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Hornets sign Kobi Simmons to one year deal

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The 22-year-old guard will try to latch on with the team during training camp.

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The Charlotte Hornets have signed guard Kobi Simmons to a one year contract, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

No word yet on what the terms of the deal are, but it’s likely non-guaranteed, making this essentially a training camp invite. Simmons is probably more likely to be on the Greenboro Swarm come opening night.

Kobi Simmons has bounced back and forth between the NBA and the G League since going undrafted after one year in college at Arizona. There he averaged 8.7 points and 2.0 assists per game, mostly in a reserve role.

After going undrafted, Simmons signed the league’s first ever two-way contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. He appeared in 32 games for the NBA club, averaging 6.1 points and 2.1 assists in 20.1 minutes per game. He was released by the Grizzlies prior to last season. He made one NBA appearance during the 2018-19 season, a 2-minute showing while on a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In 61 career G League appearances split between the Memphis Hustle and Canton Charge, Simmons has averaged 16.3 points and 3.7 assists per game, though his efficiency is underwhelming.