Clippers Topbuzz

SIMMONS TO BUCKS

Posted by: Anonymous on Jul 08, 2005 - 08:15 PM
Announcements 

Former Clippers swingman Bobby Simmons agreed to a five year, $47 million deal with the Bucks on Friday, his agent Mark Bartelstein said.



Bobby Simmons

Simmons



"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."



The move is the clearest signal yet that the Bucks are serious about competiting for a championship this year. In the past week, they signed the No. 1 pick in the draft, Andrew Bogut, agreed to a six-year, $90 million dollar deal with Michael Redd and began the on the court rehab for point guard T.J. Ford.



The Bucks have two more significant free agents, Dan Gadzuric and Zaza Pachulia, that they are also trying to re-sign.



Simmons will join Desmond Mason, Jiri Welsch and Redd to form a pretty potent combination at the shooting guard and small forward positions. Mo Williams and hopefully Ford will take care of the point. Their only area of weakness now is at the four where Joe Smith is the only big guy holding down the fort.



The loss of Simmons, coming on the heels of the rejection by free agent Ray Allen, is yet another blow to the Clippers. Simmons had a breakout year for them and was a key to their success this season. However, head coach Mike Dunleavy was uncomfortable paying Simmons, who has played well for just one season, that type of money.



The Clippers could also lose free agent Marko Jaric this summer, putting into serious question their hopes of making the playoffs next season.



Simmons won 2004-05 NBA most improved player honors in his second year with the Los Angeles Clippers.



The Bucks also hired Terry Stotts as their new head coach Friday.





Comments via Facebook


 
Login
 



 


Log in Problems?
New User? Sign Up!

Related links
· More about Announcements
· News by Anonymous


Most-read story in Announcements:
Support Clippers Topbuzz!


SIMMONS TO BUCKS | Log-in or register a new user account | 8 Reviews/Comments
Reviews and Comments are opinion statements made by the author.
They do not necessarily represent the opinions of the site editor.
Re: SIMMONS TO BUCKS
by david on Jul 08, 2005 - 08:17 PM

(User information | Send a message)
Ouch- that's definitely bad news. But is Bobby Simmons worth over $9 million a year??? I'm going to say no. But this is definitely a tough loss. Clippers would most likely keep Jaric now and maybe even bring Korolev over for this season.


Re: SIMMONS TO BUCKS
by Miquel on Jul 09, 2005 - 01:20 AM

(User information | Send a message)
Bufff...It's being a great summer...Where's the money!!!!!???????I'm sorry but I'm very angry...I can't understand nothing.Next season can be very frustating...always the ***** same story...What's the next?


Re: SIMMONS TO BUCKS
by Miquel on Jul 09, 2005 - 01:37 AM

(User information | Send a message)
There are still some interesting free agents but I haven't heard nothing about them...Players like Bonzi Wells,Antonio Daniels,Ronald Murray,Mobley are still available...


Re: SIMMONS TO BUCKS
by david on Jul 09, 2005 - 01:58 AM

(User information | Send a message)
Yes and Finley also if Dallas decides to relase him- and maybe Antoine Walker? Vladimir Radmanovic is another possibility. If the Clippers can sign Mobley and one of those guys they'd actually be in good shape.


Re: SIMMONS TO BUCKS
by kmksmoke on Jul 09, 2005 - 11:29 AM

(User information | Send a message)
Just like Lamar Odom and Q Richardson before him, Bobby Simmons is 2 faced. He stated all year long, on t.v., newspapers an magz that he wants to be with the Clippers next season. And just like LO and Q, his first chance to bolt town and he takes it!!! I'm not happy!! And I don't think its the teams fault. These overpaid players are not being loyal to the team that has given them their best chance to make it in the L. We'll miss Bobby's production next year, but at least we won't have to deal with someone who will lie to please us Clippers fans. Bring in Flip Murray or Cat Mobley. They will put up the same numbers or even better than Bobby will with the Bucks. And we'll still be in the post season.


Re: SIMMONS TO BUCKS
by david on Jul 09, 2005 - 01:14 PM

(User information | Send a message)
Yeah in the offseason he also reiterated that he would like to return. I guess $9+ million a year is enough to overcome any sense of loyalty, and I don't really blame him. He's probably thrilled to be making more than Q. The Clippers definitely need to redouble their efforts now with other free agents.


Re: SIMMONS TO BUCKS
by Miquel on Jul 10, 2005 - 01:47 AM

(User information | Send a message)
I repeat:Antonio Daniels, Mobley and Murray are unrestricted free agents. We must sign at least two of them if can resign Jaric...Daniels was 2,2$ last year,Mobley 5,8$ and Murray about 1$...so if we are really interested about having a better team for the next year I guess that it's not too much complicated...


Follow our Los Angeles Clippers RSS Feed, plus the Clippers Rumors RSS Feed, the LA Clippers News RSS feed, and the Clippers Forum RSS feed to get the newest updated Clippers News and Trade Rumors plus Clippers Game update in your RSS/XML reader!