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As all of you Dimer’s already know, Henry Sims has been participating with the Utah Jazz summer league team in Orlando, Florida this week. Sims and the Jazz just completed their second of five games in the Orlando Summer League. As hard as it really is to draw anything from watching NBA summer league action I wanted to break down what I have seen from Sims so far.
Through two games Sims is averaging 3.5 PPG and 3.0 RPG on 37.5% shooting (3-8 from the field) in just under 10 minutes per contest. While the numbers are hard to really judge, the Jazz played 15 players today in a 40 minute game, I have been impressed with what I have seen from Sims in this small sample of play. What has stood out to me the most is Sims willingness to slide to the power forward position. From the action I have seen so far, Sims and Enes Kanter, Utah’s lottery pick from a year ago, have played well off of one another. Sims possesses the type of court vision and shooting ability needed to move from being a true center in college to a power forward with the ability to step out and knock down a jump shot in the NBA.
While Utah, with their logjam of forwards already under contract, might not end up being the best opportunity Sims has at sticking with an NBA franchise, he is proving his mettle while members of every front office in the league watch intently. With the NBA summer league, you know that Big Brother (GM’s and Team Presidents) is always watching. It is a great opportunity for an undrafted player like Henry Sims to show not only the Jazz, but every other team in the league, what he is capable of.
Sims next contest in the Orlando Summer League is scheduled for Wednesday, July 11th at 5 pm EST against the Orlando Magic. All games can be seen on live on NBA TV or through NBA.com when you purchase the Summer League Broadband Package for $14.99 like we did here at The DC Dime.