Sacramento Kings center Sim Bhullar put his first NBA points up on the board on Wednesday night as he scored two points late in the loss to the Utah Jazz.
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The 22-year-old secured a 10-day contract with the franchise last week and made his debut against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.
While he only featured for 16 seconds in that game, he was given a little longer out on the court on Wednesday and went 1-of-2 from the field for two points while also grabbing one rebound.
The 7-foot-5 center made history by becoming the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA, but he will now be focused on proving that he deserves to have a spot on the roster with the regular season winding down as cynics still question the motive behind his signing.
It is slightly surprising that he hasn’t received more minutes from coach George Karl given that DeMarcus Cousins is likely going to sit for the rest of the season, but he will gradually hope to build his minutes and have a bigger influence on games in order to convince the franchise that he is worth a long-term contract.