The Kings today recalled center Hassan Whiteside from the Reno Bighorns of the D-League, it was announced by Geoff Petrie.
The move is a bit odd, considering all. There isn’t any trade in the works and the Kings already have enough trouble finding time for their current crop of big men, so the only logical explanation would be the Kings being unhappy with Whiteside’s role on the Bighorns. Whiteside has struggled to find minutes with former Kings coach Eric Musselman at the helm in Reno, which is somewhat mystifying as Whiteside certainly has played well enough to earn floor time.
One positive for Whiteside and the Kings will be the ability to have the NBA level coaching staff work with him on a daily basis. It’s a shame the way his minutes were handled in Reno. Hopefully the Kings can find a small amount of floor time for the big man – although it’ll be minimal.