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Magic sign F Simmons

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 22: Jonathon Simmons #17 of the San Antonio Spurs handles the ball against the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 22, 2017 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

(TSX / STATS) -- The Orlando Magic signed free agent forward Jonathon Simmons on Saturday.

Terms were not disclosed, but the deal worth a reported $20 million over three years.

Simmons, 27, played in 78 regular-season games (eight starts) last season with the San Antonio Spurs, averaging 6.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 17.9 minutes. He scored in double figures 16 times last season.

Simmons was selected by assistant coaches to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge during 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend, where he tallied 19 points, four rebounds, two assists and one block in 22 minutes.

The 6-foot-6, 195-pound Simmons also appeared in 15 playoff games (four starts), averaging 10.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists and helping the Spurs reach the Western Conference finals.

"Jonathon is an elite wing defender that will provide toughness and athleticism to our team," Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman said in a statement. "His tremendous work ethic has helped him continually grow as a player and we are very excited to add him to the Magic."

Simmons has appeared in 133 career NBA regular season games (10 starts) during the last two seasons, all with San Antonio, averaging 6.1 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 16.6 minutes.

After two years in junior college, Simmons spent his junior season (2011-12) at the University of Houston. Undrafted, he played in 94 games during two seasons (2013-15) with the Austin Spurs of the NBA G League.

Updated July 15, 2017


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