Per President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman, the Orlando Magic have exercised their third-year membership choice on Paolo Banchero, in addition to their fourth-year staff choices on guard Jalen Suggs and ahead Franz Wagner.
Orlando initially chosen Banchero (6’10”, 250, 11/12/02) within the first spherical (first general) of the 2022 NBA Draft. Throughout his rookie season with the Magic final yr, he participated in 72 video games and made 72 begins whereas averaging a team-best 20.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg, and three.7 apg in 33.7 minutes per recreation. Banchero was chosen unanimously for the 2022–23 NBA All–Rookie First Group and was named the 2022–23 Kia NBA Rookie of the 12 months.
Orlando initially chosen Suggs (6’5″, 212, 6/3/01) within the first spherical (fifth general) of the 2021 NBA Draft. All with Orlando, he has appeared in 101 regular-season NBA video games (64 begins), averaging 10.8 factors per recreation, 3.6 assists per recreation, 3.3 rebounds per recreation, and 1.25 steals per recreation in 25.3 minutes per recreation.
Orlando initially chosen Wagner (6’10”, 230, 8/27/01) within the first spherical (eighth general) of the 2021 NBA Draft. He has performed and began in 159 regular-season NBA video games in his profession, all with Orlando, averaging 16.9 factors per recreation, 4.3 rebounds per recreation, and three.2 assists per recreation in 31.7 minutes per recreation whereas taking pictures.850 (460-541) from the charity stripe. Wagner was chosen for the NBA All-Rookie First Group for 2021–22.
Contracts for all three gamers lengthen by way of the 2024–25 season.