The Sacramento Kings assigned second-year forward Tyler Honeycutt to the Reno Bighorns, the Kings’ NBA Development League affiliate, it was announced today.

The assignment is the first of the 2012-13 NBA and NBA D-League seasons, and the second for Honeycutt in his career.  He was assigned last season from Jan. 2 – Jan. 22, 2012.

Honeycutt (6-8, 188, UCLA) appeared in 15 games for the Kings as a rookie last season, averaging 1.3 points, 0.9 rebounds and 5.9 minutes.  In one preseason game this year, he scored two points and grabbed four rebounds in 14 minutes.

In 10 games on assignment with the Bighorns last season, Honeycutt averaged 5.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 12.7 minutes.

Originally selected in the second round (35th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Kings, Honeycutt appeared in 59 career games for the Bruins, averaging 10.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 31.7 minutes.

Honeycutt, who will be available to play tonight in Sacramento, is expected to join the Bighorns in time for their 2012 NBA D-League training camp which opens on Nov. 12 in Reno.