Friday, March 9, 2012
Simmons signs second 10-day deal
By Arash Markazi
The Los Angeles Clippers signed forward Bobby Simmons to a second 10-day contract, the team announced Friday.
Simmons, who was signed to his original 10-day contract on Feb. 27, has played in six games for the Clippers and averaged 4.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per game, while shooting 43.8 percent from behind the three-point line.
This is Simmons’ second stint with the Clippers, having last played in Los Angeles during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons. Simmons was called up by the Clippers after averaging 13.5 points and 7.6 rebounds in 21 games for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League this season.
Simmons scored 13 points, grabbed 3 rebounds and dished out 1 assist in 24 minutes in the Clippers’ 108-100 win over the Sacramento Kings on March 1. Those were the first points Simmons had scored in an NBA game since 2009.
A nine-year NBA veteran, Simmons had his most productive NBA season while with the Clippers in 2004, posting career-highs of 16.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists, en route to winning the NBA’s Most Improved Player award that season.