Monday, February 12, 2018 5:30 pm
Mad Ants trade Fair to Windy City
JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette
C.J. Fair’s disappointing return to the Mad Ants is over. He was traded today to the Windy City Bulls for Duje Dukan and the rights to Henry Sims, who has 135 games of NBA experience.
Dukan, a forward, averaged 3.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 15 games for Windy City this season. He played at Wisconsin from 2010 to 2015, finishing his college career with five points in the National Championship Game loss to Duke. His one game of NBA experience came the next season with the Sacramento Kings. He has three years of G League experience.
Sims, a center, has four years of experience, his last coming last season with the Salt Lake City Stars, with whom he averaged 17.2 points and 9.4 rebounds. His season thus far has been spent in Italy. In the NBA, he’s played for New Orleans, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Brooklyn, averaging 7.6 points and 5 rebounds.
While Fair was highly productive for the Mad Ants from 2014 to 2016, he had averaged only 9.8 points and 3.6 rebounds over 23.1 minutes this season, well below the 16 points and 6.9 rebounds he averaged in 2015-16. He didn’t play at all in the last four games.
Part of the reason Fair’s playing time had dwindled had been the usage of young Indiana Pacers prospects such as Ben Moore and Ike Anigbogu.
The division-leading Mad Ants play 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wisconsin.