Georgios Papagiannis’ agent on center getting waived: ‘More proof that something is wrong with the Kings’
The Kings drafting Georgios Papagiannis, who was commonly seen as a second-round pick, No. 13 in the 2016 NBA draft – absurd!
The Kings waiving Papagiannis less than two years later – absurd!
And the absurdity only continues with Papagiannis’ agent, Marios Olympios, chiming in.
Olympios on Greek radio station Spor FM, as transcribed by Aris Barkas of Eurohoops.net:
Papagiannis didn’t even average a double-double in the minor league, let alone get one every game. Heck, he barely got a double-double in a third of his minor-league games.
But it’s odd to see a team go from having so much faith in a player to having so little faith in him so quickly. As Olympios noted, Papagiannis is just 20. (Olympios is wrong about Papagiannis’ resume. It is not great.)
In Sacramento’s defense, Papagiannis was a sunk cost. It no longer matters where he was drafted. If he was less likely to pan out than whomever the Kings have instead, they were smart to cut Papagiannis.
There was definitely something wrong in Sacramento’s process with Papagiannis. It wasn’t necessarily waiving him, though.