Nov 17, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings center Hamady Ndiaye (55) reacts to contact during the second quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Sleep Train Arena. The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Sacramento Kings 97-86. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Sacramento Kings Send Hamady Ndiaye To D-League


The Sacramento Kings announced Friday they have assigned center Hamady Ndiaye to their NBA Development League affiliate in Reno.

Ndiaye, 26, played collegiately at Rutgers and was a second-round pick by the Timberwolves in 2010. He played 19 games over two seasons with the Washington Wizards in 2010-11 and 2011-12 before playing last season in the Chinese Basketball Association for Tianjin RongGang.

He signed with the Kings in September after playing for Dallas in the Summer League.

Ndiaye has played in nine of Sacramento’s first 16 games this season, scoring two points and grabbing 13 rebounds in 52 minutes. He has previous D-League experience, playing 11 games for the Dakota Wizards in 2010-11 and 23 games with both the Iowa Energy and Maine Red Claws in 2011-12. In 34 D-League games, Ndiaye is averaging 5.4 points and 4.3 rebounds in 21.7 minutes per game.

Ndiaye will be available tonight when Reno hosts the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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