The Orlando Magic will acquire Von Wafer from the Boston Celtics in a sign-and-trade deal, landing the 26-year old scoring guard on a three-year contract, with the second and third years not guaranteed, reports Alex Kennedy of HOOPSWORLD. Orlando will absorb Wafer's salary via the trade exception they gained when they traded Rashard Lewis to the Washington Wizards last December.
Wafer, the 30th overall pick of the 2005 NBA Draft, is well traveled despite his relatively short career; Orlando becomes his seventh team in six NBA seasons. He owns career averages of 5.1 points per game in 12 minutes, with 41.4 percent shooting. His best season, by far, came with the 2008/09 Houston Rockets, for whom he averaged 9.7 points per game on 44.7 percent shooting from the field and 39 percent from three-point range. That performance earned him a two-year contract with Greek powerhouse Olympiacos, with which he averaged 7.7 points per game in Euroleague play. Excepting his strong season with Houston, Wafer's best year came with Boston, with which he averaged 3.2 points per game.
Wafer adds more depth to a fairly well stocked Magic back court and could back up J.J. Redick at shooting guard, assuming the team does not retain unrestricted free agent Jason Richardson.
The former Florida State Seminole is the second Celtic to join Orlando during training camp, as the Magic will also acquire Glen Davis from Boston in exchange for Brandon Bass. That trade is not yet official, but both teams have agreed upon it.