Jason Maxiell to Sign Two-Year Deal With the Orlando Magic

by July 18, 2013

The Orlando Magic have reached an agreement ($5 million over two years) with free agent forward Jason Maxiell, ending his eight-year run with the Detroit Pistons. Per the Detroit News and Yahoo! Sports: “It’s official. Jason Maxiell to Orlando […] The Magic hold an option on Maxiell’s $2.5 million for the 2014-15 season, sources said. Maxiell, 30, has been a sturdy, dependable rotation player and brings toughness and tenacity to a young, developing Magic roster. Maxiell, 6-foot-7 and 260 pounds, can play power forward and give the Magic minutes at center, too. He averaged 6.9 points and a career-high 5.7 rebounds in 72 games for Detroit last season. For his career, Maxiell has averaged 6.1 points and 4.4 rebounds. Maxiell was the Pistons’ first-round pick in the 2005 NBA draft and was selected 26th overall out of the University of Cincinnati.”