The Orlando Magic on Saturday will exercise their 2014-15 team options on Maurice Harkless, Tobias Harris, Andrew Nicholson and Nik Vucevic, the Orlando Sentinel has learned.
Under NBA rules regarding former first-round draft picks, a team has until Oct. 31 before a player’s second season to pick up its third-year option. A team also has until Oct. 31 before a player’s third season to exercise its fourth-year option.
Harkless and Nicholson are about to begin their second NBA seasons. Harris and Vucevic are about to begin their third seasons.
These procedural moves were expected.
If the Magic didn’t exercise their second- or third-year options on a player for 2014-15, that player would become an unrestricted free agent in July.