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Magic's Moritz Wagner: Re-ups with Orlando
Wagner and the Magic agreed Wednesday on a two-year contract, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
After stints with the Wizards and Celtics to open last season, Wagner joined the Magic in late April, when he became a free agent after being released by Boston. He played a key role down the stretch for an Orlando frontcourt decimated by injuries, averaging 11.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.5 three-pointers and 1.1 assists in 25.9 minutes per contest. Now that he's elected to re-sign with the Magic, Wagner will have the opportunity to play with younger brother Franz Wagner, whom Orlando selected with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. With Wendell Carter expected to serve as Orlando's starting center in 2021-22 and with Mo Bamba and Robin Lopez under contract on expiring deals, Wagner will likely open the season outside of the rotation if the aforementioned players are healthy.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Moritz Wagner: Puts up 14 points in loss
Wagner produced 14 points (4-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four rebounds, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot across 35 minutes in Sunday's 128-117 loss to the Sixers.
Wendell Carter (eye) was expected to take the reins at center upon Nikola Vucevic's departure, but inconsistent play and injury have transformed the position into a timeshare with Carter, Mo Bamba and Wagner. Wagner drew 10 consecutive starts to finish the season, and it's anyone's guess who will emerge to take over the position moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Moritz Wagner: Double-doubles in Tuesday's loss
Wagner managed 17 points (6-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 13 rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes during Tuesday's 114-102 loss to the Bucks.
Wagner continues to play well for his new team, turning in his first double-double as a member of the Magic. He has demonstrated the ability to produce at a standard league level in the past, and, given his current role, he could end the season as a viable commodity. He typically offers very little on the defensive end of the floor, but if you simply need scoring with some rebounds and threes, feel free to give him a look.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Moritz Wagner: Scores 20 in loss
Wagner dropped 20 points (4-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 9-9 FT), four rebounds, two steals and a block in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 132-96 loss to the Celtics.
Wagner connected on a career-high nine free throws in this one and has scored at least 20 points in two of his last three games. With Chuma Okeke (ankle) looking like he's done for the season, Wagner will likely continue to see expanded playing time.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Moritz Wagner: Produces little in 41 minutes
Wagner scored 10 points (4-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go along with four rebounds and three assists across 41 minutes in Monday's win over the Pistons.
Wagner continued to have a clear path to minutes with Chuma Okeke (ankle) and Otto Porter (foot) sidelined. However, he's been inconsistent in three games with the expanded opportunity by averaging 13.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game... See More ... See Less
Magic's Moritz Wagner: Starting for injured Okeke
Wagner will start Friday's contest against the Grizzlies, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
With Chuma Okeke (ankle) sidelined, Wagner will get the nod in his second appearance with Orlando. In his debut, he posted two points, two rebounds and one assist in nine minutes. In 14 prior starts with the Wizards this season, Wagner averaged 7.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 16.1 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Moritz Wagner: Plays nine minutes in Magic debut
Wagner totaled two points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two rebounds and one assist in nine minutes during Wednesday's 109-104 victory over the Cavaliers.
Wagner made his debut for the Magic after signing a one-year contract earlier in the week. His exact role is unclear at this point; however, it seems unlikely he will be a key piece of the rotation, at least on most nights.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Moritz Wagner: Available for limited minutes
Wagner (recently signed) could see limited minutes Wednesday against the Cavaliers, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Wagner agreed to a one-year contract with the Magic on Tuesday, and he might be able to make his debut just one day later. However, if he does, it will be in a limited capacity.... See More ... See Less
Magic's Moritz Wagner: Finds work in Orlando
Wagner agreed to a one-year contract with the Magic on Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Wagner will be moving on to his third team of the season after stops in Washington and Boston. The 2018 first-round pick was productive on a per-minute basis over his 34 appearances, averaging 5.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 12.8 minutes per contest while shooting 48.5 percent from the floor and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. Wagner will likely slot in as Orlando's No. 3 center behind Wendell Carter and Mo Bamba.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Moritz Wagner: Terrible in mop-up duty
Wagner posted zero points (0-1 FG), one rebound, one block, three turnovers and two personal fouls across five minutes in Thursday's 121-113 road win over the Lakers.
Wagner was the worst offender of a Boston bench squad that quickly almost squandered a large lead set by the Celtics starters. In five minutes of terrible play, Wagner recorded a team-worst minus-20 plus/minus ratio. The end-of-bench players performed so poorly that coach Brad Stevens was forced to play his starters with roughly three minutes remaining. Wagner is now clearly behind Robert Williams, Tristan Thompson and fellow new Celtic Luke Kornet on the team's depth chart.... See More ... See Less
Moritz Wagner: Waived by Celtics
Wagner was waived by the Celtics on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Wagner was let go by the Celtics in order to create roster space for the addition of Jabari Parker. Wagner averaged just 1.2 points and 2.1 rebounds across 6.8 minutes in nine games after being traded to Boston from Washington.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Moritz Wagner: Back to bench
Wagner will return to a reserve role in Friday's game against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Wagner failed to do much when he got the start in the Celtics' previous game. He recorded just two points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3PT) and two assists. He will now look to provide a spark off the bench, as Boston has opted to start Robert Williams on Friday.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Moritz Wagner: Does little in start
Wagner finished with just two points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four rebounds and two assists in Monday's loss to the Mavs.
Making his first start for the Celtics in only his fourth game with the team, Wagner picked up three fouls in his 16 minutes of action and wasn't able to provide much resistance against the Mavs' Kristaps Porzingis. The Michigan product moved into the lineup with Tristan Thompson (health and safety protocols) and Robert Williams (illness) out, and he likely won't see many starts the rest of the way as long as one of Williams or Thompson is healthy.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Moritz Wagner: Receives first start with Boston
Wagner will start Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.
The 23-year-old averaged only 7.0 minutes across his first three appearances for the Celtics, but he'll slide into the starting five Wednesday with Robert Williams (illness) joining Tristan Thompson (COVID-19 protocols) on the inactive list. Wagner should see more playing time but remains a risky fantasy option.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Moritz Wagner: Gets 10 minutes in debut
Wagner made his Celtics debut in Boston's 122-114 win over the Bucks on Friday, finishing with three points (1-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and five rebounds in 10 minutes.
Head coach Brad Stevens said prior to the game that Wagner was unlikely to play one day after being acquired from Washington, but the Celtics' shortage of healthy centers likely prompted Stevens to change his plans. Wagner wasn't especially effective, posting a minus-8 during his time on the court while missing three of his four shots and committing three turnovers. Once Tristan Thompson (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) is cleared to return, Wagner isn't a sure bet to stick in Stevens' rotation.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' Moritz Wagner: Unlikely to play Friday
Wagner (recently traded) will be in uniform but is not expected to see the court Friday against the Bucks, Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe reports.
Even once Wagner is ready to see the floor with his new team, it's not clear how much he'll actually play. He'll be fighting for minutes with a variety of frontcourt players.... See More ... See Less
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