Petron reaches deal with new import as Sims is set to arrive Wednesday
More News from INQUIRER.net
MANILA, Philippines — Petron has finally sealed the deal with a new import, its third this 2013 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, as Henry Sims is set to arrive here on Wednesday.
After a few kinks, the Boosters’ management and Sims’ NBA D-League squad Erie BayHawks have reached an agreement in time for Petron’s game on Friday against Meralco.
“It’s official, it’s Henry Sims,” said SMC sports director Noli Eala on his Twitter account (@nolieala) Tuesday. “[He] arrives tomorrow. Welcome to the SMC fam [Henry Sims].”
Sims was putting up 16.4 points per game for the Bayhawks in the NBA D-League, which went along with 8.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 blocks per game.
Before hopping on a plane to Manila, Sims even took the time to thank his former team where he played starting center.
“Thanks to the city of Erie for a great Rookie year! #philippineshereIcome,” tweeted Sims (@H_Sims14).
After Renaldo Balkman’s sudden exit in the league, Petron has struggled with its imports as even negotiations with Sims almost fell through.
But the only question that remains now is whether the Boosters’ coaching staff will opt to play Sims on Friday instead of Gabe Freeman, who has been practicing with them the past week.
“Who Petron will use on Friday is the coaches’ call. [Management] has supported them with the tools to win,” Eala said.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94