The Sacramento Kings have signed Chimezie Metu to a two-way contract. Metu spent the preseason with the Kings before being waived in the final roster cuts. Once Metu cleared waivers the Kings were able to bring him back on a two-way.
The news was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski in the middle of last night's game against the Denver Nuggets.
The Kings are signing C Chimezie Metu to a two-way contract, source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 24, 2020
The Kings confirmed the news via press release on Thursday.
Metu played limited minutes in preseason, but was productive when he played. He averaged 6.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 7.4 minutes per game.
More important that the raw numbers, Metu is an athletic big who can also stretch the floor. He is a great fit should the Kings need additional big man depth due to injuries or illnesses.
With the shortened season and the risk of losing players to COVID, the NBA is allowing two-way players to play in up to 50 games, and travel and practice days no longer count against days of use. This means the Kings essentially have a 17-man roster, as long as Metu and Kyle Guy appear in less than 50 games each.