Though Von Wafer has fallen out of coach Stan Van Gundy's rotation with the Orlando Magic, the third-string shooting guard is not seeking a buyout of any kind and hopes to "make things work in Orlando," reports Alex Kennedy of HOOPSWORLD.
Wafer has made only two appearances in March and recently found himself off the Magic's active roster entirely. As Kennedy notes, rumors that Wafer would sign with the Italian team Olimpia Milano began circulating last week, but "sources close to Wafer" indicate his preference is to remain in the NBA: "If the Magic do decide to waive Wafer, expect him to sign with another NBA team."
Steve Kyler, a colleague of Kennedy's at HOOPSWORLD, said Tuesday that Wafer "hasn't been happy with [his] role all year."
Orlando acquired Wafer and Glen Davis from the Boston Celtics in exchange for Brandon Bass prior to training camp. Wafer's contract runs for two seasons after this one, but neither is fully guaranteed. Jason Richardson and J.J. Redick stand ahead of him on the depth chart, and rookie DeAndre Liggins has challeneged Wafer for minutes of late.
Terrance Doyle, Wafer's agent, did not respond to requests for comment on the situation.