After spending some time on their Summer League roster, former New Mexico big man Sim Bhullar has now signed a proper deal with the Sacramento Kings. Although the deal is likely non-guaranteed to give the Kings a chance to assess him in training camp, it was still historic as Bhullar became the first player of Indian descent to sign a deal in the NBA.
It was Bhullar, himself, that broke the news of the deal, posting a number of photos to Twitter.
— Sim Bhullar (@SimBhullar2) August 14, 2014
It’s far from automatic that Bhullar will make the roster, but at 7″5′, his incredible height alone gives him a genuine chance. Although the Kings roster is stacked with power forwards, they don’t have a lot in terms of depth at center, and a defensive-minded rim protector wouldn’t go astray.
Let’s take a closer look at three key factors that could make Bhullar a contributor off the bench for Sacramento.