Magic Sign Former Pacer Goga Bitadze

7:41pm: Bitadze received a two-year deal with a team option for next season, Michael Scotto of HoopsHype tweets.

6:26pm: The Magic have signed former Pacers center Goga Bitadze, according to a team press release.

Bitadze was waived when Indiana needed to create roster space in the four-team blockbuster trade that sent Kevin Durant to Phoenix. The Pacers acquired Jordan NworaGeorge HillSerge Ibaka in the deal, though Ibaka was later waived.

Bitadze played in 21 games this season with Indiana, averaging 3.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 9.6 minutes. He was in the final season of his rookie scale contract when Indiana let him go.

The 18th overall pick of the 2019 draft, Bitadze has played in 170 career games (21 starts), averaging 4.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in 11.5 minutes.

Orlando had some open roster spots after waiving Terrence Ross and recently acquired Patrick Beverley. The Magic also traded a big man, Mohamed Bamba, to the Lakers, so that may open up some playing time for Bitadze.

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