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The Sacramento Kings assigned center Hamady Ndiaye to the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns.
Originally from Senegal, the 7-foot center is averaging 0.2 points (1-6 FG, 0-1 FT), 1.4 rebounds and 5.8 minutes per game in nine appearances this season for the Kings. This will be the fourth D-League team Ndiaye will see action with, having played for the Dakota Wizards (2010-11), Maine Red Claws (2011-12) and Iowa Energy (2011-12).
Michael Carter-Williams and Ben McLemore have been named the Rookies of the Month for October and November.
Carter-Williams (6-6, 185) was the 11th overall pick by Philadelphia in the 2013 NBA Draft following his sophomore season at Syracuse. So far this season, he is averaging 17 points, seven assists, five rebounds and a league-high three steals per game.
McLemore averaged 9.1 points , 2.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 22.8 minutes per game in 14 contests.
Jimmer Fredette has received increased minutes in the Sacramento Kings' past two games, and the guard believes he will now get a legitimate opportunity to prove that he belongs in an NBA rotation.
“It seems like that,” Fredette said. “I played in two games, and we won both of them, and it was great to be a part of that. Hopefully they will, and I think they really will. They’re trying to find a chemistry on this team and help us get wins. It’s up to them, but I think they’re true to that.”
The Kings appear to be playing Fredette due to their need for outside shooting -- not to showcase him as a potential trade candidate.
“I feel like I’m ready and I’ll keep getting better,” Fredette said.
The Sacramento Kings have assigned rookie guard Ray McCallum to the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns.
McCallum, selected in the second round (36th overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft, has not seen action in the Kings 11 games this season. He averaged 3.8 points, 1.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.20 steals and 12.2 minutes per game in five games off the bench for the Kings in the preseason.
McCallum will be reunited with former Kings training camp players Brandon Heath, DeQuan Jones and Trent Lockett.