Magic Sign No. 1 Pick Paolo Banchero To Rookie Deal

The Magic have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Paolo Banchero to his rookie contract, the team announced in a press release.Paolo Banchero

Banchero, 19, is 6-foot-10 and spent one season at Duke, averaging 17.2 points and 7.8 rebounds in 39 games. 

He is due to make $9.2 million in his first season, $9.6 million in his second and $10.1 million in his third. The final year consists of a team option.

Interestingly, Banchero did not work out for Orlando prior to the draft.

The official NBA Draft Guide wrote of his strengths: “Rare combination of size and offensive polish. Operates with ease from all spots on the floor. Outstanding range, touch and handle. Very good passer and playmaker for his size.”

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