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Orlando Magic waive Keith Appling and Jordan Sibert

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The two free-agent guards will join Orlando's D-League affiliate once they clear waivers.

Keith Appling
Keith Appling
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The Orlando Magic announced Monday they've waived Keith Appling and Jordan Sibert. The moves reduce the Magic's roster to 17 players with the regular-season looming eight days away.

Once Appling and Sibert clear waivers, they'll join the Magic's NBA D-League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks.

The pair of training-camp invitees appeared in five preseason games for Orlando. Appling averaged 1.2 points per game in 8.7 minutes, while Sibert posted 0.6 points in 6.1 minutes.

Appling went undrafted in 2014 out of Michigan State and split the subsequent NBA D-League season with the Los Angeles D-Fenders and the BayHawks. Sibert, who finished his collegiate career at Dayton after transferring from Ohio State, went undrafted in 2015.

Appling played for the Magic's White team in the Orlando Pro Summer League, shooting 50 percent from the floor for a team-best 15.6 points per game. Sibert, meanwhile, suited up for Magic Blue in Summer League action, averaging 11.3 points per game on 45.8 percent shooting from the floor.

Thirteen of the Magic's 17 remaining players have guaranteed contracts. Nnanna Egwu, Melvin Ejim, Devyn Marble, and Greg Stiemsma stand as the exceptions. Orlando must waive at least two more players before the regular season begins.

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