CHIMEZIE METU

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Chimezie Metu headshot
Power Forward
Years of Service Tooltip : 5
2023-24 Year of Service Earned Tooltip : Yes
BORN: Mar 22, 1997
BIRTHPLACE: Los Angeles, California, United States
NATIONALITY:NigeriaNigeriaUnited StatesUnited States
HEIGHT:
6'9"
206cm
WEIGHT:
225lbs
102kg
AGE:26
SHOOTS:Right
DRAFT YEAR: 2018
DRAFTED OVERALL: 49
DRAFT ROUND: 2
DRAFTED BY: SAS
SUMMARY

Chimezie Metu is a 26 year old power forward who was born on Mar 22, 1997. He was drafted 49th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2nd round of the 2018 draft. He has signed 5 contracts worth a total value of $16,382,782.

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Bird Rights: Non-Bird (NQVFA)

CONTRACT HISTORY

ROOKIE CONTRACT
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SIGNED BY: R.C. Buford
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Length: 3 years
Value: $3,919,177
Guaranteed: $2,255,316 (58%)
Expiry Status: UFA (Waived)
AAVTooltip: $1,306,392
Cap % Tooltip: 0.82
Signing Team: Logo of the San Antonio SpursSAS
Signing Method: MLETooltip
Signing Date: September 4, 2018
Source: SalarySwish

Chimezie Metu signed a 3 year, $3,919,177 contract with the San Antonio Spurs on Sep 4, 2018. The contract has a cap hit that ranges from $838,464 to $1,663,861.

SeasonOptionOption UsedCap Hit TooltipBase Salary TooltipGuaranteed TooltipLikely Inctv. TooltipUnlikely Inctv. Tooltip
2018-19$838,464$838,464$838,464$0$0
2019-20$1,416,852$1,416,852 (+69%)$1,416,852$0$0
2020-21 W$1,663,861$1,663,861 (+30%)$0$0$0
TOTAL$3,919,177$3,919,177$2,255,316$0$0
Qualifying Offer: $2,079,826
Cap Hold 2021-22: $1,669,178
GUARANTEED DETAILS
2020-21: Increase from $0 to $500,000 (+$500,000) if player is not waived before Aug 1, 2020 [Requirements Unmet]
2020-21: Increase from $500,000 to $1,663,861 (+$1,163,861) if the player is not waived prior to the first regular season game [Requirements Unmet]
WAIVED: This contract was waived (Logo of the San Antonio SpursSAS - Nov 20, 2020)
VETERAN CONTRACT
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SIGNED BY: Monte McNair
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Length: 3 years
Value: $5,294,220
Guaranteed: $50,000 (1%)
Expiry Status: UFA (Waived)
AAVTooltip: $1,764,740
Cap % Tooltip: 1.48
Signing Team: Logo of the Sacramento KingsSAC
Signing Method: MLETooltip
Signing Date: November 27, 2020
Source: SalarySwish

Chimezie Metu signed a 3 year, $5,294,220 contract with the Sacramento Kings on Nov 27, 2020. The contract has a cap hit that ranges from $1,620,564 to $1,910,860.

SeasonOptionOption UsedCap Hit TooltipBase Salary TooltipGuaranteed TooltipLikely Inctv. TooltipUnlikely Inctv. Tooltip
2020-21 W$1,620,564$1,620,564$50,000$0$0
2021-22 W$1,762,796$1,762,796 (+9%)$0$0$0
2022-23 W$1,910,860$1,910,860 (+9%)$0$0$0
TOTAL$5,294,220$5,294,220$50,000$0$0
Qualifying Offer: $2,025,705
Cap Hold 2021-22: $1,669,178
GUARANTEED DETAILS
2020-21: Increase from $50,000 to $250,000 (+$200,000) if the player is not waived prior to the first regular season game [Requirements Unmet]
2021-22: Increase from $0 to $1,762,796 (+$1,762,796) if player is not waived before Jul 15, 2021 [Requirements Unmet]
2022-23: Increase from $0 to $1,910,860 (+$1,910,860) if player is not waived before Jul 15, 2022 [Requirements Unmet]
WAIVED: This contract was waived (Logo of the Sacramento KingsSAC - Dec 21, 2020)
DEAD CAP: This contract is a source of dead cap, refer to the Dead Cap section below for details
TWO-WAY CONTRACT (REST OF SEASON)
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SIGNED BY: Monte McNair
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Length: 1 year
Value: $449,115
Guaranteed: $0 (0%)
Expiry Status: RFA
AAVTooltip: $449,115
Cap % Tooltip: 0.00
Signing Team: Logo of the Sacramento KingsSAC
Signing Method: Two-WayTooltip
Signing Date: December 24, 2020
Source: SalarySwish

Chimezie Metu signed a 1 year, $449,115 contract with the Sacramento Kings on Dec 24, 2020. The contract has a cap hit of $0.

SeasonOptionOption UsedCap Hit TooltipBase Salary TooltipGuaranteed TooltipLikely Inctv. TooltipUnlikely Inctv. Tooltip
2020-21$0$449,115$0$0$0
TOTAL$0$449,115$0$0$0
Qualifying Offer: $1,789,256 (Guaranteed: $462,629)
Cap Hold 2021-22: $1,489,065
VOIDED DUE TO CONVERSION: This contract was converted to a Veteran Contract contract (Logo of the Sacramento KingsSAC - Apr 27, 2021)
VETERAN CONTRACT (REST OF SEASON)
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SIGNED BY: Monte McNair
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Length: 3 years
Value: $4,373,656
Guaranteed: $4,373,656 (100%)
Expiry Status: UFA
AAVTooltip: $1,457,885
Cap % Tooltip: 0.64
Signing Team: Logo of the Sacramento KingsSAC
Signing Method: MLETooltip
Signing Date: April 27, 2021
Source: SalarySwish

Chimezie Metu signed a 3 year, $4,373,656 contract with the Sacramento Kings on Apr 27, 2021. The contract has a cap hit that ranges from $700,000 to $1,910,860.

SeasonOptionOption UsedCap Hit TooltipBase Salary TooltipGuaranteed TooltipLikely Inctv. TooltipUnlikely Inctv. Tooltip
2020-21$700,000$700,000$700,000$0$0
2021-22$1,762,796$1,762,796 (+152%)$1,762,796
(0→881k)
(881k→1.76M)
$0$0
2022-23$1,910,860$1,910,860 (+21%)$1,910,860
(0→1.91M)
$0$0
TOTAL$4,373,656$4,373,656$4,373,656$0$0
Cap Hold 2023-24: $2,019,706
GUARANTEED DETAILS
2021-22: Increase from $0 to $881,398 (+$881,398) if player is not waived before Jul 10, 2021 [Requirements Met] (Or guaranteed if the date is 4 days after the last day of the 2021-22 NBA free agency moratorium)
2021-22: Increase from $881,398 to $1,762,796 (+$881,398) if player is not waived before Dec 1, 2021 [Requirements Met]
2022-23: Increase from $0 to $1,910,860 (+$1,910,860) if player is not waived before Jun 29, 2022 [Requirements Met]
VETERAN CONTRACT
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SIGNED BY: James Jones
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Length: 1 year
Value: $2,346,614
Guaranteed: $2,346,614 (100%)
Expiry Status: UFA
AAVTooltip: $2,346,614
Cap % Tooltip: 2.00
Signing Team: Logo of the Phoenix SunsPHX
Signing Method: Minimum Salary ExceptionTooltip
Signing Date: July 2, 2023
Source: SalarySwish

Chimezie Metu signed a 1 year, $2,346,614 contract with the Phoenix Suns on Jul 2, 2023. The contract has a cap hit of $2,019,706.

SeasonOptionOption UsedCap Hit TooltipBase Salary TooltipGuaranteed TooltipLikely Inctv. TooltipUnlikely Inctv. Tooltip
2023-24 W$2,019,706$2,346,614$2,346,614$0$0
TOTAL$2,019,706$2,346,614$2,346,614$0$0
Cap Hold 2024-25: $2,093,637
WAIVED: This contract was waived (Logo of the Memphis GrizzliesMEM - Feb 9, 2024)
DEAD CAP: This contract is a source of dead cap, refer to the Dead Cap section below for details

DEAD CAP

TYPE: WAIVERS
TEAM: Logo of the Sacramento KingsSacramento Kings
LENGTH: 1 YEAR
VALUE: $50,000
DATE: December 21, 2020
SEASONBASE SALARYCAP HIT
2020-21$50,000$50,000
Note: Waived by Sacramento Kings
TYPE: WAIVERS
TEAM: Logo of the Memphis GrizzliesMemphis Grizzlies
LENGTH: 1 YEAR
VALUE: $2,019,706
DATE: February 9, 2024
SEASONBASE SALARYCAP HIT
2023-24$2,346,614$2,019,706

SALARY PROGRESSION

CURRENT SEASON STATS

SeasonTypeTeamGPGSMINPTSFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLK
2023-24RegularLogo of the Phoenix SunsPhoenix Suns3754471851306650.8511529.4433888.4248611019199
2023-24RegularLogo of the Phoenix SunsPhoenix Suns37512.15.01.83.550.80.41.429.41.01.288.40.72.33.00.50.50.2

CAREER STATS

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SeasonTypeTeamGPGSMINPTSFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLK
2018-19RegularLogo of the San Antonio SpursSan Antonio Spurs29014551581932.8200.0171376.5927361362
PlayoffsLogo of the San Antonio SpursSan Antonio Spurs0000000.0000.0000.0000000
2019-20RegularLogo of the San Antonio SpursSan Antonio Spurs18010558422457.1200.0131076.91221331036
2020-21RegularLogo of the Sacramento KingsSacramento Kings3664882261799150.8371335.1433172.13181112281418
2021-22RegularLogo of the Sacramento KingsSacramento Kings6020127953444920345.21865730.6917178.034301335605132
2022-23RegularLogo of the Sacramento KingsSacramento Kings66068932121912958.938923.7735474.047151198402221
PlayoffsLogo of the Sacramento KingsSacramento Kings3062100.0000.03266.7101000
2023-24RegularLogo of the Phoenix SunsPhoenix Suns3754471851306650.8511529.4433888.4248611019199
2018-19RegularLogo of the San Antonio SpursSan Antonio Spurs2905.01.80.72.032.80.00.10.00.50.676.50.30.91.20.40.20.1
PlayoffsLogo of the San Antonio SpursSan Antonio Spurs000.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
2019-20RegularLogo of the San Antonio SpursSan Antonio Spurs1805.83.21.32.357.10.00.10.00.60.776.90.71.21.80.60.20.3
2020-21RegularLogo of the Sacramento KingsSacramento Kings36613.66.32.55.050.80.41.035.10.91.272.10.92.33.10.80.40.5
2021-22RegularLogo of the Sacramento KingsSacramento Kings602021.38.93.47.545.21.03.130.61.21.578.00.65.05.61.00.90.5
2022-23RegularLogo of the Sacramento KingsSacramento Kings66010.44.92.03.358.90.10.623.70.81.174.00.72.33.00.60.30.3
PlayoffsLogo of the Sacramento KingsSacramento Kings302.00.70.00.30.00.00.00.00.71.066.70.30.00.30.00.00.0
2023-24RegularLogo of the Phoenix SunsPhoenix Suns37512.15.01.83.550.80.41.429.41.01.288.40.72.33.00.50.50.2