DeShaun Sims, formerly a forward at Michigan University, will sign with the Boston Celtics through training camp. Sims reported the news himself through his twitter account. Sims was an undrafted free agent in 2010 and played with the Boston Celtics summer league team during that offseason.
Unfortunately Sims didn’t stick that season. Instead, he played a stint with the Maine Red Claws where he saw his share of success. He averaged 20.3 points and 7.7 rebounds with the Red Claws that season.
Sims is returning back to the NBA, he’s played overseas in Lebanon, South Korea, Greece and Puerto Rico. Sims is known as a stretch forward who can get out into transition and shoot the ball from three as a spot up guy or a trailer. He also has the ability to jump out of the gym, so running in transition won’t be a problem for him.
Sims getting a spot in camp can give us a glimpse of what the Celtics are going to try to do this season. Sims brings something to the table that the Celtics haven’t really had over the last few years. As a stretch four, he can shoot the three point shot. Kevin Garnett and Brandon Bass are two guys who never stepped outside to shoot that shot.
Playing with Rajon Rondo, if he makes the team, Sims will likely be used in some very creative ways.