Magic reach agreement with forward/center Jason Smith

July 7, 2015

The Orlando Magic have reached agreement with Jason Smith according to Priority Sports, the agency which represents the forward/center. According to multiple reports, the deal will be for one year at $4.5 million.

Smith, 7-foot-0, 240 pounds, played for the New York Knicks last season. He played in all 82 games (starting 31) and averaged 8 points and 4 rebounds in 21.8 minutes per game.

In addition to the Knicks, Smith has played for the Philadelphia 76ers and New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans in his seven-year career. He averaged a career-high 9.9 ppg in 40 games during the 2011-12 season for New Orleans, while his career high for rebounds (5.8) came during the 2013-14 season over 31 games, also for New Orleans.

Smith ostensibly replaces Kyle O'Quinn on the Magic roster. O'Quinn, a restricted free agent, will be dealt to the Knicks in a sign-and-trade after agreeing to a reported four-year, $16 million deal with New York.