Orlando Magic rookie Franz Wagner will change his jersey number from 21 to 22 for the 2021-22 season to accommodate the re-signing of his brother, Moritz.
Moritz wore No. 21 in 11 games with the Magic last season after signing on April 27. Franz initially chose to wear the number 21 during the Las Vegas Summer League but will now change it after the Magic announced on Monday that they re-signed Moe.
The contract signed by Moe is reportedly two years in length.
Moe also wore No. 21 at his other two stops last season with the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics. He wore No. 13 in college at Michigan while Franz donned 21 during his two seasons with the Wolverines.
The two Wagner brothers will now get a chance to play with each other next season with Moe re-signing on Monday. Moe wasn’t in Orlando very long last season but can still help Moe with the transition to the team given his prior knowledge of the playbook.
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Source: Yahoo Sports