Orlando Magic Introduce Their 2014 NBA Draft Picks Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton and Roy Devyn Marble

Orlando Magic unveil 2014 Summer League Roster

Summer League starts Saturday at Amway Center. Eight NBA teams will send their squads of rookies, young players and free agents for a week of games.

The Magic unveiled their roster Tuesday and it features some familiar names:

Player Ht. Wt. Last Team
Kadeem Batts 6-9 245 Providence (NCAA)
Matt Bouldin 6-5 224 Ft. Wayne (D-League)
Seth Curry 6-2 185 Santa Cruz (D-League)
Dewayne Dedmon 7-0 255 Orlando Magic (NBA)
Asauhn Dixon-Tatum 7-0 230 Auburn (NCAA)
Kim English 6-6 200 Chorale Roanne (France)
Aaron Gordon 6-9 220 Arizona (NCAA)
Luke Hancock 6-6 200 Louisville (NCAA)
Cameron Jones 6-4 185 Santa Cruz (D-League)
Vernon Macklin 6-10 227 Liaoning (China)
Josh Magette 6-1 160 Los Angeles (D-League
Devyn Marble 6-6 200 Iowa (NCAA)
Victor Oladipo 6-4 215 Orlando Magic (NBA)
Romero Osby 6-8 240 Maine (D-League)
Elfrid Payton 6-4 190 Louisiana-Lafayette (NCAA)
Kendrick Perry 6-0 180 Youngstown State (NCAA)
Augustine Rubit 6-7 220 South Alabama (NCAA)
Scott Suggs 6-6 195 Erie (D-League)
Darrius Williams 6-3 215 Morehouse College (NCAA)

The Magic’s key players to watch in this Summer League are obviously rookies Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton and Roy Devyn Marble. Veteran Victor Oladipo will play at least a few of the games, but probably not all. Romero Osby also makes a return to the summer league roster after suffering an injury last year while playing in the D-League.

Notable summer league invitees include former Florida center Vernon Macklin along with Kim English and Luke Hancock. They were all big-time college stars who are just outside an NBA roster.

Remember too, the Magic could be looking for players to fill their D-League roster in Erie. It is very realistic that several of these players will remain in the Magic system in one way or the other. The team is expected to move quickly on its D-League operations now that the Draft is complete.

The Summer League team certainly will be a chance for several of the key young players to mesh with the new players. Playing alongside Oladipo is a great opportunity for Gordon and Payton especially.

Other than that, Orlando is looking for several players to fill in its roster. Particularly at small forward where there is an apparent lack of depth. Some of that might be addressed at free agency. But Rob Hennigan has not been afraid to use Summer League as a way to mine for unfound talent and give them their shot in training camp.

We will see what happens when Summer League kicks off Saturday.

The Magic’s Summer League schedule is as follows. All games will be aired on NBATV. Games at the Amway Center are closed to the public.

Date Opponent Time
July 5 vs. Philadelphia 1 p.m.
July 7 vs. Houston 5 p.m.
July 8 vs. Memphis 3 p.m.
July 10 vs. Boston 5 p.m.
July 11 Championship Day TBD
Philip Rossman-Reich

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