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NBA free agency 2013: Magic interested in Brandan Wright, according to report

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Orlando is reportedly one of several teams to contact the veteran big man in the opening hours of free agency.

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The Orlando Magic are interested in signing Brandan Wright, reports Tim McMahon of ESPNDallas.com. Wright, 25, averaged 8.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game for the Dallas Mavericks in the 2012/13 season, giving the Mavs great value on a minimum-salary contract.

According to McMahon, The other teams to express an interest in Wright are Dallas, the Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, and Toronto Raptors.

Orlando already has a glut of power forwards and centers on its roster, but its rumored interest in Wright makes sense from a skills standpoint. The former Tar Heel is an elite shot-blocker, recording a block rate 5.2 percent in 2012/13; Orlando ranked 25th in blocked shots.

And while Wright is by no means an offensive force, he shot an efficient 60.4 percent from the field in his two seasons with Dallas. Orlando badly needs efficient scorers at any position, given that it was the league's fourth-worst offensive team in 2012/13.

Jim Tanner serves as Wright's agent and also represents Magic forward Hedo Türkoğlu, with whom Orlando is expected to work on a buyout in the summer ahead.

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