The Sacramento Kings have signed 7'5'', 360-pound center Sim Bhullar to a 10-day contract, according to a report.
The AP reports the team is planning to announce the signing on Thursday. Bhullar will become the first-ever player of Indian descent in the NBA.
[daily_cut.NBA] Bhullar, 22, played college basketball at New Mexico State but went undrafted. He is averaging 10.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.9 blocks with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League, and he previously played with the Kings during Summer League.
The center was raised in Canada by his Indian-born parents.
Kings principle owner Vivek Ranadive became the league's first Indian-born owner when he bought the team in 2013.
The Kings have a 26-47 record, third-worst in the Western Conference.
- Stanley Kay