The Chicago Bulls waived former Yokohama B-Corsairs guard Marcus Simmons on Thursday.
Chicago also cut veteran guard Jordan Crawford.
The 198-cm Simmons, who played college ball at USC, spent last season in the NBA Development League, where he averaged 4.0 points per game for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
This season, returning to the D-League or landing a roster spot on an overseas pro teams remain options for Simmons, a Louisiana native. He was brought into training camp as a free agent last month, but saw limited playing time in two preseason games with the Bulls, who are led by new coach Fred Hoiberg.
A standout defender in college, Simmons earned the Pac-12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year accolade as a senior for the 2010-11 season.
Simmons suited up for the B-Corsairs during their inaugural 2011-12 season and returned to the club as a midseason pickup during the 2013-14 campaign.
Chicago opens the regular season on Oct. 27 against LeBron James and the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers.
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