5 players to watch at Orlando Magic’s Summer League

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Devon Daniels, NC State Wolfpack
NC State’s Devon Daniels is hoping to recover from a torn ACL during this year’s Summer League. (Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images) /

5 players to watch on the Orlando Magic Summer League

Wing Help: Devon Daniels

The Orlando Magic’s roster is fairly full at the moment. So it is going to be hard for any non-roster player to find their way on. We have not even mentioned second-round pick Caleb Houstan until this final slide. And the Magic will be watching Houstan carefully as they determine what to do with him next — he potentially could see a deferred year in the G-League.

But Orlando’s only remaining need is perhaps some more wing depth. The team could use a shooting guard type in case the team trades Terrence Ross (or loses him to injury).

Devon Daniels is someone to keep an eye on.

Daniels averaged 16.5 points per game in 2021 at NC State. That is when, yes, he tore his ACL and missed the entire 2022 season. This Summer League is his chance to show he is healthy again.

Before then, he was a dynamic scorer and someone who could be a dominant scorer as he was his final year at NC State. He needs to improve as a shooter, but he is someone who could be a good scorer. At the very least, he is a seemingly sure bet to get a chance to recover at Lakeland.

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Other players to watch include guard Zavier Simpson, who is dubbed “Captain Hook” for his unorthodox shot, and Justin James, who has played 72 total games with the Sacramento Kings the last two years.