With free agency starting in some 12 hours, the Orlando Magic announced they had waived shooting guard Doron Lamb. Lamb was a acquired by the team in the deal that sent guard J.J. Redick to Milwaukee at the 2013 trade deadline. On Sunday, it was reported that the team was withdrawing their qualifying offer on fellow guard E’Twaun Moore, making him and unrestricted free agent.
In 77 games with the team, Lamb averaged 3.5 points, 1.0 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. Known for his three-point shooting ability, Lamb went through periods where his shot was not falling, which kept him off the court from time-to-time.
With the draft day acquisition of guard Evan Fournier from the Denver Nuggets, and the selection of guards Elfrid Payton and Roy Devyn Marble, it seemed as though Lamb’s tenure with the franchise could be coming to an end.
According to ShamSports.com salary database, Lamb’s contract was fully nonguaranteed if he was not waived by Monday, so waiving Lamb will save the team just over $900,000 this season.
Lamb is scheduled to play for the Magic at the Orlando Pro Summer League which starts on Saturday.