ESPN: Kings to sign first player of Indian descent in NBA

In this photo taken Sept. 26, 2014, is Sacramento Kings rookie center Sim Bhullar, from New Mexico State, at the Kings media day in Sacramento, Calif.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

In this photo taken Sept. 26, 2014, is Sacramento Kings rookie center Sim Bhullar, from New Mexico State, at the Kings media day in Sacramento, Calif.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) -- The Sacramento Kings are poised to make history without even stepping on the court.

ESPN reports the team will sign Sim Bhullar to a 10-day contract this week. The 7-foot-5, 360 pound center would be the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA.

The 22-year-old spent the entire season with the Reno Bighorns, Sacramento's NBA Development League affiliate. According to ESPN, Bhullar is averaging 10.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.9 blocks in the D-League this season.

Bhullar has a major supporter in Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, who is one of India's most celebrated businessmen.
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