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Magic Sign Khem Birch

Jul 27, 2017 11:55 AM

The Orlando Magic have signed free agent center Khem Birch.

Birch (6’9”, 220, 9/28/92) played in Greece last season, appearing in 37 games (21 starts) with Olympiacos, averaging 7.3 ppg. and 5.6 rpg. in 18.0 minpg., while shooting 62.4 percent from the field.

After playing collegiately at both the University of Pittsburgh and UNLV, Birch declared for the 2014 NBA Draft and spent the 2014-15 campaign with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA G League, where he averaged 11.1 ppg., 9.5 rpg., 1.2 apg. and 1.8 blkpg. in 52 contests. He was named to the Futures All-Star Team in 2015.

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Arron Afflalo Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Magic

Jul 25, 2017 5:10 PM

Arron Afflalo has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Orlando Magic.

Afflalo was waived by the Sacramento Kings before his $12.5 million contract for 17-18 would have become guaranteed. Afflalo signed a two-year, $25 million deal with Sacramento in 2016.

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Magic Sign Wesley Iwundu To Three-Year, $4.1M Deal

Jul 25, 2017 10:09 AM

The Orlando Magic have agreed to a three-year, $4.1 million deal with Wesley Iwundu. The deal is fully guaranteed.

Orlando selected Iwundu No. 33 overall out of Kansas State.

Iwundu averaged 13.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game as a senior at Kansas State. 

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Magic Discussing Contract With Marreese Speights

Jul 23, 2017 6:23 PM

The Orlando Magic are holding contract talks with Marreese Speights.

Speights spent last season with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Over the past few seasons, Speights has become one of the NBA's better stretch bigs.

The Magic already have a pair of veteran centers on their roster, Nikola Vucevic and Bismack Biyombo.

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Jonathon Simmons Agrees To Three-Year, $18M Deal With Magic

Jul 16, 2017 12:08 AM

Jonathon Simmons agreed upon a three-year, $18 million contract with the Orlando Magic.

Simmons will be paid $6.3 million in Year 1, $6 million in Year 2 and $5.7 million in Year 3 with a partial guarantee of $1 million in the final season.

Simmons' deal has $13.3 million in guaranteed money.

The San Antonio Spurs rescinded their qualifying offer to Simmons on Thursday.

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Jonathon Simmons Agrees To Three-Year Deal With Magic

Jul 14, 2017 5:01 PM

Jonathon Simmons has agreed upon a three-year deal with the Orlando Magic.

The San Antonio Spurs rescinded Simmons' qualifying offer on Thursday.

Simmons and the Spurs had no new contract negotiations, so he focused fully on signing elsewhere.

Simmons emerged in the playoffs for the Spurs after Kawhi Leonard was injured.

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Magic To Waive C.J. Watson

Jul 10, 2017 3:53 PM

The Orlando Magic will waive C.J. Watson.

Watson signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the Magic in the 2015 offseason.

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Shelvin Mack Agrees To Two-Year, $12M Deal With Magic

Jul 7, 2017 7:51 PM

Shelvin Mack has agreed upon a two-year, $12 million deal with the Orlando Magic.

Mack will give the Magic depth at point guard behind Elfrid Payton.

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Magic Waive Stephen Zimmerman

Jul 4, 2017 5:41 PM

The Orlando Magic have waived Stephen Zimmerman.

Zimmerman played in 19 games with Orlando this past season as a rookie averaging 1.2ppg, 1.8rpg in 5.7minpg.

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Wolves, Spurs, Clippers, 76ers, Magic, Nets, Jazz To Pursue Andre Iguodala

Jun 27, 2017 4:20 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Brooklyn Nets and Utah Jazz are among the teams that will pursue Andre Iguodala in free agency.

The Golden State Warriors still hope to re-sign Iguodala and it is not yet known whether Iguodala will take meetings with rival teams. Iguodala joined the Warriors on a four-year, $48 million deal in 2013.

If the Jazz lose Gordon Hayward, they are expected to make Iguodala their top priority.

Shaun Livingston is another free agent the Warriors would like to re-sign.

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Magic Agree To Jersey Sponsorship With Disney
The Walt Disney Corporation has a large presence in the Orlando area.

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Magic Hire Pete D'Alessandro As Assistant GM
Pete D'Alessandro was previously general manager of the Kings.

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Raptors Acquire 2018 2nd Round Pick From Magic For Jeff Weltman
Orlando will send the Raptors the least favorable of two second round picks they control in 2018.

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Keeping Frank Vogel Was Non-Negotiable For Magic
When the Magic interviewed candidates for their president of basketball operations job, it was conveyed that keeping Frank Vogel was non-negotiable.

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Magic Hire John Hammond As GM
The Magic also interviewed Hammond for the job that eventually went to Jeff Weltman.

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John Hammond Could Join Weltman's Front Office With Magic
John Hammond has one more season remaining on his contract with the Bucks.

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John Hammond Interviewed For Magic Job
John Hammond received a contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks in June of 2016 that will take him through 17-18.

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Magic Will Keep Matt Lloyd In Weltman's Front Office
Matt Lloyd will remain with the Magic in a role to be determined.

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Jeff Weltman Agrees To Become President Of Basketball Ops For Magic
Jeff Weltman will sign a five-year contract with the Magic.

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Cavs Ignoring Orlando's Request To Interview David Griffin
Dan Gilbert could be hoping that the Magic get tired of waiting for David Griffin.

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Frank Vogel To Represent Magic At Lottery
The Magic are currently without a general manager following the dismissal of Rob Hennigan.

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Magic Interested In John Hammond, Jeff Weltman, Kevin McHale
The Magic are searching for a new general manager after firing Rob Hennigan.

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Magic Considering Kevin McHale For President Job
Kevin McHale served as Wolves vice president of basketball operations from 1995 to 2008.

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Vlade Divac Tried To Hire Scott Perry In Past
NBA team executives have found it difficult to negotiate with the Kings because of their thin and inexperienced front office, which has changed this offseason.

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Kings Hire Scott Perry As Executive VP Of Basketball Operations
Scott Perry had been with the Magic for the past five seasons.

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Magic Interested In David Griffin For GM Job
Dan Gilbert has been reluctant to pay David Griffin the going rate for a championship-level executive.

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Magic Interested In Grant Hill As President Of Basketball Operations
Other candidates for the GM job include Matt Lloyd Pat Garrity and Travis Schlenk.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

Magic Fire Rob Hennigan As GM, Matt Lloyd Promoted On Interim Basis
Matt Lloyd has replaced Rob Hennigan as interim GM.

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Frank Vogel: Teams Struggle Playing Big Without All-Star Level PF
Frank Vogel sees the Magic now as a "small-ball team that plays up-tempo and does a lot of switching and swarming."

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Frank Vogel Meets With Aaron Gordon About Dario Saric Trade Rumor
Frank Vogel spoke with Aaron Gordon following the publication of a photo that seemed to suggest the Magic are internally considering a trade of Aaron Gordon to the 76ers for Dario Saric.

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