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The saga of where Hollis Thompson will continue his basketball career came to an end today. According to Thompson’s representation (@OCR_Team) the former Hoyas wing has agreed to a three-year deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Details of the contract have yet to be released but I would have to imagine they are similar to the deal former West Virginia Mountaineer Kevin Jones signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers after going undrafted. It is unknown whether Thompson will join the Thunder summer league team in Orlando but I would assume he will be there for their final two contests unless the sports hernia he’d been dealing with hasn’t healed.
More on this as it develops but Hoyas fans can rest easy knowing one of their own, Thompson, will be continuing to chase his NBA dream with a great organization.
Update: Thunder GM Sam Presti was quoted saying that Thompson would be sidelined for three to four more weeks after having minor surgery on his left groin this week. Eliminating any opportunity he would have had to participate in Thunder summer league games.
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.