Orlando Magic Sign 16th Overall Pick Chuma Okeke After Being Sidelined All Season Due to Injury
By Orlando Magic // November 17, 2020
NBA season begins December 22
Chuma Okeke contract will start in 2020-21 but under the 2019-20 rookie scale (it is the same thing).
Cap hit for pick no. 16
22/23- $3.43M (Team)
23/24- $5.26M (Team)
The Magic will now add 2 first round picks to their roster for 20-21.
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) November 16, 2020
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – The Orlando Magic have signed rookie forward Chuma Okeke (CHOO-muh oh-KEE-kee), President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chuma to the team,” said Weltman. “He’s demonstrated all the characteristics that we had seen in him when we drafted him and we look forward to him starting his career with us.”
Okeke (6’8”, 230, 8/18/98) was selected in the first round (16th overall) of the 2019 NBA Draft.
He played and started in 38 games during the 2018-19 campaign as a sophomore at Auburn University, averaging 12.0 ppg., 6.8 rpg., 1.9 apg., 1.82 stlpg. and 1.21 blkpg. in 29.1 minpg., while shooting .387 (55-142) from three-point range.
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