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Kings recall Papagiannis and Richardson from the G League

Malachi Richardson endures some ribbing from his teammates after his defensive effort against Ben Simmons

The Kings rallied from 16 down to beat the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday.
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The Kings rallied from 16 down to beat the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday.

The Kings on Sunday recalled center Georgios Papagiannis and guard Malachi Richardson from their G League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns.

Papagiannis has played in 10 games with Reno, averaging 13.5 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks. The 13th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft from Greece, Papagiannis has appeared in nine games for Sacramento this season, averaging 2.7 points and 2.4 rebounds.

Richardson is averaging 12 points and 5.3 rebounds in six games with the Bighorns. In his second year from Syracuse, Richardson has appeared in 22 games for Sacramento with four starts, averaging 3.6 points and 1.3 rebounds.

The Kings visit Oklahoma City on Monday.

Jason Jones: @mr_jasonjones, read more about the team at sacbee.com/kings.

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