With an abudance of youth already on the roster, the Magic intend to target older veterans in free agency, president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman told reporters, as relayed by Josh Robbins of The Athletic.
“Our goal would be to add experience to the roster,” Weltman said. “But it has to come in the right form and fashion. It has to be guys that we feel will help move our team forward, help our young guys navigate the early stages of their careers and can also help us on the court and show what hard work and preparation leads to.”
The Magic landed guard Jalen Suggs and Michigan forward Franz Wagner in the lottery last week, and already featured the likes of center Wendell Carter Jr., Jonathan Isaac, Cole Anthony and Markelle Fultz.
“One veteran who spent time with Orlando the past two seasons, James Ennis, is set to reach the open market, though he recently told Hoops Rumors that his top priority will be finding a winning situation,” wrote JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors. “The Magic finished with just a 21-51 record last season.”