Report: Kings waive Noel, Kueta after signing McGee It appeared first NBC Sports Bay Area
The Kings are said to be parting ways with their favorite fans Neemias Queta.
After signing the three-time NBA champion Joel McGee Earlier this month, the Kings waived Quetta and the 6-foot-10 center Nerlens NoelESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday, citing sources. The move was made in hopes of creating more opportunities for the big men, Wojnarowski added.
Sacramento signed both Noel and Cueta to NBA-standard contracts in the offseason, adding depth to their frontcourt following backup center concerns during the 2022-23 season.
Cuetta was selected by the Kings in the second round of the 2021 NBA draft and played a combined 20 games over the past two seasons under a two-way contract. He averaged 2.9 points and 2.1 rebounds in two seasons with the Kings.
Noel signed with the Kings in July, preparing to join his seventh NBA team. The 29-year-old was selected No. 6 overall by New Orleans at the time Hornets In 2013, it was then traded Philadelphia 76ers A few weeks later.
Since then, Noel spent time with it Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons And Brooklyn Nets. He split time between Detroit and Brooklyn last season, appearing in a total of 17 games. He averaged 2.1 points and 2.7 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per contest.
In recent weeks, things have come full circle for the McGee family. The 7-footer will play professional basketball in the same city where her mother Pamela McGee played after being drafted by the Sacramento Monarchs in the 1997 WNBA draft.
McGee played 15 seasons for eight teams Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors And Denver Nuggets. He averaged 7.8 points on 57.8 percent shooting along with 5.2 rebounds in 863 regular season games.