UPDATE: Jonathon Simmons’ fully-guaranteed three-year deal with the Orlando Magic is worth $20 million:
— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) July 14, 2017
Original Story Follows:
The San Antonio Spurs renounced Jonathon Simmons on Thursday, making him an unrestricted free agent. The Orlando Magic didn’t waste much time in signing him:
Spurs free agent Jonathon Simmons has agreed to a three-year deal with the Orlando Magic, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 14, 2017
Per TNT’s David Aldridge, all three years of the deal are guaranteed:
All guaranteed money for Jonathon Simmons's three-year deal in Orlando, per source (@wojespn first with agreement).
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 14, 2017
Simmons, 27, was a useful role player for the Spurs last season, and averaged 10.5 points per game in the playoffs, shining after Kawhi Leonard got injured.
Simmons famously got his start in the NBA by paying to try out for the D-League (now G-League).
Last regular season for the Spurs, Simmons averaged 6.2 points and 2.1 rebounds in 17.8 minutes per game while shooting 42 percent from the floor and 29.4 percent from three-point range. In his first season, though Simmons shot a much-better 38.3 percent from beyond the arc on just 0.4 fewer attempts per game.