Aug 27, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT
We’re at the point in the summer where some teams are handing out training camp invitations — guys who have a very slim chance of making the roster but will get looked at in training camp. It’s a foot in the door that can get you noticed. For example, we told you Ron Howard is getting a chance with the Pacers.
Former Michigan player DeShawn Sims got one to the Celtics camp, something he confirmed on twitter.
For everyone that is asking about my basketball future I will be attend Vet Camp and Starting this season with the Celtics!—
Deshawn Sims (@Peedi3416) August 26, 2013
Sims is a 6’8″ forward who went undrafted out of Michigan in 2010. He he’s basically a stretch four who can get out in transition.
Sims was the 2011 D-League Rookie of the Year playing for the Maine Red Claws (the Celtics’ affiliate) when he averaged 20.3 points a game shooting 50.6 percent overall and 39.8 percent from three. From there ye has gone overseas to play in Lebanon, Greece, South Korea and Puerto Rico.
This is good for Sims as he tries to find his way into the NBA, he can get noticed by teams.
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