The Orlando Magic officially announced the signing of free-agent big man Jason Maxiell on Thursday. The team did not disclose terms of the contract, but Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports the deal is worth $5 million over two seasons.
"We're excited to welcome Jason and his family to the Magic organization," Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said in a statement. "Jason brings an element of experience, toughness and resolve to our roster that we feel will benefit our team."
Maxiell, 30, has spent his entire eight-year career with the Detroit Pistons, who eliminated the Magic from the playoffs on two occasions during that span. His career averages are 6.1 points and 4.4 rebounds in 19.1 minutes per game.
In his most recent season, Maxiell made 71 starts in 72 appearances, shooting 44.6 percent from the floor, his lowest field-goal percentage since converting 42.6 percent of his shots as a rookie. Maxiell also averaged 6.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, and a career-best 1.3 blocked shots in 2012/13.
Orlando has not officially announced the signing of Ronnie Price, another vetrean free agent, but is expected to do so within the coming days.
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