From a 10-day contract to a two-year deal.
Restricted free agent Gary Clark reportedly is returning to the Orlando Magic on a very reasonable two-year, $4.1 million contract.
Free agent Gary Clark has agreed to a two-year, $4.1M deal to stay with Orlando, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2020
Clark signed the first of two 10-day contracts with the Magic in January before getting signed for the remainder of the season. In 24 regular season games with the Magic, Clark averaged 3.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game, while shooting 41.9 percent from the field and 35 percent from three.
Clark started all five playoff games for the Magic in place of an injured Aaron Gordon, averaging 7.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. Nearly all of his field goal attempts in the postseason were from three-point range, as he shot 34.4 percent on 6.6 attempts per from deep.
His propensity to fire away from the perimeter likely factored into the Magic’s decision to extend a qualifying offer to Clark instead of Wes Iwundu. For Clark, 81.1 percent of his field goal attempts while with Orlando came from beyond the arc. Just 35.2 percent of Iwundu’s field goal attempts last season came from deep.
Clark also provides Steve Clifford more positional versatility with his ability to play small and power forward.
So, Clark claims the 15th and final spot on the Magic roster.