Jonathon Simmons, Magic agree to a 3-year deal, per report
Jul 15 2017
San Antonio reportedly renounced its rights to Simmons on Thursday, making the 27-year-old former D-League standout an unrestricted free agent.
Aside from his scoring, Simmons is also known for his defense, ranking eighth among shooting guards in Defensive Real Plus-Minus during the 2016-17 season.
Simmons, 27, averaged 6.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in 17.8 minutes a game in 2016-17, his second season in the National Basketball Association.
Earlier this week, the Spursrenounced Simmons's rights as a restricted free agent, allowing him to negotiate with other teams as a full free agent without having to wait to see if the Spurs would match the offer.
The Magic pounced on the opportunity.
Simmons burst onto the scene this postseason when he stepped up big for the Spurs after Tony Parker went out with an injury and LaMarcus Aldridge decided he didn't want to make an impact. In four games with the Mavericks, he averaged 16.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while he tallied 14.3 points and 5.0 boards in three games with the Cavaliers.