Jeremy Richardson Expects to Sign with Orlando Magic; Don't Hold Your Breath on Fran Vazquez

Two updates on the Orlando Magic's search for people to round out their bare roster, courtesy of Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel:

First, swingman Jeremy Richardson, who spent almost all of last season at the end of Orlando's bench, told Robbins he expects to sign with the Magic soon:

One guy who might fill out the roster is Jeremy Richardson, a guard/forward who played in 12 games last season. Richardson said he expects to sign a contract with the Magic in the coming days.

Richardson averaged 3.1 points and 1.2 rebounds per game in Orlando last year. He shot 28.6% from the field overall, but a respectable 35.3% from three-point range. In 44 minutes of summer-league play this week, he's scored 20 points on 8-of-24 from the field and 1-of-7 from long range. In other words, he doesn't figure to play many minutes even if he does sign with Orlando.

Second, former Magic lottery selection Fran Vazquez will not join the team this season, Orlando GM Otis Smith told Robbins. Vazquez has another year on his contract with is European team, so the earliest he can sign with the Magic is next summer, which is a full 5 years after Orlando drafted him 11th overall.

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