NBA Rumor: Marcus Georges-Hunt Free Agency

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The Orlando Magic have waived guard-forward Marcus Georges-Hunt, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. He was signed as a free agent by Orlando on April 3, 2017. Georges-Hunt (6’6”, 220, 3/28/94) played in five games last season during his rookie campaign with the Magic, averaging 2.8 ppg. and 1.8 rpg. in 9.5 minpg.

The 10-day contract of guard Marcus Georges-Hunt with the Miami Heat has expired, with the Heat currently lacking a roster spot to re-sign him. Georges-Hunt then had his moments for the Eastern Conference in Saturday’s D-League All-Star Game in New Orleans, with a key late basket and rebound in his team’s 105-100 victory in New Orleans. Georges-Hunt played as a representative of the Boston Celtics’ affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, finishing with eight points and four assists.
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