Despite a sterling offensive performance by their second-year guard, the Sacramento Kings lose to the Houston Rockets.
After two season and two Las Vegas Summer League games, it appears the Sacramento Kings are now wondering if
and not when
Hassan Whiteside will ever cash in on his tremendous potential.
The former Marshall standout slid to the second round two seasons ago and at the time, he appeared to be a steal. So much that the Kings turned down plenty of offers to sell their pick and instead, drafted the athletic 7-footer with the 33rd overall pick.
But after two seasons and a total of 19 games played, the team's patience appears to be waning.
Following Saturday's game in Las Vegas, Kings summer league co-head coach Alex English made it known that Whiteside was limited to just 12 minutes during the contest because he failed to hustle back on defense.
Very few rookie second round picks make an impact on a team like Isaiah Thomas did for the Sacramento Kings last season. He may be undersized. He may not have the brand recognition of a Kyrie Irving. But this kid can play and he is becoming a leader/glue guy for this Kings roster.
Thomas is missing summer league this ...
Unlike the Bobcats from a night ago, the Los Angeles Lakers did not bring their starting five to summer league and it showed.
Looking to bounce back from last night’s debacle
, the Kings pulled away from the Lakers late, beating the purple and gold by a score of 84-72.
While the fans were waiting for Jimmer Fredette or Thomas Robinson
to blow up, it was the 5-foot-11 Josh Akognon who looked unstoppable. The 26-year old out of Cal State Fullerton led all scorers with 25, shooting 10-for-16 from the field, including 4-for-8 from distance.
The Sacramento Kings have shown up in force in Las Vegas. Jimmer Fredette, Thomas Robinson
and Hassan Whiteside are on the summer league team, but their teammates are flying in from all over the country to lend their support.
DeMarcus Cousins was already in Las Vegas working out for the USA Select Team, but Marcus ...
Kings lose a stinker in Las Vegas, 121-87 to the Charlotte Bobcats.
Sacramento Kings highlights from Summer League action in Las Vegas.
The newest Sacramento Kings shows off his speed and handles in this video clip.
Notes from day three of the Sacramento Kings' four-day mini camp.
Kings second-year guard Jimmer Fredette gets his shot to shine at summer league.