like that trend could continue over the final four contests while coach Dave Joerger gets a longer look at Papagiannis, the team's lottery pick from last summer. As such, Papagiannis should benefit from 20-plus minutes in games the rest of the way, but he hasn't quite done enough to warrant intrigue outside of deeper leagues. He's averaged 9.0 points, 4.3 boards, 1.0 assist and 1.0 block in 23.3 minutes per game during those aforementioned last four contests.
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