After going undrafted in 2014, Ejim was able to parlay a roster spot on the Magic's Summer League team into a camp invite, but was unable to perform well enough to make the roster. Waiving Ejim brings the Magic's roster down to 16, one of the NBA's maximum of 15.
Across four games, Ejim averaged 3.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game, while shooting 46.2 percent from the field.
Waiving Ejim locks in second-year swing man Devyn Marble, who has put together a strong preseason, averaging 8.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Marble's versatility is also something the Magic likely covet, as he's able to play three point guard, shooting guard and small forward.
The Magic's final roster spot comes down to two big men: Nnanna Egwu and Greg Stiemsma. Egwu, who like Ejim played for the Magic during the Summer League, has averaged one point and 3.5 rebounds per game this preseason. Stiemsma, a traveled veteran, missed much of the month with an achillies injury, has appeared in three games, scoring no points and grabbing two rebounds.
Keeping one of them as injury insurance would make sense for the Magic, but, a potentially more likely scenario will be the team waiving both, and keeping a roster spot open for the start of the season.