HoopsHype Jason Maxiell rumors

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

April 9, 2013 Updates
April 1, 2013 Updates

Jason Maxiell has probably played his last game with the Pistons. The team announced Monday before facing the Raptors that the 6-feet-7 power forward will miss the final eight games of the regular season because of a detached retina. He had successful surgery Sunday, but he will have to be away from basketball-related activities. Detroit Free Press

February 18, 2013 Updates

Jason Maxiell has started every game, for better or worse, and has one-third of a season left on his $5 million contract. He acknowledged recently that he wonders more and more whether he will enter free agency this summer as a Piston. It's his career, his life, his family's life. It could mean two moves in a matter of months if the Pistons trade him and he doesn't re-sign with that team. And the likelihood of the Pistons re-signing him when Drummond has to start offers yet another hurdle to him remaining with the team, plus it was at last year's deadline that Dumars thought he had a deal to send Maxiell to New Orleans for Chris Kaman. Booth Newspapers

February 11, 2013 Updates

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