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The Magic acquired Green so he could contribute off the bench and serve as a role model and mentor to the team’s youngsters. Green was a positive influence in the Magic locker room, especially for Maurice Harkless, Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton. "I talk to Willie every day," Harkless said in March. "Willie's definitely somebody that I talk to whenever I get frustrated. He's the one to talk to. It's always Willie." Orlando Sentinel

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The Magic’s summer league team will include two of the five players who started in the season finale Wednesday night in Brooklyn. Point guard Elfrid Payton and forward Aaron Gordon will be asked to play in the annual Orlando Pro Summer League, the Orlando Sentinel has learned. It’s possible that Payton and Gordon will not play in all of the Magic’s summer-league games. Orlando Sentinel

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Oladipo draws the most curiosity among league insiders. People feel more certain that they understand what Payton is and will be: a crafty point guard who can’t shoot. Players improve, of course, and the Magic have a killer shooting coach in Dave Love, who will help Payton. The precedent of Jason Kidd exists. But most guys who enter the league as poor shooters usually top out at tolerable, and Payton will likely always be a pass-first dynamo with an unreliable jumper. Grantland

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The sports world is focused on the biggest day of the football year as the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots clash at Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, Arizona. Excitement for the game has spilled into the basketball world as NBA players took to social media to join the conversation. NBA.com

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Chris Herring: Calderon limps off the floor, and gets assistance in coming off the floor. Not putting any weight on left leg. Banged knees w Elfrid Payton. Twitter @HerringWSJ

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``He’s a very competitive individual and he wants to win. Whether it’s a one-on-one drill or a five-on-five scrimmage, his ability to compete and raise the level of competitiveness of his teammates with his passion, we’ve definitely been able to see that,’’ Vaughn said. ``Part of his aggressiveness is a mindset of putting the ball on the (floor) and wanting to get it into the defense and make plays. He has an ability to get into the paint. He has the size to do it. He has some natural instincts of what to do once he gets to the rim. So I’ve been very pleased with that.’’ NBA.com

July 2, 2014 Updates

The Orlando Magic have signed rookie forward Aaron Gordon and rookie guard Elfrid Payton, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deals are not disclosed. Gordon was selected by Orlando in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft. Payton was selected by Philadelphia in the first round (tenth overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft. He was then acquired by Orlando in exchange for the draft rights to Dario Saric, a future first round draft pick and a future second round draft pick. Both will participate in the 2014 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League, taking place at the Magic’s practice court at the Amway Center from July 5-11. NBA.com

Josh Robbins: Magic have signed Aaron Gordon & Elfrid Payton. Their contracts will be at 120% of their draft slots' rookie-scale amounts. Twitter @JoshuaBRobbins

Steve Kyler: House keeping... Magic sign both Aaron Gordon & Elfrid Payton to rookie contracts, both will play in Orland Summer League starting Saturday. Twitter @stevekylerNBA

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