The next time we see the Orlando Magic on a basketball court will be for the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas beginning July 8.
We will, of course, see rookies Anthony Black and Jett Howard make their Magic debuts. They will be joined by plenty of roster hopefuls. One more veteran stalwart from the Magic’s main roster will join the team in Vegas.
According to The Magic Report on Twitter, Orlando has confirmed Kevon Harris will be on the summer league roster for the team.
Harris is currently on a two-year, two-way deal with Orlando he signed back in the summer of 2022. He is going to be in the second year of that contract and will become a restricted-free agent after this season.
NBA Summer League gives Kevon Harris an opportunity to show off his efficient play from the G-League back into the spotlight of the NBA game.
Harris played in just 34 games for the Magic this season under his new deal. He averaged 4.1 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in around 13 minutes played in each outing. He had decent shooting percentages that sat at 43.9 percent overall and 37.2 percent from deep.
The 26-year-old is a well-balanced guard who can get inside and is not afraid to take the three-point shot. Nearly half of his points in 2023 came from inside the paint. As for his three-pointers, a little more than one-third of his points last season came from beyond the arc.
Harris did spend 20 games playing for the Lakeland Magic in the G-League. He averaged a solid 18.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. He really upped his game on the defensive end and started to use his size to more of an advantage to get inside as 57% of his shot attempts were two-pointers with Lakeland.
Although the three-pointer was not as commonly used by Harris while in the G-League, 52 percent of the ones he had came off the dribble showing off how good he became at shot creating.
The Magic Report Twitter user Oscar Creed also said Harris is now one of five other players within Orlando’s organization who will be playing in Las Vegas for Summer League. He reported rookies Jett Howard and Anthony Black will play along with former Adelaide 36ers player Kai Sotto.
Second-year Magic player Caleb Houstan will also join Kevon Harris in Vegas on the team. And it is widely reported now that Texas A&M wing Dexter Dennis and UCLA guard Tyger Campbell will be on the team heading to Vegas.
The Magic tip off their Summer League action July 8 against the Detroit Pistons. They will play a total of five games while out in Vegas. Magic Rookie of the Year Paolo Banchero is not expected to play in Summer League, but he is expected to suit up for Team USA for the FIBA World Cup in August.