New Orleans Expected to Extend Henry Sims
With center/forward Jason Smith sidelined for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury, the New Orleans Hornets are expected to sign NBA Development League center-forward Henry Sims to a 10-day contract Sunday, a league source confirmed.
Sims, 6 feet 10, 245 pounds, played at Georgetown last season but went undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft. In 36 games with the Erie Bayhawks in the NBA Development league this season, Smith averaged 17.1 points and 9.0 rebounds.
Sims played in the 2012 NBA Summer League with the Chicago Bulls. He signed with the New York Knicks but was released at the end of the preseason.