Magic sign Jonathon Simmons

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Orlando Magic have signed Jonathon Simmons, the forward who helped the San Antonio Spurs reach the Western Conference finals.

Simmons averaged 6.2 points in 78 regular-season games and then appeared in 15 playoff games, averaging 16.8 points in his four starts.

The undrafted Simmons was chosen to play in the Rising Stars Challenge at the All-Star break last season.

Terms of the deal announced Saturday were not disclosed.

Magic President Jeff Weltman says the 6-foot-6 Simmons ''is an elite wing defender that will provide toughness and athleticism to our team.'' The 27-year-old former University of Houston player averaged 6.1 points in 133 games in two NBA seasons with the Spurs.

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