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Former Michigan player Deshawn Sims gets Celtics training camp invite

Mideast Lebanon-Politics Of Basketball

In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 photo, Sagesse’s Deshawn Sims left, is challenged by by Riyadi’s Ahmad Ismail,, during a basketball game in Ghazir north of Beirut. The country’s basketball league has been postponed indefinitely just three weeks after it started as the two rival teams in the capital Beirut, one backed by Christian politicians, the other backed by Muslims, fight over who should control Lebanon’s most popular game. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)


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.

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.