The Orlando Magic are closing in on a deal with free agent guard Isaiah Thomas, according to sources.
Thomas is a year removed from playing lights out for the Boston Celtics, and finishing fifth in the voting for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award, but suffered a hip injury that has prevented him from that level of play since.
Thomas was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of the Kyrie Irving deal, didn’t make his regular-season debut until January due to a hip injury, was eventually traded to the Los Angeles Lakers and underwent season-ending surgery on his hip in March.
It is likely that the Magic will sign Thomas to a short-term deal, given concerns over his health.
Knicks Sign Marcus Morris to One-Year Deal
Morris nixed a deal he had in lace with the San Antonio Spurs, a two-year, $20 million contract, and now lands with the Knicks for a more lucrative, yet shorter, deal.
Morris is known for his hard play and consistency, and should provide a versatile element to the roster.
Knicks Sign Reggie Bullock to Re-worked Deal
Bullock originally agreed to a two-year, $21 million deal with the team with an option for the second year, but the terms were re-worked due to a medical issue
Despite the hurdles in closing the deal, Bullock’s agent, David Bauman, praised the Knicks for how they navigated the process.
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Bender can still turn his career around, but he has issues with 3 point shooting and the physicality of the NBA game.
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