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Free agent forward Jonathon Simmons reached an agreement and joined the Orlando Magic on a three-year contract.
According to the president of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman, the Magic signed Simmons but as per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced.
“Jonathon (Simmons) is an elite wing defender that will provide toughness and athleticism to our team. His tremendous work ethic has helped him continually grow as a player and we are very excited to add him to the Magic.” said Weltman
As we give to you the free betting tips, Simmons played two-seasons with the San Antonio Spurs and averaged 6.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in 133 NBA regular season appearances including 10 starts.
In addition, the 6’6” shooting guard/forward played 78 regular season games with eight starts last season and took an important role in the last playoff run when NBA veterans Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard suffered an injury.
The 27-year-old player averaged 10.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in his 15 playoff games appearances with four starts in San Antonio and helped the team reached the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors.
As a starter with the Spurs during the postseason, Simmons got 16.8 points, 4.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 29.0 minutes averaged per game.