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The New York Knicks and free-agent forward Mario Hezonja have agree on a one-year, $6.5-million deal, according to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
The Knicks and Hezonja close out a tough recruitment, where several teams — including Portland, Sacramento and Memphis — competed for a fifth overall pick from the 2015 NBA Draft. Hezonja was drawn to coach David Fizdale, after going thru several coaching changes in Orlando.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2018
The fifth overall pick of the 2015 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic, Hezonja took to Twitter to express his excitement about heading to the Big Apple.
Start spreading the news…I want to be a part of it, New York,New York! Very excited to be joining the Knicks and play for coach Fizdale! A dream come true!! #betterhairdaysareahead pic.twitter.com/V7JfOUc9ob
— Super Mario (@mariohezonja) July 2, 2018
Hezonja averaged 9.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.2 3-point field goals made per game last season for the Magic.
He set career highs in points (15.7), rebounds (6.1), steals (1.8), and 3-point field goals made (2.0) per 36 minutes, as well as field goal percentage (44.2).