Orlando Magic Waive Three


Nov 8, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic power forward

Jason Maxiell

(54) is defended by Boston Celtics power forward

Brandon Bass

(30) at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

In an effort to improve their roster, the Orlando Magic have waived three players within the last week.

Jason Maxiell, Ronnie Price and Doron Lamb were all cut loose by Magic GM Rob Hennigan to create room to add this year’s rookie draft class and free agents to the roster. All three players had unguaranteed contracts.

Maxiell was scheduled to make $2.5 million this upcoming season but if he was waived before July 10 he wouldn’t receive anything.

He played in just 34 games this season for the Magic, averaging 3.2 points per game on 44.8 per cent shooting from the floor. It was his worse pro season since his rookie campaign.

Price was set to earn $1,316,809 in 2014-15. He played in 31 games averaging just 2.4 PPG. Like Maxiell, it was Price’s worse year since his rookie season.

Lamb has spent the last 18 months in Orlando after being acquired in the JJ Redick trade in February, 2013.

In 77 games with Orlando, Lamb averaged 3.5 PPG while shooting just under 40 per cent from the floor. He was set to earn $915,243 this upcoming season.

As a reminder, the Magic also let E’Twaun Moore leave and waived Jameer Nelson. In addition to the Magic’s draft class, Hennigan claimed Willie Green off waivers and added guard Ben Gordon, but his deal can’t become official until July 10.