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Connie Simmons

Cornelius Leo Simmons

Position: Center and Power Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-8 ▪ Weight: 222 lbs.
Born: March 15, 1925 in Newark, New Jersey
Died: April 15, 1989
High School: Flushing in Flushing, New York
NBA Debut: November 2, 1946
Relatives: Brother of Johnny Simmons

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1946-47 21 BOS BAA 60 246 768 .320 246 768 .320 128 189 .677 62 130 620
1947-48 22 TOT BAA 45 162 545 .297 162 545 .297 62 108 .574 24 122 386
1947-48 22 BOS BAA 32 108 366 .295 108 366 .295 32 54 .593 17 82 248
1947-48 22 BLB BAA 13 54 179 .302 54 179 .302 30 54 .556 7 40 138
1948-49 23 BLB BAA 60 299 794 .377 299 794 .377 181 265 .683 116 215 779
1949-50 24 NYK NBA 60 241 729 .331 241 729 .331 198 299 .662 102 203 680
1950-51 25 NYK NBA 66 229 613 .374 229 613 .374 146 208 .702 426 117 222 604
1951-52 26 NYK NBA C 66 1558 227 600 .378 227 600 .378 175 254 .689 471 121 214 629
1952-53 27 NYK NBA C 65 1707 240 637 .377 240 637 .377 249 340 .732 458 127 252 729
1953-54 28 NYK NBA C 72 2006 255 713 .358 255 713 .358 210 305 .689 484 128 234 720
1954-55 29 TOT NBA 36 862 137 384 .357 137 384 .357 72 114 .632 220 61 109 346
1954-55 29 BLB NBA
1954-55 29 SYR NBA
1955-56 30 ROC NBA PF 68 903 144 428 .336 144 428 .336 78 129 .605 235 82 142 366
Career TOT 598 7036 2180 6211 .351 2180 6211 .351 1499 2211 .678 2294 940 1843 5859
NBA 433 7036 1473 4104 .359 1473 4104 .359 1128 1649 .684 2294 738 1376 4074
BAA 165 707 2107 .336 707 2107 .336 371 562 .660 202 467 1785
5 seasons NYK NBA 329 5271 1192 3292 .362 1192 3292 .362 978 1406 .696 1839 595 1125 3362
2 seasons BOS BAA 92 354 1134 .312 354 1134 .312 160 243 .658 79 212 868
2 seasons BLB BAA 73 353 973 .363 353 973 .363 211 319 .661 123 255 917
1 season ROC NBA 68 903 144 428 .336 144 428 .336 78 129 .605 235 82 142 366

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1946-47 21 BOS BAA 60 4.1 12.8 .320 4.1 12.8 .320 2.1 3.2 .677 1.0 2.2 10.3
1947-48 22 TOT BAA 45 3.6 12.1 .297 3.6 12.1 .297 1.4 2.4 .574 0.5 2.7 8.6
1947-48 22 BOS BAA 32 3.4 11.4 .295 3.4 11.4 .295 1.0 1.7 .593 0.5 2.6 7.8
1947-48 22 BLB BAA 13 4.2 13.8 .302 4.2 13.8 .302 2.3 4.2 .556 0.5 3.1 10.6
1948-49 23 BLB BAA 60 5.0 13.2 .377 5.0 13.2 .377 3.0 4.4 .683 1.9 3.6 13.0
1949-50 24 NYK NBA 60 4.0 12.2 .331 4.0 12.2 .331 3.3 5.0 .662 1.7 3.4 11.3
1950-51 25 NYK NBA 66 3.5 9.3 .374 3.5 9.3 .374 2.2 3.2 .702 6.5 1.8 3.4 9.2
1951-52 26 NYK NBA C 66 23.6 3.4 9.1 .378 3.4 9.1 .378 2.7 3.8 .689 7.1 1.8 3.2 9.5
1952-53 27 NYK NBA C 65 26.3 3.7 9.8 .377 3.7 9.8 .377 3.8 5.2 .732 7.0 2.0 3.9 11.2
1953-54 28 NYK NBA C 72 27.9 3.5 9.9 .358 3.5 9.9 .358 2.9 4.2 .689 6.7 1.8 3.3 10.0
1954-55 29 TOT NBA 36 23.9 3.8 10.7 .357 3.8 10.7 .357 2.0 3.2 .632 6.1 1.7 3.0 9.6
1954-55 29 BLB NBA
1954-55 29 SYR NBA
1955-56 30 ROC NBA PF 68 13.3 2.1 6.3 .336 2.1 6.3 .336 1.1 1.9 .605 3.5 1.2 2.1 5.4
Career TOT 598 22.9 3.6 10.4 .351 3.6 10.4 .351 2.5 3.7 .678 6.2 1.6 3.1 9.8
NBA 433 22.9 3.4 9.5 .359 3.4 9.5 .359 2.6 3.8 .684 6.2 1.7 3.2 9.4
BAA 165 4.3 12.8 .336 4.3 12.8 .336 2.2 3.4 .660 1.2 2.8 10.8
5 seasons NYK NBA 329 26.0 3.6 10.0 .362 3.6 10.0 .362 3.0 4.3 .696 6.8 1.8 3.4 10.2
2 seasons BOS BAA 92 3.8 12.3 .312 3.8 12.3 .312 1.7 2.6 .658 0.9 2.3 9.4
2 seasons BLB BAA 73 4.8 13.3 .363 4.8 13.3 .363 2.9 4.4 .661 1.7 3.5 12.6
1 season ROC NBA 68 13.3 2.1 6.3 .336 2.1 6.3 .336 1.1 1.9 .605 3.5 1.2 2.1 5.4

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1946-47 21 BOS BAA 60 .320 .320 .677
1947-48 22 TOT BAA 45 .297 .297 .574
1947-48 22 BOS BAA 32 .295 .295 .593
1947-48 22 BLB BAA 13 .302 .302 .556
1948-49 23 BLB BAA 60 .377 .377 .683
1949-50 24 NYK NBA 60 .331 .331 .662
1950-51 25 NYK NBA 66 .374 .374 .702
1951-52 26 NYK NBA C 66 1558 5.2 13.9 .378 5.2 13.9 .378 4.0 5.9 .689 10.9 2.8 4.9 14.5
1952-53 27 NYK NBA C 65 1707 5.1 13.4 .377 5.1 13.4 .377 5.3 7.2 .732 9.7 2.7 5.3 15.4
1953-54 28 NYK NBA C 72 2006 4.6 12.8 .358 4.6 12.8 .358 3.8 5.5 .689 8.7 2.3 4.2 12.9
1954-55 29 TOT NBA 36 862 5.7 16.0 .357 5.7 16.0 .357 3.0 4.8 .632 9.2 2.5 4.6 14.5
1954-55 29 BLB NBA
1954-55 29 SYR NBA
1955-56 30 ROC NBA PF 68 903 5.7 17.1 .336 5.7 17.1 .336 3.1 5.1 .605 9.4 3.3 5.7 14.6
Career TOT 598 7036 5.1 14.1 .351 11.2 31.8 .351 4.0 5.8 .678 9.6 2.7 4.9 14.3
NBA 433 7036 5.1 14.1 .359 7.5 21.0 .359 4.0 5.8 .684 9.6 2.7 4.9 14.3
BAA 165 .336 .336 .660
5 seasons NYK NBA 329 5271 4.9 13.3 .362 8.1 22.5 .362 4.3 6.1 .696 9.7 2.6 4.8 14.2
2 seasons BOS BAA 92 .312 .312 .658
2 seasons BLB BAA 73 .363 .363 .661
1 season ROC NBA 68 903 5.7 17.1 .336 5.7 17.1 .336 3.1 5.1 .605 9.4 3.3 5.7 14.6

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1946-47 21 BOS BAA 60 .364 .320 .246 5.2 0.9 6.1
1947-48 22 TOT BAA 45 .326 .297 .198 0.6 0.5 1.1
1947-48 22 BOS BAA 32 .318 .295 .148 0.2 0.2 0.3
1947-48 22 BLB BAA 13 .340 .302 .302 0.5 0.3 0.8
1948-49 23 BLB BAA 60 .428 .377 .334 4.4 0.9 5.3
1949-50 24 NYK NBA 60 .395 .331 .410 0.9 1.5 2.4
1950-51 25 NYK NBA 66 .429 .374 .339 1.6 1.0 2.6
1951-52 26 NYK NBA C 66 1558 17.7 .442 .378 .423 1.8 1.5 3.3 .102
1952-53 27 NYK NBA C 65 1707 18.9 .463 .377 .534 3.0 2.7 5.7 .159
1953-54 28 NYK NBA C 72 2006 14.8 .425 .358 .428 1.0 1.5 2.5 .059
1954-55 29 TOT NBA 36 862 .398 .357 .297
1954-55 29 BLB NBA
1954-55 29 SYR NBA
1955-56 30 ROC NBA PF 68 903 10.8 .378 .336 .301 -1.4 1.5 0.1 .003
Career TOT 598 7036 16.1 .408 .351 .356 17.1 11.9 29.0 .078
NBA 433 7036 16.1 .422 .359 .402 6.9 9.6 16.5 .078
BAA 165 .379 .336 .267 10.3 2.3 12.5
5 seasons NYK NBA 329 5271 17.0 .430 .362 .427 8.3 8.1 16.4 .104
2 seasons BOS BAA 92 .350 .312 .214 5.4 1.1 6.5
2 seasons BLB BAA 73 .412 .363 .328 4.9 1.2 6.1
1 season ROC NBA 68 903 10.8 .378 .336 .301 -1.4 1.5 0.1 .003

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1947-48 ❍ 22 BLB BAA 11 65 175 .371 65 175 .371 58 78 .744 11 42 188
1948-49 23 BLB BAA 3 13 37 .351 13 37 .351 22 29 .759 7 12 48
1949-50 24 NYK NBA 5 11 40 .275 11 40 .275 20 21 .952 7 21 42
1950-51 25 NYK NBA 14 55 151 .364 55 151 .364 42 68 .618 94 24 61 152
1951-52 26 NYK NBA C 14 427 77 166 .464 77 166 .464 68 89 .764 108 12 55 222
1952-53 27 NYK NBA C 11 341 47 128 .367 47 128 .367 51 70 .729 82 25 48 145
1953-54 28 NYK NBA C 4 111 10 31 .323 10 31 .323 25 36 .694 33 10 17 45
Career TOT 62 879 278 728 .382 278 728 .382 286 391 .731 317 96 256 842
NBA 48 879 200 516 .388 200 516 .388 206 284 .725 317 78 202 606
BAA 14 78 212 .368 78 212 .368 80 107 .748 18 54 236
5 seasons NYK NBA 48 879 200 516 .388 200 516 .388 206 284 .725 317 78 202 606
2 seasons BLB BAA 14 78 212 .368 78 212 .368 80 107 .748 18 54 236

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1947-48 ❍ 22 BLB BAA 11 5.9 15.9 .371 5.9 15.9 .371 5.3 7.1 .744 1.0 3.8 17.1
1948-49 23 BLB BAA 3 4.3 12.3 .351 4.3 12.3 .351 7.3 9.7 .759 2.3 4.0 16.0
1949-50 24 NYK NBA 5 2.2 8.0 .275 2.2 8.0 .275 4.0 4.2 .952 1.4 4.2 8.4
1950-51 25 NYK NBA 14 3.9 10.8 .364 3.9 10.8 .364 3.0 4.9 .618 6.7 1.7 4.4 10.9
1951-52 26 NYK NBA C 14 30.5 5.5 11.9 .464 5.5 11.9 .464 4.9 6.4 .764 7.7 0.9 3.9 15.9
1952-53 27 NYK NBA C 11 31.0 4.3 11.6 .367 4.3 11.6 .367 4.6 6.4 .729 7.5 2.3 4.4 13.2
1953-54 28 NYK NBA C 4 27.8 2.5 7.8 .323 2.5 7.8 .323 6.3 9.0 .694 8.3 2.5 4.3 11.3
Career TOT 62 30.3 4.5 11.7 .382 4.5 11.7 .382 4.6 6.3 .731 7.4 1.5 4.1 13.6
NBA 48 30.3 4.2 10.8 .388 4.2 10.8 .388 4.3 5.9 .725 7.4 1.6 4.2 12.6
BAA 14 5.6 15.1 .368 5.6 15.1 .368 5.7 7.6 .748 1.3 3.9 16.9
5 seasons NYK NBA 48 30.3 4.2 10.8 .388 4.2 10.8 .388 4.3 5.9 .725 7.4 1.6 4.2 12.6
2 seasons BLB BAA 14 5.6 15.1 .368 5.6 15.1 .368 5.7 7.6 .748 1.3 3.9 16.9

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1947-48 ❍ 22 BLB BAA 11 .371 .371 .744
1948-49 23 BLB BAA 3 .351 .351 .759
1949-50 24 NYK NBA 5 .275 .275 .952
1950-51 25 NYK NBA 14 .364 .364 .618
1951-52 26 NYK NBA C 14 427 6.5 14.0 .464 6.5 14.0 .464 5.7 7.5 .764 9.1 1.0 4.6 18.7
1952-53 27 NYK NBA C 11 341 5.0 13.5 .367 5.0 13.5 .367 5.4 7.4 .729 8.7 2.6 5.1 15.3
1953-54 28 NYK NBA C 4 111 3.2 10.1 .323 3.2 10.1 .323 8.1 11.7 .694 10.7 3.2 5.5 14.6
Career TOT 62 879 5.5 13.3 .382 11.4 29.8 .382 5.9 8.0 .731 9.1 1.9 4.9 16.9
NBA 48 879 5.5 13.3 .388 8.2 21.1 .388 5.9 8.0 .725 9.1 1.9 4.9 16.9
BAA 14 .368 .368 .748
5 seasons NYK NBA 48 879 5.5 13.3 .388 8.2 21.1 .388 5.9 8.0 .725 9.1 1.9 4.9 16.9
2 seasons BLB BAA 14 .368 .368 .748

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1947-48 ❍ 22 BLB BAA 11 .449 .371 .446 2.3 0.2 2.5
1948-49 23 BLB BAA 3 .482 .351 .784 0.4 -0.1 0.3
1949-50 24 NYK NBA 5 .426 .275 .525 0.1 -0.1 0.0
1950-51 25 NYK NBA 14 .420 .364 .450 0.1 0.4 0.4
1951-52 26 NYK NBA C 14 427 22.0 .541 .464 .536 7.3 1.4 0.3 1.7 .187
1952-53 27 NYK NBA C 11 341 18.1 .457 .367 .547 16.4 0.4 0.4 0.8 .113
1953-54 28 NYK NBA C 4 111 19.4 .480 .323 1.161 23.2 0.2 -0.1 0.1 .034
Career TOT 62 879 20.2 .468 .382 .537 12.8 4.8 1.0 5.8 .139
NBA 48 879 20.2 .473 .388 .550 12.8 2.2 0.9 3.0 .139
BAA 14 .455 .368 .505 2.7 0.1 2.8
5 seasons NYK NBA 48 879 20.2 .473 .388 .550 12.8 2.2 0.9 3.0 .139
2 seasons BLB BAA 14 .455 .368 .505 2.7 0.1 2.8

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 10 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Connie Simmons 6.1 5.7 5.3 3.3 2.6 2.5 2.4 1.1 0.1
Kendrick Perkins 89.2 6.2 5.6 5.2 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.4 1.0 0.7 0.1
Matt Geiger 85.0 5.9 4.7 4.5 4.3 2.7 2.6 1.9 1.2 0.7 -0.1
Will Perdue 83.4 4.7 4.7 4.4 3.4 2.5 2.5 2.3 0.5 0.2 -0.1
Herb Williams 83.0 6.2 4.7 4.6 3.5 2.8 2.2 2.2 1.8 1.7 1.4
Sam Bowie 82.5 5.7 4.7 4.6 4.3 2.6 2.4 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.1
Kent Benson 82.4 6.4 5.2 4.7 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.1 1.7 1.7 1.1
Tony Battie 82.0 6.2 5.8 3.8 3.8 3.3 2.7 2.3 2.3 2.0 0.5
Andrew Bogut 81.8 7.5 5.5 5.4 4.8 4.0 2.6 1.7 0.5
Joe Barry Carroll 80.7 7.0 5.7 5.5 4.7 4.6 3.4 2.3 1.6 0.7 0.0
Ervin Johnson 80.7 6.4 5.2 5.1 4.9 3.9 3.0 2.3 1.9 1.3 0.7
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Connie Simmons 6.1 5.7 5.3 3.3 2.6 2.5 2.4 1.1 0.1
Kendrick Perkins 89.2 6.2 5.6 5.2 2.5 2.3 2.0 1.4 1.0 0.7 0.1
Matt Geiger 85.0 5.9 4.7 4.5 4.3 2.7 2.6 1.9 1.2 0.7 -0.1
Sam Bowie 82.5 5.7 4.7 4.6 4.3 2.6 2.4 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.1
Kent Benson 82.4 6.4 5.2 4.7 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.1 1.7 1.7 1.1 0.0
Andrew Bogut 81.8 7.5 5.5 5.4 4.8 4.0 2.6 1.7 0.5
Will Perdue 81.7 4.7 4.7 4.4 3.4 2.5 2.5 2.3 1.5 0.5 0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.5
Joe Barry Carroll 80.7 7.0 5.7 5.5 4.7 4.6 3.4 2.3 1.6 0.7 0.0
Andris Biedrins 79.2 8.0 6.7 5.4 2.9 2.6 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.1
Steve Hawes 79.2 6.1 6.0 5.7 5.4 3.4 3.2 2.5 1.9 1.8 1.0
Steve Johnson 78.7 4.9 4.4 4.4 4.4 3.1 2.4 1.7 1.3 0.2 0.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Championships
(Minimum 1 playoff game)
1948 Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
Games
1946-47 BAA 60 (7)
1948-49 BAA 60 (4)
1951-52 NBA 66 (1)
1953-54 NBA 72 (2)
Field Goals
1948-49 BAA 299 (10)
Field Goal Pct
1946-47 BAA .320 (7)
1948-49 BAA .377 (7)
Player Efficiency Rating
1952-53 NBA 18.9 (10)
Effective Field Goal Pct
1946-47 BAA .320 (7)
1948-49 BAA .377 (7)
Offensive Win Shares
1946-47 BAA 5.2 (10)
Hall of Fame Probability
Career 0.010 (293)

Transactions

February 9, 1948: Traded by the Boston Celtics to the Baltimore Bullets for Mike Bloom.

February 11, 1949: Traded by the Baltimore Bullets to the New York Knicks for Sid Tanenbaum. Simmons was sent as the player to be named later in July 1949.

September 17, 1954: Traded by the New York Knicks with Alfred McGuire to the Baltimore Bullets for Ray Felix and Chuck Grigsby.

November 28, 1954: Drafted by the Syracuse Nationals from the Baltimore Bullets in the dispersal draft.

October 25, 1955: Signed as a free agent with the Rochester Royals.

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