Wenyen Gabriel Makes Sacramento Kings Roster
Special Offer
Kentucky Wildcats

Breaking news. In-depth analysis. Ad-free.

7-Day Free TrialSubscribe Now

Wenyen Gabriel Makes Sacramento Kings Roster

Zack Geogheganabout 3 years

comments

Article written by:Zack GeogheganZack Geoghegan

ZGeogheganKSR

[caption id="attachment_244135" align="aligncenter" width="600"] (via NBA.com/Kings)[/caption] A gigantic round of applause is in order for former Kentucky forward Wenyen Gabriel, who made the final cut for the Sacramento Kings' opening day roster. Gabriel was undrafted after playing only two seasons at Kentucky and received his fair share of criticism for deciding to leave school early in favor of the NBA.  It was assumed by many - myself included - that, while Gabriel clearly has NBA potential, it might be a couple years before he could make the jump and truly establish himself in this league. Well, he wasn't having any of that. The Kings cut their roster down to 15 (the minimum) and one two-way player, Gabriel. Gabriel won't be an impactful role player to start and might find himself with the King's G League affiliate, the Stockton Kings, more often than not. But on a Sacramento team expected to be one of the worst in the entire league, there will be no shortage of opportunities for the 21-year old. In five preseason games for the Kings, Gabriel averaged just under nine minutes per game to go along with 3.8 points and 3.4 rebounds per game while shooting 41 percent from the field.

Loading comments...

2021-12-04

Kentucky-football-determined-not-to-let-one-georgia-loss-wreck-special-season

KSR Today: Championship Saturday

Believe it or not, the college football year winds down its season today as eight conferences will have championship games. The first Saturday in December is full of stakes. Typically, Kentucky men's basketball played North Carolina on this day but...

watch-will-levis-hits-dingers-too

WATCH: Will Levis hits dingers too

Will Levis throws darts. He drops bombs. He runs through opponents and jumps over tacklers. What can't he do? Well, he can hit a baseball too. After rushing for four touchdowns against the Louisville Cardinals, Levis took home some hardware. Each...