The Brooklyn Nets plan to use their last roster spot to sign forward/center Henry Sims to a ten-day contract, Sims’s agency Impact Sports Management confirmed on Twitter. Sims currently plays in the D-League for the Grand Rapids Drive.
We can confirm. https://t.co/c5gelpJLh0
— Impact Sports Mgmt. (@ImpactSportsBB) March 15, 2016
The contract was first reported by Shams Charania of The Vertical.
The Brooklyn Nets are planning to sign forward Henry Sims of Grand Rapids to a 10-day contract, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 15, 2016
The 6’10” Sims, a Baltimore native, played four seasons at Georgetown before going undrafted in 2012. He’s since bounced between the D-League and the NBA, with one stop in the Philippines. He’s recorded 121 NBA games with the New Orleans Pelicans (then called the Hornets), Cleveland Cavaliers, and most recently the Philadelphia 76ers, where he played 73 games last season.
In 40 D-League games this season for the Drive, Sims has average 15.7 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. Sims has posted career NBA averages of 7.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in 18.8 minutes per game, shooting 47.5 percent from the field.
As with Sean Kilpatrick, the Nets will have ten days to evaluate Sims before deciding if they want to sign him to a second ten-day contract. If they want to retain him beyond that, they would have to sign him through the season.