The Magic are contemplating waiving guard R.J. Hampton, or potentially buying out his contract, per Khobi Price of the Orlando Sentinel.
Hampton, 22, is 6-foot-4 and his playing time has been fairly sporadic, as he is averaging 5.7 points on 44 percent shooting in 26 games this season. He’s averaging about 14 minutes a night in those games.
The No. 24 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, Hampton played for the Nuggets as a rookie. He was then traded to the Magic, with guard Gary Harris, as part of the deal that sent forward Aaron Gordon to Denver. He has also played for the Lakeland Magic of the G League.
The Magic are also buying out the contracts of veteran guard/forward Terrence Ross and guard Patrick Beverley, acquired in a trade-deadline deal with the Lakers.
R.J. Hampton potentially could be waived or have his contract with the Orlando Magic bought out, league sources told @orlandosports.
It'd give R.J. the opportunity to get more consistent playing time/opportunity elsewhere. https://t.co/lYMI92XZfy
— Khobi Price (@khobi_price) February 12, 2023
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