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  • Amile Jefferson: Headed to Turkey

    Jefferson signed a contract Tuesday with Galatasaray S.K. of the Turkish Super League.

    After being waived by the Celtics in training camp, Jefferson has opted to try his luck overseas rather than wait for another opportunity to open up at the NBA level. The 27-year-old big man appeared in 30 games with the Magic over the past two seasons, averaging 1.4 points and 1.5 rebounds in 4.7 minutes.

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  • Amile Jefferson: Let go by Boston

    Jefferson was waived by the Celtics on Saturday, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.

    Jefferson saw just four minutes in the preseason. There's a good chance he plays in the G League in 2020-21.

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  • Amile Jefferson: Drops 30 points in win

    Jefferson supplied 30 points (14-22 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-4 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in 39 minutes during Tuesday's win over Erie.

    Jefferson continues to dominate as part of Lakeland's scrappy frontcourt. He's provided a significant boost for the Magic's G League affiliate during the second half of the season and is posting 25.9 points, 12.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.7 blocks in 34.6 minutes across seven games since joining the club.

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  • Amile Jefferson: Double-doubles in win

    Jefferson provided 19 points (7-9 FG, 4-8 FT), 11 rebounds, three blocks and two assists in 27 minutes during Saturday's win over Grand Rapids.

    Jefferson made an impact on both ends of the court in his fourth game with his new team. Since joining Lakeland, the 26-year-old is averaging 22.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.8 blocks in 32.3 minutes.

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  • Amile Jefferson: Picked up by Lakeland

    The G League Magic acquired Jefferson via the avilable player pool Friday.

    Jefferson was waived by the Magic earlier in February but will land with the team's G League affiliate, where he's averaged 23.7 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and 1.3 blocks this season. He will likely play a major role for the club as he aims to impress the NBA scouts.

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  • Amile Jefferson: Let go by Magic

    Jefferson will be waived by the Magic on Thursday, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.

    This move frees up a roster spot for James Ennis, who was acquired from the Sixers on Thursday in exchange for a second-round pick. Jefferson appeared in just 18 games for the Magic before being let go, averaging just 4.1 minutes per game.

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  • Magic's Amile Jefferson: Giant double-double Thursday

    Jefferson recorded 22 points (9-16 FG, 2-4 FT), 15 rebounds, two assists and a block in 37 minutes during Thursday's win over South Bay.

    Jefferson dominated the paint against South Bay, recording his third double-double of the season. While the veteran center's seen sparse action for the Magic, he's dominated in his short stint in Lakeland. In three G League appearances, Jefferson's averaging 23.7 points, 13.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.7 blocks in 34.0 minutes.

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  • Magic's Amile Jefferson: Recalled from G League

    Jefferson was recalled from the G League's Lakeland Magic ahead of Orlando's matchup with the Lakers on Wednesday.

    The Magic will bring up Jefferson and Melvin Frazier Jr. after abbreviated stints in the G League. Jefferson has seen action in just four games with Orlando in 2019-20, averaging only 2.6 minutes per appearance.

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  • Magic's Amile Jefferson: Headed to G League

    Jefferson was assigned to Lakeland on Tuesday.

    Jefferson has logged just four minutes over his last two appearances with the parent club, so Orlando will give him the opportunity to see more playing time with Lakeland.

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  • Magic's Amile Jefferson: Back from G League

    Jefferson was recalled from the G League's Lakeland Magic and will be available for Orlando's game Sunday against Washington.

    Jefferson and Melvin Frazier are both back with the parent club after appearing for Lakeland in its 125-99 win over College Park. The Duke product recorded a double-double in his outing in the G League, but he's likely to remain outside of Orlando's rotation when the team is at full strength in the frontcourt.

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  • Magic's Amile Jefferson: Assigned to G-League

    Jefferson was assigned to the Lakeland Magic on Saturday.

    Jefferson was assigned to the Lakeland Magic prior to the team's home opener against College Park. He'd seen action in two games for the parent club, totaling six points, three rebounds and two assists in nine total minutes of play through Orlando's first 12 games.

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  • Magic's Amile Jefferson: Gets NBA deal

    Jefferson agreed to a two-year NBA contract with the Magic on Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Jefferson had previously been on a two-way deal with the team. The new contract presumably opens up the possibility for more playing time for the 26-year-old, though he has just 68 career NBA minutes under his belt, so don't expect him to play a major role any time soon.

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  • Magic's Amile Jefferson: Signing with Magic

    Jefferson agreed to a one-year contract with the Magic on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Jefferson was a restricted free agent with the Magic this summer and played with the team in Las Vegas Summer League. He'll be back in Orlando for the 2019-20 season, but given the frontcourt depth the team boasts, he likely won't play much of a role on the NBA level.

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  • Magic's Amile Jefferson: Monster double-double in win

    Jefferson recorded a game-high 24 points (11-17 FG, 2-2 FT), 15 rebounds, three assists and two steals over 26 minutes in the Magic's 96-92 loss to the Heat in the Las Vegas Summer League on Tuesday.

    Jefferson was a huge force on the glass once again, pulling down a game-high 15 rebounds to go with his superb scoring total. Jefferson's 18.5 points and 12.0 rebounds per game over his last two contests showcase how dominant he can be, but he's likely to be buried on the depth chart this season.

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  • Magic's Amile Jefferson: Strong showing in Sunday's loss

    Jefferson pitched in 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds, and four steals in 28 minutes during Sunday's 84-79 loss to the Nuggets.

    Jefferson neared a double-double while swiping several steals, showcasing why Orlando extended him a qualifying offer. He was among the top players in the G League last season, but it'll be tough for Jefferson to make much of an impact for the Magic unless injuries or trades involving one of Nikola Vucevic or Mo Bamba occur.

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  • Magic's Amile Jefferson: Becomes restricted free agent

    Jefferson was extended a qualifying offer by the Magic on Tuesday, making him a restricted free agent.

    Jefferson saw limited action as a rookie last season, playing 68 minutes and totaling 27 points, 21 rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks. There's a strong chance he'll remain in the Magic organization, as it's unlikely he fields offers from many teams.

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  • Magic's Amile Jefferson: Plays six minutes in Monday's loss

    Jefferson managed five points (1-1 FG, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in six minutes during Monday's 121-109 loss to the Raptors.

    Jefferson saw limited action but filled up the stat sheet, finishing with career highs in scoring, minutes, and made free throws while matching his best rebounding effort. Nevertheless, this was just his 10th appearance of the season, and he's highly unlikely to see substantial playing time unless the Magic are eliminated from playoff contention prior to the final regular season matchup.

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  • Amile Jefferson: Piles on double-double

    Jefferson posted 33 points (13-20 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 6-7 FT), 16 rebounds and five assists in the 141-109 win Tuesday over Windy City.

    Jefferson made an immediate difference during his return to the G League, easily pacing Lakeland in points scored despite playing just over 30 minutes.

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  • Magic's Amile Jefferson: Transferred to G League

    Jefferson has been transferred to the G League on Tuesday.

    Jefferson will be made available during Lakeland's contest against Windy City Tuesday night. Jefferson logged three minutes during last week's game against the Cavaliers, recording one rebound.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 222 lbs
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 28
School: Duke
Experience: 1