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Wenyen Gabriel had a big game for the Kings

Wenyen Gabriel had the game he’s been waiting for Sunday night, finally.

The former Kentucky Wildcat flirted with a double-double in the Kings’ loss to the Clippers out in Las Vegas, tallying eight points and 10 rebounds in only 19 minutes of action. Gabriel had the only positive plus-minus on his team while playing more minutes than he’s played all summer.

Hopefully, the game will provide a confidence boost and more opportunities for Gabriel after his future with the Kings looked bleak through the early part of the summer. He’ll need to shoot the ball better next time out (he was 0-3 outside) because that’s where he’ll earn his money at the next level.

We should all be extremely happy for Gabriel, but it would be remiss of me to not point out his involvement in the Cat-on-Cat crime late in the game. His former UK teammate and Clippers’ top draft pick, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, put the game out of the reach with a floater over Gabriel in the final minutes.

Wenyen is off today but he will be back in action with more to prove on Tuesday.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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1 Comment for Wenyen Gabriel had a big game for the Kings

  1. Saul T. Nuts
    11:33 am July 9, 2018 Permalink

    I watched the game, and it didn’t even look like Wenyen on the court. He moved more athletically, and he handled the ball very well. He was very impressive. Congrats to Wenyen…he’s obviously been working very hard!