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Elfrid Payton and C.J. Watson to scrimmage with Team USA

The Magic guards will join camp invitees Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris for a scrimmage Thursday.

Elfrid Payton
Elfrid Payton
Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

In Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris, the Orlando Magic already have two budding stars training with Team USA in Las Vegas. On Wednesday, Team USA announced two more Orlando players will join the camp.

Elfrid Payton and C.J. Watson are set to scrimmage with Team USA on Thursday. Oladipo and Payton will be on the Blue Team, coached by Monty Williams, a Team USA assistant coach. Meanwhile, Watson will play for the White Team, coached by Team USA assistant Tom Thibodeau, who previously coached Watson during their two seasons together with the Chicago Bulls.

Harris is not scheduled to take part in Thursday's scrimmage.

In his rookie season, Payton entrenched himself as Orlando's point guard of the future, averaging 8.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.5 assists, and 1.7 steals in 82 appearances.

Orlando signed Watson as a free agent in July. The 31-year-old has averaged 7.8 points and 2.5 assists per game across eight NBA seasons with four different teams.

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