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2021 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 21.3 8.9 45.2 5.6 1.0

Top Chimezie Metu News

  • Kings' Chimezie Metu: Contract guaranteed for 2022-23

    Metu had his $1.9 million team option picked up by the Kings on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Metu was a starter during the early portion of the 2021-22 season before shifting to more of a reserve role, averaging 8.9 points and 5.6 rebounds across 21.3 minutes per contest in his fourth NBA season. With the Kings selecting Keegan Murray with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2022 Draft, Metu will likely be competing for minutes as a reserve behind Domantas Sabonis and others in Sacramento's frontcourt for 2022-23.

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  • Kings' Chimezie Metu: Flirts with double-double off bench

    Metu logged nine points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt), 10 rebounds and one steal over 21 minutes during Saturday's 117-98 loss to the Clippers.

    Metu delivered the team's best rebound total in the loss, joining Damian Jones as Sacramento's answer amid Domantas Sabonis' (knee) absence. The USC product has played his way into a role with the Kings next season, although he'll be stuck behind Saboonis if both players remain with the team.

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  • Kings' Chimezie Metu: Feasts in win

    Metu totaled 22 points (8-11 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal over 26 minutes during Wednesday's 110-109 win over Indiana.

    Metu was electric off the bench Wednesday, knocking down looks around the basket and tough jumpers alike. Although he can be inefficient at times, Metu averages 15.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per 36 minutes this season. With Domantas Sabonis (knee) out, Metu is immediately worth monitoring in standard leagues.

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  • Kings' Chimezie Metu: Impressive off bench Saturday

    Metu closed with 12 points (4-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one steal over 23 minutes during Saturday's 134-125 loss to Utah.

    Metu scored in double digits for the first time since Feb. 16 and it was also the first time he played more than 20 minutes off the bench since Feb. 8 in a loss against the Timberwolves. Due to the lack of involvement he's had in recent weeks, he's not expected to deliver these numbers on a regular basis going forward.

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  • Kings' Chimezie Metu: Coming off bench

    Metu will come off the bench Saturday against the Wizards, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 Sacramento reports.

    With Maurice Harkless (ankle) available and starting, Metu will head back to the bench. As a reserve, he's averaging 7.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 18.9 minutes.

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  • Kings' Chimezie Metu: Joins starting five

    Metu will start Wednesday's game against Minnesota, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.

    Metu posted 14 points (5-7 FG, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds and four assists off the bench Tuesday and will make his first start since Jan. 16. Domantas Sabonis will start in his debut for Sacramento on Wednesday, while Richaun Holmes shifts to the bench.

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  • Kings' Chimezie Metu: Delivers big line off bench

    Metu posted 14 points (5-7 FG, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds and four assists across 34 minutes Tuesday in the Kings' 134-114 loss to the Timberwolves.

    Metu was the main beneficiary of Maurice Harkless exiting the game earlier with a right ankle injury, as the former joined the starting five for the second half and picked up his most minutes since Dec. 20. Even if Harkless is forced to miss additional time because of the injury, Metu's path to a consistent 20-plus minute role could be blocked following the Kings' acquisition of Domantas Sabonis earlier Tuesday. Sabonis could be ready to make his team debut in Wednesday's rematch with Minnesota, and Richaun Holmes (personal) and Marvin Bagley (ankle) could also re-enter the Kings' frontcourt mix in the coming days.

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  • Kings' Chimezie Metu: Records double-double from bench

    Metu finished with 11 points (3-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 12 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one steal in 23 minutes during Wednesday's 112-101 victory over the Nets.

    With Marvin Bagley (ankle) sidelined, several big men in the rotation needed to pick things up, and Metu was the biggest beneficiary. Metu was instrumental to Sacramento's production throughout January but regressed a bit after two absences last week. The new injury scenario provides a better opportunity for Metu, who should be considered in deep formats while Bagley is out.

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  • Kings' Chimezie Metu: Available Saturday

    Metu (knee) is available for Saturday's game against Philadelphia, James Ham of ESPN 1320 Sacramento reports.

    Metu will be back in action after missing each of the last two games due to left foot soreness. He averaged 8.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 19.0 minutes per game across his five appearances leading up to his absence.

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  • Kings' Chimezie Metu: Questionable for Saturday

    Metu (knee) is questionable for Saturday's contest against the 76ers.

    Metu has missed back-to-back games with left foot soreness. If he's unable to suit up, Maurice Harkless will likely once again take his spot in the rotation.

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  • Kings' Chimezie Metu: Out again Wednesday

    Metu (knee) will remain out for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, James Ham of 1320 ESPN in Sacramento reports.

    Metu will miss a second straight game as the Kings finish out a back-to-back set after getting waxed by the Celtics in Boston on Tuesday. Maurice Harkless entered the rotation and saw 12 minutes off the bench in Metu's absence Tuesday.

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  • Kings' Chimezie Metu: Listed as questionable

    Metu (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Hawks.

    Metu landed on the injury report Tuesday with a doubtful designation and, as expected, didn't suit up. However, the night off appears to have been a step in the right direction, as he's now listed as questionable for the second half of the Kings' back-to-back.

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  • Kings' Chimezie Metu: Out Tuesday

    Metu (knee) will not play Tuesday against Boston, Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee reports.

    Metu was doubtful coming into the day due to a sore knee, so it's no surprise that he'll be held out of action. The Kings are entering a back-to-back, so Metu could easily miss Wednesday's game at Atlanta, as well.

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  • Kings' Chimezie Metu: Unlikely to play Tuesday

    Metu is doubtful for Tuesday's contest against the Celtics due to left knee soreness.

    Over his last two games, Metu has totaled just five points, seven rebounds and three assists across 34 minutes. While he's unlikely to play Tuesday, his status for the second half of the Kings' back-to-back Wednesday has yet to be determined.

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  • Kings' Chimezie Metu: Shifts to bench Wednesday

    Metu will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Pistons, James Ham of ESPN 1320 Sacramento reports.

    With Marvin Bagley rejoining the starting lineup after a one-game absence, Metu will move to the bench after starting the Kings' previous three games. The 24-year-old forward is averaging 9.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists across 22.5 minutes per game this season.

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  • Kings' Chimezie Metu: Joins Sunday's starting lineup

    Metu will start Sunday's game against the Rockets, James Ham of ESPN 1320 Sacramento reports.

    The 24-year-old will make his 19th start of the season with Marvin Bagley (shoulder) a late scratch for Sunday's contest. Metu has averaged 9.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.0 blocks in 25.9 minutes as a starter this year.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Age: 25
School: USC
Experience: 4