Jonathon Simmons to leave Spurs, agrees to deal with Orlando, report says

Simmons signs 3-year deal with Magic, report says

(AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
(AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

SAN ANTONIO – Jonathon Simmons' breakout run with the Spurs was short-lived as he has agreed to a three-year deal with the Orlando Magic, according to various reports. 

The Vertical’s Shams Charania and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski both reported the deal with the Magic on Friday afternoon. Terms of the deal were not immediately announced.


Simmons, 27, played two seasons with the Spurs after working his way up from the developmental league.

Simmons averaged 6.2 points per game during the 2016-17 regular season, but picked up his play in the postseason, averaging 10.5 points per game as the Spurs dealt with key injuries to Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker.

Simmons was a restricted free agent headed into this year’s free-agency period and most NBA insiders believed the Spurs would be able to match any offer Simmons received in the market.

Reports surfaced that the Spurs and Simmons were not able to reach an agreement and San Antonio renounced his rights Thursday, making him eligible to sign with any team without San Antonio having the option to match the offer.

The Spurs have made several moves as they waited for Simmons’ situation to be resolved.

San Antonio re-signed Patty Mills and signed free agents Rudy Gay, Joffrey Lauvergne and Brandon Paul.

San Antonio is still looking to bring back Pau Gasol and awaiting word on whether Manu Ginobili will return.


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