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MavsFanFinley
07-08-2005, 11:41 PM
Simmons Gets $47 Million Bucks

8th July, 2005 - 10:45 pm

ESPN - The NBA's 2004-05 NBA most improved player is leaving L.A. for Milwaukee.

According to agent Mark Bartelstein, Bobby Simmons has agreed to a five-year deal worth $47 million with the Bucks.

"Bobby intends to sign with the Bucks when the moratorium ends," Bartelstein told ESPN.com. "He was very appreciative of the opportunity that the Clippers gave him but felt like this was the best opportunity for him."

Drbio
07-08-2005, 11:47 PM
Great move by Simmons.

dirno2000
07-08-2005, 11:53 PM
If TJ's healthy, the Bucks could be pretty good this year.

This could help the us since Milwaukee will probably let one of it's centers go.

grndmstr_c
07-09-2005, 12:05 AM
This could help the us since Milwaukee will probably let one of it's centers go.I'd expect they'd make Gadzuric the priority, and with the Simmons signing I question what we could offer them in a sign and trade for him anyway, so a run at Pachulia might pay off.

chumdawg
07-09-2005, 12:34 AM
I'm confused. The Bucks get Redd AND Simmons?

dirno2000
07-09-2005, 12:38 AM
I'm confused. The Bucks get Redd AND Simmons?It's the cap room from the KVH deal...

poohrichardson
07-09-2005, 03:55 AM
Originally posted by: dirno2000

I'm confused. The Bucks get Redd AND Simmons?It's the cap room from the KVH deal...

It's more on the category of "is Isiah running two teams" I think..

chumdawg
07-09-2005, 10:10 AM
Not all that familiar with Simmons's game, but I thought he was supposed a two guard like Redd and Allen and Hughes. That's why I found it so surprising. I guess he'll play the three for them?

DevinHarriswillstart
07-09-2005, 12:24 PM
Not too surprising. Fin, Stack, Daniels, and Howard are all guard/forwards on our team. Howard is the only real small forward in my book, although he can still play the 2 as well.

grndmstr_c
07-09-2005, 12:42 PM
82games has Simmons listed as playing primarily SF and some PF for the Clippers last year. Relies on the catch-and-shoot for a lot of his scoring rather than breaking his man down off the dribble, has the bulk to play forward even if he's not especially tall for the position, and rebounds very well. I look at him more as a 3 than a 2.

DevinHarriswillstart
07-10-2005, 04:09 PM
Yeah, its good that he is a catch and shoot if Ford is healthy. Ford will get open looks this year so he better start hittin that jumper. Since Ford is such a good passer, I see Milwauke now as potentially the Phoenix of the east, without the athleticism.

Nash13
07-10-2005, 04:41 PM
82games has Simmons listed as playing primarily SF and some PF for the Clippers last year. Relies on the catch-and-shoot for a lot of his scoring rather than breaking his man down off the dribble, has the bulk to play forward even if he's not especially tall for the position, and rebounds very well. I look at him more as a 3 than a 2.

Based on the Clipper games i saw last year, that's a pretty accurate analysis. With a healthy Ford, he'll be just fine.

When you look at their starting lineup, and with, potentially, Mason/Zaza/Gadzuric off the bench, they'll flow quite nicely.

alby
07-10-2005, 05:48 PM
too much riding on tj's shoulders imo..