Entering the offseason, the young center’s contract for the upcoming season was partially guaranteed for $600K. That guarantee increased to $1.2M when New York kept him on the roster last month. Sims’ salary will officially be fully guaranteed if he remains on the Knicks’ roster past Aug. 20.
The move was expected. The 24-year-old was a fill-in starter at times during his second NBA season in 2022-23, averaging 3.4 PPG and 4.7 RPG across 52 games (16 starts, 15.6 MPG).