The Brooklyn Nets have an open roster spot, and according to Yahoo! Sports it looks like they will fill it by signing former 76ers big manHenry Sims to a 10-day contract. Sims, 25, is currently in the D-League, averaging 15.7 points and nine rebounds with the Grand Rapids Drive (Pistons affiliate.)
It's still not a done deal, but it's been discussed.
Tony Brown wouldn't confirm report Nets signed Henry Sims but did say he spoke with Sean Marks yesterday about roster & Sims was discussed.— devin kharpertian (@uuords) March 15, 2016
So, who is Henry Sims?
Sims played his college ball at Georgetown, and went un-drafted in the 2012 draft. He's had a few "cups of coffee" with a few NBA teams -- the Hornets, Cavaliers and most recent the 76ers. Sean Marks, with two open roster spots, seems to be focusing on signing young players who have had success in the D-league to have a chance to prove themselves on the Nets.
Sean Kilpatrick, who is currently under his second 10-day contract, was also a D-league standout who Marks decided to bring in.
Sims played in 72 games with Philly last year and started in 32 of those games, averaging over 10 points per game. With Willie Reed out due to a knee injury, Sims could give Brooklyn some size to add to their roster with Reed's absence.
Sims best NBA season was in 2013-14 with Philly, where he averaged 11.8 points and 7 rebounds in 26 games (25 starts).
As for his skill-set, he's a big who can finish at the rim and who also has a reliable mid-range jumper. Sims has a 7'4" wingspan, but despite that length he doesn't block too many shots, averaging just 0.4 blocks per game throughout his brief NBA career.
Here are a few notable highlights from his time in the NBA:
Sims could have the chance to show the Nets what he can bring to their team, if the signing does go through. It's unknown when or if Sims will join the team, but it will be his first NBA stop this year if he does.