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Kings sign Sim Bhullar to 10-day contract

Bhullar becomes the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA.

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The Sacramento Kings have officially signed Sim Bhullar to a 10-day contract, making Bhullar the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA. The 7'5" Bhullar has spent this season playing for the Reno Bighorns, Sacramento's D-League partner. Bhullar has averaged 10.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 3.9 blocks per game in Reno's uptempo system.

As the season winds down, it makes sense for the Kings to see how Bhullar can fare against NBA big men. Sim struggled in limited minutes during Summer League, but seems to have found comfort with the Bighorns. DeMarcus Cousins has been given opportunities to rest in the last week or two, but Sacramento's lack of big man depth has hurt the team when Boogie isn't available.

Bhullar is the fourth player the Kings have called up this season, joining Quincy Miller, David Stockton, and David Wear. Each call up has been given an opportunity to see the floor, and Bhullar is expected to play on Friday when the Kings face the New Orleans Pelicans.