Magic waive Solomon Jones

The Magic waived backup forward Solomon Jones following Saturday's loss to the Heat.

Jones scored 14 points in 11 games and 85 minutes for the Magic. He was actually playing on a torn meniscus suffered in the second game of the season in Minneapolis, where he scored a season-best four points in 22 minutes of play, his longest playing stint of the season.

Jones was born in Mount Dora and said he dreamed about playing for the Magic. At training camp, the long-shot roster invite said he was going to make the team and made good on that promise. Jones was a good veteran presence and a decent defender to have as a backup forward.

Jones though was on a non-guaranteed veterans' minimum contract. With the guarantee date looming next week, the Magic had to make a decision whether to keep him for the rest of the year and pay the full $1.2 million salary or release him and take those savings.

Much like with Hedo Turkoglu, the Magic opted for the savings.

This leaves two open rosters spots for the Magic if they choose take on anybody in trades or if they want to sign players to 10-day contracts. A Magic spokesman did not say whether the Magic have plans to sign anyone at the moment.

It likely would not happen until the team returns from its West Coast trip.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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