Bobby Simmons Headed Back to Los Angeles Clippers [Insider Report]
Bobby Simmons could become a Los Angeles Clippers player for the second time. According to league sources the Clippers want to sign Simmons out of the D-League, offering him a 10-day contract following the All-Star break.
Simmons is 31-years-old and has been playing well for the D-League’s Reno Bighorns, averaging 13.5 points per game with 7.6 rebounds. Simmons last played in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs during the 2010-2011 season when he played in just two games.
During his 2004-2005 season with the Clippers Bobby Simmons won the NBA’s “Most Improved” honors while averaging 16.4 points and 5.9 rebounds.
The 6-foot-6, 220 pound player never rebounded to those numbers, averaging 13.4 points and 4.4 rebounds during his first season with the Milwaukee Bucks from 2005-2006.
Bringing Bobby Simmons back into the mix is an essential part of the teams current strategy after losing Cauncey Billups to for the rest of the season from an Achilles tear. The Clippers are still looking for shooters after J.R. Smith signed to the New York Knicks instead of the L.A. Clippers.
Do you think singing Bobby Simmons to a 10-day contract was the right decision to be made by the Los Angeles Clippers considering its less than stellar options at this time in the NBA season?