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.
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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.
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