Holding an open roster spot, the Orlando Magic are reportedly set to bring in some much needed depth at the point guard spot. According to Yahoo! Sports' Shams Charania, the Magic will sign Keith Appling to a 10-day contact from the Erie BayHawks, Orlando's NBA Developmental League affiliate.
Appling, who played for the Magic during the Orlando Summer League, has appeared in 16 games for the BayHawks this season, 15.9 points, 5.4 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game.
With reserve point guard C.J. Watson out since early November, the Magic have been trying everything to get some consistent performances from backup ball handlers. Victor Oladipo, who is much more of a shooting guard, has been tasked with handling the ball more, with rookie Mario Hezonja -- who said his natural position is point guard -- along with second-year man Shabazz Napier have spent time as the Magic's backup point guard since Watson's injury.
While it could be hard for Appling to find time, the fact the Magic went out and grabbed him while they still could, even if it is only for 10-days right now, shows their need for production out of their backup point guard. Watson is slowly inching towards a return, but is still a ways away.