D’Tigers forward and NBA free agent Chimezie has joined the Phoenix Suns on a one-year contract according to respected senior ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
Metu played the last two seasons with the Sacramento Kings where he had linked up with two other D’Tigers players KZ Okpala and Chima Moneke as well as playing under the tutelage of former D’Tigers coach Mike Brown.
According to Wojnarowski, “Free agent forward Chimezie Metu has agreed to a one-year deal with the Phoenix Suns, sources tell ESPN.”
The 26/year-old will be joining an already stacked powerhouse squad that hosts Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, Bradley Beal, and Deandre Ayton. According to reports, he won’t be the only free agent joining the franchise as an agreement has also been met with Japanese free agent Yuta Watanabe.
Although the exact terms of the contract for both players are yet to be released, reports say, “ Both deals would be for veteran’s minimums (about $2.6 million), due to Phoenix’s current spending restrictions.
Metu was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in 2018.