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Ignas Brazdeikis: Orlando Magic sign Canadian forward to 10-day contract

The Orlando Magic announced on Sunday that they have signed Canadian forward Ignas Brazdeikis to a 10-day contract.

Brazdeikis was selected with the 47th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, traded to the New York Knicks on draft night.

The Lithuania-born, Canada-raised 22-year-old appeared in nine games for the Knicks last season and four games this season before being sent to the Philadelphia 76ers in a three-team trade at the 2021 NBA Trade Deadline.

Brazdeikis played in one game with the 76ers before getting waived, now being scooped up with the opportunity to make an impact with the Magic..

He is coming off of a strong season in the G League bubble where he averaged 20.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game while shooting 46.8 percent from the field for the Westchester Knicks.

He scored over 20 points in eight of the 12 G League games he appeared in, notching five double-doubles in the process. His best effort of the season came in a 31-point, 13-rebound double-double in a win over the South Bay Lakers.

Brazdeikis joins an Orlando team that is in full rebuild mode, looking to scout and develop young and talented players that it can rely on for the future. The 6-foot-6 forward should receive his best opportunity yet to showcase his skillset at the NBA level with just eight games remaining in the 2020-21 season.

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