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.
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 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.
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