Magic sign Mario Kasun
The Orlando Magic have signed center Mario Kasun (pronounced "kah-SOON"), General Manager John Weisbrod announced. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.
Kasun (7’1”, 260, 4/5/80) was originally selected in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. His draft rights were traded to Orlando in exchange for future considerations on June 26, 2002. Kasun spent the 2003-04 season with the Opel Skyliners in Frankfurt, Germany. He averaged 9.3 ppg., 7.1 rpg. and 2.3 blkpg. in 27 games.
Kasun has been a member of the Magic’s summer league teams during the last three summers. He played in five games during the 2004 Pepsi Pro Summer League in Orlando, averaging 8.8 ppg., 5.4 rpg., 1.0 apg. and 1.00 blkpg. in 21.8 minpg., while shooting .556 from the field. During five games at the 2004 Reebok Vegas Summer League, Kasun averaged 10.6 ppg., 7.6 rpg., 2.8 apg. and 1.00 blkpg. in 27.8 minpg., while shooting .575 from the floor.
Kasun has spent the last two seasons in Frankfurt, Germany with the Opel Skyliners. In 2002-03, he averaged 10.3 ppg., 5.5 rpg. and 1.00 blkpg. He also played two seasons with KK Zagreb in Croatia. Kasun played for the Croatian Junior National Team in 1998-99 and was a member of the Croatian Under-21 National Team in 2000.