New York Knickerbockers Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations and General Manager Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Oscar Bellfield, center Henry Sims and forwards John Shurna and Mychel Thompson to contracts. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
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OK, so this news comes right on the heels of even further evidence that James Dolan just absolutely cannot quit Isiah Thomas, which is almost unspeakably hilarious and enough to keep me from rooting for the Knicks in earnest anytime soon.
But Sims went from massive disappointment to fan favorite by rededicating himself to basketball during the summer before his senior year at Georgetown, and seemed to entertain the hell out of his teammates in the process. If he even makes the club, I’m not sure his presence enough will be able to hold my attention with the new-look Nets firing up across the East River, but he’ll almost certainly be better for the Knicks than Isiah Thomas will.