Magic Notes: Afflalo, Iwundo, Irving
Free agent guard Arron Afflalo has agreed to a one-year contract with the Orlando Magic, according to a report from ESPN.
Afflalo, 31, was waived by the Sacramento Kings at the end of June.
He is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard and played in 61 games with the Kings last season, averaging 8.4 points.
Afflalo has also spent time with the New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers. He also previously played for the Magic from 2012-14.
The Magic have a new basketball staff, fronted by team president Jeff Weltman and general manager John Hammond.
Here's more out of Orlando:
- The Magic have agreed to a three-year deal with second-round pick Wesley Iwundu, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The third year of the deal includes a team option, the newspaper reported.
- Word of out Orlando is the Magic would love to at least explore the idea of trading for Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving (who wouldn't?), but it's unclear what Weltman and his staff would offer in return. Of course, if the Magic truly wanted Irving, they might try to get a third team involved. But for now, it would seem like a long shot.
- Then again, in a nice piece for Orlando Magic Daily, Phillip Rossman-Reich opines that now is not the time for the Magic to make a move for a star such as Irving. "Trading for Irving would be a short-sighted move that might create some momentary success," Rossman-Reich writes. "But it would likely be short lived."