The Los Angeles Clippers brought in Bobby Simmons on a ten day contract when they were looking for more depth at the swingman position. Simmons put up 13 points in a win against the Sacramento Kings, and although he hasn't put in more than two field goals a game, he was signed to a second ten day contract after the first one expired.
Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles reports.
"Bobby’s done a really good job on team defense and gets his hand on a lot of balls," Del Negro said. "He’s a really good guy. He’s a pro. I’ve really liked him. I know [Clippers general manager] Neil [Olshey] has liked him."
"I’m just trying to win games and play well," Simmons said. "I’ve just tried to approach this in a professional way and come in and do what you need to do get better. I just want to be a good piece of the puzzle and go out there and do whatever coach asks me to do."
The Clippers do need as much depth at the shooting guard and small forward position to support Chris Paul running the show and Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan powering things on the inside. Without that offensive presence, Los Angeles immediately becomes eminently beatable. Even if Simmons can come off the bench and provide only a temporary sparkplug, he is shooting 39% from three point range, a percentage they'll need to make his deal worth it.
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