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Top Anfernee Simons News

  • Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons: Won't play Friday

    Simons (thumb) will not play in Friday's preseason game against the Warriors, Blazers reporter Casey Holdahl reports.

    A sprained thumb kept Simons out of Wednesday's game against the Suns, and he'll remain on the shelf Friday as the Blazers close out their preseason slate. The hope is that Simons will be back at full health for the regular-season opener against Sacramento on Wednesday.

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  • Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons: Won't play Wednesday

    Simons (thumb) won't play in Wednesday's preseason game against the Suns, Jay Allen of NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 reports.

    Simons was considered questionable ahead of Wednesday's matchup, but he'll be unable to take the court due to his right thumb strain. His final chance to play during the preseason will be Friday against the Warriors.

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  • Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons: Questionable Wednesday

    Simons (thumb) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's preseason game against Phoenix.

    Simons is battling a strained thumb on his right hand, but it's likely nothing to be concerned about. If he's held out Wednesday, he'll have one more chance to play (Friday at GSW) before the regular season begins.

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  • Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons: Enters starting lineup

    Simons is starting Monday's preseason game against the Kings, Jay Allen of NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 reports.

    Simons gets the start with Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and Robert Covington all being held out for rest purposes. He'll man the backcourt along with CJ Elleby.

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  • Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons: Ties NBA record in win

    Simons delivered 27 points (9-13 FG, 9-10 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists and two steals across 24 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's win over the Pacers.

    Simons was a key cog in Tuesday's victory, as he set a franchise mark and tied an NBA record by making his first nine three-point attempts. The 27 points also represent a season-high mark for the 2018 first-round pick, who has surpassed the 20-point plateau just twice this season.

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  • Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons: Season-high three steals in loss

    Simons managed 13 points (4-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three steals, one assist and one rebound in 19 minutes during Tuesday's 113-112 loss to the Clippers.

    The three swipes were a season high for Simons as he continued picking up extra time in the absence of Damian Lillard (hamstring). However, Lillard is expected back Wednesday against the Nuggets, so Simons' role is set to diminish.

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  • Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons: Scores 16 off bench

    Simons notched 16 points (5-10 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block across 30 minutes off the bench in Friday's win over the Spurs.

    Simons drained four threes Friday and was one of five Portland players that scored in double digits during this one-point win. The 2018 first-round pick can use this performance as a confidence booster and a way to show the coaching staff he can still provide a spark off the bench, as he had averaged just 5.4 points across 11.5 minutes per game over his prior eight appearances before Friday's tilt.

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  • Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons: Provides spark off bench

    Simons scored 15 points (5-7 FG, 5-7 3Pt) and added three rebounds and three assists across 25 minutes Friday in the Trail Blazers' 112-105 win over the Magic.

    The absence of Damian Lillard (knee) opened up extra run for Simons, who played his most minutes since Feb. 22. Though Simons produced well as a scorer during his time on the court, he'll likely move back into a sub-20-minute role against the Raptors on Sunday, when Lillard is expected to return to action.

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  • Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons: Cleared to play Thursday

    Simons (COVID-19 protocols) has been cleared to play in Thursday's game against the Heat, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.

    Simons' status has vacillated over the last couple of days, but after being listed as questionable Wednesday night, he's now been cleared to return to action. Nassir Little (COVID-19 protocols) will also be available for the Blazers.

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  • Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons: Now questionable Thursday

    Simons (COVID-19 protocols) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against Miami, Aaron Fentress of The Oregonian reports.

    Earlier Wednesday, the Blazers listed both Simons and Nassir Little as out, but the pair has now been bumped up to questionable. It's clearly a step in the right direction, though it remains unclear whether either player will be available.

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  • Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons: Remains out at Miami

    Simons (COVID-19 protocols) will not play in Thursday's game against the Heat, Blazers reporter Casey Holdahl reports.

    Simons entered the league's health and safety protocols earlier this week, and Thursday will mark his second straight absence. With the Blazers entering a back-to-back set, there's a good chance Simons will miss Friday's game at Orlando, as well.

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  • Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons: Out for COVID protocols

    Simons is in the health and safety protocols, and won't play Tuesday against the Nets, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.

    Simons and Nassir Little are both late additions to the injury report and unavailable to play versus Brooklyn. It's unclear if either player will miss additional time beyond Tuesday's contest.

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  • Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons: Wins 2021 Dunk Contest

    Simons took home the Slam Dunk Contest crown at halftime of Sunday's All-Star Game.

    With no fans and socially distanced judges, the event didn't carry its normal weight, but all three of Simons, Cassius Stanley and Obi Toppin got up for some impressive dunks. Toppin and Simons vanquished Stanley in the opening round, with Simons sealing his spot by donning a Tracy McGrady Raptors jersey and throwing down a tribute dunk honoring the Hall-of-Famer. In the final, Toppin opted for a between-the-legs dunk from just inside the free throw line, while Simons took a more creative approach, rising up in an attempt to plant a kiss on the front of the rim before throwing it down. While he ultimately whiffed on the kiss by a few inches, the judges still favored the third-year guard in a 3-2 decision.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 181 lbs
Birthplace: Longwood, FL
Age: 22
Experience: 3