5 players the Orlando Magic could sign with extra roster spots

Vic Law has had a stellar rookie season earning a two-way contract with the Orlando Magic. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Vic Law has had a stellar rookie season earning a two-way contract with the Orlando Magic. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /
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The Orlando Magic are likely to bring two-way player BJ Johnson to Disney to help supplement their roster. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

The Two-Way Options — Vic Law & B.J. Johnson

The first place the Orlando Magic are undoubtedly going to look is with their own G-League team.

Their two two-way players are going to be included in the roster in some capacity whether as full roster players or still on their two-way contracts. So it is likely Vic Law and B.J. Johnson will join the Magic at Disney to finish the season. They will not be counted for the purposes of this post.

But their experience is somewhat instructive on what the Magic will look for and what they have open on the roster.

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Neither Vic Law nor B.J. Johnson has played many meaningful minutes. Johnson’s only meaningful minutes came in the win over the Los Angeles Lakers in January. That was only because of extreme injury. These guys are “break glass in case of emergency” players, at best.

Law might fit the best for what the Magic actually need.

The 6-foot-8 forward has played sparing for the team, but his size and athleticism should translate well when he gets his chance. he has the versatility and length the Magic prefer.

Law can score too when given the chance. He averaged 19.7 points per game and 8.0 rebounds per game while shooting 40.3-percent from beyond the arc. The Magic specifically dropped two-way player Josh Magette to sign him to a two-way deal, likely fearing another team might scoop him up.

The time within the campus setting could be a good opportunity to get him some more minutes and a closer look with the main roster.

Johnson also brings scoring. He has not played much either but he can put the ball in the basket, averaging 22.9 points per game and shooting 42.3 percent from beyond the arc.

It should be noted though how little both Johnson and Law have played as members of the team. There just is not a lot of opportunities when the roster is at full health — which even down Jonathan Isaac and Al-Farouq Aminu, this team virtually is.

If the Magic signed either of these players, they could go back to their G-League team to lock up a key player from Lakeland for the future.