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Kobi Simmons Agrees To One-Year Deal With Hornets

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Kobi Simmons Agrees To One-Year Deal With Hornets 

Post#1 » by Snidely FC » Tue Sep 3, 2019 7:29 pm

The 6’5″ guard emerged as an undrafted steal in his rookie year of 2017-18. He appeared in 32 games (12 starts) en route to producing 6.1 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game on 42.3% field goal shooting. For an undrafted rookie, these were huge feats, not to mention he received 20.1 minutes per contest from the Grizzlies while playing on a two-way contract.

While Kobi Simmons was hoping for a leap up the depth chart and a leap off the two-way contract, experienced veterans continue to take precedence. Kobi fits the label as a “combo-guard” type, much like Harrison, Carter, and Temple, but that is not the plan that Memphis had in mind. With the way Simmons can slice and dice through the lane and dish off a crafty pass, the team needed him to be a facilitating point guard. At times, he wants to do too much and hoist shot attempts.

Yes, Kobi Simmons was still encompassing a two-way contract, but he has too much talent to be stashed in the G-League for the entire season. If anything, this move is a way for the Memphis Grizzlies to allow Kobi to find a new team offering a better role. It is no longer a question of if he belongs in the NBA. It is a matter of “where?”

https://bealestreetbears.com/2018/08/28/three-reasons-memphis-grizzlies-ended-kobi-simmons-project/
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Post#2 » by truthbtold21 » Tue Sep 3, 2019 7:49 pm

Let's see what he can do
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Post#3 » by BigSlam » Tue Sep 3, 2019 7:59 pm

Seems like a double up of the Martin twin that we drafted (the passer one, not the shooter one).

We should call him Kobi Martin.

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Post#4 » by 316Hornets » Tue Sep 3, 2019 8:24 pm

They should put some Simmons mattresses at the arena in case people want to sleep during the game.
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Post#5 » by azcatz11 » Tue Sep 3, 2019 10:01 pm

I hope he makes some noise for ya'll - he's very athletic and smooth. If his shot is falling he can be a valuable backup for you guys!
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Post#6 » by KEMBAtheMETEOR » Tue Sep 3, 2019 11:03 pm

I would've started him before giving Terry Rozier that contract
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Post#7 » by Radu_Hornets » Wed Sep 4, 2019 1:34 am

what is the front office trying to say ?

“We’re totally fine in the front court, by the way Devonte, we have no faith in you, last season we signed a bad old point guard, and now, we’re overloading the position in order to be sure we won’t rely on you too much.”
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Post#8 » by SWedd523 » Wed Sep 4, 2019 2:05 am

Radu_Hornets wrote:what is the front office trying to say ?


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Post#9 » by Vanderbilt_Grad » Wed Sep 4, 2019 12:59 pm

Nah. It was pretty clear that the Hornets are likely to need a third PG. Cody is a good ball-handling SG/SF, but he was barely a PG in College, let alone the NBA.
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Post#10 » by Robot Rock » Wed Sep 4, 2019 1:41 pm

God this lineup is gonna be hilarious.
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Post#11 » by Snidely FC » Wed Sep 4, 2019 1:49 pm

Radu_Hornets wrote:what is the front office trying to say ?

“We’re totally fine in the front court, by the way Devonte, we have no faith in you, last season we signed a bad old point guard, and now, we’re overloading the position in order to be sure we won’t rely on you too much.”

Sportrac shows the contract as an Exhibit 10 so he's got to make the team first, from that perspective i think he's competing more with Joe Chealey and Caleb Martin than with Devonte Graham
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Post#12 » by Snidely FC » Wed Sep 4, 2019 2:03 pm

btw he was Malik Beasley's backcourt mate in high school:
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Post#13 » by Snidely FC » Wed Sep 4, 2019 2:04 pm

and looks like an interesting player - maybe not strong enough for the nba?
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Post#14 » by Radu_Hornets » Wed Sep 4, 2019 11:22 pm

:evil: yes
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Radu_Hornets wrote:what is the front office trying to say ?

“We’re totally fine in the front court, by the way Devonte, we have no faith in you, last season we signed a bad old point guard, and now, we’re overloading the position in order to be sure we won’t rely on you too much.”

Sportrac shows the contract as an Exhibit 10 so he's got to make the team first, from that perspective i think he's competing more with Joe Chealey and Caleb Martin than with Devonte Graham


The way they share the news is always confusing. I was surprised because I read “one year deal with the hornets”.

The fact that it’s an Exhibit 10 is more understandable. This guy scored multiple 20pts with the grizzlies, he’s intriguing to be honest !
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Post#15 » by Radu_Hornets » Wed Sep 4, 2019 11:29 pm

I watched a few of the highlights videos, he’s definitely Better than joe Chealey and Caleb Martin. He should make the team compared to those two.

He’s quick, athletic, willing to defend. The only thing that bothers me a bit is his shot. Doesn’t look confident shooting the 3 yet.
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