Bobby Simmons got his real first chance because of Kerry Kittles. After Kittles was traded to the Clippers in 2004, his knee finally gave out and LA needed a replacement. In stepped Simmons who proceeded to have an MIP season. Now, after nearly a year off because of injuries, he's healthy again and wants to prove that season wasn't a fluke. Meanwhile, another newcomer is organizing night practices.
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