The Phoenix Suns have signed free-agent center Courtney Sims to a second 10-day contract, the club announced.  Sims will join the team on Monday, Feb. 16 following the 2009 NBA All-Star break.

The 6-11, 245-pound Sims signed his first 10-day contract with Phoenix on Jan. 20 but did not appear in a game for the Suns.  Sims has spent the last two seasons with the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League.  The Energy, coached by Nick Nurse, became the Suns’ affiliate this season.

The Suns’ roster now stands at 13.

The Suns open the second half of the NBA season on Tuesday, Feb. 17, hosting the L.A. Clippers at US Airways Center at 7 p.m.  Game action can be seen live on FS Arizona and heard on Sports 620 KTAR.