– The Sacramento Kings are waiving rookie center Filip Petrusev and plan to hold open the 15th roster spot
– Petrusev is expected to sign with Olympiacos of the Greek league
– Petrusev has only appeared in two games for the Kings this season and has two years left on his contract
ESPN Sources: The Sacramento Kings are waiving F Filip Petrusev, who’s expected to sign a deal overseas. The Kings plan to hold open the 15th roster spot for the foreseeable future. Petrusev, 23, appeared in two games for Kings.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn)
The Sacramento Kings have made the decision to waive rookie center Filip Petrusev, as they plan to hold an open roster spot. Sources report that Petrusev is expected to sign with Olympiacos of the Greek league. The Kings’ roster now includes 17 players, including two-way players. According to a league source, Petrusev was initially with the Los Angeles Clippers before being traded to the Kings.
Petrusev, 23, was selected 50th overall by the Sixers in the 2021 NBA Draft out of Gonzaga University. He did not make his NBA debut with Philadelphia until the 2022-23 season. Petrusev signed his first professional contract with Mega Soccerbet of the ABA League and Basketball League of Serbia in July 2020. Additionally, he played for Anadolu Efes and his hometown club Crvena zvezda.
The Sacramento Kings will eat $559,782 when they waive Filip Petrusev. His contract was guaranteed for this season. Petrusev’s contract includes two years left and is set to make $1.1 million this season, with the remaining balance guaranteed had he remained on the roster until Jan 7th. However, his $1.9 million salary for 2024-25 is non-guaranteed.
Petrusev appeared in only two games for the Kings this season. In one game, he recorded three points in seven minutes off the bench. Sacramento currently holds 13th-shortest odds to win the NBA championship this season. Sportsbooks are giving better odds to the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves.