Magic Sign Free Agent Former Lottery Pick To 2-Year Deal

He's been on the sidelines all season long, waiting for an NBA team to come calling. Finally, when one did, it was a familiar voice on the other end of the line, as Michael Carter-Williams has signed back on with the Orlando Magic.

It's a two-year deal for MCW, with a second-year team option, reports NBA Insider Shams Charania.

Carter-Williams spent two-and-a-half years with the Magic from 2019-2021. In 2020-21, his last active season, he averaged 8.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists. Ankle surgery kept him out last year, and he's been a free agent ever since.

The Philadelphia 76ers made him the 11th overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, and he won the 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year, averaging a career-high 16.7 points and 6.3 assists along with 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 steals.

He had a nice second season, but was dealt midway through to the Milwaukee Bucks, and was never really able to recapture that magic he had in his rookie year. Now The Magic are bringing him back for another run.

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