Bobby Simmons (born June 2, 1980) in Chicago, IL) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... This article is about the largest city of Illinois. ... Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ...
Simmons played three years of college basketball for DePaul University before being selected in the second round (42nd pick overall) of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. DePaul University DePaul University is a Big East Conference university in Chicago that was founded by the Vincentians in 1898. ... The 2001 NBA draft occurred on June 27, 2001. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics to their fans) are a National Basketball Association team based in Seattle, Washington. ...
The 6'6", 228lb small forward had a breakout season during the 2004-05 campaign with the Los Angeles Clippers in which he averaged a career-high 16.39 points per game. He was rewarded for his stellar play with the NBA Most Improved Player Award. The Los Angeles Clippers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... NBA Most Improved Player Award The annual award is presented to a National Basketball Association (NBA) player who has made a dramatic improvement from the previous season or seasons. ...
Simmons signed a free agent contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on August 8, 2005 shortly after the new collective bargining agreement was finalized. The Milwaukee Bucks are a National Basketball Association team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...
Simmons' contract ended at the same time that Jordan's reign in Washington came to a close.
Initially Simmons, who goes about 6'7 and 230 pounds, played a lot more of the small forward position but this year was different; over the summer, he had been doing an incredible amount of work on his ball-handling and shooting.
Now, it's true that Simmons is often on the receiving end of passes that lead to his shots but that is as much a result of the passer as it is him moving without the ball very well.
Simmons is the first Clipper to be honored with the Most Improved Player award since it was presented following the 1985-86 season when Alvin Robertson of the San Antonio Spurs was presented with the award.
Simmons received a total of 384 points, including 59 first-place votes, from a panel of 123 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada.
Simmons was originally drafted out of DePaul in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Seattle Sonics, before having his draft rights traded to the Washington Wizards.
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