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Mo Bamba NBA free agency 2022: Center, Orlando Magic agree on 2-year, $21 million deal

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Free agent center Mo Bamba has reached an agreement with the Orlando Magic on a two-year, $21 million deal, his agents Mark Bartelstein and Greer Love of Priority Sports told Yahoo Sports.

The Magic did not extend a qualifying offer to Bamba, but they were able to negotiate a new deal. Multiple teams reportedly had interest in Bamba, the sixth overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft, who had the best season of his career last year. He started 69 games for the Magic, averaging 10.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game.

Bamba still has plenty of potential for a young, rebuilding Magic squad, who had the first overall pick in the 2022 draft and selected Duke forward Paolo Banchero. The Magic are building around 2021 first-rounders Jalen Suggs and Franz Wagner and 2020 first-rounder Cole Anthony.

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Mo Bamba of the Orlando Magic grabs a rebound against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on March 30, 2022 in Washington, DC.
Mo Bamba and the Orlando Magic agreed on a new two-year deal, league sources told Yahoo Sports. (G Fiume/Getty Images)