Wes Iwundu has found a new home in Dallas.
This is a veteran's minimum deal, sources say. Absolutely worth a flier. I've long had my eye on Iwundu as an under-the-radar guy who could develop into a rotation player for a good team. https://t.co/lVI9lmesfy— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) November 22, 2020
Iwundu on a veteran’s minimum deal is pretty good value. It’s a deal that really makes you wonder why his return to the Magic couldn’t be worked out. And seeing a respected NBA writer like Zach Lowe saying things like “worth a flier” and “could develop into a rotation player for a good team” about a player leaving the Magic doesn’t sit very well.
But the Magic opted to keep Gary Clark and sign Dwayne Bacon over Iwundu, perhaps believing there is some untapped offensive potential in Bacon.
Iwundu, who the Magic selected with the 33rd overall pick in the 2017 draft, started 21 games this season. Overall he averaged 5.8 points and 2.5 rebounds while shooting 41.6 percent from the field (34.1 percent from three).
Hoping Iwundu, a Houston native, gets the opportunity he deserves in Dallas while playing alongside a legit offensive force like Luka Doncic.