The Nets have signed center Henry Sims for the remainder of the 2015-16 season. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released, but it's likely the vets minimum pro-rated, or about $50,000. The Nets have five games remaining.
Originally signed to the first of two 10-day contracts on March 17, Sims has appeared in nine games (two starts) with the Nets, averaging 6.0 points and 4.4 rebounds in 17.1 minutes per game. His second 10-day contract was set to expire Thursday. Each of the two 10-days earned Sims $55,000. So his total take from the Nets will be roughly $150,000.
Unlike Sean Kilpatrick, the Nets other late season addition, Sims contract does not extend beyond the end of the 2015-16 season. Kilpatrick signed a three year deal --including this season-- last month. The third year of that deal is a team option.
Sims, 26, is listed at 6'10", but in 2012, he measured out at 6'11.75" in sneakers. Before joining the Nets, Sims 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, following a four-year career at Georgetown.