Magic sign free agent PG Smith
The Orlando Magic have signed Ish Smith as their third point guard
The 6-foot Smith was added a day after Larry Hughes was released
The Magic were in need of a guard with starter Jameer Nelson out
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Orlando Magic have signed Ish Smith, a free agent point guard most recently of Golden State, as the team's third point guard.
The 6-foot, 170-pound Smith was added to the roster Thursday, a day after Orlando released guard Larry Hughes.
The Magic were in need of a guard with starter Jameer Nelson still out with concussion symptoms.
Coach Stan Van Gundy says Nelson could return to the court as early as Monday, but the team has immediate needs with Chris Duhon logging minutes and the Magic having trouble getting the ball up the court.
Smith is expected to play Friday against Cleveland. He played six games this season with the Warriors. He was undrafted in 2010 and played college ball at Wake Forest, finishing second all-time in assists.
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