Orlando Magic Rumors
Hart, who exploded for 37 points against Cleveland and averaged 22.4 PPG while leading LA to a 6-1 Summer League record, wasn’t in the mood to discuss his MVP after the blowout loss, even though Lakers president Magic Johnson suggested the second-year guard could compete for a starting spot in the fall. “It was cool,” Hart said of winning tournament MVP. “I’ll talk more about that later down the line. We came in and missed shots and we fell in the hole and we couldn’t find a rhythm. After this horrible game today, I can’t wait to get back to training camp and wash this taste out of my mouth. That time can’t come soon enough.”
Alex Kennedy: Some of you have asked for clarification on the Orlando Magic’s talks with Isaiah Thomas. Thomas met with the Magic for several hours in Las Vegas, but the two sides obviously didn’t reach a deal. He signed with the Denver Nuggets shortly after.
Alex Kennedy: It’s worth noting that the Magic never made a formal offer to Isaiah Thomas, although the two sides did bring up money at one point during the talks. That’s where the confusion seemed to stem from in reports.
Josh Robbins: The contract Magic summer-leaguer Braian Angola-Rodas signed today is an Exhibit 10 contract. An Exhibit 10 can be converted to a two-way deal before the regular season & allows a team to pay a bonus topping out at $50k if a player is waived then signs a G-League deal.
Josh Robbins: The Magic will hold out Mo Bamba and Jonathan Isaac from their summer league finale tonight, a team official said. Also out: Wes Iwundu & Melvin Frazier Jr. Bamba and Isaac were held out from last night’s game following seven practices & three prior games since July 3.