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June 1, 2015 04:19 PM
Hornets' Jason Maxiell blocks seven shots against Wizards
by Shawn Krest |

Hornets F Jason Maxiell blocked a career-high seven shots in a 94-87 win over the Wizards, Thursday. 

Maxiell eclipsed his season high in the first half, swatting five Wizard shots by halftime. He set his previous game-high of four two games earlier, against the Nuggets. Maxiell's previous career high was six blocked shots, which he last accomplished in December, 2012. 

'You know an old guy like myself, it's not about how high you jump, it's about stopping the ball at the rim,'' Maxiell told Steve Reed of the Associated Press.

Maxiell matched his season high of eight rebounds and added 11 points.

The Hornets play next at the 76ers on Saturday.  

June 2, 2015 05:53 AM
Report: PF Jason Maxiell earns roster spot with Hornets
by Marty Gitlin |

Steve Clifford has confirmed that power forward Jason Maxiell has secured a roster spot for the Hornets, the Charlotte Observer is reporting.

The 31-year-old Maxiell suffered through a poor 2013-14 season with Orlando, which waived him in July. But he had been a stalwart for Detroit in previous seasons.

June 2, 2015 06:28 AM
Report: Jason Maxiell to sign with Hornets on Friday
by Marty Gitlin |

Veteran power forward Jason Maxiell is set to sign with the Hornets on Friday, per the Charlotte Observer.

The 31-year-old Maxiell, who was waived by the Magic in early July, averaged just 14 minutes in 34 games with Orlando a year ago and just 3.2 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

June 2, 2015 07:49 AM
Magic part ways with Jason Maxiell
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

The Magic waived veteran forward Jason Maxiell Friday, the team announced.

Maxiell appeared in 34 games with the Magic, but fell out of the rotation as the season went on. He finished the season averaging 3.2 poitns and 2.5 rebounds per game, and is now an unrestricted free agent. 

June 1, 2015 11:00 PM
Jason Maxiell sees limited run
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

The Magic were forced to turn to reserve big man Jason Maxiell for the first time in five games Wednesday, in a 112-109 loss to the Hawks. Maxiell played just six minutes in the game, and made little impact on the box score, finishing with just one rebound.

Maxiell began the season as a starter, but has been a nonfactor recently. He is averaging just 1.0 points per game in the month of January, while appearing in just eight of 12 games. 

June 1, 2015 11:10 PM
Drought continues for Jason Maxiell vs. Dallas
by Igor Mello |

Magic forward Jason Maxiell was held scoreless for the fourth consecutive game in his team's 107-88 loss to the Mavericks in Dallas on Monday.

Maxiell grabbed six rebounds and handed out one assist in 15 minutes of game action. He has not made a basket in his last 43 minutes of game action, dating back to Jan. 6 against the Clippers. He has only two points on 1 of 7 shooting in 55 minutes over his last six games played.

June 1, 2015 11:25 PM
Jason Maxiell doing little despite increase playing time
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

Magic forward Jason Maxiell scored just six points despite playing 43 minutes in an 87-81 loss to the Cavaliers Thursday.

Maxiell shot just 1 of 6 from the field, and adding most of his points by going 4 of 6 at the free-throw line. He added just six rebounds as well, though he filled up the box score well with two assists, two steals and three blocks.

Maxiell has seen his role increase in recent games due to an injury to Nikola Vucevic, but this is a very recent development. Maxiell averaged just 3.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in the month of December, while appearing in just 10 of 15 games in the month.

June 2, 2015 04:17 PM
Jason Maxiell back out of the starting five
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

Though he opened the season as a starter, Magic forward Jason Maxiell continues to see his role slip away. He played just five minutes off the bench Friday, in a 121-83 loss to the Knicks. He scored one point on a free-throw attempt, and added just one rebound as well.

Maxiell has appeared in 15 of the team's first 19 games, starting 11 of those. He is averaging just 4.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game for the season. 

June 2, 2015 05:17 PM
Jason Maxiell held without a basket in start at PF
by Igor Mello |

Magic forward Jason Maxiell failed to make much of an impact despite earning the start at power forward in Tuesday's opening night loss to the Pacers.

Maxiell logged 26 minutes of game action and missed all five of his field goal attempts. Andrew Nicholson came in for him in the first quarter and outplayed the 30-year-old. Maxiell grabbed five rebounds, one steal and two blocked shots as he was held without a point in a 97-87 defeat. Nicholson led the team with 18 points and four rebounds off the bench.

June 2, 2015 06:05 PM
Jason Maxiell likely to don goggles this season
by Igor Mello |

Magic forward Jason Maxiell, who signed a two-year deal in the offseason, will be the second player in Orlando history to wear no. 54. The first was Horace Grant. Much like Grant, Maxiell will "most likely" wear protective goggles for his own safety throughout the season after having retina surgery, according to

June 2, 2015 07:15 PM
Magic sign Maxiell to mentor
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

The Magic signed veteran forward Jason Maxiell to a two-year, $5 million deal this offseason, with the expectation that the eight-year veteran will help mold the Magic's young frontcourt. “I will guide them along the way. I’m going to show them the first time and help them out the second time," Maxiell told the Orlando Sentinel Tuesday. "And, by the third time, they should have it down pat, and then they’ll be on their own.” Maxiell spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Pistons. The second season of his contract is unguaranteed.

June 2, 2015 07:19 PM
Maxiell's season cut short
by Adam Moore |

The Pistons announced forward Jason Maxiell will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing a procedure to repair a detached retina, the team announced Monday. According to the report, Maxiell underwent successful surgery late Sunday and is expected to be completely healthy entering next season.