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Kevon Harris signs two-way deal with Magic, filling Orlando roster – The Denver Post

Days after Admiral Schofield signed his two-way qualifying offer with the Orlando Magic, the team filled their other two-way roster slot.

The Magic signed Kevon Harris to a two-way deal on Monday afternoonannounced the team.

Multiple league sources confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel on Monday morning ahead of Orlando’s announcement that the Magic has reached an agreement with Harris on a two-way deal.

Harris will be No. 2 in the Magic’s two-way roster and, along with Schofield, will also be eligible to play for Lakeland Magic, Orlando’s G League affiliate.

Introduced in the 2017-18 season, bilateral contracts are agreements for development, with players moving back and forth between a franchise’s NBA team and the G League affiliate. Only players with less than four years of NBA experience can sign two-way contracts. Each team can sign a pair of players for two-way deals.

Two-way players will once again have a 50-game regular-season limit to be on their NBA team’s active roster in 2022-23 after the NBA and National Basketball Players Association removed that limit in 2021-22 due to teams. COVID-19 outbreaks.

Harris, a 6-foot-6, 216-pound guard/forward from Stephen F. Austin who is best known for his scoring ability as a ball handler, stood out in summer league for the Timberwolves Minnesota, averaging 15.8 points (57.7% from the field, 45.8% on 3-pointers), 2.8 rebounds and 2 assists in five games (27.1 minutes).

He has spent the last two seasons in the G League and away from home since going undrafted in 2020.

Harris, 25, averaged 15 points (47.2% shooting from the field, 34.3% on 3s), 5.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 24 games (30.2 minutes) in 2021-22 with Raptors 905, the G League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors.

He averaged 14.4 points (48.3% shooting, 39.7% on 3s), 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists during his four years at Stephen F. Austin, including 17, 5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists his senior season when he was named the Southland Conference men’s team. basketball player of the year.

Harris, a Georgia native and graduate of Martin Luther King Jr. High in Lithonia, Georgia, completed a postgraduate year at DME Academy in Daytona Beach in 2015-16.

The Magic have 18 players under contract for 2022-23 after Harris signed – 15 on guaranteed standard contracts, one on a fully unsecured deal (Devin Cannady) and Schofield and Harris on two-way contracts.

Teams can have up to 20 players, including two-way players, signed during the offseason before having to reduce their rosters to 15 standard contract players (plus a pair of two-way players) before the start of the season. regular season.

This means the Magic will have to trade or waive at least one player to become roster compliant.

With the season only starting in mid-October, Orlando has time to make that decision.

This article first appeared on OrlandoSentinel.com. Email Khobi Prize to khprice@orlandosentinel.com or follow him on Twitter at @khobi_price.

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