Courtney Sims Rumors
According to multiple sources, Utah Flash guard Orien Greene will be signed by the Beijing Ducks while Iowa Energy center Courtney Sims will join the DongGuan Leopards. Both players have been bought out of their contracts for the required $45,000 apiece and are expected to join their respective teams for the upcoming Chinese Basketball Association playoffs.
The Denver Nuggets announced Monday that they have waived former NBA Development League players Courtney Sims and Shane Edwards, thereby reducing their training camp roster to the regular season maximum of 15 players. Of course, this doesn’t mean they’re done making cuts, but it does mean that if Eric Boateng, Gary Forbes and Melvin Ely are all really impressive that the Nuggets could keep them for the regular season without having to release anyone with a guaranteed contract.
The Denver Nuggets have invited former NBA Development League players Courtney Sims, Shane Edwards and Gary Forbes to participate in their training camp according to a league source. With just 12 players currently under contract with the Nuggets, chances are good at least one of the three players are able to make Denver’s regular season roster provided nothing happens before the season with the Carmelo Anthony situation. Sims (pictured right) is probably the most well-known player of the three as the 6-foot-10 center has been under contract with four separate NBA teams, most recently with the New York Knicks. He also had short stints with the Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Hornets and Knicks from 2006- 2008. The fact that Sims has been with four NBA teams isn’t something the 26-year-old takes pride in, however, as he told Fanhouse in July “I consider myself a rookie because I really haven’t gotten a chance to play.”