The Orlando Magic announced Monday the signings of four players for training camp, which gets underway Tuesday at the Amway Center practice floor. Joining the Magic, who have 14 players with guaranteed deals and a 15th, Dewayne Dedmon, without a guarantee are Kadeem Batts, Drew Crawford, Seth Curry, and Peyton Siva.
Batts went undrafted in 2014 after four seasons at Providence, averaging 10.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. In four games with the Magic's 2014 Orlando Pro Summer League squad, the 6-foot-9 forward posted per-game averages of 9.3 points and 5.3 rebounds.
Crawford played five seasons at Northwestern and, like Batts, went undrafted in 2014. Collegiately, he averaged 13.4 points, five rebounds, and two assists per game. As BT Powerhouse, SB Nation's blog for all things Big 10 hoops, writes, "Crawford can provide quite a bit of strength and rebounding given his size and is a solid defensive option."
Curry, the older brother of Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, has two games of NBA experience: one with the Warriors and another with the Memphis Grizzlies. In 38 appearances for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA D-League, Curry averaged 19.7 points, 3.1 boards, and 5.8 assists on 43.7 percent shooting from the floor. He averaged 9.8 points per game in five appearances for the Magic's entry in the 2014 Orlando Pro Summer League.
Siva stands as the highest-profile player of Orlando's camp additions, with 24 games of NBA experience as a member of the Detroit Pistons. He also owns the distinction of starting at point guard for Louisville when it won the NCAA Tournament in 2013. Though undersize, Siva brings great speed and playmaking ability to Orlando.