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Cedric Simmons

Cedric Simmons
Free agent
Position Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1986-01-03) January 3, 1986
Shallotte, North Carolina
Nationality American / Bulgarian
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school West Brunswick
(Shallotte, North Carolina)
College NC State (2004–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
Pro career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2007 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
2007–2008 Cleveland Cavaliers
2008 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2008–2009 Chicago Bulls
2008 Iowa Energy
2009 Sacramento Kings
2009–2010 Idaho Stampede
2010 Dongguan Leopards
2010–2011 Kavala
2011–2012 Estudiantes
2012–2013 Enel Brindisi
2013–2014 Olympiacos
2014 Enel Brindisi
Career highlights and awards

Cedric "Ced" Tremaine Simmons (born January 3, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Enel Brindisi of the Lega Basket Serie A. He was born in the United States, but also holds Bulgarian citizenship, and has played for the senior men's Bulgarian national basketball team.[1] A 6'9", 235 lb (107 kg). power forward-center (basketball), Simmons was selected by the NBA team the New Orleans Hornets, in the first round (15th overall pick) of the 2006 NBA Draft.

Contents

  • College career 1
  • Professional career 2
  • Bulgarian national team 3
  • Personal life 4
  • NBA career statistics 5
    • Regular season 5.1
  • References 6
  • External links 7

College career

Simmons played college basketball at North Carolina State University with the N.C. State Wolfpack. As a sophomore, he averaged 11.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 2.5 blocks per game.

Professional career

On September 29, 2007, Simmons was traded to the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, in exchange for guard David Wesley.[2] On February 21, 2008, Simmons was traded to the Chicago Bulls, in a three-team trade, along with Drew Gooden, Larry Hughes, and Shannon Brown, in exchange for Ben Wallace and Joe Smith.[3] On February 18, 2009, Simmons was traded to the Sacramento Kings, along with Drew Gooden and Andrés Nocioni, for Brad Miller and John Salmons.[4]

On December 4, 2009, he was signed by the Idaho Stampede of the NBA D-League. He signed with the Dongguan Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association the next month.[5] In August 2011, he signed with the Spanish League club Estudiantes.[6]

In August 2012, he joined the Italian League club New Basket Brindisi.[7] In July 2013, Simmons signed with the Greek League club Olympiacos.[8][9] On November 4, 2014, he parted ways with Olympiacos.[10] Four days later, he signed with his former team New Basket Brindisi.[11] After suffering a season-ending knee injury, he was replaced in the line-up by Micheal Eric on December 13, 2014.[12]

On August 8, 2015, he signed with Royal Halı Gaziantep.[13] However, later that month he parted ways with Gaziantep.[14]

Bulgarian national team

Simmons has been a member of the senior men's Bulgarian national basketball team. He played at the FIBA EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Tournament, where he averaged 10.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game.[15]

Personal life

On December 12, 2007, Simmons' girlfriend, Sabrina Acevedo, gave birth to the couple's son at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.[16]

NBA career statistics

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 New Orleans/Oklahoma City 43 4 12.4 .417 .000 .485 2.5 .3 .2 .5 2.9
2007–08 Cleveland 7 0 9.7 .333 .000 .000 2.1 .0 .3 .7 .6
2007–08 Chicago 7 0 2.7 .250 .000 .000 .4 .0 .0 .0 .6
2008–09 Chicago 11 0 5.5 .524 .000 .429 1.1 .2 .1 .4 2.5
2008–09 Sacramento 7 0 3.3 .000 .000 .500 .6 .0 .0 .0 .1
Career 75 4 9.4 .409 .000 .390 1.9 .2 .1 .4 2.2

References

  1. ^ Cedric Simmons in Bulgaria on his first minutes for the NT and PAO rumors.
  2. ^ "Cavaliers Acquire Cedric Simmons".  
  3. ^ "Bulls acquire Gooden and Hughes in three-team trade".  
  4. ^ "KINGS ACQUIRE FOUR PLAYERS IN THREE-TEAM TRADE".  
  5. ^ Cedric Simmons joins Chinese team.
  6. ^ Asefa Estudiantes lands former NBA Cedric Simmons.
  7. ^ Enel Brindisi lands Cedric Simmons
  8. ^ Euroleague.net OLYMPIACOS hands Simmons three-year deal.
  9. ^ .(Greek)Attikipress.gr Έκλεισε και ανακοινώνεται ο Σίμονς
  10. ^ Olympiacos, Cedric Simmons part ways
  11. ^ Cedric Simmons returns to Enel Brindisi
  12. ^ Brindisi, sembra conclusa la trattativa con il pivot, sarà Michael Eric il sostituto di Cedric Simmons (Italian)
  13. ^ Gaziantep announces Cedric Simmons
  14. ^ Gaziantep, Cedric Simmons part ways
  15. ^ FIBAEurope.com CEDRIC SIMMONS (BULGARIA).
  16. ^ Cavaliers: Wine and Gold's Winter Woes Continue.

External links

  • NBA.com Profile
  • Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
  • Euroleague.net Profile
  • FIBA Europe Profile
  • Eurobasket.com Profile
  • Greek League Profile
  • Italian League Profile (Italian)
  • Spanish League Profile (Spanish)
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