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Jonathan Simmons - SG/SF, 6'6, 195
Free agent - Last played with San Antonio (2017)
       Date of birth: 09/24/1989
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2012
     Out of: Houston
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

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   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

Jonathan Simmons
SG/SF, 6’6, 195lbs, 27 years old, 2 years of experience

In a league full of the athletic types, Simmons stands out. One of the few regular purveyors of the chase-down block now that LeBron has stopped doing it, and plenty willing and able to dunk on any tosser any time, Simmons thrives on transition opportunities and baseline cuts around post-play, spotting up occasionally, driving close-outs, and being effective offensively without being much of a shooter or without being able to dribble in traffic. Let us not confused his memorable year with being a particularly good one, however; his .504% true shooting percentage speaks to his limitations (with a low level of ball skills that has not improved much), he does not rebound despite having all the tools to do so, and he is already 27 years old. Still, he does well in his role. And should any team (READ: Brooklyn) fancy throwing a big contract at him in the hope that he can improve that handle and become more of a focal-point scorer to go along with some excellent wing defence, then, despite his age, the Arenas rule will apply.

Player Plan: Entering restricted free agency coming off of a minimum salary. The Arenas provision applies, but should not be needed - if someone wishes to bid over the MLE for a system player with limited skill headed towards 30, let them.

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   2015 NBA Summer League Rosters - Brooklyn
2015-07-04

Jonathan Simmons

Since leaving Houston in 2012 with averages of 14.7 ppg and 5.0 rpg as a senior, Simmons has been in the US minor leagues, firstly the ABA and then the last two years with the Austin Toros/Spurs of the D-League. He enjoyed a decent spike in minutes last year, and averaged 15.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 33.8 minutes per game. Although that isn't actually that much in the high scoring D-League - as evidenced by a 13.6 PER - it's plenty solid enough, and came on percentages of 49.4%/39.8%/75.0%. Simmons is prone to mistakes, driving into trouble, losing the ball, throwing it away, and overfavouring his right hand. But at 6'6, athletic and contributing a little in all facets of the game, Simmons has some assets that would make him an NBA role playing wing. It would benefit him greatly to prove he can be a high volume three point shooter, as, although an efficient one, this has yet to happen.

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