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Magic exercise options on Oladipo, three others

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The Orlando Magic exercised their third-year team option on shooting guard Victor Oladipo’s contract while exercising fourth-year team options on the contracts of shooting guard Evan Fournier, small forward Maurice Harkless and power forward Andrew Nicholson.

The team, which did not release terms of the deals, made the announcement Sunday.

Oladipo averaged 13.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists over 80 games as a rookie last season. He is expected to miss about a month after having surgery to repair facial injuries. Last year’s second overall draft pick was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

Fournier played in 76 games last season with the Denver Nuggets, averaging 8.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 19.8 minutes. He was acquired in a trade in June.

Harkless played in 80 games last season with Orlando, averaging 7.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.21 steals in 24.4 minutes.

Nicholson appeared in 76 contests (five starts) last season with the Magic, averaging 5.7 points and 3.4 rebounds in 15.7 minutes.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens, Compare.bet, The Sports Daily, 90min, and TopRatedCasinos.co.uk. His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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