Aaron Bruski and Dan Besbris celebrate the final live show of the 2018-19 season by getting a little silly, including the (silly) season, some anecdotes from another fun year, and, of course, a couple questions from the chat room!
August 2, 2019, 8:38 pmJakarr SampsonSF, Indiana Pacers
JaKarr Sampson has officially signed with the Pacers.
Sampson was able to contribute and be fantasy-relevant in standard leagues, in the four games he played for the Bulls last season. In the small sample size, he played 31.8 minutes per game. However with the Pacers, he will unlikely play close to those minutes and is only a deep-league target at the moment.
July 24, 2019, 3:57 pmJakarr SampsonSF, Indiana Pacers
The Pacers and JaKarr Sampson have agreed to a one-year veteran minimum contract.
Sampson has been a journeyman, already playing for four different organizations in his first five seasons. He did show very well in the four games that he played for the Bulls late last season. He was even fantasy relevant across all formats in that period. Although there is a path for more minutes to start the season until Victor Oladipo returns from injury, don't expect Sampson to be anymore than a role-player on a Pacers team that has high playoff aspirations.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 6, 2019, 10:13 amJakarr SampsonSF, Chicago Bulls
JaKarr Sampson has signed with Shandong Heroes of the CBA.
Sampson played well in four games for the Bulls late last season while on a 10-day contract, averaging 20.0 points and 8.0 rebounds. He played some games for Shandong last season and has already played for multiple NBA teams and/or their G-League affiliates. At 26 years old, it's likely we haven't heard the last of him.
April 10, 2019, 10:12 pmJaKarr SampsonF, Chicago Bulls
JaKarr Sampson played four games for the Bulls in the 2018/19 season.
The Bulls had Sampson on a 10-day contract but were granted a hardship roster provision to do so and were therefore not able to offer him a second 10-day contract, so he was unable to finish the season with the team. He averaged 20 points and eight rebounds in just under 32 minutes for the Bulls in his four games, good for top-25 value in 8 and 9-cat formats. Maybe his strong play in the short stint can get the 26-year old another look over the summer.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
April 9, 2019, 10:59 pmJaKarr SampsonF, Chicago Bulls
JaKarr Sampson scored 11 points with eight rebounds, one steal and one three on 4-of-16 from the field and 1-of-5 from three as the Bulls fell to the Knicks at home on Tuesday.
Sampson’s shot wasn’t falling tonight. Sampson has averaged 20 points, eight rebounds, 1.3 threes, one steal and 0.8 blocks since getting signed by the Bulls and he will look to finish out the season strong on Wednesday against the Sixers. Sampson has a fairly safe floor as the default go-to scorer for the Bulls.
April 7, 2019, 12:18 amJaKarr SampsonF, Chicago Bulls
JaKarr Sampson tied a career-high in minutes with 35 in Saturday night’s loss to the Sixers, while setting a career high in points scored with 29 on 11-of-17 shooting from the field with eight rebounds, one 3-pointer and two blocks.
Well have yourself a night Mr. Sampson. Over the last week, Sampson has been the 13th overall player in 8-category leagues and the 7th overall player in nine-cat leagues. If you are still in your fantasy playoffs, and Sampson is still somehow available, feel free to add him and see how the rest of the season plays out for him. It will be interesting to see if the Bulls view him as a part of their rotation next season, but over these last few games, he has given us a glimpse into his upside and potential.
April 3, 2019, 11:12 pmJaKarr SampsonPF, Chicago Bulls
JaKarr Sampson got it done in Wednesday’s win over the Wizards, finishing with 16 points to go with nine rebounds, two 3-pointers and two steals in 29 minutes.
He lead all bench players in minutes played, and similarly to Walt Lemon Jr., Sampson is playing for a roster spot for next season. He’s going to play hard in his remaining games, and looks to be a safe fantasy play for the remainder of the year.
April 1, 2019, 10:43 pmJaKarr SampsonSF, Chicago Bulls
JaKarr Sampson scored 22 points in his Bulls debut on Monday to go with seven rebounds and a triple-one.
Sampson went 8-for-10 from the floor and logged 30 minutes along with Shaquille Harrison (six points, 10 rebounds, five assists and a steal). Harrison is the guy you want to target as a steals specialist while Sampson’s line came out of nowhere and it’s hard to trust who will go off next on the Bulls as they’re blatantly tanking and allowing anyone to play rotational minutes.
March 31, 2019, 1:00 pmJakarr SampsonSF, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls have signed Jakarr Sampson to a 10-day contract.
The Bulls are in full tank mode and Sampson will likely help them kick that into another gear. He'll likely play a good amount of minutes and maybe even start but regardless he's not worth owning anywhere.
December 18, 2018, 9:50 amJaKarr SampsonF, Sacramento Kings
JaKarr Sampson has signed a deal with Shandong to replace the injured Donatas Motiejunas.
Sampson has played 169 games in the NBA, most notably with the Kings, averaging 5.1 points and 2.5 rebounds.
September 14, 2018, 12:48 pmJaKarr SampsonF, Chicago Bulls
JaKarr Sampson received an invite to Bulls training camp on Friday.
Sampson played 22 games for the Kings last season. The Bulls frontcourt is a little crowded now with the new additions in Jabari Parker and Wendell Carter Jr., so Sampson will have to compete to land a roster spot on the back end of the roster.
Source: Darnell Mayberry on Twitter
June 28, 2018, 12:27 pmJaKarr SampsonF, Sacramento Kings
The Sacramento Kings have tendered a qualifying offer to two-way player JaKarr Sampson.
Sampson now becomes a restricted free agent and the Kings can match any offer sheet he signs. Sampson would become a two-way player again if he does not sign an offer sheet and accepts the qualifying offer. Sampson appeared in 22 games for the Kings, starting in six of them, and showed a couple flashes of being an effective small ball role player.
Source: Keith Smith on Twitter
Sampson may be headed back to Sacramento on another two-way deal. More info here:
BREAKING DOWN JAKARR SAMPSON'S SEASON IN SACRAMENTO