As expected, the Brooklyn Nets have signed Henry Sims to a 10-day contract. Sims, 25, last played in the NBA during the 2014-15 season with the Philadelphia 76ers, where he played in 72 games, starting in 32 of those, averaging 10+ points per game.
Most recently, Sims played for the Grand Rapids Drive in the D-League, the Detroit Pistons affiliate, where he averaged 15.7 points and 9 rebounds per game.
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Sims (6’10", 248) has appeared in 121 games (57 starts) in parts of three seasons with New Orleans, Cleveland and Philadelphia, recording averages of 7.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 18.8 minutes per game. Sims spent the 2014-15 season with the 76ers, averaging 8.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.2 minutes per game in 73 games (32 starts). The 25-year-old was in training camp with the Phoenix Suns prior to the start of the 2015-16 NBA season, but was waived on October 24. He joined the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League, where he averaged 15.8 points and 8.8 rebounds in 30.0 minutes per game in 39 games (37 starts). The Baltimore native went undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft after a four-year collegiate career at Georgetown.
Brooklyn had two open roster spots after having bought out Andrea Bargnani and Joe Johnson. They used one of those on Sean Kilpatrick, who is currently on his second 10-day contract, and now they will use the other on Sims, who is a 6-10 forward.
With Willie Reed out, and Bargnani no longer on the team, it does make sense for Sean Marks to bring in another big. And, as we've noted in the past, it seems as if he's more geared toward looking at talent on 10-day contracts as opposed to making any larger commitment -- at least until he finds the right talent.
Although the deal was agreed to on Tuesday, by waiting until Thursday to do the signing, Marks got more games to evaluate Sims. The GM will now have five games to give Sims a look-see.