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Magic Extend Qualifying Offer To Ryan Anderson

Here is the official word from the Magic:



Orlando, FL – The Orlando Magic have extended a qualifying offer to forward Ryan Anderson, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today.  Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.


By extending a qualifying offer to Anderson prior to the June 30 deadline, Orlando owns the right to match any offer sheet he may sign with another team.  Anderson will become a restricted free agent on July 1.


Anderson (6’10”, 240, 5/6/88) played and started in 61 games last season with the Magic, averaging career-highs of 16.1 ppg. and 7.7 rpg. in 32.2 minpg.  He shot .393 (166-422) from three-point range and .877 (150-171) from the free throw line.  Anderson led the NBA in both three point field goals made and attempted, and captured the 2011-12 NBA Most Improved Player award.

(Andrew Melnick is Howard the Dunk’s lead blogger, ESPN Florida’s Magic Insider ( and is the co-host of the Insiders Show Sunday mornings at 10:00 am EST. Subscribe to his RSS feed, add him on Facebook and follow him onTwitter to follow him daily. You can download the HTD app here)

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  • Will Hurter

    IMO if we’re not keeping dwight then we need to get as much as we can for anderson…he is basically worthless without dwight…he was much much worse when baby davis was our center down the stretch because he doesn’t get the same kickout looks…he can’t create for himself off the dribble…his value will never be higher than it is now

  • Howard the Dunk

    I wouldn’t call him worthless, but yes, his value is diminished.