Josh Powell lands downunder as a King
|Steve Chalmers||Oct 7, 2016|
The Sydney Kings will announce the signing of former two-time NBA champion Josh Powell later this evening, as reported by Olgun Uluc, adding to their already talented roster.
Powell, 33, won two titles in 2009 and 2010 with the Los Angeles Lakers and will again be wearing the purple and gold.
A 6ft9 power forward/centre, Powell will add much needed size to the Kings' front court, which has already been dealt a blow with Julian Khazzouh ruled out for the beginning of the season.
While his NBA credentials may have past him, despite appearing in the Milwaukee Bucks training camp a year ago, Powell has most recently been suiting up in China's second tier basketball competition for Luoyang Zhonghe.
Powell led the league in rebounding with 17.4 rebounds per game.
With a wealth of experience both in the NBA and travelling the world, Powell marks Australia as country number nine in his basketball career (which includes: USA, Russia, Italy, China, Puerto Rico, Greece, Philippines and Argentina)
Powell played 316 games in his six years in the NBA, averaging 3.9ppg and 2.9rpg.
With the lack of interior defence Sydney currently have, this poses to be a terrific signing for head coach Andrew Gaze and his team.
Sydney's roster now currently sits at 10 (including the injured Khazzouh), still one short of the 11 roster spots each team are permitted.
The Kings play Brisbane at home tomorrow night in their season opener, tip-off at 5:30 AEDT.