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Sentinel: Orlando Magic Close to Re-Signing Adonal Foyle

Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel reports that the Orlando Magic are closing in on a deal to re-sign reserve center Adonal Foyle.

Foyle's agent Lon Babby told Josh Robbins they're moving towards an agreement and Magic GM Otis Smith told me it should be done pretty soon. "It's not a hard deal to negotiate," Smith said. Smith said this pretty much fills up all the team's needs, though last week Coach Stan Van Gundy said they might pick up someone on a non-guaranteed contract for training camp.

As I've noted several times on this site, Foyle's a great locker-room presence, and is useful in limited duty on the court as a defensive specialist. The signing--I think it's fair to deem it imminent, based on the quotes Ganguli compiled--will indeed likely signal the end of the Magic's free-agent activity. But as 3QC reader ben_gleicher reports (based on a personal conversation with Smith), Orlando is still working hard to land restricted free agent point guard C.J. Watson from the Golden State Warriors.

Foyle appeared in only 9 games for Orlando last season, for 62 minutes. He averaged 1.9 points, 2.9 boards, and 0.9 blocks. Two years ago, as the Magic's first big-man off the bench, he appeared in every regular-season contest and posted per-game averages of 1.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 0.5 blocks in 9.4 minutes.