The Brooklyn Nets have an open roster spot and a few injuries on their hands, which will allow them to look at options for 10-day contracts, hoping they'll strike gold as they seem to have with Sean Kilpatrick.
Yahoo! Sports' Shams Charania is reporting that the Nets will use that final roster spot to give forward Henry Sims a 10-day contract.
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
Sims agency later confirmed the signing to Mike Mazzeo.
Sims' agency confirms its a done deal https://t.co/S2XYLtrQ8B— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) March 15, 2016
The signing gives the Nets 15 players again, with Sims and Sean Kilpatrick on 10-day deals.
Sims, 25, last played for Grand Rapids in the D-League, and prior to that played in 72 games for the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2014-15 season -- he started in 32 of those games, averaging 8 points and 4.9 rebounds in under 20 minutes per game.
At 6'10", Sims gives the Nets some height at forward and the possibility to play some center, which will come in handy with Willie Reed out.
Sims has been a roster player for the Knicks, Hornets, Cavaliers and Suns as well as the Sixers. He played with the Jazz, Bobcats
His two best games as an NBA player came with the 76ers. He had 18 points and 15 rebounds on March 22, 2014 and 24 points two weeks later. He also had 22 points and 10 rebounds on December 3, 2014.
"He’s one of the people that stands out,’’ 76ers coach Brett Brown said. "He was just a pro. He’s a good person. There’s a toughness, there’s a grumpiness to Henry that I love. Competitive, serious pro, put in time, great teammate. I’m thrilled to see him back in the league. He deserves to be back in the league."
No official word on when Sims would be available, but this seems to be the Nets' approach going forward, signing players to 10-day contract ass they look to evaluate more talent.