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Jason Maxiell
Jason Maxiell
Position: F
Born: 02/18/83
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:259 lbs. / 117.9 kg.
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Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed free agent forward Jason Maxiell. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. The training camp roster now stands at 18. The 6-7 Maxiell spent last season with the Orlando Magic, averaging 3.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 14.4 minutes in 34 games. Originally selected with the 26th overall pick of the 2005 NBA Draft by Detroit, Maxiell spent his first eight seasons with the Pistons, appearing in 523 career games (175 starts), with averages of 6.1 points and 4.4 rebounds in 19.1 minutes.
It’s been a bit of an adjustment for Maxiell, but one he’s welcomed. “Different all the way around,” Maxiell said. “First time I’ve been away from Detroit in nine years. Organization’s different, atmosphere is different, players are different, but it’s not bad at all.” He went to dinner with a few of his former teammates Thursday night, and safe to say he found a little humor in Rasheed Wallace, who got into some tiffs with former coach Flip Saunders, as a member of the other side. “I saw (Rasheed) last night. He’s ‘the coach,’ but he’s good,” Maxiell said. “He’ll be a good mentor. You listen to him, it’ll be good.”
Maxiell underwent surgery on Easter to correct a detached retina, and he will “most likely” wear protective goggles for his own safety throughout the season. “I don’t have to, but I would rather [wear them].” He’s still not sure when or how the original injury occurred. Currently, Maxiell is wearing a sleeker and more stylish pair of goggles similar to the ones Bo Outlaw wore when he was with the Magic. Maxiell says the Grant goggles are “a little more durable, [and] a little more my style.”
The Orlando Magic have signed free agent forward-center Jason Maxiell, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. “We’re excited to welcome Jason (Maxiell) and his family to the Magic organization,” said Hennigan. “Jason brings an element of experience, toughness and resolve to our roster that we feel will benefit our team.”