Sim Bhullar August 2014

Sim Bhullar made some history on Friday with the Sacramento Kings when he became the first player of Indian descent to sign a contract with an NBA team.

According to ESPN, Bhullar agreed to a training camp deal with the Kings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Bhullar is now in the position to battle for a roster spot.

"I've long believed that India is the next great frontier for the NBA, and adding a talented player like Sim only underscores the exponential growth basketball has experienced in that nation," said Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, the league's first Indian-born majority owner.

"While Sim is the first player of Indian descent to sign with an NBA franchise, he represents one of many that will emerge from that region as the game continues to garner more attention and generate ever-increasing passion among a new generation of Indian fans."

Bhullar is mainly known for his size at 7-foot-5 and 360 pounds. He has some decent skills, but the only major question is, of course, his conditioning and his ability to run up and down the floor.

If Bhullar can somehow get that intact, he can definitely become a pretty productive player. Most likely, the Kings will send him down to the D-League affiliate.

For Sactown, Bhullar is a low-risk, high-reward prospect. We'll see if they can make it work out with him, because his potential is through the roof.


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