After withdrawing a subordinate offer, a San Antonio Spurs are formulation to negotiate a new understanding with ensure Jonathon Simmons, fasten sources told ESPN.
Simmons, 27, had been a limited giveaway agent, though San Antonio has renounced his rights with hopes of signing him to a new contract. Thursday was a final day that teams could lift subordinate offers from limited giveaway agents.
Simmons’ agent, Cervando Tejeda, says that his customer is intent in discussions with several teams around a league, and there’s nonetheless to be traction on a understanding to lapse to a Spurs.
San Antonio also reached agreement on a guaranteed understanding with Euroleague ensure Brandon Paul, sources told ESPN. Paul, who played collegiately during Illinois, spent a 2016-17 deteriorate in Turkey and participated with a Cleveland Cavaliers in a 2017 Las Vegas Summer League.
Simmons blossomed over his dual seasons with a Spurs. While his numbers during a 2016-17 unchanging deteriorate — 6.2 points in 17.8 mins per diversion — were pedestrian, come a postseason, he showed he was prepared for a some-more poignant role.
In 15 games, a 6-foot-6 ensure averaged 10.5 points in 20.4 minutes, particularly assisting a Spurs with MVP finalist Kawhi Leonard hurt.
Simmons went undrafted out of Houston. In 2013, he paid a $150 registration price to join an open D-League audition with about 60 players. His opening there eventually led to him to fasten a Spurs’ D-League associate in Austin, and he eventually sealed a three-year understanding with San Antonio in 2015.
The Vertical initial reported a Spurs’ preference to forgo Simmons’ contract.
ESPN’s Michael C. Wright contributed to this report.