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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.
Former Georgetown Hoyas center Henry Sims has accepted an invitation to play for the Utah Jazz summer league team. Sims, a legit seven-footer, will have a chance to showcase his skills in the Orlando Summer League which begins on July 9th. All of Sims’ games will be shown on NBATV.
Last Thursday night we did not see any of the three draft eligible Georgetown Hoyas, Jason Clark, Henry Sims and Hollis Thompson, get selected by an NBA franchise. While disappointing, this does give those former Hoyas the opportunity to choose where to continue chasing their NBA dreams. While Sims and Thompson have yet to make a decision as to which NBA Summer League team they will sign up with Jason Clark has.
Clark, as first reported yesterday, will be joining the Miami Heat in the Vegas Summer League beginning on July 13th. Clark worked out for the Miami Heat prior to last Thursday’s NBA Draft and while they did not end up selecting the former star for the Hoyas they did see enough in his skill set to invite him to join their Summer League roster.
This is a great opportunity for Clark to showcase his skills and have a legitimate shot at sticking with the Heat come the regular season were he to have an impressive run in Las Vegas. With so much of Miami’s salary cap space wrapped up in the Big Three they will have to find creative ways to fill out the rest of their roster. One option, which was employed last year by Pat Riley, would be to sign young players, such as Clark, to smaller contracts to get to the roster limit set by the NBA.
Clark was a former All-Met Player of the Year selection from Bishop O’Connell High School (Arlington, VA) as well as a First-Team All Big East selection his senior year at Georgetown. Clark finished his Hoyas career with some impressive numbers ranking twentieth all-time in points scored, fifteenth all-time in steals and fourth all-time in three-pointers made.