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NBA.Com: First Indian Signs Contract with NBA Team

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Sim Bhullar The Sacramento Kings have signed 7’5″ center Sim Bhullar, reports

The New Mexico State stand out is a two-time Western Athletic Tournament Conference MVP and WAC Freshman of the Year in just two seasons.

“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 Ranadivé. “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.”

You can read more about Ranadive’s plans to put his teams stamp on India on

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