Former Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams is back in the NBA after signing a contract with the Orlando Magic.
Orlando is 3.5 games out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. Carter-Williams appears to be a veteran presence that will play behind younger options like Cole Anthony and Markelle Fultz.
Carter-Williams played played portions of three seasons in Orlando between 2018 and 2021, including helping the Magic make a surprise playoff run in 2020.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that the deal is a two-year agreement with a team option for the second year.
Carter-Williams increases the number of former Syracuse players in the NBA to five. He joins Jerami Grant, Oshae Brissett, Cole Swider and Buddy Boeheim.
Grant is one of the leaders on a Portland team that is in contention to make the playoffs in the Western Conference, while Brissett is a role player on an Indiana team also fighting to earn a spot. Swider and Boeheim have received limited time as rookies, spending more time in the G-League.
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