The San Antonio Spurs have renounced the rights for guard/forward Jonathon Simmons, making him an unrestricted free agent. According to a report by Shams Charania of The Vertical, Simmons has agreed to a 3-year contract with the Orlando Magic. The Spurs renounced his rights, which means they are no longer able to match another team's offer, but San Antonio is still negotiating with Simmons and hopes to re-sign him.
The Spurs did not offer Simmons their Early Bird exception, which would give him an $8.4 million annual salary as a restricted free agent with a 4.5 percent increase the next year.
Simmons famously paid $150 to tryout for the Spurs' development league affiliate in 2013 after going undrafted out of the University of Houston.
A true lockdown defender, Simmons had a breakout postseason, leading the Spurs in points per game after Kawhi Leonard went out with his ankle injury in the Western Conference Finals. Last season, Anderson averaged just 14.2 minutes.
The Spurs could also use Brandon Paul, whom they signed to a contract recently.