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Cedric Simmons - PF/C, 6'9, 235
Signed in Europe - Signed with Kalev/Cramo in Estonia
       Date of birth: 01/03/1986
       Country: USA/Bulgaria
     Drafted (NBA): 15th pick, 2006
     Out of: North Carolina State
  NBA Experience: 3 years
  Hand: Right

2006 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 15th overall by New Orleans.
4th July, 2006 NBA Signed four year, $7,559,001 rookie scale contract with New Orleans. Included team options for 2008/09 and 2009/10.
29th September, 2007 NBA Traded by New Orleans to Cleveland in exchange for David Wesley and cash.
31st October, 2007 NBA Cleveland exercised 2008/09 team option.
2nd January, 2008 D-League Assigned by Cleveland to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
11th January, 2008 D-League Recalled by Cleveland from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
21st February, 2008 NBA As 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, 2008 D-League Assigned by Chicago to Iowa Energy of the D-League.
2nd April, 2008 D-League Recalled by Chicago from Iowa Energy of the D-League.
31st October, 2008 NBA Chicago declined 2009/10 team option.
18th February, 2009 NBA Traded by Chicago, along with Andres Nocioni, Michael Ruffin and Drew Gooden, to Sacramento in exchange for John Salmons and Brad Miller.
23rd August, 2009 Greece Signed a one year contract with Peristeri.
22nd September, 2009 Greece Released by Peristeri.
4th December, 2009 D-League Acquired by Idaho Stampede.
14th January, 2010 D-League Left Idaho Stampede.
20th January, 2010 China Signed for the remainder of the season with Dongguan.
2nd April, 2010 Greece Signed for the remainder of the season and through 2011 with Kavala.
10th August, 2011 Spain Signed a one year contract with Estudiantes Madrid.
17th August, 2012 Italy Signed a one year contract with Enel Brindisi.
18th April, 2013 Italy Signed a one year extension with Enel Brindisi.
1st July, 2013 Italy Left Enel Brindisi.
1st July, 2013 Greece Signed a three year contract with Olympiakos.
4th November, 2014 Greece Released by Olympiakos.
8th November, 2014 Italy Signed for the remainder of the season with Enel Brindisi.
20th March, 2015 Italy Left Enel Brindisi.
8th August, 2015 Turkey Signed a one year contract with Gaziantepspor.
22nd August, 2015 Turkey Released by Gaziantepspor.
28th January, 2016 Israel Signed a two week contract with Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
14th February, 2016 Spain Signed for the remainder of the season with Sevilla.
17th February, 2016 Spain Signing cancelled due to failed physical.
19th August, 2016 Montenegro Signed a two week tryout with Buducnost.
27th November, 2016 Estonia Signed for the remainder of the season with Kalev/Cramo.
1st August, 2017 Estonia Re-signed by Kalev/Cramo to a one year contract.
When: Where:
2004 - 2006 North Carolina State (NCAA)
June 2006 - September 2007 New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
September 2007 - February 2008 Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
February 2008 - February 2009 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
February 2009 - June 2009 Sacramento Kings (NBA)
July 2009 Denver Nuggets (Summer League)
August 2009 - September 2009 Peristeri (Greece)
December 2009 - January 2010 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
January 2010 - April 2010 Dongguan (China)
April 2010 - June 2010 Kavala (Greece)
July 2010 Philadelphia 76ers (Summer League)
July 2010 Minnesota Timberwolves (Summer League)
July 2010 - June 2011 Kavala (Greece)
August 2011 - June 2012 Estudiantes (Spain)
July 2012 Utah Jazz (Summer League)
August 2012 - July 2013 Enel Brindisi (Italy)
July 2013 - November 2014 Olympiakos (Greece)
November 2014 - March 2015 Enel Brindisi (Italy)
August 2015 Gaziantepspor (Turkey)
January 2016 - February 2016 Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel)
February 2016 Sevilla (Spain)
August 2016 - September 2016 Buducnost (Montenegro)
November 2016 - present Kalev/Cramo (Estonia)
From blog:

   2010 Summer League Rosters: Minnesota Timberwolves

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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   2010 Summer League Rosters: Philadelphia 76ers

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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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 60

- 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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   Chinese Basketball Association Statistics, 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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Signed elsewhere in Europe


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