Swingman Jonathon Simmons is an unrestricted free agent and able to sign with anyone after the San Antonio Spurs renounced his rights on Thursday, his agent told ESPN.
Simmons is negotiating with several teams, according to his agent.
Simmons, 27, had been a restricted free agent, but San Antonio has renounced his rights with hopes of signing him to a new contract. Thursday was the final day that teams could lift qualifying offers from restricted free agents.
Simmons’ agent, Cervando Tejeda, says that his client is engaged in discussions with several teams around the league, and there’s yet to be traction on a deal to return to the Spurs.
Simmons became an X-factor of sorts for the Spurs last season, particularly in the playoffs, where he averaged 10.5 points in 20 minutes a game.
Per ESPN: “In 2013, he paid a $150 registration fee to join an open D-League tryout with about 60 players. His performance there eventually led to him to joining the Spurs’ D-League affiliate in Austin, and he ultimately signed a three-year deal with San Antonio in 2015.”