|No. 12 – Olympiacos Piraeus|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|League||Greek Basket League
January 3, 1986 |
Shallotte, North Carolina
|Nationality||American / Bulgarian|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||West Brunswick (Shallotte, North Carolina)|
|College||NC State (2004–2006)|
|NBA draft||2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall|
|Selected by the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets|
|Pro playing career||2006–present|
|2006–2007||New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets|
|2008||Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)|
|2008||Iowa Energy (D-League)|
|2009–2010||Idaho Stampede (D-League)|
|2010||Dongguan Leopards (China)|
|2012–2013||New Basket Brindisi (Italy)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Cedric "Ced" Tremaine Simmons (born January 3, 1986) is an American professional basketball who currently plays for Olympiacos of the Greek Basket League. Simmons was born in the United States, but also holds Bulgarian citizenship, and has played for the senior men's Bulgarian national basketball team. A 6'9", 235 lb (107 kg). power forward-center, Simmons was selected by the NBA team the New Orleans Hornets, in the first round (15th overall pick) of the 2006 NBA Draft.
On September 29, 2007, Simmons was traded to the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, in exchange for guard David Wesley. On February 21, 2008, Simmons was traded to the Chicago Bulls, in a three-team trade, along with Drew Gooden, Larry Hughes, and Shannon Brown, in exchange for Ben Wallace and Joe Smith. On February 18, 2009, Simmons was traded to the Sacramento Kings, along with Drew Gooden and Andrés Nocioni, for Brad Miller and John Salmons.
On December 4, 2009, he was signed by the Idaho Stampede of the NBA D-League. He signed with the Dongguan Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association the next month. In August 2011, he signed with the Spanish League club Estudiantes.
Bulgarian national team
Simmons has been a member of the senior men's Bulgarian national basketball team. He played at the FIBA EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Tournament, where he averaged 10.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game.
Awards and accomplishments
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|2006–07||New Orleans/Oklahoma City||43||4||12.4||.417||.000||.485||2.5||.3||.2||.5||2.9|
- Cedric Simmons in Bulgaria on his first minutes for the NT and PAO rumors.
- "Cavaliers Acquire Cedric Simmons". NBA.com. 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2009-04-09.
- "Bulls acquire Gooden and Hughes in three-team trade". NBA.com. 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2009-04-09.
- "KINGS ACQUIRE FOUR PLAYERS IN THREE-TEAM TRADE". NBA.com. 2009-02-18. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
- Cedric Simmons joins Chinese team.
- Asefa Estudiantes lands former NBA Cedric Simmons.
- Enel Brindisi lands Cedric Simmons
- Euroleague.net OLYMPIACOS hands Simmons three-year deal.
- Attikipress.gr Έκλεισε και ανακοινώνεται ο Σίμονς (Greek).
- FIBAEurope.com CEDRIC SIMMONS (BULGARIA).
- Cavaliers: Wine and Gold's Winter Woes Continue.
- NBA.com Profile
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
- Euroleague.net Profile
- FIBA Europe Profile
- Eurobasket.com Profile
- Greek League Profile
- Italian League Profile (Italian)
- Spanish League Profile (Spanish)