Report: Spurs renounce rights to Jonathon Simmons, making him unrestricted free agent

Spurs guard Jonathon Simmons is now an unrestricted free agent.

The San Antonio Spurs are still looking for upgrades after signing veteran Rudy Gay earlier in the month. But the team likely won’t be bringing up-and-coming guard Jonathon Simmons back.

San Antonio reportedly renounced its rights to Simmons on Thursday, making the 27-year-old former D-League standout an unrestricted free agent.

This is likely the Spurs’ way of acknowledging Simmons will be too expensive for their blood. There has been some solid interest in the forward on the restricted free agent market. Now that he’s unrestricted, said interest will be ramped up even more.

Simmons, an un-drafted free agent out of Houston, performed extremely well for San Antonio this past season. He averaged 6.2 points and 2.1 rebounds while shooting at a 42 percent clip from the field.

Though, it was Simmons’ performance in the playoffs that will likely lead to his departure from San Antonio. The guard averaged 10.5 points and shot at a solid 46 percent from the field in the postseason.