The Orlando Magic on Thursday announced they have signed free-agent guards Troy Caupain and Kalin Lucas. As a result of these transactions, the Magic’s roster stands at 18 players, including Adreian Payne, who is on a two-way contract with Orlando and the Lakeland Magic, its NBA G League affiliate.
Caupain, 21, went undrafted out of Cincinnati in 2017. In his senior season, he averaged 10.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game on 39.6 percent shooting from the floor.
Lucas, 28, also went undrafted, but he came out of college in 2011. He has played professionally overseas, but more recently has returned stateside and played in the D-League before its rebranding as the G League. In the 2016/17 season, split between the Iowa Energy and Erie BayHawks--the team Orlando purchased and relocated to Lakeland—Lucas averaged 18 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 5.1 assists while shooting 44.2 percent from the floor and 40.7 percent on three-pointers.
Having these two guards in training camp should help Orlando, but it’s unclear if either has a clear path to the NBA. More than likely they’ll ultimately wind up with Payne in Lakeland, but only one of them can sign a two-way contract such as his, as each NBA team can only have two players on two-way deals at a time.