Rap­tors get pick for Welt­man

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS TORONTO —

The Toronto Rap­tors ac­quired a fu­ture sec­ond-round draft pick from the Or­lando Magic on Thurs­day in ex­change for the con­trac­tual re­lease of Jeff Welt­man.

The Magic named Welt­man as pres­i­dent of bas­ket­ball op­er­a­tions last Tues­day.

Welt­man, 52, had worked in the Rap­tors’ front of­fice since 2013 and was pro­moted to gen­eral man­ager last Septem­ber.

He will guide a Magic club com­ing off a 2953 sea­son with four picks in the top 35 in June’s Na­tional Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion draft.

New Or­lando Magic pres­i­dent Jeff Welt­man.

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