Magic extend qualifying offers to Birch, Jefferson

The Orlando Magic extended qualifying offers to center Khem Birch and forward Amile Jefferson on Tuesday, giving the team the right to match an offer sheet from a different club.

Birch and Jefferson will become restricted free agents Sunday.

Birch, 26, averaged 4.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game last season in 50 games (one start) in his second year with the Magic. Birch played at the University of Pittsburgh and UNLV, going undrafted in 2014. He played professionally before making the Orlando roster last season.

Jefferson, 26, averaged 2.3 points and 1.8 rebounds last season over his first 12 career NBA games while on a two-way contract with the Magic. Jefferson helped Duke win an NCAA title in 2015.

--Field Level Media

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