kal Labissiere played a season-low six minutes in Saturday’s 108-99 loss to the Detroit Pistons. This came after not playing at all in the first half of Wednesday’s loss at Boston. He played 16 minutes after halftime in the lopsided loss to the Celtics. The Kings aren’t down on their second-year power forward. Matchups have made it tough to find time for Labissiere with teams using small forwards in the power forward spot. “It’s hard when all these teams are playing threes as fours and they’re stretching you out,” said Kings coach Dave Joerger. “It can be difficult sometimes. As he learns and gets experience, he’ll be able to play on the perimeter defensively. He’ll be able to take a guy down low if he has a mismatch down there.” Labissiere was scoreless with three fouls and and two rebounds against the Pistons. Detroit starts 6-foot-9 Tobias Harris at power forward, a player who would be a small forward on a lot of teams.
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Sacramento Bee | Nov 5