Simmons returned to the G-League Saturday and started in Saturday's win over the Wisconsin Herd. He scored two points and grabbed one rebound in nine minutes of play.
Simmons had fallen out of the rotation with the Grizzlies, despite the team dealing with a few injuries. The Arizona product had averaged 15 minutes of run during his 12 games with the Grizzlies, posting 3.8 points, 1.6 boards and one assist per contest.
Simmons (undisclosed) is no longer listed on the injury report for Thursday's game against the Pistons.
Simmons has played in just one of the last 12 games, partly due to injury, but also because he appeared to fallen out of the regular rotation. For that reason, Simmons may not see the floor despite being removed from the injury report Thursday.
The exact reasoning behind Simmons' absence is a unclear, but it's a bit unfortunate, as he likely would've seen some time with half the roster out with injuries. Look for Simmons to attempt to return ahead of Thursday's matchup with the Pistons.
Simmons could be set for a slight uptick in minutes in the absence of Tyreke Evans (illness) Friday against the Clippers.
Simmons has spent most of the year in the G-League, but he's made a handful of NBA cameos as the Grizzlies continues to battle a number of backcourt injuries. With both Evans and Ben McLemore out of action Friday -- in addition to Mike Conley -- Simmons will likely be a part of the rotation off the bench, as was the case Wednesday against San Antonio, when he played 14 minutes and had six points and two steals. That contest represented his first NBA action in three weeks.
With the Grizzlies dealing with a myriad of injuries, including Tyreke Evans (illness), Simmons has been called up to help provide some depth in the backcourt. It seems unlikely he'll see significant run, however.
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