Magic and Jonathon Simmons agree to three-year deal

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Magic and Jonathon Simmons agree to three-year deal

According to a report by Shams Charania of The Vertical, Simmons has agreed to a 3-year contract with the Orlando Magic.

Simmons is now an unrestricted free agent, meaning the Spurs no longer have the rights to match any contract offer he receives. They were trying to re-sign him after, but talks broke down shortly after they renounced him, after which Simmons started negotiating with other teams. As an undrafted free agent out of the University of Houston, Simmons paid for a tryout with the Spurs and made the D-League team before being called up to the main roster less than a year later.

Simmons blossomed over his two seasons with the Spurs.

He also appeared in 15 playoff games this past spring, averaging 10.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 20.4 minutes per game. An undrafted free agent out University of Houston in 2012, he eventually made it to the National Basketball Association after trying out with San Antonio's D-League affiliate - the Austin Toros.

If they didn't renounce Simmons, the Spurs could have offered him a starting salary of about $7.9 million. Last season, Anderson averaged just 14.2 minutes.

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