The Sacramento Kings waived Sim Bhullar, David Wear, and Deonte Burton following Saturday's win against Maccabi Haifa, according to our friend James Ham of Cowbell Kingdom and later confirmed by Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee.
According to NBA source, the Sacramento Kings will have waived Sim Bhullar, David Wear and Deonte Burton.— James Ham (@James_Ham) October 19, 2014
Bhullar, the 7 foot 5 inch center from New Mexico State, played limited minutes for the Kings this preseason. He's struggled to find time on the court, and simply isn't in the proper condition to contend against NBA-caliber big men. Ham is also reporting Bhullar will join the Reno Bighorns, Sacramento's D-League affiliate. But as our editor emeritus notes, that could be a less than ideal fit:
Sim Bhullar in the Reno Bighorns' new high-tempo Grinnell offense seems rife with potential for uhh ... amazing.— Tom Ziller (@teamziller) October 19, 2014
Wear played in the closing minutes of Saturday's game, his first action of the preseason. Burton had yet to see the court in a preseason game.
Of these moves, only Bhullar's waiving might surprise some people, but it shouldn't. When the Kings addressed the back-up center position by signing Ryan Hollins, it became extremely unlikely that Bhullar would make the Kings' regular season roster.
Despite this, Bhullar has still made history by being the first player of Indian descent to sign with an NBA team. We'll keep an eye on his progress in Reno, and we wish him the best.