Maxiell, a 6-foot-7 big man, signed a two-year deal with the Magic as a free agent in the summer of 2013. The second year of that contract was fully unguaranteed unless Maxiell remained on the roster on July 10th. As such, Orlando realized $2.5 million in salary-cap savings by parting ways with the Cincinnati product.
In 34 appearances--including 13 starts--for Orlando, Maxiell averaged 3.2 points and 2.5 rebounds on 44.8 percent shooting from the floor. He played only 14 minutes across three games after January.