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Knicks' Dwayne Bacon: Agrees to deal with Knicks
Bacon and the Knicks agreed to terms on a contract Monday, Tim Bontemps of ESPN reports.
Bacon spent last season in Orlando, where he appeared in all 72 games and averaged 10.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 25.7 minutes per contest -- all career highs. The Florida State product will now head to a much deeper and more talented Knicks roster, so it's likely that he'll fill a reduced role off the bench. The four-year veteran will compete with Alec Burks, Evan Fournier, Kevin Knox and rookie Quentin Grimes for minutes.... See More ... See Less
Dwayne Bacon: Time in Orlando over
The Magic waived Bacon on Sunday.
For an Orlando team that lost several key players to injuries and 2020-21 and was one of the more active teams ahead of the trade deadline, Bacon was one of the few constants in the lineup. He appeared in all 72 of the Magic's games last season and started 50 of them, but he was one of the NBA's least-productive rotation players. Though he averaged double figures in scoring (10.9 points per game) for the first time in his career, he shot a dismal 40.2 percent from the field and 28.5 percent from three-point range. He also did little to supplement the offense, averaging only 3.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocks across 25.7 minutes per contest. Bacon should find work elsewhere around the NBA, but his underwhelming resume through four years in the league means he may have to settle for a minimum deal in free agency.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Dwayne Bacon: Struggles from field in loss
Bacon managed five points (2-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal in 19 minutes during Thursday's 116-93 loss to the Hawks.
The 25-year-old has cooled down considerably, totaling just 10 total points over his last two games after averaging 19.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals over his first five games in the month of May. Despite his recent rough stretch, Bacon is averaging career highs in points, rebounds, and three-pointers through 70 games this season. The fourth-year guard will look to bounce back Friday on the road against the 76ers.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Dwayne Bacon: Cools off in Tuesday's loss
Bacon managed just five points (2-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-4 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and one steal in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 114-102 loss to Milwaukee.
Bacon, who had been cooking over the past few games, finally came back to earth in the loss. This is more like the kind of production we are used to seeing from Bacon, and so it would not be at all surprising to see him continue down this path. That said, the Magic seem intent on giving him minutes, so perhaps he can find his touch just in time to have an impact before the season comes to a close.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Dwayne Bacon: Scores 18 points in 23 minutes
Bacon registered 18 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, two assists and a steal across 23 minutes in Sunday's 128-96 loss to the Timberwolves.
Bacon connected on 58.3 percent of his shots while the rest of the starters shot a combined 28.9 percent. Bacon has scored in double figures in four of five games this month with three 20-point performances. He hasn't added much else fantasy-wise but he has shown an ability to score some points over the last few weeks.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Dwayne Bacon: Career-high 28 in Friday's loss
Bacon scored a career-high 28 points (9-19 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 8-10 FT) while adding four rebounds and two assists in 34 minutes during Friday's loss to the Hornets.
The 25-year-old led the Magic in scoring against his former club, and it was the third time in the last four games Bacon has hit for 20 or more points. Over his last 11 games, he's averaging 15.6 points, 3.2 boards, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals in 30.7 minutes as one of the few healthy wing players left on the Orlando roster.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Dwayne Bacon: Registers 20 points in blowout loss
Bacon scored 20 points (10-18 FG, 0-1 3Pt) while adding four rebounds and a block in 29 minutes Wednesday during a 132-96 loss to the Celtics.
Bacon has managed to score 20 points twice in his last three games despite not connecting on a single three-pointer and making only six total free throws. He isn't the most consistent of scorers but has managed to top the 15-point mark 19 times this season, and he's added a few multi-steal performances here and there, but he doesn't offer much else in terms of fantasy production.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Dwayne Bacon: Starting Saturday
Bacon will start Saturday's matchup against the Grizzlies.
James Ennis (calf) is out, so Bacon will step back into the starting five. Across his past five starts, Bacon has averaged 14.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 assists in 30.6 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Dwayne Bacon: Another strong scoring effort
Bacon scored 16 points (6-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-5 FT) to go along with three rebounds, two assists and one steal across 31 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Cavaliers.
Bacon was out of the starting five for the first time in five games, though he still managed to top 30 minutes. He also found plenty of opportunity to get his shot up, helping him score in double digits for the third consecutive game. Bacon provides little else across the stat sheet, but he does offer some scoring upside.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Dwayne Bacon: Coming off bench
Bacon will come off the bench Wednesday against the Cavaliers, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
With James Ennis (calf) returning to the starting five, Bacon will resume a bench role. In 20 games as a reserve this season, he's averaged 8.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in 19.1 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Dwayne Bacon: Goes for 20 in loss
Bacon had 20 points (6-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 7-8 FT), five rebounds and two steals in Sunday's loss to the Pacers.
Making his fourth straight start, Bacon saw 32 minutes and turned in his second 20-point effort in the last week. With a few regulars injured, Bacon could continue to see increased minutes over the next couple of games, but he doesn't contribute much, fantasy-wise, outside of occasional scoring outbursts.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Dwayne Bacon: Leads team with 22 points
Bacon scored 22 points (7-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 7-7 FT) while adding three rebounds, three steals and two assists over 33 minutes during the 114-110 loss to the Rockets on Sunday.
Filling in for the injured James Ennis (calf), Bacon led the team in points, field goals made and free throws made. Bacon has been an up-and-down scorer for the Magic all season long but doesn't add much fantasy value anywhere else. Up next for the Magic is a Tuesday matchup against the Hawks.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Dwayne Bacon: Starting Sunday
Bacon is starting Sunday's game against the Rockets.
Bacon had come off the bench in the last two contests, but he'll rejoin the starting lineup with James Ennis (calf) sidelined. Bacon has averaged 9.0 points and 3.2 rebounds in 19.2 minutes per game in his last five appearances.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Dwayne Bacon: Coming off bench
Bacon will come off the bench Wednesday against the Bulls.
With Gary Harris (rest) returning to the starting five, Bacon will resume a bench role. As a reserve this season, he's averaged 8.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in 20.1 minutes.... See More ... See Less
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