With NBA free agency in full swing, the Orlando Magic were once again active on Tuesday. According to Priority Sports, free agent big man Jason Smith has agreed to a one-year deal. Due to the league's moratorium period, the team has yet to confirm any such move.
Smith, 29, is entering eighth year in the league. After playing four years in New Orleans, Smith moved on to the New York Knicks last season, where he averaged eight points, four rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game. Smith appeared in all 82 games for the Knicks, making 31 starts.
Adding Smith makes an already crowded Magic frontcourt even more crowded. With Nikola Vucevic, Channing Frye, Aaron Gordon, Tobias Harris, Andrew Nicholson and Dewayne Dedmon available to play the four and the five spots, it's possible Smith won't see much playing time. While Harris and Gordon can play the four, the frontcourt is still crowded, and it shouldn't come as a surprise if the team makes a move to unload one of their big men.
The addition of Smith brings the Magic's roster to 15 players. That 15 players includes the unguaranteed contracts of Dedmon and Devyn Marble, along with draft picks Mario Hezonja, and Tyler Harvey.