Hezonja to sign with the New York Knicks

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Oct 13, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic forward Mario Hezonja (23) looks on against the Miami Heat during the second half at Amway Center. Orlando Magic defeated the Miami Heat 95-92 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Mario Hezonja confirmed via his Twitter account that he will leave the Orlando Magic and will join the New York Knicks.

According to the ESPN, the Croatian forward is expected to sign an one-year $6.5M contract with the Knicks.

Portland Trail Blazers, the Sacramento Kings and the Memphis Grizzles had also made their offers, but Hezonja decided to join the Knicks, due to the presence of Davis Fizdale in the squad’s bench.

The 23-year-old player averaged 9.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game last season.