June 30, 2019 / 9:28 AM / 21 days ago

Report: Vucevic to stay with Magic for $100 million

FILE PHOTO - Apr 21, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (right) shoots over Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (left) during the second half of game four of the first round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

All-Star big man Nikola Vucevic plans to agree to stay with the Orlando Magic on a four-year, $100 million deal after free agency opens Sunday evening, The Athletic reported late Saturday.

Free agency opens at 6 p.m. ET, though deals cannot officially be signed until July 6.

Vucevic, 28, has reportedly drawn interest from the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, with the Dallas Mavericks also considered suitors at the right price. But it appears the Swiss-born, Montenegrin 7-footer will remain with the team he’s played for since 2012.

Vucevic set career highs across the board last season with 20.8 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 80 games, earning his first All-Star nod. He missed out on a career high in minutes per game (31.4) but missed just two regular-season games after missing 87 across his first six seasons in Orlando.

A first-round pick (16th overall) by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2011, Vucevic played one season in Philly before joining the Magic in a four-way trade in August of 2012.

He has career averages of 15.7 points and 10.1 rebounds in 536 games (475 starts).

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