Kobi Simmons Signs 10-Day Deal With Raptors

MARCH 25: Simmons has officially signed his 10-day contract with the Raptors, the team announced today in a press release. The deal began on Sunday, per NBA.com, so it’ll run through April 2.

MARCH 24: Combo guard Kobi Simmons is signing a 10-day contract with the Raptors, sources inform Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Simmons had most recently been playing with Toronto’s G League affiliate, the Raptors 905. He has averaged 15.1 PPG, 5.6 APG and 4.2 RPG in his 33 total regular season and Showcase Cup games for the NBAGL club.

Simmons went undrafted out of Arizona in 2017. The 6’5″ guard latched on with the Grizzlies as a rookie, and appeared in 32 contests with the main club. He also logged 26 appearances with Memphis’ NBAGL affiliate, the Memphis Hustle, that season.

Simmons has been bouncing around among clubs in the G League and overseas in the intervening years, with a few NBA cameos. Those brief stints back in the league included appearances with the Cavaliers, on a 10-day deal in 2019, and the Hornets, on a two-way contract in 2022/23.

Toronto is currently 23-48, amidst a 10-game losing streak. Now fully embracing a rebuild as its regular season comes to a close, the franchise is prioritizing its future with these experimental signings at the fringes of its roster.

As Josh Lewenberg of TSN tweets, Jahmi’us Ramsey‘s second 10-day agreement with Toronto expired today. So, for now at least, this deal with Simmons means that the Raptors are not going to ink Ramsey to a rest-of-season deal.

As a three-year NBA veteran, Simmons is slated to earn $120,250 across the length of his deal. The Raptors have an opening on their 15-man standard roster with Ramsey gone, so no corresponding moves need to be made to accommodate Simmons’ addition.

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