Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/14/13
At some point this season the Cavaliers believe they will at long last have a deep and talented corps of players who can rotate at center. That point became more distant in the future however when Tyler Zeller had an appendectomy Friday. The 7-foot second-year player already was recovering from a hip injury suffered during an intrasquad scrimmage. Now his return to the court is unknown. Zeller has been discharged from the hospital but his recovery will not be accelerated for the sake of basketball. With fellow 7-footer Andrew Bynum still sitting out as he rehabilitates from March knee surgery – and no timetable on his return to 5-on-5 drills – the Cavaliers are down to a list of centers that features oft-injured Anderson Varejao and a bunch of guys fighting for a roster spot in training camp. Henry Sims is among that group that also includes Kenny Kadji and DeSagana Diop. Although Diop has veteran experience and Kadji seems to have a scorer's touch judging from his 15 points in the preseason opener Sims has plenty to offer too. The 6-10 Georgetown product is eager to help in whatever way possible. "I feel like I'll do whatever's in my power to make it on this team" Sims said Sunday. "Coach (Mike Brown) wants defense I'm going to bring him defense. I'm going to do everything in my power." Against Orlando on Friday Sims' defensive presence particularly against Magic center Nikola Vucevic earned post-game recognition from Brown on the 23-year-old's ability to impact the game – even though he had just four points and one rebound.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Sanu: Halftime show played role in Super Bowl collapse

James Dolan is among potential group of investors of new arena for New York Islanders

Report: Rams, Clippers discussing NBA venue in Inglewood

Terrence Jones reportedly interested in joining Celtics

LeBron reverses course, says he ‘always felt good’ about Cavs

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Ole Miss tried to implicate Mississippi State in football scandal

Jamaal Charles could be on the roster bubble

Jimmy Butler on state of Bulls: ‘I just want to win at all costs’

Report: Giants will be ‘aggressive’ in trying to sign Jason Pierre-Paul

Report: Porzingis avoided ligament damage in ankle

Brooks Koepka meltdown includes whiff, stomping head off driver

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Box Score 2/24: A night of NBA disrespect

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

NBA coaches who should be fired soon

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

James Dolan is among potential group of investors of new arena for New York Islanders

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker