Former Petron Import and current Philadelphia back-up center Henry Sims proving to anybody that he deserves a slot in the NBA


If you are a basketball fan and you are wondering if Sixers back-up center Henry Sims is the same Henry Sims who once suited as an import for Petron Blaze Boosters (now San Miguel Beermen) in the 2013 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.


Your guess is as good as mine, as the third import brought by Petron then after the troubled Renaldo Balkman is having a stellar performance for the NBA's considered worst team backing up starting center Bryan Mullens.

The Sixers have a better record over Milwaukee with 16 wins and 57 losses while the Bucks have 14-59 for the worst record in the league, but they are still considered the worst after losing an NBA tying record 26 straight games.

They have finally snapped that slump following 123-98 massacre over the struggling Detroit Pistons.

Even though he didn't showed some flashes as an import for Petron, relying much on his medium range shooting and some three point range, he was eventually signed by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the preseason.

He wasn't given enough playing time by Cavs coach Mike Brown and was eventually traded to the Sixers in the trade deadline which ultimately became a blessing in disguise.

With the Sixers in rebuilding mode and had traded starting center Spencer Hawes and back-up center Lavoy Allen as part of the deal, Sims was given the back-up role to starter Byron Mullens who was also acquired in that trade.

He is currently averaging a decent 6.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game while making 16 starts in 37 games this season.



Sim's Journey
The second-year center Sims was born on March 27, 1990 who started his NBA career with New Orleans during the 2012-2013 season as an undrafted rookie.

He played college basketball at Georgetown University.

Sims was undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft and joined the Utah Jazz for the Orlando Summer League and Chicago Bulls for the Las Vegas Summer League.

On September 10, 2012, he signed with the New York Knicks but he was immediately waived on October 27.

In November 2012, he was acquired by the Erie Bay Hawks in the NBA D-League.

On February 4, 2013, Sims was named to the Prospects All-Star roster for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game.

On March 3, 2013, Sims signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Hornets.

He appeared in two games for the Hornets recording a total of four points and two rebounds. 

However, he was released by the Hornets on March 12, 2013 and returned to the Bay Hawks. 

PBA Jouney

Even with a stellar performance with the Bay Hawks, his contract was ultimately bought out by Erie on April 1, 2013.



But it paved the way for him to play in the Philippines after just a day later, Sims signed with the Petron Blaze Boosters in the PBA.

Sims wasn't able to help Petron make it to the Finals as he lacks local support.

2013-2014 Season

After a brief stint in the PBA, Sims joined the Charlotte Bobcats for the 2013 NBA Summer League. 

On September 30, 2013, he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

On December 5, 2013, he was assigned to the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League. He was recalled by the Cavaliers on December 9. On December 11, he was reassigned to Canton but was again recalled the next day.
On February 20, 2014, Sims was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers along with Earl Clark and two future second-round picks in exchange for Spencer Hawes.

On March 22, 2014, Sims posted his most impressive performance in the NBA courtesy of 18 points and grabbed a career high 15 rebounds in the loss to Chicago.

Wherever Sims soar in his career in the NBA, expect the Filipino fans to cheer for him as how passionate the Filipinos are in the game of hoops.

Former Petron Import and current Philadelphia back-up center Henry Sims proving to anybody that he deserves a slot in the NBA Former Petron Import and current Philadelphia back-up center Henry Sims proving to anybody that he deserves a slot in the NBA Reviewed by Jay-R Bayon-on on 3/31/2014 Rating: 5

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