Chimezie Metu’s journey with the Sacramento Kings has lastly reached a contented conclusion. On Wednesday, the Kings introduced that they used their last roster spot to transform Metu’s two-way contract to a multi-year contract.
“Chimezie has labored onerous this season and completed a terrific job to earn his place on the group,” Kings common supervisor Monte McNair stated within the press launch. “He supplies toughness and vitality to the group. We’re completely happy to look at his profession develop in a Kings uniform.”
Metu technically signed with the Kings in the course of the free company interval in November, however he was waived earlier than the common season began in December. Upon clearing waivers, the Kings introduced Metu again on a two-way contract, and that’s been his designation up till Wednesday.
Metu missed the a lot of the first half of the common season with a major wrist damage, however within the video games since he’s been again, he’s seemed spectacular. Within the final 10 video games, Metu has averaged 6.6 factors and a pair of.4 rebounds per sport. For the season, he’s averaging 5.1 factors and a pair of.5 rebounds per sport.
The phrases of the deal of the weren’t disclosed however, much like Damian Jones, who made his signing with the Kings official on Wednesday, the deal is probably going non-guaranteed or partially assured for the 2021-22 season. The Kings’ roster is at 16 gamers, one beneath the NBA most, and so they have room to signal yet one more two-way participant.