5 changes to the NBA’s CBA the Orlando Magic need to watch
One of the most obvious rule changes under the new CBA that fans will notice next season are the changes to the roster size and two-way contracts.
Under the new CBA, teams will now be able to add a third two-way contract player to their roster- increasing the in-season roster cap from 17 players to 18. Additionally, NBA teams will also be able to retain the rights to up to 21 players (previously 20) during the offseason.
This change is one that benefits both organizations and players as the teams can hold more roster flexibility throughout the season and offseason. While the creation of 30 extra roster spots across the league helps give jobs to athletes that would have been fringe two-way players in seasons prior.
Barring any trades or unexpected changes, the Magic’s roster at the moment probably reflects what it will look like on opening night.
One change you can expect is the Magic to sign a player to their third and final two-way contract slot.
While Orlando understandably has been more focused on developing some of its younger and higher drafted talent rather than the current two-way players Kevon Harris and Admiral Schofield- the lack of shooting and rim protection depth on the team allows them to take advantage of this spot with a potential project player.
For a team with roster deficiencies such as Orlando, this is a low-risk tool the CBA allows that should absolutely be used.