Sims was waived by the Jazz on Thursday, Jody Genessy of Deseret News reports. Sims saw limited action throughout the preseason, playing in just three games, while logging averages of 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds over 6.3 minutes. He'll have a chance to sign with another team prior to the regular season, but it's more likely that Sims will end up in the NBA D-League for the start of the season.
Sims signed a contract with the Jazz on Thursday. Sims struggled to field interest at the start of his 2015-16 campaign, but eventually signed a pair of 10-day contracts with the Nets in March and was then signed for the rest of the year. He finished last season playing in 14 games, posting averages of 6.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.0 block over 19 minutes per outing. Sims will join the Jazz on what is likely a non-guaranteed training camp deal, so he'll have to battle with the likes of Jeff Withey, Marcus Paige and Quincy Ford for the 15th and final spot on the team's regular season roster. The fourth-year pro out of Georgetown should open up training camp operating behind the likes of Rudy Gobert, Boris Diaw, Derrick Favors and Trey Lyles in the frontcourt, making it hard to believe he'll find significant minutes available.
Sims agreed to a summer league deal with the Nets on Sunday, Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders reports. Sims finished the season with the Nets and saw some more extended run over the final two weeks while Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young were shut down for rest, averaging 6.5 points and 5.1 rebounds across 18.8 minutes per game in his 14 total appearances. While he helped get the Nets to the end of a listless season, the team wasn't willing to commit to him for 2016-17, so he'll have to prove himself in summer league. If Sims fares well in the exhibitions, he could earn an invite to the training camp, but may again face another uphill battle toward earning a roster spot.
Sims will move to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Wizards, David Kharpertian of YES Network reports. With Bojan Bogdanovic returning from a two-game absence, the Nets will go with a bit of an unconventional lineup. Shane Larkin will remain the starting point guard, but coach Lionel Hollins will go with all three of Wayne Ellington, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, and Bogdanovic at shooting guard, small forward and power forward, respectively. Sims will move to the bench, while Thomas Robinson shifts up to the center spot. Of course, both Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young have been shut down for the season to rest.
Sims signed a contract for the rest of the season with the Nets on Wednesday. Sims first joined the Nets on a 10-day contract on March 17, but after his second 10-day deal expired, the team elected to keep him in the fold for the remainder of the season. Coach Tony Brown recently ruled out Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young for rest for the team's final handful of games, which has resulted in Sims starting two of the last three contests. He figures to remain with the top unit for the final final games of the campaign, which could allow Sims to see around 30 minutes most nights. Through nine appearances with the Nets, Sims is averaging six points and 4.4 rebounds over 17.1 minutes.
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