The Orlando Magic have signed free agent guard Jordan Bone to a two-way contract, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.
Originally selected in the second round (57th overall) of the 2019 NBA Draft by New Orleans, Bone (6’3”, 185, 11/5/97) played in 10 games last season during his rookie campaign with Detroit, averaging 1.2 ppg. in 5.3 minpg. He also played in 31 games (30 starts) with Grand Rapids of the NBA G League, averaging 17.5 ppg., 7.1 apg. and 3.3 rpg. in 31.8 minpg., while shooting .381 (77-202) from three-point range. Bone ranked seventh in the NBA G League in assists.
Bone played in 95 career games (87 starts) during three seasons at the University of Tennessee (2016-19), averaging 9.7 ppg., 4.3 apg. and 2.4 rpg. in 26.1 minpg., while shooting .817 (152-186) from the free throw line. As a junior (2018-19), he played and started in 37 games, averaging 13.5 ppg., 5.8 apg. and 3.2 rpg. in 32.9 minpg. Bone was named to the All-SEC Second Team by Associated Press and the league’s coaches. He was one of 10 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s top point guard. Bone led the SEC in assists-to-turnover ratio (2.91, 215/74) and was second in the conference in assists. He finished with a career assists-to-turnover ratio of 2.70 (405/150), which is the best in school history.
Bone will wear #23 with the Orlando Magic.