Suns Sign Cory Jefferson, Henry Sims

SATURDAY, 3:15pm: The signings are official, according to the RealGM transactions log. No formal announcement has been made by the Suns.

TUESDAY, 6:16pm: The Suns have agreed to training camp deals with Henry Sims and Cory Jefferson, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports. The length and terms of the contracts are unknown, but they are likely minimum salary agreements that include little or no guaranteed money, though that is merely my speculation. Phoenix already has 15 players on its roster, including 13 with fully guaranteed pacts.

Sims, 25, made 73 appearances for the Sixers last season, including 32 starts. He averaged 8.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 19.2 minutes per contest. His career numbers through three NBA campaigns are 7.8 PPG, 4.9 RPG, and 1.1 APG to go along with a slash line of .475/.174/.760. The big man wasn’t tendered a qualifying offer by Philadelphia this offseason, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Jefferson, the final pick of the 2014 draft, appeared in 50 games for the Nets this past season, averaging 3.7 points in 10.6 minutes per game. The 6’9″ forward was waived by Brooklyn back in July so the team could avoid his non-guaranteed salary becoming partially guaranteed for $150K.

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5 thoughts on “Suns Sign Cory Jefferson, Henry Sims

  1. Ryan Brubaker

    Great pickup for the Suns. Other than Mirza, they don’t have another legit PF once Markieff is traded. Sims is my best to make it but Jefferson will provide good competition.
    C: Chandler, Len
    PF: Mirza, Leur
    And sims can back up both

    Got warren, seems, tucker at 3

    Point/shooting: (Kentucky Suns): Bledsoe, knight, Goodwin, booker

    Need another guard

    • Arthur Hill

      Phoenix is a good spot for young players looking to make a roster. I agree that both Jefferson and Sims have a shot.

      • Chuck Myron

        Jefferson has potential, but Sims is the guy who really intrigues me here. I would imagine his deal isn’t fully guaranteed in case Phoenix brings in a power forward or two in whatever trade they find for Markieff Morris, but as it is, I’d be very surprised if Sims doesn’t remain on the roster for opening night.

  2. Dana Gauruder

    Sims may be a sneaky good signing for a team that needs frontcourt depth.

  3. he wasn’t even tendered a contract by the sixers because he isn’t good…hes very slow and a center only…okafor has nothing to do with this….we really only have okafor c noel pf and stauskas set in stone…lol


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