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Jonathon Simmons lately inked a reported three-yr, $20-million deal with the Orlando Magic, and after a breakout playoff run with the San Antonio Spurs, the $6.6-million annual common of that contract was lower than many anticipated him to make within the more and more profitable NBA free-agent market.
However these monetary figures might even be a contact excessive in mild of a brand new report. In line with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Simmons’ deal pays him $6.three million within the the primary yr, $6 million within the second, and simply $5.7 million in ultimate yr, with a partial assure of solely $1 million within the third yr.
Mixed, these annual totals add as much as $18 million. The $2-million discrepancy between the pair of conflicting reported contract values might probably be a matter of efficiency incentives, although no such particulars have been offered by Wojnarowski.
With the sum of money presently being thrown at free brokers across the NBA, and contemplating Simmons’ spectacular playoff stretch, the small print of his contract are notably perplexing.
Throughout 15 playoff contests final yr, the 27-yr-previous averaged 10.5 factors in 20.four minutes. His numbers turned much more spectacular within the second and third rounds of the NBA playoffs, the place he averaged 14 factors and 25 minutes per recreation.