Sep 29th, 2007 by Inside Hoops
The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired forward Cedric Simmons from the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for guard David Wesley, Cavaliers General Manager Danny Ferry announced today.
Simmons, 21, was selected in the first round (15th overall pick) of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Hornets. In 43 games (four starts) during the 2006-07 season, he averaged 2.9 points and 2.5 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per game.
“Cedric is a young, talented player,” said Ferry. “We look forward to participating in his continued development here in Cleveland.”
Simmons tied career highs in both points (10) and rebounds (9) versus Denver on Dec. 29, 2006. Wesley, who signed with the Cavs as a free agent on September 5, 2006, played in 35 games (five starts) for the Cavs, posting averages of 2.1 points and 1.1 assists in 10.1 minutes per game.