The Orlando Magic have signed Wesley Iwundu, the 33rd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the team announced Tuesday. Orlando did not publicly disclose terms of the contract, but Orlando Sentinel scribe Josh Robbins has the details straight from Iwundu’s agent, Austin Walton: $4.1 million over three years, with a partial guarantee on the final season. That dollar amount represents a raise over the minimum salary for the rookie, a sign of good faith and the confidence the Magic have in the young swingman.
Iwundu, a three-and-D prospect, comes to Orlando via Kansas State as a four-year player. In his senior season, Iwundu started all 35 games in which he appeared and averaged 13 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and one steal. In five appearances for the Magic’s Orlando Pro Summer League squad, the Houston native averaged 5.6 points and 3.8 rebounds in 22 minutes per game.
Iwundu may contribute more quickly than Jonathan Isaac, the Magic’s first-round Draft selection, given the ages and positions of both players. Court time may be scarce for both, however: Iwundu will have to battle Evan Fournier, Terrence Ross, Mario Hezonja, and Jonathon Simmons for minutes.