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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Magic Re-Sign Outlaw

From The Orlando Sentinel:

The Orlando Magic re-signed free-agent forward Bo Outlaw, the team announced Wednesday. He is expecting to provide some depth and leadership on a very young but talented team this season.

Financial terms of his contract were not disclosed. Outlaw, a 13-year NBA veteran, rejoined the Magic last season and played just 32 games, averaging 2.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in 11.1 minutes.

Outlaw, 35, was with the Magic from 1997 to 2001, making 222 starts and averaging 7.3 points and 6.9 rebounds. He spent four seasons away, playing with the Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns before he returned in 2005.

A 13-year NBA veteran, Outlaw was undrafted by an NBA franchise. He has played in 871 career NBA regular season games averaging 5.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.36 blocks in 23.3 minutes per game. Outlaw has also appeared in 22 career playoff outings, averaging 3.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18.9 minutes per game.

Prior to the 2005-06 campaign, Outlaw spent four-plus seasons (285 games-222 starts) with the Magic from 1997-2001, averaging 7.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.82 blocks and 1.31 steals in 31.0 minutes per game. Outlaw currently ranks on the Magic's all-time career list in blocked shots (2nd, 530), rebounds (5th, 2,054), steals (7th, 384), assists (10th, 761), games played (10th, 317) and minutes played (10th, 9,179). He was also recognized for his work in the Central Florida community with the Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award in 2005-06, the second time he has received the honor (1998-99).


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