The moves, which were expected, reduced the team's roster to 18 players.
The Magic originally acquired Eyenga on Aug. 10, as part of the 12-player trade that sent
Eyenga arguably was Orlando’s most gifted athlete, but he had struggled to earn playing time with the
Eyenga, 23, didn't play this preseason for the Magic because of a strained right hamstring.
“It’s unfortunate that he had an injury,” coach
Unless a team claims Eyenga off waivers, the Magic will have to pay Eyenga's salary of almost $1.2 million for the upcoming season, and that money will count against the team's cap figure.
Eyenga will become an unrestricted free agent if he isn't claimed off waivers within 48 hours.
Johnson, 23, was signed to a nonguaranteed contract in September to give the team depth at the point guard position because