Report: Kings waive Noel, Queta after McGee signing originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
The Kings reportedly are parting ways with fan favorite Neemias Queta.
After signing three-time NBA champion JaVale McGee earlier this month, the Kings waived Queta and 6-foot-10 center Nerlens Noel, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday, citing sources. The move was made in hopes of creating other opportunities for the big men, Wojnarowski added.
Sacramento signed both Noel and Queta to standard NBA contracts this offseason, adding depth to its frontcourt following backup center concerns during the 2022-23 season.
Queta was selected by the Kings in the second round of the 2021 NBA Draft and played a combined 20 games on a two-way contract over the past two seasons.
The Kings’ center depth appears set for the new season, with All-NBA center Domantas Sabonis, Alex Len and McGee.
This story will be updated.