The Orlando Magic released the roster for their summer-league team. 2010 Draft picks Daniel Orton and Stanley Robinson headline the team, which also includees recent NBA draftees Joe Crawford (58th overall, 2008), Patrick Ewing Jr. (43rd overall, 2008), Paul Davis (34th overall, 2006), and more. California point guard Jerome Randle, who went undrafted this year, is indeed the lone undrafted free agent to make the Magic's team.
The complete roster follows the jump:
|5||Jeff Adrien||PF||6-7||243||Leche Rio Breogan Lugo (Spain)|
|10||Joe Crawford||G||6-5||210||Los Angeles D-Fenders|
|40||Paul Davis||C||6-10||270||Maine Red Claws|
|24||Patrick Ewing Jr.||F||6-8||240||Reno Bighorns|
|23||Trey Glider||F||6-9||185||Albuquerque Thunderbirds|
|35||Yaroslev Korolev||F||6-9||225||Reno Bighorns|
|34||Ben McCauley||F/C||6-9||237||Strasbourg IG (France)|
|4||Sean Singletary||G||6-0||185||Caja Laboral Vitoria (Spain)|
|45||Vladimir Stimac||C||6-10||255||KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd (Serbia)|
|3||Curtis Stinson||G||6-3||216||Iowa Energy|
|11||Donell Taylor||G||6-5||215||Erie Bayhawks|
Indeed, Orton and Robinson will be the big draws, but Davis and Randle intrigue me as well. Davis has played 82 games over his 4 NBA seasons and has posted gaudy offensive rebounding statistics, averaging 3.8 per 36 minutes played. and grabbing 12.2% of available offensive rebounds when on the court. He doesn't do much else--at 6'10", he's a career 40.2% shooter from the field--and you likely remember him more for his role as "guy getting dunked on" in a recent Dwyane Wade commercial than for anything he's ever done on the court, but he strikes me as a potential end-of-the-bench guy.
Here's what DraftExpress says about Randle, who certainly has the tools to impress in this camp, and could make the Magic's final squad as its third-string point guard. DraftExpress lauds his jump-shooting--an important skill for any player in the Magic's offense, but especially a point guard--with this bit really catching my eye:
His ability to knock down shots in spot up situations is extremely impressive. Nearly two-thirds of his 3.3 catch and shoot jumpers per-game were defended, but he posted an adjusted field goal percentage of 64% and created 1.29 points-per shot in such situations. Clearly, Randle has learned to deal with the fact that he’s often shooting over much taller defenders, something that will help him considerably with his transition to the NBA game.
I expect the team to run its offense through Orton in the paint, with Randle pushing the tempo and Robinson finishing in transition. Crawford fits in there somewhere as well.
Also worth noting: Ewing Jr., who appeared at at least one Magic practice last season, is on the team and may have the chance to be coached by his father, a Magic assistant, assuming the Magic once again tap Ewing Sr. to lead the summer-league squad. And Korolev might be the strangest inclusion of all. The 12th overall pick in 2005, he played so terribly for the Clippers that they did not pick up his third- and fourth-year options, making him a free agent. 39 points in 168 NBA minutes, on 28.3% shooting from the floor are among his career stats. He's just 23, which means he might still have upside, but it's hard to imagine Orlando being too interested in him.