Simmons Is Going Wire to Wire
But because of injuries that have limited Kerry Kittles to 11 games, Simmons opened the season as a starter, scored a career-high 30 points against the Seattle SuperSonics on opening night and hasn't looked back.
He has increased his scoring average by nine points from last season while making 47% of his shots, compared to 40% in his first three seasons. The Chicago native has made 44% of his shots from beyond the three-point arc, ranking among the league leaders after making less than 17% last season.
"I think if I'd had an opportunity to play," he said of his time with the Wizards, "this could have happened sooner. This has been a great opportunity for me and I'm just trying to do my best to accomplish my goals."