Magic Re-Sign Michael Carter-Williams

NOVEMBER 24, 12:02pm: The Magic have officially announced their new deal with Carter-Williams.

NOVEMBER 21, 11:32am: It’s a two-year deal for Carter-Williams, with no player or team option on the second year, tweets Josh Robbins of The Athletic. It’s believed to be worth in the range of $3MM per year, tweets Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today.

NOVEMBER 21, 8:00am: Free agent point guard Michael Carter-Williams has agreed to a deal to return to the Magic, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (via Twitter). Terms of the contract agreement aren’t yet known.

Initially acquired by Orlando for the stretch run in 2018/19, Carter-Williams re-signed with the club last summer and came off the bench in 45 games during the ’19/20 campaign. He averaged 7.2 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.4 APG, and 1.1 SPG in 18.5 minutes per contest.

With veteran guard D.J. Augustin unlikely to return to Orlando, there may be a path to a larger role in 2020/21 for Carter-Williams, a former Rookie of the Year, though that will depend on what other moves the Magic make this offseason.

The Magic have now made deals with two of their own free agents, agreeing to bring back both Carter-Williams and James Ennis. The team is also adding Dwayne Bacon on a two-year deal.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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10 thoughts on “Magic Re-Sign Michael Carter-Williams

  1. Luckylefty2

    Magic are stuck in limbo. Pretty sure this year is wtv for them, but they have probably the most undurable young core in the league(atm). That is mainly the reason why theyre hesitant to get rid of Gordon. I love the Anthony pick though he doesn’t fit their criteria(long wingspan) but he brings playmaking(iffy atm) & scoring.

    • I'm a starboy not a Dr...

      They have a man crush on Gordon, they just won’t admit it…

      • Luckylefty2

        Wouldn’t call it a man crush. They were going to trade Gordon the last deadline but the other team said no. Also had Isaac been healthy he would have been dealt.

  2. raz427

    So they’re running it back with the same roster? Make a push for that 8th spot? I have never seen an offseason by a fringe playoff team and didn’t improve its roster.

    • I'm a starboy not a Dr...

      100! They could have traded for Derozen or Westbrick. Instead they choose to remain a fringe playoff team…

      • Luckylefty2

        Why would you trade your whole roster for an aging non shooting superstar??

    • Curtisrowe

      They lost Augustin and are only paying Carter-Williams 3M a year. Not a bad signing.

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