Sadly we’re no closer to knowing if Wenyen Gabriel will return to Kentucky, but we haven’t heard much from him since the end of UK’s season.
Gabriel spoke with media members in Sacramento after his workout with the Kings. The stretch forward seemed upbeat and positive, but didn’t drop any hints about where he’s leaning in his decision making process, but that’s probably because he wasn’t asked.
Gabriel did say that he spoke with former teammate De’Aaron Fox when asked about what he knew about the Kings.
“I knew a little bit. I know there are already a lot of Kentucky players already play for the program. One of my former teammates De’Aaron Fox is already here. He said he loved it here. I asked him about the city and he said great weather. The fans are great over here and obviously the facilities are nice. They have a nice developmental program here. I mean, it’s just a great place and I love the energy around here.”
If you’re looking for anything and you’re willing to dig deep, his quote about the Kings’ developmental program was intriguing. It seems like Gabriel knows that if he gets any chance in the NBA he will be spending time in the G-League.
Gabriel mentions he has worked out for Sacramento, Brooklyn, Oklahoma City, Milwaukee and Utah.
Fox is joined by former Cats Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere. The Kings have one of the youngest teams in the NBA that feature several stretch forwards and on the one hand there aren’t many (if any) established wings, which would be good for Gabriel, but on the other hand the Kings probably aren’t looking for more wings.
Best of luck Wenyen. At the latest we’ll know his decision in nine days.