7’5” Sim Bhullar to Sign with Kings

7’5” Sim Bhullar to Sign with Kings


The Sacramento Kings are to sign Sim Bhullar on a ten day contract. If the Sacrament Kings decide to sign him, he will become the first player of Indian descent, reported bleacherreport.com.

The 7’5, 360-pound rookie out of New Mexico State was with the Kings in preseason and has spent the year with the team’s D-League affiliate, the Reno Bighorns. Bhullar has done just fine, despite concerns about his conditioning on a team running an extreme up-tempo system: He’s averaging 10.3 points on wildly efficient 72.7 percent shooting, with 8.8 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game, announced sbnation.com.

While there, Bhullar spent the early part of the season on the bench working himself into better shape and trimming an undisclosed amount of weight. Since cracking the rotation, he’s benefited from the team’s unique and stat-padding style of play, even recording triple-doubles, reported thescore.com.

When the Kings announced in August that Bhullar would compete for a roster spot in training camp, Ranadive called India the NBA’s “next great frontier.” He said Bhullar “represents one of many that will emerge from that region as the game continues to garner more attention and generate ever-increasing passion among