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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Simons scored six points (2-3 FG, 2-3 3Pt) over 10 minutes in Thursday's win over the Kings.
Simons was efficient on his field-goal tries -- which all came from deep -- in the victory, but he didn't spend enough time on the court to make a viable fantasy impact. The third-year guard is averaging only 10.8 minutes per contest over his past five games, which has resulted in a nosedive in fantasy value. Simons had built some intrigue during a nine-game stretch in February during which he drained 2.9 three-pointers per game and averaged 12.1 points per contest, but that now feels like the distant past.
Simons tallied 16 points (4-10 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, one assist and one steal over 30 minutes in Friday's 129-110 win over the Cavaliers.
Simons saw plenty of playing time against the Cavaliers on Friday, and he recorded a double-digit scoring total for a fifth consecutive game while shooting 44.4 percent from beyond the arc. Across the past five matchups, Simons is averaging 12.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists over 22.4 minutes per game.
Simons had 12 points (4-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three assists, one rebound and one steal in 18 minutes during Saturday's 110-99 loss to the Knicks.
The 21-year-old is still facing a minutes restriction of 20 minutes while returning from a hamstring injury, but he's still proving productive off the bench. Simons should continue to have a regular role off the bench for Portland.
Simons will face another minutes restriction in Saturday's game against the Knicks, Jay Allen of NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 reports.
Simons was limited to 19 minutes in Thursday's game, and his playing time will be restricted once again Saturday. He could continue to see a slight uptick in playing time as he returns to full health, but coach Terry Stotts didn't specify how much he'll play against the Knicks.
Simons will face a restriction of roughly 20 minutes in Thursday's game against the 76ers, Blazers radio host Jay Allen reports.
With Damian Lillard (abdomen) out, this was shaping up to be a potential high-minute night for Simons, but he tweaked his hamstring earlier in the week, so the Blazers will play it safe with his workload. Simons will come off the bench with Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood comprising the starting backcourt.
Simons (hamstring) is not on the injury report for Thursday's game against the 76ers.
Simons aggravated a hamstring injury during Tuesday's game against the Wizards, but he's absent from the injury report ahead of Thursday's action against the Sixers. With Damian Lillard (abdominal) questionable, Simons is in line to potentially get the start at point guard.
Coach Terry Stotts said Simons aggravated a hamstring injury during Tuesday's win over the Wizards, Jay Allen of NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 reports.
The 21-year-old was averaging 15.8 points in 27.4 minutes over the previous five games, and the hamstring issue helps explain why he was limited to three points (1-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt) in 14 minutes Tuesday. Simons should be considered questionable for Thursday's matchup with the Sixers until the team updates his status.
Simons supplied 15 points (5-15 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, three rebounds and two blocks across 30 minutes Monday in the Trail Blazers' 134-106 loss to the Bucks.
The blowout nature of the contest helped Simons reach a new season-high in minutes while Damian Lillard's playing time took a hit, but the third-year guard had already been averaging 26.8 minutes over the past four games. Thanks to the absences of CJ McCollum (foot), Jusuf Nurkic (wrist) and Derrick Jones (foot), Simons looks like he'll be able to maintain a steady 25-to-30-minute role for the foreseeable future, giving him value for fantasy managers in 12- or 14-team leagues looking for scoring and three-point production.
Simons provided 14 points (5-13 FG, 4-9 3Pt) and eight rebounds across 28 minutes in Thursday's 104-101 loss to the Rockets.
Simons is just one of a host of guards called upon to absorb CJ McCollum's lost production, but the former 2019 first-round pick has youth on his side and is a better long-term solution for Portland's plans. We saw flashes of what he could do last season, but this is probably the most useful spot he's encountered in his third year with the team. While he's not a reliable source for production in seasonal leagues, he presents decent value in DFS formats while McCollum is sidelined.
Simons went for 26 points (10-17 FG, 6-10 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes during Monday's 125-122 loss to the Thunder.
Simons saw a sizeable amount of playing time after it was later revealed that Rodney Hood (thigh contusion) was a late-scratch. We have seen this before from Simons and while the scoring is intriguing, he typically offers very little else. The Trail Blazers are adopting a group approach when it comes to covering for C.J. McCollum (foot) and so a clear pickup is tough to nail down.
Simons recorded 16 points (6-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt), three rebounds and two assists across 23 minutes Sunday in the Trail Blazers' 116-113 win over the Knicks.
The minutes were a new season high for Simons, who looks primed to see at least a slightly increased role on the second unit while CJ McCollum (foot) is out for at least one month. Though he took advantage of the playing time Sunday, Simons has largely struggled in the minimal opportunities he's received this season. Over 12 appearances, Simons is averaging 5.2 points in 11.6 minutes per game, but he's shooting just 35.6 percent from the field.
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