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2017-18 SEASON: Played in 69 regular season games (50 starts) with Orlando, averaging a career-high 13.9 ppg., 3.5 rpg. and 2.5 apg. in a career-high 29.4 minpg….As a starter, averaged 13.9 ppg., 3.7 rpg. and 2.7 apg. in 31.1 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring 14 times, in rebounding once and in assists six times…Scored in double figures 49 times, had 20+ points 13 times and 30+ points twice, including a career-high 35 points on Mar. 14 vs. Milwaukee…It is the most points scored in franchise history by an undrafted player…Scored 22 of his 34 points on Feb. 6 vs. Cleveland during the third quarter alone, becoming one of seven players in Magic history to score 20+ points in a quarter and the first since Mar. 10, 2004, when Tracy McGrady had 24 during the third quarter vs. Washington…Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds on Dec. 22 vs. New Orleans…Dished out a career-high eight assists on Dec. 13 vs. L.A. Clippers…Recorded a career-high four steals three times, the last time on Feb. 26 @ Oklahoma City…Logged a career-best 41 minutes on Dec. 6 vs. Atlanta…Missed 13 total games due to injury: missed one game (Jan. 6) due to back spasms and 12 games (Mar. 20-Apr. 11) due to a right wrist contusion.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 202 regular season games (60 starts) during his NBA career with San Antonio and Orlando, averaging 8.8 ppg., 2.5 rpg. and 1.8 apg. in 21.0 minpg….Also played in 18 career playoff games (four starts), averaging 9.4 ppg., 1.8 rpg. and 1.7 apg. in 18.4 minpg…Played in 98 career games (44 starts) in the NBA G League from 2013-15, averaging 12.8 ppg., 4.4 rpg., 2.6 apg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 29.1 minpg….Named to the NBA G League All-Defensive Third Team in 2014-15…
2016-17: Played in 78 regular season games (eight starts) with San Antonio, averaging 6.2 ppg., 2.1 rpg. and 1.6 apg. in 17.9 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring once and in assists once…Scored in double figures 16 times…Selected by assistant coaches to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge during 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend, tallying 19 points, four rebounds, two assists and one block in 22 minutes…Also appeared in 15 playoff outings (four starts), averaging 10.5 ppg., 1.9 rpg. and 1.9 apg. in 20.4 minpg. and helped the Spurs reach the Western Conference Finals…As a starter during the postseason, averaged 16.8 ppg., 4.0 apg. and 2.3 rpg. in 29.0 minpg….In the Western Conference Finals vs. Golden State (four games-three starts), averaged 15.3 ppg., 3.3 apg. and 2.8 rpg. in 27.5 minpg….Scored a career-playoff-high 22 points on May 16 @ Golden State…Missed four games due to injury – missed three games (Jan. 24-29) due to a sprained right wrist and one game (Feb. 12) due to illness…
2015-16: Played in 55 games (two starts) during his rookie campaign with San Antonio, averaging 6.0 ppg., 1.7 rpg. and 1.1 rpg. in 14.8 minpg., while shooting .504 (122-242) from the field and .383 (18-47) from three-point range…Led (or tied) the team in scoring once…Ranked among all NBA rookies in free throw percentage (.750, eighth) and 18th in scoring…Appeared in three playoff games, averaging 3.7 ppg. and 1.3 rpg. in 8.7 minpg.… Also played and started in four games with Austin of the NBA G League, averaging 16.0 ppg., 3.5 apg. and 2.8 rpg. in 34.6 minpg….
2014-15: Played in 50 games (28 starts) with Austin of the NBA G League, averaging 15.2 ppg., 4.3 rpg., 3.7 apg. and 1.02 stlpg. in 33.8 minpg., while shooting .494 (277-561) from the floor and .398 (51-128) from three-point range…Named to the NBA G League All-Defensive Third Team…Also appeared in six playoff games (two starts), averaging 15.7 ppg., 3.8 rpg., 1.7 apg. and 2.00 stlpg. in 32.8 minpg....Played with the San Antonio Spurs during the Las Vegas Summer League and was named MVP of the championship game after scoring 23 points on Jul. 20 vs. Phoenix…2013-14: Appeared in 44 games (12 starts) with Austin of the NBA G League, averaging 9.8 ppg., 4.5 rpg., 1.4 apg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 23.2 minpg., while shooting .525 (169-322) from the floor.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Was not drafted by an NBA franchise…Played with Austin of the NBA G League (2013-15)…Signed as a free agent by San Antonio (Jul. 22, 2015)…Signed as a free agent by Orlando (Jul. 15, 2017).
Spent his junior season (2011-12) at the University of Houston…Played in all 30 games, averaging 14.7 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 2.2 apg., while shooting .512 (154-301) from the floor, leading the Cougars in scoring…Attended spent one season each at Paris Junior College (2008-09) and Midland Junior College (2009-10).
Full name is Jonathon Calvin Simmons…Made the Austin Spurs of the NBA G League after attending an open tryout in 2013, spending $150 to participate…Became the first player that came from an open tryout to ever participate in the Rising Stars Challenge during NBA All-Star Weekend in 2017…Also played in the American Basketball League with the Sugar Land Legends…You can follow him on Twitter: @ThaRealJsimms.