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                           === Magic sign Maxiell ===
 
 Orlando,  FL (Sports Network) - The Orlando Magic signed forward Jason Maxiell
 on Thursday.
 
 The  two-year deal  is worth $5 million, according to Yahoo! Sports. The Magic
 hold an option on Maxiell's $2.5 million for the 2014-15 season.
 
 Maxiell  spent the  first eight  seasons of  his NBA  career with  the Detroit
 Pistons.  He  averaged 6.9 points  and a career-high  5.7 rebounds in 72 games
 last season.
 
 "We're  excited  to welcome  Jason  (Maxiell)  and  his  family to  the  Magic
 organization,"  Magic general  manager  Rob Hennigan  said.  "Jason brings  an
 element  of experience,  toughness and resolve to our roster that we feel will
 benefit our team."
 
 Originally  drafted by  the Pistons  in  the first  round of  the 2005  draft,
 Maxiell  has  averaged 6.1  points and  4.4 rebounds in  523 career games (175
 starts).
 
 
 
 07/18 14:38:55 ET