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Magic send 2018 second-round pick to Raptors in Jeff Weltman deal

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The Raptors on Thursday acquired a future second-round draft pick from the Magic in exchange for Jeff Weltman, who was released from his contract with Toronto and hired by Orlando as president of basketball operations.

According to multiple reports, the Magic will send one of their two second-round picks in the 2018 draft to the Raptors. Besides its own pick, Orlando also owns the Los Angeles Lakers' second-round pick in 2018 (acquired as part of the Dwight Howard trade in 2012) and will send the lesser of the two to Toronto.

Weltman, who was promoted by the Raptors to their general manager position last September, was hired by the Magic this week and formally introduced on Wednesday.

Since being hired, Weltman has lured John Hammond away from the Milwaukee Bucks to be the Magic's general manager. Hammond was the GM in Milwaukee before being hired to the same position with the Magic.

"I was not looking to leave Toronto, I was in a great situation,'' Weltman said Wednesday. "But then the Orlando Magic opportunity came along and it's an opportunity to me that is one of the most unique situations in the NBA."

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