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The Orlando Magic have expressed an interest in free-agent small forward Devin Ebanks, reports Alex Kennedy of HOOPSWORLD. The other teams to show interest in the West Virginia product are the Atlanta Hawks, New Jersey Nets, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Philadelphia 76ers.
The Los Angeles Lakers made Ebanks the 43rd overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. In his two professional seasons, the West Virginia product has played sparingly, averaging 11.7 minutes over 44 career appearances. His career averages are 3.6 points and 1.8 rebounds on 41.4 percent shooting from the field, 14.3 percent shooting from three-point range, and 70.7 percent shooting from the foul line. Listed at 6-foot-9, Ebanks is known more for his on-ball defense than anything else.
Los Angeles has tendered Ebanks a qualifying offer, making him a restricted free agent and giving it the right to match any offer he receives. Given his modest productivity to date, Ebanks would not command a high salary. He has played for the league minimum salary in each of his two seasons.