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The Orlando Magic have signed center Dewayne Dedmon and guard-forward Adonis Thomas to 10-day contracts.
Dedmon has played in 15 combined games this season with Golden State and Philadelphia, averaging 2.5 ppg. and 3.3 rpg. in 10.4 minpg. He also appeared in 15 games with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, averaging 15.2 ppg., 13.1 rpg., 1.3 apg., 2.33 blkpg. and 1.53 stlpg. in 33.7 minpg.
Thomas has played in 26 games (21 starts) with the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League, averaging 16.2 ppg., 4.2 rpg. and 1.3 apg. in 35.1 minpg., while shooting .469 (38-81) from three-point range.
Tobias Harris has been more vocal and emotional during the Orlando Magic's recent games and teammates and coaches have noticed that the young forward is taking a larger talking role.
"I just think for me being a player that I am, being the person that I am, it's just something that I have to do," Harris said.
"I have to be vocal for our team. I look at myself as a guy on this team who's going to go out and play as hard as anybody on the court. With that being said, I want to be vocal and be energetic towards my team and make sure they're bringing the same amount of energy."
The Magic have lost 12 of their last 13 games and Jacque Vaughn has pulled Harris aside to tell the 21-year-old he must play with more edge.
"He knows that I'm the type of guy who wants to win as bad as anybody," Harris said.
The Orlando Magic have waived forward-center Solomon Jones.
Orlando’s roster now stands at 13 players.
Jones, who suffered a torn meniscus early in the season, appeared in 11 games with the Magic, averaging 1.3 ppg. and 1.5 rpg. in 7.7 minpg. He was signed by the Magic as a free agent prior to training camp on Sep. 27.
The Magic have exercised their third-year team option on the contracts of Maurice Harkless and Andrew Nicholson, while also exercising their fourth-year team option on the contracts of Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucevic.