In an offseason full of rumors, few names have popped up less than Orlando Magic free agent, Beno Udrih. The unspectacular though always solid guard was traded from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Magic at the NBA’s trade deadline, though shockingly struggled in the twenty plus games he played for the Magic.
That was enough for the franchise’s brass to evaluate Udrih, who according to a report from the Orlando Sentential, will not return for the upcoming season:
The Magic will not re-sign free-agent point guard Beno Udrih. Team officials don’t want to take on any long-term salary commitments.
Orlando is in position to spend money in the 2014 free-agent market. The team currently has about $37.5 million in salary obligations for the 2014-15 season if you subtract the nonguaranteed portions of Harrington’s and Jameer Nelson‘s salaries.
The Magic, despite a youthful roster full of rookie scale contracts are still paying Gilbert Arenas and will be paying a buyout to Hedo Turkoglu. So in addition to not wanting to add salary for the future, they’re trying to watch every penny being spent right now.
Udrih shouldn’t experience any troubles finding a team.