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Orlando Magic sign Jason Smith, re-sign Tobias Harris, trade Maurice Harkless

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The team made official three long-rumored transactions Tuesday.

Jason Smith
Jason Smith
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The Orlando Magic continued to firm up their roster Tuesday by officially completing three transactions.

Tuesday morning, the team announced the signing of Jason Smith, a free-agent big man and veteran of seven NBA seasons. Smith comes to Orlando after a one-season stint with the New York Knicks, for whom he averaged eight points and four boards per game.

"Re-signing Tobias was a top priority this summer and we’re thrilled to have him back." Rob Hennigan on Tobias Harris

The team's next order of business--and its most important one of the entire offseason--was to re-sign Tobias Harris, a move it completed later in the afternoon.

In his second full season with Orlando, Harris made 68 appearances, including 63 starts. He averaged 17.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while transitioning from power forward to small forward. And now, on the eve of his 23rd birthday, his long-term NBA future is officially secure.

Finally, Hennigan announced the team has traded Maurice Harkless to the Portland Trail Blazers, a deal Yahoo! Sports reported about Sunday evening. Orlando will receive from Portland a conditional second-round NBA Draft selection.

Harkess' role diminished in Orlando in each of the three seasons he played since the team acquired him prior to his rookie year. He played only 45 games in the 2014/15 season, with four starts, averaging 3.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in 15 minutes.

On Thursday, Orlando began its offseason tinkering by signing C.J. Watson and trading Kyle O`Quinn. Tuesday's changes figure to be the last substantial ones until training camp opens in September.

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