The rookie's scoring total paced the Trail Blazers' second unit and served as Simons' first double-digit scoring effort over three exhibitions. The 19-year-old should continue to receive a fair share of seasoning for what remains of the exhibition slate before likely spending significant time developing in the G-League this coming season.
The 2018 first-round pick came off the bench for the second time in as many exhibitions. Simons couldn't find the net from the field after shooting 50.0 percent on six attempts in his preseason debut last Saturday, leading to a very modest stat line. The 19-year-old will presumably be brought along slowly in his first season, likely spending the majority of the campaign in the G-League will honing his ample supply of raw talent.
Simons (hip) is available to play in Tuesday's summer league final against the Lakers.
Simons was ruled out of Monday's semifinal with a left hip contusion, but is apparently well enough to be available a day later. It's good news for the severity of the injury, as the Trail Blazers would be unwilling to risk playing their 2018 first-round pick if there was even the slightest cause for concern.
Simons has been ruled out of Monday's summer league semifinal against the Grizzlies with a left hip contusion.
The Blazers are likely being cautious with their first round draft pick in past year's draft, not wanting to risk anything in summer league. Simons was averaging 20.8 minutes per contest this summer, averaging 11.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in that time. His status for the championship game, should Portland advance, is unknown at this time.
Simons posted 20 points (6-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four rebounds, an assist and a steal across 18 minutes in Thursday's 95-69 Summer League playoff win over the Hawks.
Portland took the youngster straight out of the IMG Academy with their first-round pick, and it obvious that the guard possesses a wealth of raw talent. He has certainly made his presence known in the Summer League, even though he's come off the bench in every contest. Portland has little need for his services in the short-term so it seems that a trip to the G-League is a likely scenario for Simons. There. he'll have time to develop and make an impact somewhere down the line.
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