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Cedric Simmons
C - 6'9, 235lbs - 38 years old - 3 years of NBA experience
Free agent - Signed with Ryukyu Golden Kings
  • Birthdate: 01/03/1986
  • Drafted (NBA): 15th pick, 2006
  • Pre-draft team: North Carolina State
  • Country: USA/Bulgaria
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Andrew Vye (YouFirst Sports)
2006 NBA DraftNBADrafted 15th overall by New Orleans.
4th July, 2006NBASigned four year, $7,559,001 rookie scale contract with New Orleans. Included team options for 2008/09 and 2009/10.
29th September, 2007NBATraded by New Orleans to Cleveland in exchange for David Wesley and cash.
31st October, 2007NBACleveland exercised 2008/09 team option.
2nd January, 2008D-LeagueAssigned by Cleveland to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
11th January, 2008D-LeagueRecalled by Cleveland from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
21st February, 2008NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Cleveland to Chicago, along with Larry Hughes, Shannon Brown and Drew Gooden, and along with Ira Newble and Donyell Marshall to Seattle, in exchange for Ben Wallace, Joe Smith and a 2009 second round pick (#46, Danny Green) from Chicago, and Wally Szczerbiak and Delonte West from Seattle.
15th March, 2008D-LeagueAssigned by Chicago to Iowa Energy of the D-League.
2nd April, 2008D-LeagueRecalled by Chicago from Iowa Energy of the D-League.
31st October, 2008NBAChicago declined 2009/10 team option.
18th February, 2009NBATraded by Chicago, along with Andres Nocioni, Michael Ruffin and Drew Gooden, to Sacramento in exchange for John Salmons and Brad Miller.
23rd August, 2009GreeceSigned a one year contract with Peristeri.
22nd September, 2009GreeceReleased by Peristeri.
4th December, 2009D-LeagueAcquired by Idaho Stampede.
14th January, 2010D-LeagueLeft Idaho Stampede.
20th January, 2010ChinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Dongguan.
2nd April, 2010GreeceSigned for the remainder of the season and through 2011 with Kavala.
10th August, 2011SpainSigned a one year contract with Estudiantes Madrid.
17th August, 2012ItalySigned a one year contract with Enel Brindisi.
18th April, 2013ItalySigned a one year extension with Enel Brindisi.
1st July, 2013ItalyLeft Enel Brindisi.
1st July, 2013GreeceSigned a three year contract with Olympiakos.
4th November, 2014GreeceReleased by Olympiakos.
8th November, 2014ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Enel Brindisi.
20th March, 2015ItalyLeft Enel Brindisi.
8th August, 2015TurkeySigned a one year contract with Gaziantepspor.
22nd August, 2015TurkeyReleased by Gaziantepspor.
28th January, 2016IsraelSigned a two week contract with Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
14th February, 2016SpainSigned for the remainder of the season with Sevilla.
17th February, 2016SpainSigning cancelled due to failed physical.
19th August, 2016MontenegroSigned a two week tryout with Buducnost.
27th November, 2016EstoniaSigned for the remainder of the season with Kalev/Cramo.
1st August, 2017EstoniaRe-signed by Kalev/Cramo to a one year contract.
Career Moves
2004 - 2006North Carolina State (NCAA)
June 2006 - September 2007New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
September 2007 - February 2008Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
February 2008 - February 2009Chicago Bulls (NBA)
February 2009 - June 2009Sacramento Kings (NBA)
July 2009Denver Nuggets (Summer League)
August 2009 - September 2009Peristeri (Greece)
December 2009 - January 2010Idaho Stampede (D-League)
January 2010 - April 2010Dongguan (China)
April 2010 - June 2010Kavala (Greece)
July 2010Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
July 2010Minnesota Timberwolves (Summer League)
July 2010 - June 2011Kavala (Greece)
August 2011 - June 2012Estudiantes (Spain)
July 2012Utah Jazz (Summer League)
August 2012 - July 2013Enel Brindisi (Italy)
July 2013 - November 2014Olympiakos (Greece)
November 2014 - March 2015Enel Brindisi (Italy)
August 2015Gaziantepspor (Turkey)
January 2016 - February 2016Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel)
February 2016Sevilla (Spain)
August 2016 - September 2016Buducnost (Montenegro)
November 2016 - June 2018Kalev/Cramo (Estonia)
Articles about Cedric Simmons

July 14, 2010

Cedric Simmons

Simmons was covered in the Sixers summer league roster round-up of last week. He averaged 6.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 turnovers per game.

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July 6, 2010

Cedric Simmons

The first season of Simmons's professional career outside of the NBA was disjointed and largely underwhelming. He started it with Peristeri in Greece, but was released in preseason, and returned to America to play in the D-League. After 13 games with the Idaho Stampede - in which he averaged 14.8ppg, 7.1rpg and 2.9bpg - Simmons left to go play in China, where he averaged 19/9/2 for the Dongguan New Century Leopards. But if those numbers look impressive, then the competition in which they came need to be considered; the D-League and the CBA are both stat-friendly places, particularly for big men. Simmons bookended his season with a return to Greece, where he averaged 3.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks for Kavala/Panorama.

Simmons did not improve during his time in the NBA, and he needed to improve a lot to even come close to justifying his draft position. As it is, he remains an athlete 6'9 forward with good shot blocking instincts and absolutely no offensive game whatsoever. Philly could use a defensive big man, but this isn't it.

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April 24, 2010

- Cedric Simmons

Simmons fell out of the NBA this past summer without so much as a training camp contract. He first went to Greece to play for Peristeri, but was released before the season started. Simmons then returned to America to join the Idaho Stampede of the D-League, and averaged 14.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.9 blocks in 13 games. He then was bought out of his contract to go to China, where he played 20 games for the Dongguan New Century Leopards and averaged 18.7 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 35 minutes per game. After completing the season with the playoffless Leopards, Simmons returned to Greece to try to help Kavala avoid relegation. In 2 games with the team he has totalled 26 minutes, 8 points and 7 rebounds. Kavala lost both.

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March 7, 2010

- Cedric Simmons: 34.1mpg, 16.9ppg, 8.5rpg, 0.7apg, 3.2fpg, 0.9spg, 1.6bpg, 58% FG, 0% 3PT, 65% FT

Unusually, DongGuan (not to be confused with Guangdong) have spent half of this season playing with only one import. They started the season with Johnson and Tate, but Johnson played in only one game before leaving (subsequently joining the D-League), and Cedric Simmons didn't arrive until 16 games later. Tate left after 16 to be replaced by Kelley, and the Simmons and Kelley duo is what Dongguan have now.

Simmons started the year with Peristeri in Greece, but was released in preseason. He then came back to America and the D-League, but played in only 13 games for the Idaho Stampede (14.8ppg, 7.1rpg, 3.6fpg, 2.9bpg) before getting the call-up to China. Doesn't matter what league he plays in, though; he's not a good rebounder. One defensive rebounder every 7 minutes in China? That'll have to go up.

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