Project Spurs’ very own Michael De Leon was at the San Antonio Spurs’ media day and reports NBA veteran Bobby Simmons is on the training camp roster.
Simmons is a forward who could be the back-up to Richard Jefferson. Last season he played in 23 games with the New Jersey Nets and averaged 5.3 points, 2.7 rebounds in 17.2 minutes. For his career, he has averaged 9.4 points and 4.0 rebounds.
The former 2005 NBA Most Improved Player suffered an ankle injury in 2006 which forced him to miss the entire 2006-2007 NBA season.
The small-forward position is an area the Spurs need to address with Jefferson being the only real small-forward on the squad. Some feel rookie James Anderson can fill in at the position if needed but it is not his natural position which is shooting-guard. Though he might be “old” for NBA standards, he might be a decent back-up for Jefferson.