So now it’s official: For the first time, two German brothers are playing for the same team in the NBA.
He will play alongside his younger brother, Moritz Wagner, in the NBA.
National player Moritz Wagner signed a new contract with the Orlando Magic on Monday (local time) and is going basket hunting in Florida with his younger brother. Franz Wagner was drafted by the club in eighth place at the end of July.
Shortly thereafter, according to media reports, Moritz Wagner (24) agreed on a two-year contract with the Magic. However, the franchise has only now officially made the deal – without any information on the term. The Berliner landed in Orlando at the end of last season after the Boston Celtics parted ways with him. He had previously been handed over to Boston by the Washington Wizards.
“Moe” Wagner made eleven appearances for Orlando, ten of them as a starter. He averaged 11 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists. Most recently, the 2.11 m man was in action at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. With the German national team, the former college player reached the quarterfinals against Slovenia (70:94), in which Luka Doncic & Co. were a size too big.
Franz Wagner (19) was drafted earlier than only Detlef Schrempf. He even eclipsed Dirk Nowitzki, who went to the Milwaukee Bucks as number 9 in 1998.