FRIDAY, 10:48pm: The signing is official, the team has announced.
THURSDAY, 7:14pm: Former New Mexico State big man Sim Bhullar announced via his personal Twitter account that he has signed a contract with the Kings (hat tip to Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group). The terms of the deal are unclear, although at this point it’s reasonable to think that Bhullar received a non-guaranteed deal to participate in training camp.
Bhullar declared for the NBA draft in mid-April, shortly after he and the Aggies were eliminated in the opening round of the NCAA tourney. The Toronto native had a very productive collegiate career, averaging 10.1 PPG, 6.7 RPG, and 2.4 BPG in 24.4 MPG while shooting 62.1% from the field as a freshman and 10.4/7.8/3.4/26.3/64.8% as a sophomore. Although he would ultimately go undrafted, Bhullar was quickly snatched by Sacramento to play for their summer league team.
The 7’5, 365 pound center played sparingly for the Kings in Las Vegas this summer, averaging only 2.5 MPG over four games played.