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There are some intriguing players who will sign extensions or become free agents next summer, such as Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson, Charlotte’s Kemba Walker, San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard, Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris, Faried, Oklahoma City’s Reggie Jackson, Miami’s Norris Cole, and Chicago’s Jimmy Butler. The Celtics don’t have to worry about such four-year contract issues. That was the year they acquired JaJuan Johnson on draft night for MarShon Brooks. Johnson never stuck in the NBA and is now playing for Besiktas in the Turkish League. Brooks, meanwhile, has signed with Emporio Armani Milano of the Italian League. Boston Globe

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There are European players in the NBA who had a long career and were constantly moving from team to team and others who were identified with only one franchise. What’s you dream? Nikola Vucevic: “If everything goes as I hope they will, it will be a great pleasure and joy to stay for many years in Orlando. We have a young team, full of potential and ambitions. We have a great support by our fans and our city. Our owner is great, the general manager and the coach, everyone. For me everything is perfect in Orlando. If we can make a deal for my extension for many more season, then yes, I would love to fight for my dreams as a player of Orlando Magic”. EuroHoops.net

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The Orlando Magic joins Magic center Nikola Vucevic in his efforts to raise funds for flood victims in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, both countries neighbor Vucevic’s hometown of Montenegro, by donating $5,000 to the Red Cross. Vucevic will also make a monetary donation to the Red Cross to assist in the Balkan Floods’ relief efforts. “It is during times like these we must all band together to help others,” said Magic center Nikola Vucevic. “I thank the Magic for their support in these efforts.” NBA.com

April 17, 2014 Updates

One of the biggest decisions the Orlando Magic will have to make this offseason pertains to their starting center, Nik Vucevic. From July 10 through Oct. 31, the Magic will have the opportunity to extend Vucevic's rookie-scale contract beyond the 2014-15 season. On Thursday, Vucevic said he's interested in remaining with the franchise. "I'd love to stay in Orlando," Vucevic said. "I like it here a lot. I like the team. I like what we have going here. I like the coaches. I like everything. So I'd love to stay here, but I guess we should talk about that when the time comes." Orlando Sentinel

Team officials likely won't make a decision whether to pursue extensions with Vucevic and Harris at least until team officials see how the upcoming free agency period impacts their salary cap situation. Plus, the Magic don't need to reach extensions with Vucevic or Harris. The team can submit qualifying offers to Vucevic and Harris, and that move would make Vucevic and Harris restricted free agents following the 2014-15 season. The Magic would have the right to match any offer sheet that Vucevic or Harris might sign during the summer of 2015. Orlando Sentinel

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