The Los Angeles Clippers today signed forward Bobby Simmons to a 10-day contract.
Simmons, the 29th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2011-12 season, averaged 13.5 points and 7.6 rebounds in 21 games played for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League this season. Simmons also played ten games for the Bighorns during the 2010-11 season after playing two games with the San Antonio Spurs.
This marks Simmons’ second stint with the Clippers, having last played in Los Angeles during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 campaigns. He turned in his most productive NBA season while with the Clippers in 2004, tallying career-highs of 16.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists, garnering the NBA’s Most Improved Player award that season.
A nine-year NBA veteran, Simmons has averaged 9.4 points and 4.0 rebounds over his career while connecting on 44% of his field goals and 40% of his three-point field goal attempts.