Orlando Magic Summer League: 3 up, 3 down
2 Down: Devin Cannady
Devin Cannady has not played horribly in this Summer League. But, at the same time, he has not secured his spot on the team.
Other things have happened around him that should raise some alarms for the inspiring young player.
The good news is the Orlando Magic know exactly what they are getting in Cannady. So his Summer League performance should not put that in too much jeopardy.
Still, Cannady has struggled in Summer League. In four games, he is averaging 10.8 points per game, but is shooting just 28.2-percent from the floor and 9 for 34 from beyond the arc.
Cannady has not been afraid to shoot, nor should he be. And the Magic know he can be a quality 3-point shooter — he made 15 of 37 3-pointers in five games last season in his NBA cameo. So there may not be that concern.
Still, things have changed around him.
Orlando has a full roster now after signing second-round pick Caleb Houstan to a reported four-year deal with the first two years guaranteed suddenly puts Cannady in hot water.
Cannady’s two-year deal is non-guaranteed and will not become guaranteed until January. The Magic will have to cut someone before the end of camp and Cannady suddenly becomes the easiest player to cut.
It still seems like a safe bet that Cannady would slot into the Magic’s second two-way contract if that is the case.
Then again, Orlando still needs a third point guard, unless the team’s plan is to head into camp with Markelle Fultz, Cole Anthony and Jalen Suggs as the team’s three lead guards.
He needs to become a consistent outside shooter and shake off his cold shooting in Summer League. He also needs to continue improving as a defender, where he has struggled some at the point of attack.