Coming off their first playoff appearance in seven years, the Orlando Magic appear ready to do whatever it takes to keep All-Star center Nikola Vucevic with the team for years to come.
According to The New York Times’ Marc Stein, Orlando is preparing to offer Vucevic a four-year deal in excess of $90 million. Furthermore, the Magic are hopeful a deal can be reached shortly after free agency opens on Sunday.
Vucevic is coming off an All-Star season that saw him set career-best marks in points per game (20.8), rebounds per game (12) and tied his career-high with 1.1 blocks per game.
The 28-year-old is expected to be one of the most coveted centers when free agency opens on Sunday. The Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics are among the teams that have been linked to him.