The Orlando Magic will sign point guard Armon Johnson and swingman DeQuan Jones for training camp, reports Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel. The signing will bring the Magic's roster to 19 players.
The Portland Trail Blazers made Johnson, now 23, the 34th overall selection in the 2011 NBA Draft. After the Blazers waived him in February, Johnson signed with the New Jersey Nets, for whom he averaged 5.6 points in 14.9 minutes per game across eight appearances.
In three seasons at Nevada-Reno, Johnson averaged 14.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 4.4 assists.
Chris Murray of RGJ.com reports Johnson was going to join the Detroit Pistons' squad in July's Orlando Pro Summer League, but the Nets, who owned his rights, asked him to sit out because they intended to trade him to the Magic for Dwight Howard. Writes Murray, "the trade never happened and Johnson missed out on the chance to play in front of NBA scouts."
Jones comes to Orlando via the University of Miami, for which he averaged 5.9 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in his senior season. In four appearances for the Magic's Summer-League squad, the 6-foot-8 swingman posted six points and 4.5 rebounds per game on 39.1 percent shooting.
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