Starting Monday and continuing until September 23rd, 60 NBA players will team up in Las Vegas for the Impact BBall Competitive Series, which will include daily workouts, drills, and competitive games. It's a way for players to stay sharp and in shape as the NBA lockout, which started July 1st, drags on. Check out the full lineup of players in the press release.
However, none of the 10 players the Orlando Magic have under contract for the 2011/12 season (assuming there is one) will take part in the Series, which renowned trainer Joe Abunassar of Impact Basketball has organized. That's not to say the players won't work out on their own, however. Further, "Impact is expecting additional commitments over the next few days," which leaves open the possibility for a Magic player to sign up.
Former Magic players Courtney Lee and Rashard Lewis, who started for Orlando during its 2009 run to the NBA Finals, will participate. Among the higher-profile stars to participate: Zach Randolph, Chauncey Billups, Stephen Jackson, and Jermaine O'Neal.
Are you disappointed to hear the news that no Magic players have signed up? And which player do you believe most needs the extra work? Vote after the jump, if you would.
This poll expires September 16th at 1 PM Eastern.
Which Magic player most needs to participate in the Vegas Impact Basketball Series?
Gilbert Arenas (78 votes)
Chris Duhon (6 votes)
Justin Harper (rookie, not under contract) (12 votes)
DeAndre Liggins (rookie, not under contract) (4 votes)
Daniel Orton (rookie, under contract) (39 votes)
Quentin Richardson (3 votes)
Other (2 votes)
144 total votes