The Magic announced the schedule for the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League on Thursday, a five-game, six-day slate that will take place on the practice court at Amway Center in early July. The Magic will be joined by Celtics, Nets, Pistons, Rockets, Pacers, Heat, Thunder and Jazz for the week-long event.
This year's league, which will take place from July 7-12, is bigger than ever as the league will have a final "championship day" added to the schedule of events. The league in the past has been a five games in five days marathon, but with the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas adding a championship round to its festivities, the league in Orlando has followed suit.
Standings will be determined based on a seven-point system. Winning teams will get three points and then the team that wins each quarter will receive a point. The first and second place team will play each other on the final day of the league, July 12, at 12 p.m.
As it has been in the past, the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League is closed to the public due to the space limitations inside the Amway Center's practice court. The games will air on NBATV during the week. Games will start at 11 a.m. on every day but July 7 when there will be five games beginning at 9 a.m. The typical summer league rules — four, 10-minute quarters, no foul outs, etc. — will be in effect.
Rosters will be announced shortly after the Draft.
Playing for the Magic this year will likely be their Draft picks — the second overall pick and the 51st overall pick in the Draft. Orlando also could play a few of their rookies from last year such as Maurice Harkless and DeQuan Jones. Kyle O'Quinn and Andrew Nicholson might also make appearances for the Magic. There are rules however against playing "veterans" and some of these young players may qualify against that cap.
DeQuan Jones, Kyle O'Quinn, Andrew Nicholson and Ish Smith all made the Magic roster last year after playing for the team's Summer League squad. Guard Maalik Wayns and guard DeAndre Liggins also made an NBA roster after playing for Orlando in last year's Orlando Pro Summer League.
The Magic's full schedule is below:
July 7: vs. Boston 11 a.m.
July 8: vs. Oklahoma City 11 a.m.
July 9: vs. Miami 5 p.m.
July 11: vs. Philadelphia 5 p.m.
July 12: Championship Rounds TBD