Magic agree to two-year deal with big man Birch

Power forward Khem Birch appeared in 50 games with the Magic last season.

The Orlando Magic have agreed to a two-year contract with free agent power forward Khem Birch, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The deal is reportedly worth $6 million.

The Magic confirmed the signing, though like most teams, did not reveal the terms of the contract.

Birch is 6-foot-9 and went undrafted out of UNLV in 2014. After spending a few seasons overseas, he latched on with the Magic in 2017.

He appeared in 50 games this past season, averaging 4.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in reserve.

“Prior to free agency, it was reported that Birch would draw substantial interest, though the market may have been slow developing because of his restricted free agency status — with cap room and exceptions drying up around around the NBA, few teams were in position to put together an aggressive offer sheet,” Chris Crouse of HoopsRumors wrote.