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Bobby Simmons

retired
Drafted #41 in the 2001 NBA Draft by the Wizards
RCSI: 27 (1998)
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
Weight: 235 lbs (107 kg)
Age: 40
Position: SF
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High School: Simeon Career Academy (Illinois)
Hometown: Chicago, IL
College: DePaul
Current Team: DePaul
Win - Loss: 8 - 0

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NBA Scouting Reports, Central Division (Part Two)

Matt Kamalsky
Matt Kamalsky
Apr 29, 2008, 01:32 am
Overview: A quality small forward who had his development stunted by injuries after coming to Milwaukee as the reigning Most Improved Player. Nice physical strength and long arms. Can make plays on both ends. Has improved his offense significantly since entering the League. Showed signs of offensive potential during his three seasons at DePaul. Needed time to transition his shooting stroke to the NBA level. Spent some time in the NBADL, something that really helped his game in the long run. Used his playing time to find his range again. Recent injuries have slowed him, and it will take time for him to round back into form.

Offense: A solid offensive player who will need time to turn back into the player he was before his knee injury. Has asserted himself more as the season has gone on. Gets almost half of his touches in spot up situations, but also proves effective in one-on-one and post up situations. Displays a pretty consistent jumper with range out past the three point line. Pretty good catch and shoot player. Will do quite a bit of damage pulling up off the dribble as well. Decent ball handling ability. Tends to drive left more often than right. Very good midrange game. Lacks a great first step or incredible explosiveness. Has a tough time finishing at the rim, and doesn’t do a very good job drawing contact to compensate for that. Not a great foul shooter. Provides a nice scoring presence off the ball, but will need time to rediscover the one-on-one skills that he was developing. Doesn’t make many mistakes, which allows him to make an impact even as he continues to find his game.

Defense: A decent defender who is a solid all around player. Uses his athleticism to his advantage when defending the perimeter. Does a good job sliding his feet to deny penetration. Will make an effort to read passers and create turnovers, but would rather stay solid that take an unnecessary risk. Cleans the glass occasionally, but likes to get up the floor when he feels his teammates have thing covered. Gets in a solid stance and plays a very sound brand of defense.

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