37 Days to Tip Off: The Skyforce want you!

Believe it or not, we are less than one month away from the first Magic preseason game. Orlando will open training camp on October 1 and open the preseason in Mexico City against New Orleans on October 7. So how will we get ready? By counting down to the beginning of the season on November 2 against Denver. Let's continue:

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If you are like me, you dreamed about playing in the NBA. If you are also like me, that dream died a long long time ago. Still, even a bench warmer like me continues to wonder: What if?

Calling all you weekend warriors in the Orlando area: your chance to be an NBA player is coming to RDV Sportsplex. OK, not NBA player, but D-League player. That is just one step away.

The Magic's D-League Affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, are traveling to the cities of all their affiliate teams and will stop in Orlando on October 13 for a team tryout. The tryout is at RDV Sportsplex and will cost $150 if you pay by 5 p.m. on October 12 or $200 on the day of the event. You can download the registration forms on the Skyforce's Web site.


The Skyforce have only eight player on their roster right now including former first round pick Gabe Pruitt. They went 15-35 last year, failing to make the playoffs. Considering Orlando already has officially 17 players under contract, it is not likely you will make the Magic from the D-League. Or make the D-League team. These players are still actually pretty good.


But give it a try… you never know. And you would be one step closer to making the Magic and fulfilling our dream.

Here is some inspiration:

37 days left!

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Philip Rossman-Reich

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