The Orlando Magic have signed free agent forward/center Marreese Speights, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today.
Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed, but according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today, Speights is joining the Magic on a one-year minimum deal worth $2.1 million.
Speights (6’10”, 255, 4/4/87) played in all 82 regular season games (two starts) last season with the L.A. Clippers, averaging 8.7 ppg. and 4.5 rpg. in 15.7 minpg., while shooting .372 (103-277) from three-point range and .876 (120-137) from the free throw line.
Originally selected in the first round (16th overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft by Philadelphia, Speights has appeared in 653 career NBA regular season games (75 starts) during his nine-year career with Philadelphia, Memphis, Cleveland, Golden State and the L.A. Clippers, averaging 7.9 ppg. and 4.2 rpg. in 15.3 minpg., while shooting .800 (958-1,197) from the free throw line.