Apr 14, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Orlando Magic guard Ronnie Price (10) during the second half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando Magic waive Ronnie Price, Jason Maxiell likely next

The Orlando Magic have been the league’s most active team since the offseason began.

On Thursday, the Magic dealt guard Arron Afflalo to the Denver Nuggets for guard Evan Fournier and the 56th-overall pick, which wound up being former Iowa Hawkeyes’ guard Roy Devyn Marble. Last that night, they used the fourth-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft on former Arizona Wildcats’ forward Aaron Gordon. They selected Croatian forward Dario Saric 12th-overall but traded his rights, along with a future first rounder, to the Philadelphia 76ers for the rights to the 10th-overall pick, former Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns’ point guard Elfrid Payton.

On Monday, they waived veteran point guard Jameer Nelson in a move that saves them $6 million. They’ve also cut ties with guard E’Twaun Moore.

They claimed guard Willie Green from the Los Angeles Clippers and on Wednesday, they reached an agreement with free agent guard Ben Gordon, but they weren’t done for the day.

According to Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel, the Magic have officially waived point guard Ronnie Price and big man Jason Maxiell is likely up next.

The Magic signed Price and Maxiell to add veteran leadership to what was a very young roster and most expected it would only be a one-year stay for each of them.

Price appeared in 31 games last season. He averaged 2.4 points, 2.1 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per game while shooting 30.4% from the field, 20.9% from beyond the arc and 69.2% from the free throw line. Maxiell was a starter early in the season, but soon fell out of the rotation. He played in 34 games and went for 3.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in 14.4 minutes per game. He shot 44.8% from the field and 48.4% from the charity stripe.

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