Simmons signed a one-year contract with the Hornets on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The former Arizona standout is yet to find a permanent home in the NBA, but he'll head to Charlotte and attempt to make the final roster out of training camp. If Simmons is able to stick, he could find some opportunity behind Terry Rozier and Devonte' Graham on what's expected to be a rebuilding team.
Simmons was held out of Wednesday's game against the Swarm due to a groin injury.
Simmons has interchanged between the starting point guard or shooting guard most nights, averaging 32.4 minutes and 17.1 points per contest. It's unclear how long Simmons might be out given the Charge just came off the G League All-Star break, but so long as he's absent, expect some combination of Schoohie Smith and Levi Randolph to maintain major minutes in the backcourt.
The Cavaliers released Simmons from his 10-day contract Monday.
After acquiring two players via trade (Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin) and dealing away only one (Rodney Hood), Simmons was cut loose to make roster room for the new pickups. SImmons, who made one two-minute appearance during his brief time with Cleveland, will likely head back to the Cavaliers' G League affiliate, the Canton Charge, assuming no other NBA teams are willing to immediately bring him aboard on a 10-day deal.
Simmons was recalled from the G League on Saturday.
Simmons has appeared in 32 games for the Canton Charge this season, averaging 16.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 32.2 minutes. He will be available for Saturday's NBA game against the Mavericks. He signed a 10-day contract with the Cavs on Jan. 27 but has yet to see NBA action.
Simmons was assigned to the Canton Charge on Friday.
Simmons was recalled from the G League on Thursday, but he failed to see any playing time with the Cavs. He'll be available for the Charge in time for Saturday's contest.
The Cavaliers recalled Simmons from the G League's Canton Charge on Thursday.
Simmons suited up for Canton in their 94-86 loss to the Maine Red Claws on Wednesday, finishing with 10 points (3-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block over 33 minutes. He'll likely stick around with the Cavaliers for their next game Saturday against the Mavericks while he continues to play on a 10-day deal.
Simmons was assigned to the G League on Tuesday, Spencer Davies of BBallInsiders reports.
With the Cavaliers not playing again until Saturday, Simmons will presumably be given some run in the G League. He inked a 10-day deal on Sunday.
Simmons inked a 10-day contract with the Cavaliers on Sunday.
The 10-day stint will provide Simmons with a small window to prove his staying power. Simmons has started all but one his 30 games in the G League this season. He averaged 17.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.
Simmons scored 15 points (6-13 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT) while compiling three rebounds, three assists and two steals in the loss Friday to the Herd.
Simmons continues to play to his G League career averages, tallying 17.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists through 29 games this season. Those numbers are only marginally better than his 2017-18 figures with the Hustle, in which Simmons participated in 26 contests.
Simmons scored 20 points (9-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt) and tallied four rebounds, four assists and a steal in the win Thursday over Long Island.
Simmons played 27 minutes, the most of anyone on the Charge, as the team scored 151 points in a game that quickly got out of hand. He'll look to build upon his 15.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.3 assist per game averages when Canton travels home to take on Windy City.
Simmons was waived by the Cavaliers on Saturday, Sam Amico of AmicoHoops.net reports.
Simmons wasn't able to impress the coaching staff enough to warrant an NBA roster spot. He appeared in 32 games for the Grizzlies last season, averaging 6.1 points, 2.1 assists and 1.6 boards in 20.1 minutes. He'll presumably spend time in the G-League this season.
Simmons signed a one-year deal with the Cavaliers on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Simmons has a chance to provide depth at the guard positions for the Cavaliers this season but won't likely ever be slotted into a recurring role in the rotation. The 21-year-old averaged 6.1 points and 2.1 assists on 20.1 minutes per game over 32 outings with the Grizzlies last year.
Simmons was waived by the Grizzlies on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Simmons played about 150 more minutes in the G-League than in the NBA last season, though managed to start 12 games for the Grizzlies. However, his overall play wasn't enough to convince management to hang onto him. Simmons will presumably look for more work in the G-League, where he averaged 15.1 points, 3.8 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.0 steals across 30.9 minutes.
Simmons had 23 points (6-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 10-12 FT), six rebounds, three steals and two assists in 28 minutes during Monday's 97-92 summer league loss to Portland.
Simmons rounded out his time in Vegas with a nice all-around performance. While he didn't shoot the ball all that well, he was able to get to the free-throw line with some regularity and chipped in with three steals. He is fighting to be Mike Conley's primary backup once the regular season begins but he will need to continue to impress across training camp and the preseason.
Simmons produced 15 points (3-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 8-8 FT), seven assists, three rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes during Sunday's 82-73 summer league victory over the 76ers.
Simmons had a nice all-around game despite some poor shooting from the field. The seven assists were nice and were clearly a team-high. The Grizzlies have some bodies returning this season and have recruited during the offseason which means Simmons is far from a lock to make the final roster.
Simmons recorded 13 points (3-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-6 FT), two rebounds and an assist across 20 minutes in Saturday's Vegas Summer League second-round win over the Jazz
With all the time Simmons logged with the team last year, one would think that his job was safe in the rotation, but Simmons didn't get summoned to the Summer League by accident. Memphis intends to compete, and there's a logjam in the backcourt depth chart. Kyle Anderson's arrival and Mike Conley's return don't bode well for Simmons, and if he doesn't impress in training camp this season, he could be on the outside looking in.
Simmons is getting Thursday's summer league game against the Thunder off for rest, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports.
Through six summer league contests, Simmons is averaging 14.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. He played 643 minutes for the Grizzlies last season, though may have trouble reaching that mark again in 2017-18, as the team will be more focused on competing for the playoffs.
Simmons offered 15 points (4-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 7-9 FT), two rebounds and one steal across 23 minutes during the Grizzlies' 86-56 loss to the Magic in a Las Vegas Summer League contest Sunday.
Simmons averaged an impressive 17.0 points (on 51.0 percent shooting), 2.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals across 26.3 minutes in three games of Utah Summer League play, and he'd poured in 12 points in the Grizzlies' Vegas opener. Sunday's effort was therefore his fifth straight solid offensive performance, certainly a welcome sign from a player that flashed some upside while scoring in double digits in three of the last four games of the 2017-18 regular season. Simmons should continue logging robust minutes during his remaining time in Vegas, but he'll likely face a steep climb to playing time during the coming campaign.
Simmons had 21 points (8-13 FG, 2-3 3PT, 3-6 FT), three assists and two rebounds in Monday's summer league win over the Hawks.
The second-year point guard finished second on the team in scoring behind Jaren Jackson (29 points) and did efficient work in his 27 minutes of action. Simmons, a 2017 second-round pick, will battle for reserve minutes next season but is highly unlikely to be fantasy relevant, even in deeper formats.
Simmons compiled 15 points (4-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), five assists, and one rebound in 33 minutes during Wednesday's 137-123 loss to the Thunder.
Simmons reached double figures in scoring in three of the final four games to finish 2017-18. His three-point shooting and assist-to-turover ratio leave plenty to be desired. Nevertheless, Simmons is a spark plug who performed admirably to end the campaign.
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