ORLANDO – The Orlando Magic have re-signed free agent center Moritz Wagner (MORE-rhetz VOG-ner), President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.
Wagner (6’11”, 240, 4/26/97) played in 57 games (18 starts) last season (2022-23) with Orlando, averaging 10.5 ppg., 4.5 rpg. and 1.5 apg. in 19.5 minpg., while shooting .841 (153-182) from the free throw line. As a starter, he averaged 13.7 ppg., 6.8 rpg., 1.8 apg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 26.4 minpg. Wagner scored in double figures 30 times and 20+ points four times, including a season-high 27 points on Jan. 28 vs. Chicago. He had 10+ rebounds three times, including a season-high 13 rebounds on Dec. 7 vs. L.A. Clippers and notched three double-doubles. Wagner dished out a career-high eight assists on Nov. 30 vs. Atlanta and made 39 straight free throws from Dec. 3-23, which tied for the third-longest streak in franchise history.
Originally selected in the first round (25th overall) of the 2018 NBA Draft by the L.A. Lakers, Wagner has played in 253 career NBA regular season games (55 starts) with the L.A. Lakers, Washington, Boston and Orlando, averaging 8.2 ppg., 3.7 rpg. and 1.2 apg. in 16.1 minpg., while shooting .822 (449-546) from the free throw line.
Wagner played in 107 career games (77 starts) during three seasons at the University of Michigan (2015-18), averaging 10.4 ppg. and 4.5 rpg. in 21.0 minpg. As a junior (2017-18), he played and started in 39 games, averaging 14.6 ppg. and 7.1 rpg. in 27.6 minpg., while shooting .528 (216-409) from the floor and .394 (63-160) from three-point range. Wagner was named to the 2017-18 All-Big Ten Second Team and was later named the Most Outstanding Player at the 2018 Big Ten Tournament, leading the Wolverines to the Big Ten Conference Tournament championship. He also earned 2018 NCAA West Region All-Tournament Team honors and the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team, helping Michigan reach the NCAA Championship game.
Wagner wears #21 with the Orlando Magic.