The Sacramento Kings are planning to re-sign guard David Stockton before the end of their season to a multiyear deal, according to league sources.
Sources told ESPN.com that Stockton, son of Hall of Fame guard John Stockton, will soon rejoin the Kings after playing out a 10-day contract with Sacramento last month.
The younger Stockton, 23, has rung up a string of triple-doubles since returning to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League and is poised to sign a deal with Sacramento that will include a second season to give him an opportunity to make the Kings' 2015-16 roster in training camp.
Sacramento, though, will have to open a roster spot to bring Stockton back, which could mean the end of center Sim Bhullar's NBA trial run. Bhullar's 10-day contract with the Kings -- which made him the first player of Indian descent in league history -- expires Saturday. The Kings' next game is Sunday in Denver.
Bhullar, though, certainly will remain in the Kings' plans even if he is not signed to a rest-of-the-season deal. The 7-foot-5 center spent the bulk of the season playing alongside Stockton in Reno with the Kings' D-League affiliate and is expected to return to Sacramento's NBA Summer League squad in Las Vegas in July, given Kings owner and India activist Vivek Ranadive's fondness for him.
David Stockton, Kings near new deal likely to leave Sim Bhullar off roster
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