Top Kobi Simmons News

  • Kobi Simmons: Paces Swarm in scoring

    Simmons recorded 24 points (8-20 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), six rebounds, six assists and one steal over 39 minutes in Wednesday's 119-98 loss to Austin.

    Simmons has taken on an increased role over the past two games with several key players sidelined due to injuries, and he's been effective during that time. He's topped 20 points in each of those matchups despite shooting just 41.7 percent from the floor. He's now averaging 18.1 points, 5.6 assists and 4.9 rebounds over 32.1 minutes per game this year.

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  • Kobi Simmons: Records double-double in loss

    Simmons tallied 21 points (5-14 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-8 FT), 11 assists, four rebounds and two steals over 31 minutes in Friday's 126-117 loss to the Raptors 905.

    Simmons has been a key contributor for the Swarm recently, and he's now posted double-doubles in two of the last four contests. He's started all 10 games to begin the G League season and is averaging 17.5 points, 6.0 assists and 5.3 rebounds over 30.9 minutes per contest.

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  • Kobi Simmons: Key contributor Tuesday

    Simmons logged 23 points (7-18 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 3-5 FT), seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block over 34 minutes in Tuesday's 115-109 win over the Vipers.

    Simmons was unable to post another double-double Tuesday, but he was still a major offensive force, tying for the team lead in scoring while also providing a team-high six assists. He should continue to be a key factor for the Swarm going forward.

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  • Kobi Simmons: Top scorer against Ignite

    Simmons generated 27 points (11-17 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 10 assists, five rebounds and one steal over 35 minutes in Sunday's 122-109 loss to the Ignite.

    Simmons saw plenty of looks from the floor Sunday, and he was quite efficient while leading the team on the scoreboard. He was one of three players to record a double-double for the Swarm and is now averaging 16.6 points, 5.4 assists and 5.1 rebounds over 30.2 minutes per game this year.

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  • Kobi Simmons: Paces Swarm in scoring

    Simmons recorded 21 points (5-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and one steal over 35 minutes in Thursday's 104-103 win over Iowa.

    Simmons wasn't very efficient from the floor Thursday, but he had plenty of shot volume and converted on six of his seven free throws as he led the team on the scoreboard. He also dished out a team-high four assists and helped propel the Swarm to a narrow victory over Iowa. Through the first five games of the G League season, Simmons is averaging 16.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists over 29.1 minutes per contest.

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  • Kobi Simmons: Dominant against Long Island

    Simmons posted 22 points (9-17 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven assists, six rebounds, one steal and one block over 33 minutes in Sunday's 123-95 win over Long Island.

    Simmons had a below-average start to the 2020-21 G League season, but he was dominant against Long Island and was one of two players to top 20 points for the Swarm on Sunday. Through the first three games of the campaign, the 23-year-old is averaging 13.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists over 28.3 minutes per contest.

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  • Kobi Simmons: Joins Swarm in G League bubble

    The G League's Greensboro Swarm announced Wednesday that Simmons will be a member of its roster for the 2020-21 G League season in Orlando.

    The Swarm retained Simmons' rights after he suited up for the affiliate as one of the Hornets' two two-way players in 2019-20. Simmons didn't end up seeing action at the NBA level last season and ultimately surrendered his two-way spot to rookie second-round pick Grant Riller, who will also be reporting to the G League bubble.

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  • Hornets' Kobi Simmons: Dealing with left ankle sprain

    Simmons wasn't available for Saturday's game against the Rockets due to a left ankle sprain.

    The two-way player has been sidelined since Feb. 26 with the injury. Once he's eventually ready to play again, Simmons' initial action is more likely to come with the G League's Greensboro Swarm rather than the Hornets.

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  • Hornets' Kobi Simmons: Suffers injury

    Simmons was held out of Saturday's tilt with College Park due to an undisclosed injury.

    The details of Simmons' absence are largely unclear. However, with the Hornets recently losing Devonte Graham to an ankle injury, there's a chance that the 24-year-old point guard could be set to join his NBA parent club. Clarification on Simmons' availability should come ahead of Friday's game against Erie.

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  • Hornets' Kobi Simmons: Double-doubles in loss

    Simmons recorded 30 points (10-21 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 10 assists, five rebounds and one steal in 43 minutes during Saturday's loss to Capitol City.

    Although the Swarm racked up another loss, Simmons continued to impress with his individual contributions. Furthermore, he parlayed his 43 minutes of run into a solid plus-5 net rating. So far this season, the Arizona product is averaging a career-high 17.9 points to go along with 5.8 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 33.9 minutes per game.

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  • Hornets' Kobi Simmons: Nears double-double in loss

    Simmons amassed 22 points (10-22 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine assists and six rebounds in 45 minutes during Friday's loss to the Go-Go.

    Simmons rewarded owners with solid counting stats Friday while playing nearly the entire game. Unfortunately, his efforts were rewarded with a frustrating minus-12 net rating. On the year, the Arizona product's played well and is averaging 17.5 points, 5.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 33.7 minutes per game.

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  • Hornets' Kobi Simmons: Leads way with 32 in loss

    Simmons contributed 32 points (12-20 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four assists, three rebounds, two steals and a block in 37 minutes Thursday against the Herd.

    Simmons was exceptional, though his efforts weren't enough to lead the Swarm to victory. Although he's yet to crack the NBA rotation, the Arizona product has starred for Greensboro this year, averaging 17.0 points, 5.7 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 33.2 minutes per game.

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  • Hornets' Kobi Simmons: All-around production in win

    Simmons generated 19 points (8-17 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, seven assists, one steal and a block in 40 minutes during Wednesday's win over the 905.

    Simmons had an excellent game despite being unable to get anything going from behind the arc. The 22-year-old has been a stabilizing force for the Swarm this season and is among the team's leaders in points, assists and rebounds. Overall, he's posting averages of 17.8 points, 6.1 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 34.0 minutes per game.

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  • Hornets' Kobi Simmons: Transferred to G League

    The Hornets transferred Simmons to the G League's Greensboro Swarm on Wednesday.

    Simmons and fellow two-way player Robert Franks were both sent back to the G League after the two practiced with the Hornets on Tuesday. Neither Simmons nor Franks has yet to debut in the NBA this season.

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  • Hornets' Kobi Simmons: Battles shooting woes in loss

    Simmons generated 21 points (8-23 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six rebounds, two steals and an assist in 41 minutes during Friday's loss to Austin.

    Simmons struggled to get much going on the offensive end, ultimately shooting 30.7 percent from the field and finishing with just one assist to a whopping five turnovers. While it wasn't the prettiest game for Simmons, based on his track record of success, he'll have a good opportunity at bouncing back in Sunday's tilt with Northern Arizona.

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  • Hornets' Kobi Simmons: Drops 33 in loss

    Simmons supplied 33 points (14-22 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, six assists, two blocks and a steal in 38 minutes during Monday's loss to the Charge.

    Simmons topped 30 points for the first time this season, picking up the slack in an otherwise difficult outing for the Swarm's offense. After a slow start to the year, the Arizona product's strengthened his season-long averages to 16.9 points, 6.1 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 32.5 minutes per game. Simmons' assists, rebounds and steals all tie or exceed his previous career-bests, as does his season-long 44.7 percent field goal percentage.

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  • Hornets' Kobi Simmons: Does it all in win

    Simmons accumulated 21 points (5-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 9-9 FT), eight assists, seven rebounds and three steals in 42 minutes Tuesday against Delaware.

    Poor shooting aside, Simons had a wonderful game. He drove time and time again, consistently kicking the ball out to open shooters or getting to the line. After a slow start to the year, the 22-year-old has turned it on of late and has upped his season-long averages to 16.6 points, 6.2 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 31.8 minutes per contest.

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  • Hornets' Kobi Simmons: Double-doubles in loss

    Simmons recorded 15 points (5-15 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 10 rebounds and five assists in 40 minutes Saturday against Westchester.

    Simmons bounced back from a rough two-of-nine shooting performance Friday to generate his second double-double in three games. The Arizona product continues to provide a steady hand in the Swarms' backcourt, though his efforts have yet to yield a spot on his parent club's roster.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Age: 24
Class: Sophomore