New York Knicks Have Reached Out to Jonathon Simmons (Report)
May 11, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Jonathon Simmons (17) dunks the ball during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets in game six of the second round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks continue their pattern of reaching out to free agents. The latest name is Johnathon Simmons.

The New York Knicks have explored their options with multiple free agents but seemingly haven’t been involved in any serious discussions. Shooting guard Johnathon Simmons is the latest player thrown into that category.

According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, the Knicks reached out to the Spurs restricted free agent. He’s in “active talks” with two teams.

Simmons being a RFA makes the odds of New York being able to sign him slim. San Antonio can match any offer that the 27-year-old gets.

After missing out on Chris Paul, the Spurs have nothing to spend that money on so it’s doubtful they will let their guy walk.

Simmons is a classic Spur. He entered the league as a 26-year-old rookie after going undrafted in 2012 and playing a year of semi-pro ball before doing a couple of seasons in the Spurs D-league system.

The guy has paid his dues and would be an excellent fit in New York. However, the odds of Gregg Popovich and the Spurs letting him walk make this a pipe dream.

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Chip Murphy

I’m ESNY’s Executive Editor for EliteSportsNY.com.
I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets.
Email: chip.murphy@elitesportsny.com

Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.