The Sacramento Kings have recalled rookie forward Tyler Honeycutt from the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League, President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie announced today.
On January 1, Honeycutt and center Hassan Whiteside were assigned to the Bighorns. Honeycutt averaged 5.9 points (.418 FG%, .375 3pt%, .438 FT%), 2.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists, and 12.7 minutes per game in 10 games of which one he started. He scored in double-figures in two games and recorded 23 points (9-14 FG, 2-3 3pt, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, three steals, and one block in 29 minutes versus the Austin Toros (1/15). Honeycutt recorded two points (2-2 FT) and one rebound in four minutes off the bench versus New York (12/31). He became the third Kings player to be assigned to the D-League (Donté Greene in 2008-09, Hassan Whiteside last season).
Honeycutt, a 6-8, 188-pound forward, was selected by the Kings as a sophomore out of UCLA in the second round (35th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft. He averaged 10.3 points (.431 FG%, .359 3pt%, .684 FT%), 6.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.7 blocks, and 31.7 minutes per game in 59 career outings for the Bruins.