Rick Bonnell: Hornets move Kobi Simmons into the open two-way contract slot, so roster — 15 regular spots, plus two two-ways — is complete for now.
Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Kobi Simmons. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Simmons, who went undrafted out of the University of Arizona, appeared in one game for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2018-19 NBA season. The guard spent most of the season in the G League with the Canton Charge, posting averages of 17.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 35 games played. Simmons appeared in 32 games for the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2017-18 NBA season, posting averages of 6.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists.
Rick Bonnell: The @Charlotte Hornets make it official they have signed guard Kobi Simmons. That brings the roster to an NBA maximum 20 for training camp without 2nd-round pick Jalen McDaniels. Doesn’t mean Hornets couldn’t open a spot for McDaniels, but for now, he’s not in Chapel Hill for camp.
Rick Bonnell: Signing Simmons would bring Hornets camp roster to the maximum 20 without so-far unsigned 2nd-round pick Jalen McDaniels. The roster is obviously not set in stone. Hornets still want to explore McDaniels’ potential as a long-term project.
Rick Bonnell: The @greensboroswarm has made a G-League trade to acquire Kobi Simmons’ rights. That’s a move to facilitate Simmons being in @Charlotte Hornets training camp next month.
Greensboro acquires the returning rights to Kobi Simmons and the 14th overall selection in the 2019 NBA G League Draft (originally owned by the Washington Wizards affiliate, Capital City Go-Go) in exchange for the returning rights for Jaylen Barford and the Swarm’s No. 12 pick.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Kobi Simmons to a 10-day contract, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced today. Simmons (6-4, 170) has played in 30 games (29 starts) this season with the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers’ exclusively owned and operated NBA G League team, averaging 17.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.2 steals in 32.3 minutes per game.
JD Shaw: The Cavs will waive recently signed players Scoochie Smith and Isaac Hamilton. The team reached agreement with Kobi Simmons yesterday.
Shams Charania: Sources: Guard Kobi Simmons is signing a one-year deal with the Cavaliers. Simmons was recently released from two-way deal with Memphis.
Peter Edmiston: Grizzlies indeed are waiving two-way player Kobi Simmons. Source familiar with the team's thinking indicates the Grizzlies weren't overly impressed with Simmons and wanted to open the spot for what they feel are better potential alternatives. Expect a signing prior to camp.
Shams Charania: Sources: The Grizzlies have waived guard Kobi Simmons, who was on a two-way contract.
Peter Edmiston: Kobi Simmons is a two-way deal. Selden is a two-year at the minimum, likely only partially guaranteed. twitter.com/Trisity_/statu…
May 8, 2021 | 5:28 pm EDT Update
Scott Agness: Pacers assistant coach Greg Foster is back, and continues working with Goga Bitadze. They hugged before beginning pre-game warmups.
Tony East: Nate Bjorkgren says Myles Turner has upped his time in the weight room and training room, but hasn’t returned to the court yet in practices. Said he will hear more soon, didn’t say if his season is over or not.
Scott Agness: Edmond Sumner is available today v WAS. Brogdon, Lamb and Sampson remain out. Pacers being cautious with Lamb’s knee. “He’s in the gym, he’s been working hard,” Bjorkgren said. “He had another good workout that I just saw him doing an hour ago.”
Rick Bonnell: Positive movement on @Charlotte Hornets injury report: Devonte Graham questionable after sitting last 3 games with right knee discomfort. Malik Monk not listed as injured, after missing 4th quarter Friday with a sore ankle.
May 8, 2021 | 4:39 pm EDT Update
A game-worn jersey belonging to Michael Jordan from his 1982-83 championship season at the University of North Carolina sold for $1.38 million Saturday, making it the most expensive Jordan jersey sale ever. The previous record had been set in October when a No. 23 Chicago Bulls jersey from 1986-87 went for $480,000 through Heritage Auctions, which also auctioned theNorth Carolina jersey.