The Orlando Magic have signed guard Jalen Suggs and forward Franz Wagner, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deals are not disclosed. Suggs (fifth overall) and Wagner (eighth overall) were both selected in the first round of the 2021 NBA Draft. Suggs (6’4”, 205, 6/3/01) played and started in 30 games last season as a freshman at Gonzaga University, averaging 14.4 ppg., 5.3 rpg., 4.5 apg. and 1.90 stlpg. in 29.0 minpg., while shooting .503 (155-308) from the floor.
Jalen Suggs Rumors
Josh Robbins: Magic second-year guards Cole Anthony and R.J. Hampton probably will play in the upcoming NBA Summer League, per a source. They would join rookie first-round picks Jalen Suggs and Franz Wagner.
Ryan Wolstat: FWIW, Brian Windhorst said on his podcast word was Suggs had a bad workout with the Raptors. A source with no affiliation with Raptors told me they’d heard the same.
Jalen Suggs to Magic
Shams Charania: Sources: Orlando is picking Jalen Suggs at No. 5.
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