Two days after waiving center Chimezie Metu, the Sacramento Kings are reportedly signing the former USC bigman to a two-way contract for the 2020-21 season according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Metu, 6-9, played in all four preseason games for the Kings averaging six points and 2.3 rebounds. He impressed the coaching staff enough to force the team to choose him over veteran center Frank Kaminsky for the final spot on the extended roster. He will join second-year guard Kyle Guy as the club’s two 2-way players this year.
Metu was originally drafted in 2018 by the San Antonio Spurs with the 49th overall pick. He appeared in 47 games over the past two years averaging 2.3 points and 1.5 rebounds.
Chimezie is a young, athletic big that the Kings can now take a closer look at to see if he can develop into a solid contributor for the team in the coming years. While it is still unknown if there will be a G-League season this year, he can workout with the parent club in the meantime and is eligible to appear in a limited number of games if needed.