Saturday , Jul , 09 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Agent: Simmons headed to Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – The Milwaukee Bucks wrapped up a busy week
on Saturday, as they have apparently agreed to terms with Bobby Simmons, the
NBA’s most improved player last season.

Simmons’ agent, Mark Bartelstein, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the
deal is for five years and is worth $47 million. However, no deal can be
officially signed until the free agent signing period begins on July 22.

In 75 games with the Los Angeles Clippers last season, Simmons scored 16.4
points, grabbed 5.9 rebounds and dished out 2.7 assists. Simmons, a second
round pick of the Seattle SuperSonics in 2001, averaged 9.6 points and 4.3
rebounds in 197 career games with the Washington Wizards and Clippers.

Simmons’ reported signing concludes a hectic few days for the Bucks, who have
agreed with Michael Redd on a new deal worth at least $90 million and on
Friday named former assistant Terry Stotts their new head coach.

“They’ve made some major moves,” Bartelstein told the paper. “They’re going to
be a force in the East.”