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Sacramento Kings sign Chimezie Metu to multi-year contract

Apr 18, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Chimezie Metu (25) in action during the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Sacramento Kings at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Sacramento Kings signed forward/center Chimezie Metu to a multi-year contract.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed Wednesday by general manager Monte McNair.

“Chimezie has worked hard this season and done a terrific job to earn his place on the team,” McNair said. “He provides toughness and energy to the group. We are happy to watch his career develop in a Kings uniform.”

Metu, 24, has averaged 5.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 10.2 minutes in 28 games off the Kings’ bench this season.

The 6-foot-9 Metu was drafted in the second round by San Antonio in 2018 out of Southern California. He played in 47 games in two seasons with the Spurs.

The Kings also waived forward Chris Silva, 24. He played in four games for Sacramento and totaled two points and two rebounds in nine minutes.

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