Chimezie Metu
Chimezie Metu
24-Year-Old CenterC
Sacramento Kings
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a multi-year contract with the Kings in April of 2021.
Personal Bio

Chimezie Chukwudum Metu was born in Los Angeles, California in 1997. When he was six years old, Metu moved to Nigeria with his father. He lived in Nigeria for the following six years, building athleticism by playing soccer. Metu eventually moved back to California, attending and playing basketball at Lawndale High School. He played for the varsity team as a freshman, averaging 3.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per contest. His playing time and production grew over the following three seasons, and Metu was considered a four-star recruit by the end of his senior year. Following his first NBA season, Metu joined SA Youth and Spurs Sports & Entertainment to help refurbish a playground in the San Antonio area. Learn more about Metu by following him on Twitter (@Chimezie_Metu) and Instagram (@mezie).

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Metu was named to the 2017-18 All-Pac-12 First Team. In his sophomore year, the Lawndale, California native collected the 2016-17 Pac-12 Most Improved Player award and was pegged for the 16-17 All-Pac-12 Second Team. He was third in the Pac-12 in two-point field goals (193) and two-point field-goal attempts (352) during the 2017-18 season, while finishing fourth in the conference in blocks (59), field goals (205) and blocks per game (1.7). After graduating in three years, Metu skipped his fourth year of eligibility and entered the 2018 NBA Draft. Metu was drafted in the second round (49th overall pick) by the San Antonio Spurs.

Scores 17 in start
CSacramento Kings
May 14, 2021
Metu totaled 17 points (6-16 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists and a steal over 34 minutes in Thursday's loss to Memphis.
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Metu filled in as the Kings' starting power forward in place of Marvin Bagley (leg) and finished with a career-high 17 points. He flashed a good stroke from deep, making a career-best four three-pointers on 10 attempts. Metu has reached double-digit scoring in each of his past four contests, averaging 12.8 points and 5.5 boards over that span.
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2019

Metu returned to San Antonio for the 2019-20 season, his second in the Association. Just as he did in his rookie season, the 2018 second-rounder split his time between San Antonio and the G League's Austin Spurs. Metu made his season debut with San Antonio on Nov. 1, playing four minutes in the Spurs' 127-110 win over the Warriors. On Nov. 9 against Boston, the second-year center recorded seven points and a career-high eight rebounds in nine minutes of play. He played in three consecutive games from Dec. 19 through Dec. 23, generating eight total points and five rebounds in 13 minutes of play. Metu saw double-digit minutes for the first time Jan. 27, when he scored four points and grabbed three rebounds over 11 minutes against the Bulls. On Feb. 23, the young big man scored a career-high eight points to go with three boards across eight minutes of run against Oklahoma City. Metu played in 25 G League contests for Austin, averaging 17.9 points with 9.1 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, 1.4 steals and 0.9 three-pointers in 29.1 minutes per contest. On Mar. 3 with Austin, Metu tallied 36 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, three made treys, two blocks and steal against Texas.

2018

Metu was selected in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft by the Spurs. He played in 29 NBA games as a rookie, averaging five minutes per contest. The USC product posted per-game averages of 1.8 points and 1.2 rebounds in limited playing time. He tallied a career-high 10 points in 13 minutes against Utah on Dec. 4. Metu also spent time with the Austin Spurs of the G League during the campaign. He played 26 games with Austin, 19 as a starter. In the G League, Metu averaged 14.0 points per contest while shooting 49.0 percent from the field. He also grabbed 7.4 rebounds per game and dished out 2.3 assists per contest. On the defensive end, Metu swatted 1.3 shots per game. He displayed his vast potential with a 23-point, 14-rebound performance for Austin on Jan. 10.

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Transaction History
  • June 21, 2018
    Drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2nd round (49th pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
  • September 4, 2018
    Signed a three-year, $3.92 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs.
  • November 20, 2020
    Waived by the San Antonio Spurs.
  • November 25, 2020
    Signed a three-year, $5.29 million contract with the Sacramento Kings.
  • December 21, 2020
    Waived by the Kings.
  • December 23, 2020
    Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Kings.
  • April 28, 2021
    Signed a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings.
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Starting for injured Bagley
CSacramento Kings
May 11, 2021
Metu will start Tuesday against the Thunder.
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Nears double-double off bench
CSacramento Kings
May 10, 2021
Metu produced 13 points (4-10 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 27 minutes during Sunday's 126-98 win over the Thunder.
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Active Friday
CSacramento Kings
May 7, 2021
Metu (back) will attempt to play Friday against the Spurs, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
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Questionable vs. Spurs
CSacramento Kings
Back
May 7, 2021
Metu (back) is questionable for Friday's contest against the Spurs.
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Out vs. Pacers
CSacramento Kings
Back
May 5, 2021
Metu (back) is out for Wednesday's contest against the Pacers, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports.
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