HoopsHype Jason Maxiell rumors

October 22, 2014 Updates

The Hornets brought four gritty players into training camp, and so far Jason Maxiell is the leading candidate to be retained for the 15th regular season roster spot, a source said. RealGM

October 15, 2014 Updates
September 28, 2014 Updates

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. NBA.com

Rick Bonnell: Hornets make it official that they've signed Jason Maxiell. Cho said Thursday it's a non-guaranteed contract. Objective: Big-man depth Twitter @rick_bonnell

September 25, 2014 Updates
August 24, 2014 Updates

Among power rotation players, the Heat has shown interest in Emeka Okafor and has considered Ekpe Udoh. Preliminary inquiries were made on Andray Blatche and Jason Maxiell. Agent David Falk said he talked to the Heat about Elton Brand but that Brand is unlikely to end up here. Miami Herald

August 20, 2014 Updates
July 4, 2014 Updates

In an expected move that makes the Orlando Magic even younger, the team waived 31-year-old power forward Jason Maxiell on Friday. Maxiell’s salary of $2.5 million for the 2014-15 season was fully unguaranteed if the team (or a team that had acquired him via trade) had waived him on or before July 10. By waiving him now, Maxiell’s salary is erased from the Magic’s cap figure for the upcoming season. Orlando Sentinel

July 2, 2014 Updates
June 30, 2014 Updates

Michael Scotto: Orlando Magic have officially waived PG Jameer Nelson who now becomes an unrestricted free agent. Jason Maxiell could be next to be waived. Twitter @MikeAScotto

Marc J. Spears: The Magic is expected to waive veteran forward Jason Maxiell if he isn't traded in the next couple of days, a source told Yahoo. Forward Jason Maxiell's contract of $2.5 million next season is fully guaranteed if the Magic do not waive him on or before July 10. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

December 28, 2013 Updates

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.” Detroit News

October 4, 2013 Updates

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." Orlandoinstripedpost.com

July 18, 2013 Updates

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." NBA.com

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