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Bobby Simmons
Bobby Simmons.jpg
New Jersey Nets  – No. 21
Small forward/Shooting guard
Born June 2, 1980 (1980-06-02) (age 29)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 228 lb (103 kg)
League NBA
Salary $11,242,667[1]
High school Simeon (Chicago)
College DePaul
Draft 2nd round, 42nd overall, 2001
Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 2001–present
Former teams Washington Wizards (2001–2003)
Los Angeles Clippers (2003–2005)
Milwaukee Bucks (2005–2008)
Awards 2004–05 NBA Most Improved Player
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Bobby Simmons (born June 2, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player for the New Jersey Nets of the NBA.

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College career

Simmons played three years of college basketball for DePaul University.

Professional career

Simmons was selected in the second round (42nd pick overall) of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. Simmons's draft rights were traded to the Washington Wizards for Predrag Drobnjak on June 27, 2001.

Simmons was traded by the Wizards on September 11, 2002, shortly before the start of the 2002–03 NBA season, to the Detroit Pistons with Hubert Davis and Richard Hamilton for Jerry Stackhouse, Brian Cardinal, and Ratko Varda. He was released by the Pistons on September 24 and, less than two weeks later, signed with the Wizards again on October 10. Later, Simmons signed a free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on September 26, 2003.

The 6'6", 228 lb small forward had a breakout year during the 2004–05 NBA season with the Los Angeles Clippers in which he averaged a career-high 16.4 points per game. He was rewarded for his stellar play with the NBA Most Improved Player Award.

He signed a free-agent contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on August 8, 2005, shortly after the new collective bargaining agreement was finalized. Since his breakout year with the Clippers, Simmons has struggled to reach the same level of play. In his first year with the Bucks, his points, rebounds and shooting percentages all declined. Then in 2006, an ankle injury forced him to miss the entire 2006–07 season.

For his career, Simmons has averaged 10.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.0 steals.

Bobby Simmons was traded along with Yi Jianlian to The New Jersey Nets for Richard Jefferson on June 26, 2008, just a few hours before that year's NBA Draft.[2] While his season was not as productive as he personally would have liked, he managed to finish 5th in the league in 3 point shooting percentage.

Personal life

Simmons co-owns a clothing boutique in Chicago called "Succezz"; it is only boutique in the city that allows the consumer to build their own shoe.

Since coming to New Jersey, he has become a big fan of R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn.

He is an official member of Nike's Jordan brand.

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
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Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Washington 30 3 11.4 .453 .286 .733 1.7 .6 .4 .2 3.7
2002–03 Washington 36 2 10.5 .393 .000 .914 2.1 .6 .3 .1 3.3
2003–04 L.A. Clippers 56 8 24.6 .394 .167 .834 4.7 1.7 .9 .3 7.8
2004–05 L.A. Clippers 75 74 37.3 .466 .435 .846 5.9 2.7 1.4 .2 16.4
2005–06 Milwaukee 75 74 33.8 .453 .420 .825 4.4 2.3 1.1 .3 13.4
2007–08 Milwaukee 70 21 21.7 .421 .351 .757 3.2 1.1 .7 .1 7.6
2008–09 New Jersey 71 44 24.4 .449 .447 .741 3.9 1.3 .7 .1 7.8
Career 413 226 25.9 .443 .408 .823 4.1 1.7 .9 .1 9.7

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Milwaukee 5 5 31.8 .333 .417 .000 3.6 2.0 1.8 .2 6.6
Career 5 5 31.8 .333 .417 .000 3.6 2.0 1.8 .2 6.6

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Preceded by
Zach Randolph
NBA Most Improved Player
2004–05
Succeeded by
Boris Diaw

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