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Character Continues To Carry Foyle

Adonal Foyle has managed to earn himself another NBA contract.

As reported by Florida Today's John Denton:

The Orlando Magic and veteran center Adonal Foyle have reached an agreement on a one-year contract worth $1.3 million, according to a NBA source familiar with the contract negotiations.

Foyle, 33, played in all 82 games with the Magic last season, backing up starting center Dwight Howard. Foyle exercised an opt-out clause in his contract back in June, looking for a situation where he could get more playing time and money. But instead he decided to re-sign with the Magic.

Label me impressed with this guy's ability to stay in the league for as long as he has.

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It's easy to forget that this guy was the 8th pick in the 1997 draft.  He signed a lucrative contract with the Warriors, and over the course of his career, he has never once earned 30 minutes per game, put up 6 points per game or averaged more than 7 rebounds per game.  For a guy who was going to be a big deal center, even his per-minute stats of 8.2 boards and 9.5 rebounds per 36 minutes aren't blowing anybody away.

Yet Foyle will head into his twelfth season in the league next year and has already earned in excess of $52 million all told during his time in the league.  The guy's reputation as one of the laegue's top character guys, locker room presences and generally intellectual indviduals precedes him, and as a result, he has managed to hang around and will now be a part of a very good Orlando team for yet another season.

Keep on doin' it with class, Adonal.

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