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Nikola Vučević contract extension: Magic, star center agree on new deal, according to report

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A report indicates the Magic and its star center have come to terms on a four-year extension.

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Nik Vučević
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According to a report by the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins, the Orlando Magic and center Nikola Vucevic have agreed to a 4-year $53 million dollar contract extension. The team has yet to confirm any deal.

Vucevic, 23, was acquired by the team in the trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers two offseasons ago. In two seasons with the team, Vucevic has averaged 13.6 points, and 11.5 rebounds per game.

In his time with the team, Vucevic has grown into one of the best rebounders in the league, while also growing on both ends each season. He's arguably been one of, if not the, most important players on the team, with the team struggling mightily with him out of the lineup.

The Magic now have until October 31st to decide if they want to extend Vucevic's frontcourt mate Tobias Harris, or allow him to hit restricted free agency next summer.