Orlando Magic Draft Picks Impress in Summer League Debut


Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Aaron Gordon (Arizona) is interviewed after being selected as the number four overall pick to the Orlando Magic in the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The 2014 Summer League is off to a good start for the Orlando Magic as they beat the Philadelphia 76ers 83-77 in Orlando.

What made it even better was the performance of their 2014 draft choices, particularly Aaron Gordon and Devyn Marble.

Gordon had seven points on 3-11 shooting and snagged five rebounds but perhaps the highlight of the game was this huge block on K.J. McDaniels.


Marble, not to be outdone, added 13 points going 5-for-7 from the field. Two of his field goals were 3-pointers.

Elfrid Payton struggled somewhat though for the Magic as he had only two points and had four turnovers in a little under 18 minutes but did add five assists.

The Magic were powered by their star rookie from last season, Victor Oladipo, as he had a team high 18 points.

Orlando also had good contributions from Kadeem Batts, who played his college ball at Providence, and Romero Osby.

Batts had 11 points off the bench in less than 15 minutes of action. Osby had 10 points and three boards.

It was Osby’s first action since January after he underwent season-ending shoulder surgery. The Magic’s second round draft pick in the 2013 draft played 12 games with the Maine Red Claws of the D-League last season, averaging 16.2 PPG and 6.4 RPG.

The Magic’s next Summer League tilt is Monday, when they play the Houston Rockets at 5 p.m.

Highlights from today’s game can be found by clicking here.