Robin Lopez leaving Orlando Magic for Cleveland Cavaliers in free agency – The Denver Post


After one season with the Orlando Magic, Robin Lopez is expected to move onto another team in free agency.

Lopez agreed to terms on a 1-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, ESPN reported Friday.

Lopez, who joined the Magic on a 1-year, $5 million deal last offseason using a little more than half of their non-taxpayer mid-level exception, averaged 7.1 points and 3.5 rebounds in 17 minutes (36 games).  

The 14-year veteran was expected to sign with another team looking for a veteran backup big man after the Magic’s early free-agent agreements.

Teams were able to start communicating with free agents starting at 6 p.m. Thursday before agreeing to terms six hours later.

The free agency moratorium is a negotiation period from Friday through July 6 in which teams can come to terms on contracts and other deals while the new salary cap numbers are adjusted after an audit of league finances.

Lopez’ deal, like most that are agreed to during the moratorium, can’t become official until 12:01 p.m. on July 6.

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