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Henry Sims
Henry Sims
Position: C
Born: 05/27/90
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:245 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
The Cavs stayed over in Portland and will visit the Nike store today before flying to Denver for the final stop on this West Coast trip. A number of the veterans have Nike deals and have been to the store plenty, but it’s usually a big deal for the rookies. Sergey Karasev has already been there as part of the Nike Hoops Summit and has a Nike contract, but undrafted rookie Henry Sims is making his first trip. Most rookies bring lists of items family and friends want, but not Sims. “I didn’t tell them I was coming,” he said. “I’m smarter than that.”
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Earlier this week, Marc Berman of the New York Post reported that the Knicks were attempting to acquire recently cut big man Jeremy Tyler’s NBA D-League rights. RidiculousUpside.com can now confirm through our own sources that such an attempt is (still) going on. Interestingly enough, however, such a deal wouldn’t technically be brokered through the Knicks and Warriors, but rather each one’s respective NBADL affiliates. The (Santa Cruz) Warriors own Tyler’s rights from last season, when he helped lead the way towards his team’s D-League Finals appearance. The tricky question now is, what do the BayHawks have to trade, and what might the Warriors desire back in return to have in Santa Cruz? Erie’s best player from last season, Henry Sims, is now a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Zeller worked up a sweat Friday while battling one-on-one with roster-cut survivor Henry Sims and then ran on the treadmill. His return from his appendectomy Oct. 11 has been a slow and arduous process, and he is not yet cleared for full-contact practice, he said. But the player who last season averaged 7.9 points and 5.7 rebounds is better today than he was yesterday, and that’s an improvement. “I’m just glad I’m finally moving a little bit,” Zeller said. “I’m able to actually shoot a little bit. I haven’t gotten as far as I’d like to. It’s been frustrating, but at the same time, also encouraging that I’m starting to get back into it.”
Other non-roster players vying for spots are Australian point guard Matthew Dellavedova, Miami (Fla.) forward Kenny Kadji, St. Bonaventure forward Michael Lee, Georgetown center Henry Sims, Central Florida guard Jermaine Taylor and former first-round pick Elliot Williams, a guard from Memphis. Dellavedova signed a partially guaranteed, two-year deal and is expected to secure the third-point guard spot. That leaves six other players vying for one spot.
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Center Henry Sims (D-League), who played with the Knicks last preseason, has been invited to participate with the team this summer, but he hasn’t accepted the offer yet. Sims is one of the more attractive young big men on the market for his post-up game and offensive rebounding, and he’s weighing several different summer league opportunities. In addition, point guard Tony Taylor (D-League), could receive an invite.
Bill Oram: 24 guys attending Jazz mini-camp. Brace yourselves: Dee Bost, Will Buford, Xavier Gibson, Drew Gordon, JaMychal Green, Rodney Green, Jorge Gutierrez, Marquez Haynes, Lazar Hayward, Cedric Jackson, Edwin Jackson, Rick Jackson, D.J. Kennedy, Travis Leslie, Rasid Mahalbasic, Toure Murry, Harouna Mutombo, Arinze Onuaku, Josh Owens, Chris Roberts, Henry Sims, Jermaine Taylor, Chris Wright and Luke Zeller.
Like many aspiring NBA prospects, Sims is forced to continuously weigh the pros and cons between both playing close to home in the D-League, or making a move overseas to go where the more lucrative opportunities may be. With just a few weeks left in the NBA season and the chances of earning a call-up perhaps growing slimmer by the day, the big man has opted to go where the money is. Overnight Tuesday, Sims was en route to the Philippines, where he will join the Petron squad. At this point in the season, “getting noticed” and being able play stateside could just as well be valued less because of the little time left in the regular season. Thus, it makes sense for Sims to cash in on a different opportunity before perhaps returning to the states in time for Summer League.
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As expected, New Orleans Hornets announced Sunday they have signed former Georgetown C/F Henry Sims to a 10-day contract to fill the void caused by forward Jason Smith’s season-ending shoulder injury. Sims, 6 feet 10, 245 pounds, started 36 games this season for the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League and averaged 17.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks in 32.8 minutes per game. Sims was selected as an NBA D-League All-Star last month and is coming off a 21-point, 12- rebound performance against the Maine Red Claws on March 1.