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November 8, 2019, 10:21 pmAmile JeffersonPF, Orlando Magic
Amile Jefferson logged 3 minutes in his debut on Friday, adding two points and two rebounds.
It was good to see Jefferson get in on the fun for the Magic, who enjoyed a blowout victory over the Grizzlies. Jefferson won't factor into fantasy without a few injuries to the Magic.
November 1, 2019, 2:43 pmAmile JeffersonPF, Orlando Magic
The Magic have agreed to a two-year contract with Amile Jefferson, who was on a two-way deal.
That moves Orlando's roster to 14 while opening up another two-way slot. Jefferson was solid in Summer League and played well in the G League last season, but unfortunately for him the Magic are pretty stocked up in the frontcourt.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
July 30, 2019, 7:10 pmAmile JeffersonPF, Orlando Magic
The Magic signed Amile Jefferson to a two-way contract on Tuesday.
Jefferson helped his cause with an active Summer League and will now head to the G-League for the majority of the season. The Magic's frontcourt is deep, and it will take an injury or two for Jefferson to get an opportunity with the big club.
Source: Magic PR on Twitter
July 19, 2019, 10:57 amAmile JeffersonPF, Orlando Magic
Amile Jefferson and the Orlando Magic have agreed to a one-year deal according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The terms of this deal were not announced. The Magic had previously rescinded their qualifying offer to Jefferson but it now appears that that was to allow them to offer him something more concrete. He will slot in as the 14th man on this roster and shouldn't see much, if any, regular playing time this upcoming season.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 13, 2019, 10:43 pmAmile JeffersonPF, Orlando Magic
Amile Jefferson double-doubled with 19 points and 12 rebounds in Saturday's 85-73 win over the Bulls.
Jefferson had another great game for the Magic during Summer League play but was let go following the game. His chances of making the team were minimal as Orlando has a glut of bodies clogging the frontcourt. He impressed with a great showing this summer and may draw interest from teams with thin depth charts. Nevertheless, it is fair to forecast that he will not be a fantasy commodity this season.
July 13, 2019, 11:54 amAmile JeffersonPF, Orlando Magic
The Magic have withdrawn their qualifying offer to Amile Jefferson, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Jefferson was on a two-way deal for the Magic last season and only appeared in 12 games for them, averaging 5.7 minutes. Jefferson, a 6'9" power forward, does not have a 3-point shot but displayed great ability in other categories, averaging 18.1 points, 11.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks with strong percentages in the G-League last season and has played well in Summer League so far so he should be able to draw some interest around the league.
Source: Keith Smith on Twitter
July 10, 2019, 7:55 pmAmile JeffersonPF, Orlando Magic
Amile Jefferson stayed productive in Wednesday night's loss to Brooklyn, putting up 18 points, eight rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes.
Jefferson has been very solid in Orlando's summer league games thus far, but appears to be headed to a very limited role, if one at all, in Orlando with all of the big men Orlando signed and re-signed this offseason.
July 9, 2019, 6:55 pmAmile JeffersonPF, Orlando Magic
Amile Jefferson led the Magic with 24 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and two rebounds on 11-of-17 shooting in just 26 minutes of action in Tuesday's 96-92 loss against the Heat.
Jefferson was a beast in this one as he almost helped the Magic knock off the Heat for their first Summer League loss. Oddly enough, Jefferson had a plus/minus of -9 as the only Magic starter with a negative ratio. Jefferson's potential path to minutes took a big hit when the Magic resigned Nikola Vucevic last week.
June 25, 2019, 5:08 pmKhem BirchC, Orlando Magic
The Magic have extended qualifying offers to C Khem Birch and F Amile Jefferson, rendering both restricted free agents ahead of free agency which is set to begin on June 30th.
Birch, who averaged 4.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in just 12.9 minutes per game this past season, is seemingly a priority for the Magic to bring back, and now they'll get the opportunity to match any contracts he may fetch from other teams. Jefferson was in the G-League for the majority of the season, where he was very productive. Both may take on larger roles, should they stay with the Magic, as star C Nikola Vucevic is an unrestricted free agent.
Source: Magic PR on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 10:30 pmAmile JeffersonF, Orlando Magic
Amile Jefferson logged his 12th game of the season in Wednesday's finale, posting six points, seven rebounds and a steal in 25 minutes.
Jefferson appeared in 12 games for the Magic and spent most of the year with Lakeland in the G-League, where he averaged 18.0 points, 11.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocks on .583 from the field. A top-450 fantasy player in his limited run, we’d like to see more defensive production out of Jefferson to seriously consider him a fantasy prospect.
July 27, 2018, 6:58 pmAmile JeffersonF, Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic have signed forward Amile Jefferson to a two-way deal per Shams Charania.
The former Dukie spent all last season with the Wolves on a two-way contract but didn’t make it into an NBA game and was solely active in the G-League where he led the league in rebounds per game. Jefferson also led the Summer League in rebounds at 12.6 per game in 28.6 minutes but there’s a ton of frontcourt depth in Orlando so Jefferson will have a hard time cracking the rotation.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 11, 2018, 9:47 pmAmile JeffersonF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Amile Jefferson reeled in 15 rebounds against the Pistons on Wednesday, adding six points and two assists on 3-of-8 shooting overall.
Jefferson could have a shot at minutes next season but it's a longshot he does anything of value. Certainly keep an eye on him throughout the year, but don't hold out on him doing much early on in the season.
July 10, 2018, 12:46 amAmile JeffersonF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Amile Jefferson finished with five points, 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and four blocks in 26 minutes against the Nets on Monday.
Jefferson, however, shot just 2-of-7 from the field. His shooting wasn't great but he had a solid game overall for the Wolves. It's unlikely he's in the rotation next season, especially early on, but he might be someone to keep an eye on.
March 3, 2018, 2:54 pmAnthony BrownSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves have recalled Anthony Brown and Amile Jefferson in the wake of all their injuries.
While the Wolves need bodies given their injury report, neither Brown nor Jefferson are likely to see any action. It’d take a few more injuries to put either on the map.
Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune