HoopsHype Bobby Simmons rumors

September 26, 2013 Updates

Simmons, for his part, has maintained his basketball training while managing his business ventures in Chicago. The 6-foot-6 forward carved a decade-long career providing size on the wing and an outside presence, averaging nine points on nearly 40 percent shooting three-point shooting after being a second round draft pick in 2001. He latched on with the Los Angeles Clippers late in the 2011-12 season and sat out last year. At 33 now, Simmons still believes he has basketball left to offer a team in the NBA. “Of course I can help a team, but it’s a business of basketball,” Simmons told RealGM. “Just finding that right fit, having the opportunity. I’m still training. I just do my job and stay in the gym. I’m always ready.” RealGM

November 1, 2012 Updates

He remains optimistic and views Leandro Barbosa‘s late signing with the Boston Celtics and Eddy Curry signing with Dallas just days before the start of the season as hope that he’ll, too, soon find a new home. “Ultimately, I have to stay ready, which I am, as far as in the gym, and stay positive,” Howard said. “I don’t think my career’s over.” Other notable players still looking for a team: Guards: Derek Fisher, Gilbert Arenas (in talks with Chinese team), Baron Davis, Earl Boykins, Mickael Pietrus, Michael Redd, Maurice Evans, Jason Kapono. Forwards/Centers: Kenyon Martin, Shawne Williams, Quentin Richardson, Bobby Simmons, Bill Walker, Jamario Moon, Renaldo Balkman, Ryan Gomes, Troy Murphy, Josh Powell, Derrick Caracter, Ben Wallace, Greg Oden, Sean Williams, Tony Battie, Mehmet Okur. NBA.com

March 24, 2012 Updates

The Los Angeles Clippers re-signed free agent forward Bobby Simmons, whose second 10-day contract with the Clippers expired on March 18, the team announced Saturday. In 13 games played for the Clippers this season, Simmons has tallied 3.5 points and 2.7 rebounds per game, while shooting 37.1 percent from behind the three-point line. ESPN.com

The Los Angeles Clippers today re-signed free agent forward Bobby Simmons, whose second 10-day contract with the Clippers expired on March 18th. In 13 games played for the Clippers this season, Simmons has tallied 3.5 points and 2.7 rebounds per game, while shooting .371 from behind the three-point line. Simmons, who was the 29th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2011-12 season when the Clippers signed him to his original 10-day contract on February 27th, averaged 13.5 points and 7.6 rebounds in 21 games played for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League this season. Simmons also played ten games for the Bighorns during the 2010-11 season after playing two games with the San Antonio Spurs. NBA.com

The Clippers are expected to re-sign small forward Simmons before Saturday's game. Simmons signed two 10-day contracts with the Clippers but didn't get another offer from the team after his deal expired last Sunday. The Clippers told Simmons they hoped to bring him back after the three-game trip. Los Angeles Times

March 19, 2012 Updates

Simmons, who signed two 10-day contracts with the Clippers, was told he wouldn't be signed after his contract expired Sunday. The Clippers did inform Simmons that they will reevaluate things after they return from a three-game trip on Friday. Simmons averaged 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in his first seven games. Los Angeles Times

"I think it's a possibility I could be back," he said. "They have to see how it goes with the team. It's up to the owner [Donald Sterling], I guess, if he wants to pay for me to be here the rest of the year. But I'm willing to help any team right now." Los Angeles Times

March 18, 2012 Updates

The Los Angeles Clippers plan to sign forward Bobby Simmons for the rest of the season, Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said Sunday. Simmons, who was signed to a second 10-day contract on Mar. 9, has played in 12 games for the Clippers and averaged 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game, while shooting 32.7 percent from the field. “Bobby’s done a really good job on team defense and gets his hand on a lot of balls,” Del Negro said. “He’s a really good guy. He’s a pro. I’ve really liked him. I know [Clippers general manager] Neil [Olshey] has liked him.” ESPN.com

March 9, 2012 Updates

The Clippers have signed forward Bobby Simmons to a second 10-day contract, the team announced Friday. Simmons has averaged 4.3 points and 2.8 rebounds in six games with the team while playing backup to Caron Butler. He's also shot well from the three-point-line, making seven of his 16 attempts. Simmons was called up from the D-League and was offered his initial 10-day contract on Feb. 27 after averaging 13.5 points and 7.6 rebounds in 21 games with the Reno Bighorns. Los Angeles Times

After Simmons' second contract expires, the Clippers will have to sign him for the rest of the season or release him. "I think Bobby has done a really good job for us," Coach Vinny Del Negro said Wednesday. "He's been very professional. He's done everything that we've asked. It's not surprising. He's a quality person, quality player. We're just fortunate to have him." Los Angeles Times

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If the Clippers sign Simmons to a second 10-day contract, once that deal runs out they would have to sign him for the remainder of the season if they want to keep him. "It goes by fast," Simmons said. "But I'm just taking it one day at a time. I'm just blessed to be here." Los Angeles Times

February 26, 2012 Updates

A second stint with the Los Angeles Clippers awaits for 2004-05 NBA Most Improved Player award winner Bobby Simmons. The Clippers are planning to sign Simmons out of the D-League to a 10-day contract after the All-Star break, according to sources close to the situation. ESPN.com

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have been one of the more proactive NBA teams when it comes to taking advantage of its D-League counterpart in the Tulsa 66ers, but they'll take a look at a host of other free agents Tuesday and Wednesday during a free agent mini-camp according to sources with knowledge of the workout. The Thunder have invited guards Blake Ahearn, Matt Janning, Jerome Dyson and Marquez Haynes; wings Bobby Simmons, James Singleton, DeMarre Carroll and Joe Alexander; and bigs Ryan Reid, Latavious Williams, Arinze Onuaku, Marquis Gilstrap, Tony Gaffney, Rob Kurz and Stephane Lasme. Those names are fluid, however, meaning a few more could be added to the list by the time workouts are actually underway. Ridiculous Upside

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