Orlando Magic Announce Summer-League Roster; Ryan Anderson, Jeremy Richardson, and Milovan Rakovic Among Team Invitees

The Orlando Magic just passed along the roster for their summer-league team. Newly acquired power forward Ryan Anderson headlines the group, as does former 60th overall draft selection Milovan Rakovic. Jeremy Richardson, who saw limited action as the Magic's 15th man last year, will also appear for them in summer league.

The complete roster follows the jump:

UPDATE: Spoiler alert - Kasib Powell, is on the Magic's summer team, and wrote a post for 3QC sister-site Ridiculous Upside about his preparing to join the Magic. Scott, who runs the site, told me via Twitter that he believes Powell will make the Magic's final roster.

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Last Team/College
6 Maurice Ager G 6-2 220 New Jersey Nets/Michigan State
41 Lance Allred C 6-11 260 NBDL Idaho Stampede/Weber State
33 Ryan Anderson F 6-10 240 New Jersey Nets/California
3 Brian Chase G 5-10 170 Dynamo Moscow/Virginia Tech
21 Ronald Dupree F 6-7 209 NBDL Utah Flash/Louisiana State
10 Courtney Fells G 6-6 210 North Carolina State
2 Levance Fields G 5-10 190 Pittsburgh
23 C.J. Giles F 6-11 240 Smart Gilas Pilipinas (Philippines)/Oregon State
35 Richard Hendrix F 6-9 255 NBDL Dakota Wizards/Alabama
16 Stevan Milosevic C 7-0 260 Koeln 99ers (Germany)
1 Jeremy Pargo G 6-2 220 Gonzaga
22 Kasib Powell F 6-7 215 NBDL Sioux Falls Skyforce/Texas Tech
19 Milovan Rakovic F 6-10 280 Spartak Saint Petersburg (Russia)
32 Jeremy Richardson F 6-7 195 Orlando Magic/Delta State
24 Russell Robinson G 6-1 190 NBDL Reno Bighorns/Kansas
5 Darian Townes F 6-10 250 NBDL Erie BayHawks/Arkansas

At a glance, the roster is heavy with big-man prospects. The most appealing to me is Richard Hendrix, a rebounding machine whom the Warriors selected in the 2nd round of the 2008 draft, only to cut him when Monta Ellis returned from his suspension for injuring himself on a mo-ped. He has yet to play in the NBA, but tore up the D-League. In my estimation, he has mid-rotation potential for the Magic, who are light on rebounders behind Dwight Howard.

Jeremy Pargo, an undrafted point guard, also interests me, for reasons I specified last week.

Curious to see that Rakovic will indeed make the trip to Orlando. The Magic acquired his draft rights from Dallas in exchange for Reyshawn Terry's rights in 2007. Not sure if he stands a chance of making the final cut, especially when the Magic will probably try to address their big-man needs via free agency. Still, Rakovic made it here quicker than did 2005 lottery selection Fran Vazquez. No idea what his status is, by the way.

As far as I know, Spanish point guard Carlos Cabezas is the only player to turn the Magic down for a camp invite. This post from TalkBasket.net, dated June 16th, said the Magic invited Cabezas, who said, "they've been interested in me for a couple of years," but he would consider proposals from other teams in Europe.

All-in-all, this year's summer league team holds more promise than those of years past. Add that to the fact that the Magic have at least 5 spots to fill on the big-league team, and a fairly limited budget with which to do it, and we have an even more intriguing week ahead of us.

Indeed, summer league starts next Monday, July 6th. The Orlando Magic emphasized in the roster announcement that games are not open to the public. Luckily, 3QC has it covered. Eddy and I will be there all week. Good times.

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