Orlando Magic make some roster moves. Schofield signed, Hampton released

ORLANDO, FL – the Orlando Magic continued to make roster moves as we move into the post All-Star game section of the season.

Orlando, Florida, USA, November 24, 2021, Orlando Magic player RJ Hampton #13 at the Amway Center. (Photo Credit: Marty Jean-Louis)

After trading Mo Bamba to the Lakers for Patrick Beverly and a second round draft pick, later buying out Beverly, the Magic released long time sharp shooter Terrance Ross, who later joined the Phoenix Suns.

This week, the Magic announced that they signed forward Admiral Schofield to a full NBA contract, an upgrade from his two-way contract from the Magic.

Orlando also announced that they are releasing guard RJ Hampton from the team.

Hampton was initially the No. 24 pick in the 2020 NBA draft by the Nuggets after he played for the New Zealand Breakers instead of attending college. Hampton played in 25 games for Denver in his rookie season before the Nuggets traded him to Orlando as part of the Aaron Gordon trade in ’21.

In the second half of his rookie season, Hampton averaged over 11 points in 25 minutes per game for the Magic. Last year, he played in 64 total games for Orlando, starting 14 and averaging 7.6 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.

However, this year, Hampton has just appeared in 26 games for a career low 13.9 minutes per game with the Magic.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Hampton is expected to sign with the Pistons once he clears waivers.

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