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Mario Hezonja headlines Magic summer league rosters

After completing a buyout with European club FC Barcelona, Mario Hezonja is expected to play for the Orlando Magic's blue team in the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League.

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Pelton: Tobias Harris is a free-agent gamble

Harris' weak defense is often overlooked in favor of his age and offensive ability, and Kevin Pelton is convinced teams will have to overpay to take him out of Orlando. Top 30 statistical free agents (Insider)

Grantland: Will the Magic spend big?

The Orlando Magic are one of about 10 teams with max-level cap room this summer. They should be active in free agency while the competition for talent is thin. Zach Lowe: Eight NBA free-agency questions

Millsap loss would be 'huge' for Hawks

After Orlando offered a max 4-year, $80M offer, Paul Millsap canceled other meetings. "If he leaves Atlanta, that's huge, and it helps put Orlando back on the map," said ESPN's Chris Broussard.

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Sources: Millsap mulls max bids by Hawks, Magic

Paul Millsap met with the Orlando Magic at 12:01 Wednesday morning and was offered a maximum four-year, $80 million deal, according to league sources.

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Tobias Harris a 'poor man's' Carmelo

Tobias Harris will get paid for his offensive promise, but he doesn't create for others or defend well. Amin Elhassan can't justify overpaying for Harris' offense. Free-agent Big Board 2.0 (Insider)

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Harris Could Be In For A Big Payday

Tobias Harris' PPG will likely land him a large deal, despite his suspect defense and less-than-stellar perimeter shooting. 5-on-5: Free agency preview

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Magic pick Hezonja completes Barca buyout

Magic draft pick Mario Hezonja has completed a buyout with European club FC Barcelona and is expected to join his new team in the coming days.

Magic: Mario Hezonja (5th overall pick in 2015 draft) completes buyout with European club; G Ben Gordon waived

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Report: Hezonja's buyout talks with Barcelona progressing

The Orlando Magic selected Mario Hezonja with the No. 5 pick in the 2015 NBA draft. Hezonja play for the team this coming season and he should sign a contract soon after completing his buyout with his Spanish team FC Barcelona.

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Magic finalize Hezonja buyout

The Magic announced they've finalized the buyout of Mario Hezonja's contract with FC Barcelona, clearing the way for the No. 5 pick in the draft to come to the NBA this season.

Harvey looking to be a spark for Magic (2:15)

Magic: G Tyler Harvey (2nd-round pick) coming up live on SportsCenter; tune to ESPN

Magic grabbed two shooters in draft

Orlando had a need and filled it, selecting Mario Hezonja fifth overall and Tyler Harvey in the second round. Both players can shoot, with Hezonja perhaps becoming the best scorer on the team. ESPN' s Tom Haberstroh liked the picks, giving the Magic's night a thumbs-up. Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down

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Grantland: NBA draft winners and losers

Grantland's Chris Ryan and Andrew Sharp detail the strong moves made by Pat Riley and Mitch Kupchak and the excitement Mario Hezonja will bring to the Magic, but they aren't so sure about the draft plans of the Pacers, Celtics, Jazz and Wizards.

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Hezonja a great consolation prize

The Magic wanted Kristaps Porzingis, but the alternative isn't bad. Mario Hezonja gives Orlando exactly the kind of scoring it needs to complement a defense-heavy roster. Adding Tyler Harvey's shooting touch in Round 2 tops off an A grade for the Magic from Chad Ford. Ford's complete draft grades (Insider)

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History not on Knicks, Magic's side

Dirk Nowitzki and Pau Gasol are the only European lottery picks to become All-Stars. Since Dirk was drafted in 1998, 21% of lotto picks from American colleges have been All-Stars while European lottery picks have turned into All-Stars about half as often (11%).


Thumbs-up or thumbs-down on every team's picks

The Timberwolves, Lakers and 76ers made splashes with the first three selections. How did they -- and the rest of the league -- do Thursday? Our NBA writers assess every team's draft picks.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game95.725th
Rebounds Per Game41.825th
Assists Per Game20.623rd
Points Allowed101.423rd

Team History