The Sacramento Kings today announced that they have assigned center Hamady N'Diaye to their D-League Affiliate, the Reno Bighorns.
N'Diaye has played 9 games with Sacramento, averaging 5.8 minutes a contest and 1.4 rebounds a game. This is N'Diaye's fourth stint in the D-League, having previously played for the Dakota Wizards, Maine Red Claws, and Iowa Energy.
N'Diaye was the only free agent with an unguaranteed contract to make the cut out of Sacramento's training camps, as Coach Michael Malone felt he needed another big body, especially considering Carl Landry's hip injury. N'Diaye has seen more meaningful minutes than most probably expected, providing energy and effort if not much else.
N'Diaye is rather old for a D-League assignment at 27 years old, but it's clear that his game still needs a lot of work. The Kings would love to have a dependable rim protector available, as the team is currently last in the league in blocked shots.