Henry Sims is trying to make the Utah Jazz as an undrafted free agent. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Henry Sims took his first steps towards making the Utah Jazz yesterday as the NBA Summer League tipped off in Orlando. Special thanks to THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON's official NBA Summer League correspondent @joehartigan23 for subjecting himself to hours upon hours of watching horrid summer league hoops to provide us this report on how Sims fared against NBA-level competition.
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Henry Sims and his NBA Summer League team, the Utah Jazz had their first game today vs. the Detroit Pistons. Sadly, there was not much to observe in Henry's game because he only played 11 minutes. Here were a few things that I noticed with Henry even with the limited minutes today:
1. Sims wore #22 and was noticeably bigger, faster and was running the floor a lot better and looked like he is in very good shape.
2. He was limited in minutes because he got 2 quick early fouls, something we saw regularly at Georgetown.
3. Was very active on offense, involved in a lot of pick and rolls and moving all over the floor.
4. Looked tentative and even a little nervous, and wasnt as aggressive in the first half but looked a lot more comfortable in the third quarter.
5. Showed his range with his jumpshot when he hit a 16 foot jumper in the 3rd quarter.
6. Was put in the high post on offense like at Georgetown making some crisp passes commanding the offense.
He showed a glimpse of what could make him an NBA player in the future. Oh, and Vernon Macklin is really bad.
In his 11 minutes, Sims finished with 4 points, 3 boards and 1 assist with 3 fouls.
(Casual Note: Vernon Macklin is indeed really bad)