Cedric Simmons

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Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons.JPG
Trabzonspor
Position Power forward / Center
League Turkish Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1986-01-03) January 3, 1986 (age 28)
Shallotte, North Carolina
Nationality American / Bulgarian
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
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
Career history
2006–2007 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
2007–2008 Cleveland Cavaliers
2008 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
2008–2009 Chicago Bulls
2008 Iowa Energy (D-League)
2009 Sacramento Kings
2009–2010 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
2010 Dongguan Leopards (China)
2010–2011 Kavala (Greece)
2011–2012 Estudiantes (Spain)
2012–2013 New Basket Brindisi (Italy)
2013–2014 Olympiacos (Greece)
2014–present Trabzonspor (Turkey)
Career highlights and awards

Cedric "Ced" Tremaine Simmons (born January 3, 1986) is an American professional basketball who currently plays for Trabzonspor of the Turkish Basketball League (TBL). Simmons was born in the United States, but also holds Bulgarian citizenship, and has played for the senior men's Bulgarian national basketball team.[1] 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.

College career[edit]

Simmons played college basketball at North Carolina State University with the N.C. State Wolfpack. As a sophomore, he averaged 11.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 2.5 blocks per game.

Professional career[edit]

On September 29, 2007, Simmons was traded to the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, in exchange for guard David Wesley.[2] 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.[3] On February 18, 2009, Simmons was traded to the Sacramento Kings, along with Drew Gooden and Andrés Nocioni, for Brad Miller and John Salmons.[4]

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.[5] In August 2011, he signed with the Spanish League club Estudiantes.[6]

In August 2012, he joined the Italian League club New Basket Brindisi.[7] In July 2013, Simmons signed with the Greek League club Olympiacos.[8][9]

In June 2014, he signed with Trabzonspor of Turkey for the 2014–15 season.[10]

Bulgarian national team[edit]

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.[11]

Personal life[edit]

On December 12, 2007, Simmons' girlfriend, Sabrina Acevedo, gave birth to the couple's son at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.[12]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 New Orleans/Oklahoma City 43 4 12.4 .417 .000 .485 2.5 .3 .2 .5 2.9
2007–08 Cleveland 7 0 9.7 .333 .000 .000 2.1 .0 .3 .7 .6
2007–08 Chicago 7 0 2.7 .250 .000 .000 .4 .0 .0 .0 .6
2008–09 Chicago 11 0 5.5 .524 .000 .429 1.1 .2 .1 .4 2.5
2008–09 Sacramento 7 0 3.3 .000 .000 .500 .6 .0 .0 .0 .1
Career 75 4 9.4 .409 .000 .390 1.9 .2 .1 .4 2.2

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