The Brooklyn Nets have filled their final open roster spot after they signed Henry Sims to a ten-day contract. The 25-year-old's last taste of NBA action came during the 2014-15 season when he was with the Philadelphia 76ers.
He played 72 games during the year as the Eastern Conference franchise finished with an 18-64 record, the second worst in the conference, just one game better off than the New York Knicks.
Sims averaged eight points and 4.9 rebounds per 19.2 minutes on the hardwood, starting 32 of their outings.
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Most recently, the Georgetown University product played for the Detroit Pistons' D-League affiliate, the Grand Rapid Drive, and averaged 15.7 points and nine rebounds per game.
At the beginning of the season, Sims was in training camp with the Phoenix Suns but was waived by the struggling Western Conference franchise on October 24, 2015.
Throughout his NBA career, the 6'10" center has played 121 games during spells with the New Orleans Pelicans, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Sixers. He holds a career average of 7.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 18.8 minutes per game having started 57 times.
After spending four years in college, where he played 104 games, averaging 3.8 points and 2.6 rebounds, he went undrafted in 2012. His latest chance with the Nets will provide him with the chance of proving once and for all that he has what it takes to cut it in the big league.
Brooklyn had two open spots on their roster having bought out Andrea Bargnani and Joe Johnson. Bargnani is still without a franchise while Johnson has found initial success with the Miami Heat since he was brought in by the playoff-chasing franchise to help ease the blow of Chris Bosh's injury.
The Nets filled up one of their spots with Sean Kilpatrick, who is now on his second ten-day deal in New York. The 26-year-old has averaged 11.9 points and 1.6 rebounds per 19 minutes of action in eight games at the Barclays Center.
It has been a season to forget for the Nets who have struggled in the Eastern Conference throughout the campaign.They currently sit second from bottom but are safe from the threat of finishing bottom as the Philadelphia 76ers are a further ten games back.
19-48 is their overall record and they have won just 12 of their 23 games on home court this season. They did enjoy a rare win in their previous game, a 131-114 blowout victory over division rivals and the statistically worst franchise in the league, the Sixers.
But it could be back to the norm for the franchise as they face the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. They also travel to Detroit to face the Pistons before a two home games against the Charlotte Hornets, who have been imperious in recent weeks, and the Cleveland Cavaliers.