Henry Sims was waived by the Suns over the weekend, Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Though the Suns already had trimmed their roster down to 15 men, the team's brass decided that it wasn't worthwhile to keep Sims around, despite Tyson Chandler and Alex Len being the Suns' only true centers. The 25-year-old, who started 57 games with the 76ers over the past two seasons, could service with another team in 2015-16 when injuries inevitably mount.
Henry Sims has appeared in three preseason games for the Phoenix Suns this year, averaging just 1.7 points and 2.0 rebounds in six minutes per game.
Sims signed a training camp deal with the Suns in August, but hasn't made much of an impact as he has been unable to find time on the court during the preseason. Given that Phoenix has a strong hold on the center position with both Tyson Chandler and Alex Len, there is a good chance that Sims is cut before the start of the regular season barring an unforeseen circumstance.
Sims will become an unrestricted free agent. In 73 games last season, Sims averaged 8.0 points and 4.9 rebounds.
The continued emergence of several players has cut into the development of center
Sims, who is averaging 8.5 points and 5.1 rebounds in 19.7 minutes of action, has seen his time instead go to forward
"I would suspect that he wouldn't be (OK with becoming a bystander),"
Noel, who was considered probable to play, missed Wednesday's loss to the Knicks. Sims was deemed questionable after playing 32 minutes Wednesday, while Mbah a Moute was also listed as questionable after missing the team's last two games.
The Sixers are 13-point home underdogs against the Raptors Friday.
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