Stars Complete Trade with Grand Rapids Drive
Sep 19, 2016 10:09AM
● By Bryan Scott
Press Release submitted to City Journals
SALT LAKE CITY (September 16, 2016) – The Salt Lake City Stars announced today that they have acquired the returning player rights to center Henry Sims from the Grand Rapids Drive in exchange for the Stars’ own original 2016 first-round draft pick (fifth overall).
Sims (6-10, 245, Georgetown) appeared in 40 games (38 starts) for the Drive during the 2015-16 season, averaging 15.7 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 30.0 minutes of action.
He earned two 10-day contracts with the Brooklyn Nets last season, appearing in 14 games and averaging 6.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.
In addition to the Nets, the 26-year-old has also had stints with the New Orleans Pelicans, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers (twice).
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The Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA D-League team owned and operated by the Utah Jazz, will play their inaugural season in Utah in 2016-17. The Utah Jazz relocated the Boise-based Idaho Stampede in April 2016 after purchasing the team in March 2015 following a single affiliation agreement for the 2014 season. The Stars will play their home games in a family-friendly atmosphere at Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville. The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. For more information on the Salt Lake City Stars, visit www.slcstars.com.