From the NBA Development League to the NBA Summer League MVP to a key member of the San Antonio Spurs... follow the journey of the electrifying Jonathon Simmons!

Posted by NBA on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Meet Jonathan Simmons. The Spurs high-flying, rising star. 

Undrafted out of Houston in 2012, he’d nearly quit hoops by 2013. 

For one last shot, Simmons tried out for the NBA D-league’s Austin Toros. 

He made the team out of camp. Then for two years he grinded...with no call-up.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 26: Jonathon Simmons #17 of the San Antonio Spurs looks to pass against the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center on November 26, 2016 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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