The Orlando Magic have waived guard Jeff Dowtin, guard Hassani Gravett, guard-forward B.J. Johnson and forward Admiral Schofield, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Orlando’s roster now stands at 16 players (see below) Dowtin (6’3”, 185, 5/10/97) was originally signed by Orlando as a free agent on September 8. He played in three preseason games with the Magic, averaging 4.7 ppg. and 1.3 apg. in 8.7 minpg.
Cody Taylor: The Magic announced that they have signed Admiral Schofield ahead of the start of training camp, which begins on Sept. 28.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Tough break for free agent forward Admiral Schofield, who was set to sign with Orlando to finish the season until there were inconsistencies in his COVID testing. NBA protocols forced the Magic to move on with the roster spot before Schofield eventually turned out to be negative.
Josh Robbins: As I reported two days ago, the Magic intended to sign Admiral Schofield to a 10-day contract and had been granted an injury hardship exception to open a roster spot for him. But in the last 24 hours, a glitch in the Magic's plan has arisen, and the team will not be signing him.
Josh Robbins: The Magic intend to sign Admiral Schofield to a 10-day contract, with a roster spot created via an injury hardship exception that has been approved by the NBA, league sources tell me and @Shams Charania.
May 25, 2022 | 8:35 pm EDT Update
Tim Reynolds: The moment of silence ended with this: “The Heat urges you to contact your state senators by calling 202-224-3121 to leave a message demanding their support for common sense gun laws.” Some fans applauded as that was announced.
May 25, 2022 | 7:51 pm EDT Update
Jared Weiss: Marcus Smart’s ankle will allow him to move “good enough” per Ime Udoka after testing it at shootaround. “He has enough movement where he’s not restricted in certain areas like a few days ago.” Said Smart can play through the pain.
Andy Larsen: Jazz announce their first draft workout tomorrow. Six players will take part: · R.J. Cole, Connecticut · Tyson Etienne, Wichita State · Johnny Juzang, UCLA · Jared Rhoden, Seton Hall · Akoldah Gak, Australia · Trevion Williams, Purdue
According to sources, Terry Stotts was asked previously if he would have interest in joining the Lakers as an assistant should he not be hired as a head coach. Stotts, sources said, told the team that he has no interest in a role as a lead assistant. Stotts was approached about joining Frank Vogel in that role last season on the Lakers’ bench and also declined, sources said.