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Courtney Sims Back To The Suns


Just a Quick Hit: Courtney Sims was called up to the Suns again, filling their vacant 13th man slot that needed to be filled at some point today, after they had two weeks to fill the slot after releasing him from his first 10-day.

We've talked millions of times about Sims here, but if you need a refresher, I'll tell you this: He's really good.  He's currently averaging 22.6 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, shooting 61% from the field!

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Courtney Sims is a big I've been hyping all season, and with good reason.  The 6'11" Sims has great size, nice touch, solid athleticism, and he can create his own shot off the dribble.  Problem is, if you take away his left shoulder, he's not really shown he can do much else in the post, as he's just not really strong enough to back NBA-sized guys down.  He could also use some work defensively, as he's been getting backed down without putting up much of a fight.  Nonetheless, he's already had a 10-day with the Iowa Energy's affiliate, the Phoenix Suns, and is averaging two blocks a game, so he must be doing something right.  On the season, Sims is averaging 22 points and 11 boards, shooting 60% from the field.


The Iowa Energy's Courtney Sims, who was recently called-up to the Phoenix Suns (barely getting in three games during his 10 days of fame), has been the best player in the D-League, hands down, since opening night.  On opening night, if you don't remember, Sims had 22 points (on 5-of-10 shooting from the field), 17 rebounds (five on the offensive end), and 11 (yes, ELEVEN) blocks.  While doing all of that, he also stymied (love that word) Chris Alexander (who was with the Thunder during camp).  Alexander was held to a 1-for-10 shooting night with five turnovers.

In review, Sims is polished on the offensive end (can even put the ball on the floor), has a Dennis Rodman-like knack for grabbing rebounds, and swatted 11 shots in one game.  This season, Sims is averaging 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game, shooting an even 60% from the field.  As a bonus point, Sims has also made the only 3-point shot he's attempted this season.  I challenge you, Mr. NBA GM, to call him up (both literally and figuratively) and let me know in a nice letter why it took so long for him to solidify a spot in the NBA.