Magic guarantee contract of center Birch for next season

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The Orlando Magic are guaranteeing center Khem Birch's contract for next season, according to a report.

Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports the Magic will pay Birch $1.38 million next season.

The 25-year-old Canadian native averaged 4.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in 13.8 minutes in 42 games for Orlando last season.

Before being signed by Orlando last summer, the 6-foot-9 Nevada-Las Vegas product played in the G League and then overseas in Turkey and Greece.