Magic Sign Wendell Carter Jr. to Four-Year Extension

The former seventh overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, Wendell Carter Jr. has had an interesting start to his career. Struggling to stay healthy, he’s yet to notch a season with 50 games played three years into his career. 

Last season, he was traded from the Chicago Bulls to the Orlando Magic, giving him a fresh start. In 19 games with the Magic, he averaged 11.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per contest. 

Ahead of the 2021-22 season, the former Duke center was eligible for an extension. 

As first reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic, Carter Jr. has agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract extension with the Magic. The deal is fully guaranteed for the big man. 

As Orlando continues their rebuild, Carter Jr. is a key piece at just 22 years old. After he signed very team-friendly contract, the team has plenty of flexibility to continue taking steps forward in the building out their roster.