Magic Waive D.J. Wilson to Meet 21-player Roster Minimum

– The Orlando Magic waived forward D.J. Wilson and signed guard Miye Oni to meet the league’s roster requirement.
– D.J. Wilson was selected 17th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2017 NBA Draft and spent his first four NBA seasons with Milwaukee.
– The Orlando Magic have 25th-ranked odds to win the championship in 2024, with better odds for the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets.


The Orlando Magic made some roster moves recently, signing guard Miye Oni and waiving forward D.J. Wilson. Wilson, who was drafted 17th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2017, joined the Magic on a training camp deal but was ultimately let go. In his NBA career, Wilson has averaged 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

According to NBA betting sites, the Orlando Magic currently have the 25th-ranked odds to win the championship in 2024. Other teams like the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets are seen as more favorable contenders by sportsbooks.

In his rookie season, Wilson appeared in 22 games for the Bucks, averaging 1.0 point and 3.2 minutes per game. He showed promise in the 2018-19 season, making three starts in 48 appearances and posting career highs in points, rebounds, assists, and minutes per game.

Wilson was traded to the Houston Rockets in March 2021, where he had a standout performance with a career-high 25 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals. However, he was later waived by both the Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Miye Oni, the player signed by the Magic, has most recently played for the Toronto Raptors. He made one start in four appearances last season, averaging 7.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game.

The signing of Oni and the waiving of Wilson help the Magic meet the league’s roster requirements. It’s worth noting that the Magic still have room to sign one more two-way player during the regular season. If Wilson is waived, he will have the opportunity to earn a bonus by joining the Osceola Magic, the Magic’s G League affiliate.

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
James, a dedicated writer for BasketballHour, holds a degree in English and Creative Writing. A genuine sports enthusiast and skilled betting advice provider, he writes engaging articles and valuable winning strategies for sports.

Related NBA News