DeShawn Sims Rumors

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The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed free agent forwards DeShawn Sims, Damen Bell-Holter and guards Chris Babb and Kammron Taylor. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Sims, a 6’8” forward, played in 35 games for Sagesse in Lebanon last season where he averaged 22.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 33.3 minutes per game. Sims was previously named the 2011 NBA Development League Rookie of the Year when he posted 20.3 points (fourth in NBADL) and 7.7 rebounds (11th) for the Maine Red Claws. Sims also has played professionally in South Korea with KCC Egis, PAOK BC in Greece and for Piratas de Quebradillas in Puerto Rico.
The decision to bail out on Greece’s PAOK has followed Michigan’s DeShawn Sims back to the states. In case you don’t know, Sims recently left the team and the country without telling anyone. Understandably his former Greek team is not happy and has blocked Sims’ move to the D-League. For Sims to play in the States, PAOK must now be compensated. Since no D-League team is likely to pay, the compensation would have to come from Sims himself.