Orlando Magic complete training camp roster, building versatility on back end

D.J. Wilson became the Orlando Magic's final addition to their training cap roster. (Photo by Louis Grasse/Getty Images)
D.J. Wilson became the Orlando Magic's final addition to their training cap roster. (Photo by Louis Grasse/Getty Images) /

The Orlando Magic completed their training camp roster Friday, signing forward D.J. Wilson to what is reportedly an Exhibit 10 contract. The Magic have a full training camp roster of 21 players with still one two-way spot open for the regular season.

The Orlando Magic’s training camp roster is set as the team gets ready for practice to begin Tuesday.

Wilson is not eligible to fill that two-way spot because he already has five seasons of NBA experience. So he is purely to add some frontcourt depth for training camp and to support the Osceola Magic — he averaged 19.4 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game with the OKC Blue last season.

Wilson had a solid run at Summer League for the Magic, averaging 8.0 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game. He struggled some as the team’s primary center in Orlando’s Summer League games. But his role was to protect the rim — he averaged 3.0 blocks per game.

Again, Wilson is not eligible for a two-way spot. That is the only available roster spot on the Magic’s main roster. So Wilson will spend much of the season with the Osceola Magic in the G-League.

The Magic added many players they were reportedly adding to their training camp roster with former G-League MVP Trevelin Queen and defending Slam Dunk champion Mac McClung joining the team. Orlando also added Brandon Williams.

The big thing all four of these Exhibit 10 signees have (only Admiral Schofield and Kevon Harris are under two-way contracts according to the Magic’s training camp roster) is their versatility and athleticism. That seems to be the biggest thing about this roster.

Queen has only 17 games of NBA experience across two seasons. But he has a distinguished G-League career that includes winning the 2022 G-League MVP. The 6-foot-6 forward averaged 22.6 points per game, 6.5 rebounds per game and 4.5 assists per game with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Queen is not a great outside shooter — he made 26.5 percent of his 3-pointers last year and is shooting 30.5 percent in three seasons in the G-League — but he makes up for it with his energy and versatility. That is something the Magic always value. Queen knows how to use his size well and can get to the basket in transition and defend bigger.

That is at the hart of the Magic’s philosophy.

McClung is probably the most well-known of the Magic’s roster additions. That is because he won the Slam Dunk Contest last year as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers. He played only two games in the NBA last year and four total over the last two years. He averaged 25.3 points per game and 5.8 assists per game for the Delaware Blue Coats last year.

McClung is obviously super athletic. But he has a ton of skill that shows out on the G-League level. With a crowded guard room — and Kevon Harris on a two-way contract — it is hard to see his path to more consistent minutes with the main roster. But he would certainly boost the Osceola roster.

The last player added to the team was Brandon Williams. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 12.9 points per game in 24 appearances with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2022 while on a two-way deal. He played for the College Park SkyHawks in the G-League last year averaging 19.8 points per game and 5.8 assists per game.

The Magic will open their training camp Tuesday. Here is their projected depth chart:

Markelle FultzGary HarrisFranz WagnerPaolo BancheroWendell Carter
Cole AnthonyJalen SuggsJett HowardJonathan IsaacMoe Wagner
Anthony BlackKevon HarrisCaleb HoustonJoe InglesGoga Bitadze
Brandon WilliamsMac McClungAdmiral SchofieldChuma OkekeD.J. Wilson
Trevelin Queen

It is definitely a roster that could be a little short on size. But it has plenty of athleticism and versatility. The team will likely play small with a stretch-4 or non-traditional power foward. But this is the group the Magic are prepared to head to camp with.

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It is a fairly deep roster with probably 13 players who could be competing for real playing time. And plenty of other players the Magic have used in the past who could step in for some quality minutes.

Now they just have to see how it all comes together.