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Magic’s Jonathon Simmons dealing with right wrist contusion

Jonathon Simmons, Magic

Orlando Magic forward Jonathon Simmons is dealing with a right wrist contusion and will miss Friday night’s game against the LA Clippers, but it doesn’t sounds like the injury will keep him out very long.

Simmons was stellar in his first season with the Magic after spending his first two seasons with the San Antonio Spurs. Simmons averaged 13.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and played 29.4 minutes per game in the 2017-18 season, all career highs. He even started a majority of the games.

Simmons has played in six games for Orlando this season, but he has not started in any games with Jonathan Isaac getting the call at small forward. Simmons’ offseason wrist surgery and his newly injured wrist may not be related, but the injury history can’t be doing him any favors right now.

There’s little doubt Simmons will want to get back on the court for Sunday’s matchup against his former team. The Spurs allowed Simmons to walk after the 2016-17 season. Although he was not a focal point for the Spurs, he provided some versatility off the bench.

The Magic are playing it safe with Jonathon Simmons Friday night against the Clippers, but he has to be chomping at the bit to face his former squad this weekend.