Simmons, the all-time leading scorer at St. Francis High School, signed a two-way contract with the Grizzlies after playing one season for the University of Arizona. A two-way contract is new to the NBA and it is designated for players who might need a little more time developing in the G-League, a minor league of sorts for the NBA.
Under the contract, Simmons will earn a base salary of $75,000 in the 2017-18 season, but has the potential to earn up to $279,000 with the Grizzlies. The two-way contract limits how much the player can play in the NBA, so Simmons can spend no more than 45 days on Memphis’ active roster.
Simmons had a decent Summer League campaign, scoring 4.2 points per-game over six contests.
But surely he scored more points with his mom Wednesday.