The Orlando Magic saw enough in Devin Cannady to sign him to an Exhibit 10 contract before the season began. He is set to play for the Lakeland Magic when the G-League bubble begins.
Although he did not make the final roster, the Magic could look into bringing the former Princeton guard back.
Cannady played in only two of the Magic’s four preseason games, playing a total of nine minutes and scoring six points. Yes, his stats and his play were mostly underwhelming during the preseason but having to compete with Jordan Bone, Karim Mane and Cole Anthony made his journey to the final roster all the more difficult.
but, in his four years at college, Cannady averaged 14.6 points and shot 40.3-percent from behind the arc. While he went mostly under the radar during the draft, he found himself with the Brooklyn Nets’ G-League affiliate, the Long Island Nets.
In the G-League, Cannady averaged 14.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists. Most importantly he averaged 35.8 percent from the three-point line on eight attempts per game.
During the 40 games he played in the G-League, Cannady showcased surprising athleticism and his 3-point shooting. His 33-point game against the Erie BayHawks is a good example of why Cannady would be a good player to play spot minutes for the Orlando Magic.
Cannady shot 6 for 13 from behind the arc and while this was a career game, and most likely will not be scoring at this volume, the way in which he scored these 18 points is important.
He was able to score on pull-ups, rolling off screens or in iso situations. As the Orlando Magic continue to struggle from the three-point line, Cannady could provide semi-competent shooting.
It also helps that Cannady was present during training camp and played in two preseason games. His familiarity with the team should make him one of the options the Magic consider signing.