HoopsHype Hamady Ndiaye rumors

January 14, 2014 Updates

Free agent Hamady Ndiaye will sign a contract to return to the NBA Development League where his rights are held by the Deleware 87ers, a league source told RealGM. Ndiaye made the Sacramento Kings’ roster out of training camp as a rugged, active seven-footer and brought a positive presence. He was released on Jan. 6 and had been considering Chinese interest and heading back to the D-League. RealGM

January 13, 2014 Updates
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The Sacramento Kings recalled center Hamady Ndiaye (Ah-meh-dee enj-eye) from the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns, it was announced today by General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Ndiaye recorded six points (3-7 FG, 0-2 FT), five rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 32 minutes starting for the Bighorns against the Warriors at the Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz last night. NBA.com

January 3, 2014 Updates

The Sacramento Kings have assigned center Hamady Ndiaye (Ah-meh-dee enj-eye) to the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns, it was announced today by General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Originally from Senegal, the 7-foot center is averaging 0.4 points (3-9 FG, 0-1 FT), 1.3 rebounds and 5.3 minutes per game in 14 appearances this season for the Kings. NBA.com

December 7, 2013 Updates

The Sacramento Kings recalled center Hamady Ndiaye (Ah-meh-dee enj-eye) from the team’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns, it was announced today by General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Ndiaye will rejoin the Kings squad in Utah for tonight’s game against the Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Ndiaye recorded seven points (2-4 FG, 3-6 FT), a team-high-tying seven rebounds, two assists and four blocks in 24 minutes starting for the Bighorns in Reno’s first win of the season, a 129-122 victory over the Santa Cruz Warriors last night at the Reno Events Center. NBA.com

December 6, 2013 Updates
October 27, 2013 Updates

"It's finally official... "Hard Work" is not even enough of a statement to explain how I made it happen. For those of you that know me, I don't have to tell or explain the grind and hustle I put myself in on a daily basis. It's not about talking about it all the time to me, it's a lifestyle. I been blessed with another opportunity and I'm more than grateful for it, but it also makes me even hungrier. The work is just starting for me. Blessed to be in my own shoes!! Special thanks to the Sacramento Kings front office, Coach Malone and the coaching staff and my teammates. Will always give it all I got!! #SACRAMENTOKINGS #KINGS3.0 #Team55" Instagram

October 23, 2013 Updates

Ndiaye, who chose Rutgers for its combination of mid-major competition and academic standards, remains a bit of a bookworm. Besides being fluent in French, Arabic and his native Senegalese dialect (Wolof), he owns Rosetta Stone materials in beginners' Italian. The intellectual cravings, he said, are attributable to a father who is an economist and a mother who worked as a businesswoman before becoming a seamstress. "My mom used to make my suits, and actually, she still does," Ndiaye admits with a grin. "She still sends me boxes of stuff to wear." Sacramento Bee

With his lean, wiry physique and a gap between his two front teeth that appears to widen when he smiles, Ndiaye bears a striking resemblance to Mutombo, one of the league's all-time shot blockers and one of its foremost humanitarians. "I'll be walking into a store, a Walmart, and someone will yell 'Dikembe!' " related Ndiaye, laughing. "I'll say, 'no, no. He's too old. He could be my father, maybe.' But it's an honor to hear that because he does so much for Africa." Sacramento Bee

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The Sacramento Kings today requested waivers on forwards Tony Mitchell, Willie Reed and center Hamady Ndiaye, according to Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie. Mitchell, a 6-6, 210-pound forward from the University of Alabama, averaged 1.7 points (2-2 FG, 1-1 3pt), 0.3 rebounds, 0.7 assists, and 5.3 minutes per game in three preseason contests for the Kings. Mitchell played for the Kings during the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. NBA.com

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Sources told Ridiculous Upside that Julian Wright, a 2007 lottery pick and former member of the Kansas Jayhawks, signed a D-League contract on Thursday along with former Washington Wizards draft pick Hamady Ndiaye. Both players will find out their new team on Monday upon clearing waivers. It's an interesting career move for Wright, but probably a necessary one if he wants to get back to the NBA and prove he was once worth the 13th overall pick by the New Orleans Hornets. The last time Wright was in the news was for not wanting to play while he was with the Toronto Raptors last season, but should thrive in the D-League as ESPN's John Hollinger notes on his player page that "plays best in ragged, open-court games." Ridiculous Upside

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