Magic Wands: vs. Celtics


Orlando, Fla.

(2-1, 14 pts.) vs. (2-1, 15 pts.)   
Time/TV: 5 p.m./NBATV
Line: No Line
Tickets: Closed to Public
Summer League Schedule: Magic 83, 76ers 77; Magic 87, Rockets 69; Grizzlies 80, Magic 73; Thursday vs. Boston; Friday is Championship Day

Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Boston 88.9 95.2 100.0 46.7 22.8 16.1 37.4
Orlando 81.0 100.1 90.9 51.1 28.3 18.2 41.4

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1) Channing Frye’s 4-year, $32 million contract with the Magic will be front-loaded and decrease by the NBA-maximum 4.5 percent each year, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

2) Orlando Summer League is a little bubble away from the NBA world but not too far away, Paul Flannery of SBNation writes.

3) Seth Curry is looking to prove he belongs on an NBA roster as he plays at the Orlando Summer League, Scott Fisher of Orlando Magic Stuff writes.

4) Cameron Jones is showing improvement as the Summer League rolls on, Zach Oliver of Presto in the Paint writes.

5) Marcus Smart had his best showing from Summer League yesterday, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.

6) Sean Merriman of Big Ten Network did a draft of the top Big Ten players in the NBA using this year’s Draft order. He has the Magic taking Mike Conley Jr. at three while Victor Oladipo went fourth.

7) The Magic did not wait for LeBron James to set free agency in motion, and they have been rewarded for it, Luke Duffy of Hoops Habit writes.

8) Kareem Gantt of Rant Sports has an interesting idea for the Magic’s third point guard — Bulls veteran D.J. Augustin. It seems unlikely with the Magic hoping to keep cap flexibility and avoid long-term deals.

9) Brian Robb of Celtics Blog wonders if the Celtics hurt their chances to acquire Kevin Love by making a three-team trade yesterday. Danny Ainge is operating in the dark, making a deal difficult for the Celtics, Jay King of MassLive.com writes.

10) While the Magic play in the Summer League, the Amway Center floor is getting a fresh coat of paint (h/t Adam Papageorgiou of Magic Basketball Online).

11) The Celtics held on for a 92-90 victory over the Pistons in yesterday’s Summer League action.

12) The Celtics’ return from the Kevin Garnett/Paul Pierce trade last year with Brooklyn keeps getting better, Brian Robb of Celtics Blog writes. The Celtics indeed scored big, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe writes. Although the trade likely does not improve the team’s immediate futureBaxter Holmes of the Boston Globe notes.

13) Steve Bullpett of the Boston Herald believes the acquisition of Marcus Thornton and Tyler Zeller means the team is not done dealing. Tom Westerholm of Celtics Hub asks what the trade means for the Celtics’ non-guaranteed players.

14) Tom Westerholm of Celtics Hub takes a closer look at new Celtic Tyler Zeller. Jeff Clark of Celtics Blog also asks who is Tyler Zeller.

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