Report: Sims aims to impress in the preseason

The Phoenix Suns signed Henry Sims to provide depth at the center position, although he is not a lock to make the regular season roster. The Suns play their first preseason game on Wednesday and Sims can't wait to show the coaching staff that he should make the roster. From Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic:

    "Sims has played the past two seasons in the NBA, mostly with Philadelphia, but is on a non-guaranteed contract with the Suns. Phoenix has 13 guaranteed contracts but could carry up to 15 players. Cory Jefferson, Terrico White and Kyle Casey also have been part of the training-camp team, but Sims figures to have the best shot to stick as a third center behind Tyson Chandler and Alex Len. 'It makes me extremely anxious for games and excited for the practices like this to show them that I come to work every day,' Sims said. 'Some days are going to be better than others but the effort is going to be better every day. This time of year is the best part of the year so I feel good.' At 6 feet 10 and 248 pounds with a 7-4 wingspan, Sims makes his presence known with a gritty style offset by a good feel for the game as a passer. Suns coach Jeff Hornacek coached Sims on a Utah summer league team in 2012 after Sims had gone undrafted out of Georgetown."

Sims made 73 appearances with the Sixers in 2014-15 and he averaged 8.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists.