Toronto Raptors Sign Guard Kobi Simmons to 10-Day Contract

Kobi Simmons of the Raptors 905 (image source: X / @Raptors905)

In a move to bolster their roster, the Toronto Raptors have announced the signing of guard Kobi Simmons to a 10-day contract. The team revealed the news on Monday, withholding the specific financial terms of the deal in accordance with their policy.

Standing tall at 6-foot-5 and weighing 180 pounds, Simmons arrives with an impressive resume from his recent exploits with the Raptors 905 in the NBA G League. Throughout the current season, Simmons has been a standout performer, averaging 15.9 points, 4.9 assists, and 4.1 rebounds per game over 23 appearances, 19 of which he started. His contributions on the court have been crucial, with an average playing time of 31.6 minutes per game. Notably, Simmons boasts shooting percentages of .438 from the field, .388 from beyond the arc, and an impressive .830 from the free-throw line. His knack for scoring has been evident, having reached double figures in 19 out of 23 games, including six instances of scoring over 20 points. A standout moment in his career came on March 11th when he tallied a career-high 36 points against Osceola.

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Simmons entered the NBA scene in 2017 as an undrafted prospect before later signing with the Memphis Grizzlies. Since then, he has gained valuable experience across various teams including stints with Cleveland and Charlotte. Over his NBA career, Simmons has maintained averages of 5.3 points, 1.9 assists, and 1.4 rebounds per game, with 38 appearances to his name, including 12 starts.

Before making his mark in the professional league, Simmons honed his skills at the collegiate level, representing Arizona during the 2016-17 season. His contributions played a pivotal role in securing the Wildcats’ Pac-12 championship.

The addition of Simmons to the Raptors’ roster adds depth and versatility to the team as they continue to navigate the challenges of the NBA season. Fans eagerly anticipate witnessing Simmons’ impact on the court as he dons the Raptors jersey during his tenure with the team.

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