October 9, 2017, 8:23 pm
Jonathon Simmons finished Monday’s loss with 19 points in 28 minutes of action, shooting 6-of-14 while corralling four rebounds and an assist.
Simmons got the start and had extra minutes on his plate with both Evan Fournier and Terrence Ross sitting this one out. He’s actually been a strong scorer for the Magic this preseason, but they’re going to lean on him for defense first and foremost. Simmons knocked down two threes but has yet to prove himself as a strong deep shooter at the NBA level, so hedge your bets there. He’s still just a deep league target for now.