What’s left in the Orlando Magic’s 2023 offseason
July & August: Pro-Am Runs
The first thing to get to is the pro-am runs that pop up throughout the country. Those are going on right now. And players are getting their time on the court in game — or quasi-game — situations right now and throughout July and August.
We already know that Paolo Banchero is scheduled to appear at the CrawsOver in Seattle as he did last year. He is among several NBA players expected to jump in for play over the next few weekends.
In all likelihood, Banchero will make his appearance in Seattle this weekend with Team USA training cap set to start in early August. Hopefully, there will be another 50-point game but no incidents with fellow Seattle natives to report from his play.
There are a few pick-up runs going on behind closed doors too.
Local basketball trainer Iren Rainey organized private pick-up runs for local players in the Orlando area who are in town. You may have seen the photo of Magic legends Nikola Vucevic, Terrence Ross and Mario Hezonja all together from over the weekend. That is where this is from.
And Cole Anthony has posted on his social media channels some of his highlights from these pick-up runs. Other Magic players may also be participating in these private games.
They are not alone getting on the court. Everyone is going to get on the court in some form or fashion.
Jalen Suggs pulled up at a pro-am run in Minneapolis on Monday night too. Everyone is getting their work in on the court right now.
Then of course players will still be getting their work in the AdventHealth Training Center.
That is always open for Magic players to get their work in. And Wendell Carter has posted some of his work with Rainey inside the training center as has Chuma Okeke some of his workout videos.
This is the time of the offseason where everyone is getting their work in. And everyone is going to find a gym to get that work done somewhere. Somehow.
Basketball indeed never sleeps. And so everyone is doing their work on their own time right now. They will find a game whether we see it publicly or not.