Sim Bhullar is understood to be set to sign a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings which would mean he will become the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA, according to ESPN.
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Bhullar stands at an impressive 7-foot-5 and has spent the entire season with the Reno Bighorns, Sacramento’s affiliated D-League team.
The towering center spent time with the Kings during training camp, but both his weight and conditioning were concerns for the team and he has moved to rectify that during his rookie season.
ESPN claim that Bhullar has shed more than 30 pounds this season after weighing in at more than 400 pounds when he played in the Summer League in Las Vegas last July.
The 22-year-old has certainly made an impression as he continues to develop his all-round game as he has averaged 10.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.9 blocks in the D-League this season.
Further, it would appear that his efforts to improve his fitness are paying dividends as he logged 38 minutes against Bakersfield on Tuesday night during which he posted up 19 points, grabbed 15 boards and had five blocks.
Bhullar was raised in Canada by Indian-born parents and went undrafted out of New Mexico State. His younger brother, Tanveer, is currently playing at collegiate level and featured during the NCAA Tournament 2015.
Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is one of India’s most celebrated businessmen and has supported Bhullar throughout his time with the Bighorns, and he will be personally delighted with the progress the young prospect has made as for all intents and purposes it appears as though he will be rewarded with his first NBA contract.