2010 Orlando Magic Summer League Roster Breakdown

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2010 Orlando Magic Summer League Roster Breakdown


By Dan Savage


Jeff Adrien
Jeff Adrien
Position: PF Height: 6'7 Weight: 243
For the second straight season, Jeff Adrien will make an appearance at the Orlando Summer League. But this time, he’ll do it as a member of the Magic’s roster. While Adrien went undrafted after an exceptional career at the University of Connecticut, he’s remained active playing for Leche Rio Breogan in Lugo, Spain. He’s a tough power player, who hits the glass hard on both ends. The Magic expect him to add a physical presence to their Summer League roster and hope he can display the same sensational rebounding ability he possessed while a member of the Huskies.

Joe Crawford
Joe Crawford
Position: G Height: 6'5 Weight: 210
If you have any doubt that the NBA is all about opportunity, just ask Joe Crawford. He’s been close on two occasions to sticking to a roster – Lakers and Knicks – only to fall on the wrong end of a numbers game. He’s a solid two guard with nice athletic ability, who can shoot with decent range. He also has the versatility to even play point guard at times. He’s the type of player who’s smart, does everything the coaches ask and does it the right way. For him, it’s just a matter of finding the right situation and system for his skill set.

Paul Davis
Paul Davis
Position: C Height: 6'11 Weight: 270
There are few players on the Magic’s Summer League roster with as much league experience as Paul Davis. He’s played in 82 NBA games, 80 of which came as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers. While he a solid pick-and-pop player, who can knock down a 15 to 16-foot jumper with consistency, and has a soft touch around the basket, he still needs to develop his post game. If Davis can demonstrate that he’s added a few more post moves to his repertoire and that he’s more comfortable defending the post, he will have a chance to find his way back into the NBA.

Patrick Ewing Jr.
Patrick Ewing Jr.
Position: F Height: 6'8 Weight: 240
It’s never easy being the son of a Hall-of-Famer. While it's a blessing in some aspects of life, on the court, it often provides the child with unrealistic expectations to live up to. Such is the case for Patrick Ewing Jr. Drafted by the Kings in the 2008 NBA Draft, a member of the 2008 Knicks preseason roster and a huge contributor for the 2008-09 D-League’s Reno Big Horns, Ewing comes to this Summer League with some experience under his belt. After taking last season off to recover from a knee injury, he’s fully healthy and looking to display some of his new skills. In addition to still being a hustle player, Ewing handles and passes the ball well for his position. He’s also now expanded his range to the point where he shoots NBA threes. With the number of intangibles he brings to the table, he will have a legit shot at making a league roster this year.

Trey Gilder
Trey Gilder
Position: F Height: 6'9 Weight: 185
After going undrafted from Northwestern State University, Trey Gilder has spent the last two seasons in both the NBA and D-League. After spending some time last year on the Memphis Grizzlies’ roster, Gilder returned to the D-League and displayed an improved shot from both mid and long range. Although he’s extremely lean for his height, he still possesses some strength. He’s long, skilled and can put the ball down and score. He has a quality mid-range shot and above average athleticism for his position. But in order to find a permanent place in the association, he’ll need to continue to get stronger and extend his range.

Yaroslav Korolev
Yaroslav Korolev
Position: F Height: 6'9 Weight: 225
There’s no doubt that Yaroslav Korolev possesses a high level of talent, after all that’s what made him the No. 12 pick for the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2005 NBA Draft. But after failing to get much court time in Los Angeles and facing a similar situation with Dynamo Moscow in Russia, Korolev spent time with the D-League’s Albuquerque Thunderbirds and Reno BigHorns last season to flash his potential and help bring his NBA dreams back to fruition. Although he can play some four, Korolev is much more comfortable at the three, where can post up smaller players and display his back-to-the-basket moves. He’s above average at catching the ball at the elbow and driving either way to make plays out of isolation situations.

Ben McCauley
Ben McCauley
Position: F/C Height: 6'9 Weight: 237
Ben McCauley put himself on the NBA radar after a fantastic senior season with North Carolina State where he averaged 12.4 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. After making the Los Angeles Lakers Summer League roster last season and performing extremely well, McCauley headed overseas to play in Strasbourg, France and again put together a solid campaign. Although he’s not a great athlete and needs to improve his defense, he possesses good size, touch and hands to go along with quality footwork. He uses his body well and can step out to knock down shots from the mid-range.

Daniel Orton
Daniel Orton
Position: C Height: 6'10 Weight: 255
There’s no question that if Daniel Orton stayed in school longer he could have eventually ended up in the NBA Draft lottery. But after leaving school following his freshman year, the former Kentucky Wildcat finds himself as the premier Magic draft pick in the 2010 Summer League. Orton possesses a good base and legs, which make him a very strong player and phenomenal post defender, both on and off the ball. He’s an above average rebounder and a tremendous shot blocking presence. Although most first round picks usually end up being the go-to offensive player on their team’s Summer League squad, expect Orton to have a different role. While he has a nice natural touch on his right-handed jump hook, he’s still developing his offensive post game. Look for Orlando to provide ways for him to flash his strengths on the defensive end.

Jerome Randle
Jerome Randle
Position: G Height: 5'10 Weight: 172
Jerome Randle has a special honor. He’s the only college free agent to find his way on to the Magic’s 2010 Summer League roster. The organization has watched him closely for a long time and not just because he was a college teammate of Orlando forward Ryan Anderson. He’s a quality lead guard, who obtains good vision, creates plays for others and has deep range. Although he’s small, he’s very crafty and quick. When he gets hot, he can drain shots from anywhere on the court and his ability to connect from four to five feet from beyond the arc allows him to get his shot over bigger defenders. Like Magic point guard Jameer Nelson, he's small but very effective at getting his shot off and knowing how to get other players involved.

Stanley Robinson
Stanley Robinson
Position: F Height: 6'9 Weight: 210
According to eight-time All-Star Vince Carter, there’s one player you should have your eyes glued on during this edition of the Summer League; Stanely Robinson. As he put it, “the kid can really fly.” The No. 59 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, has a rare blend of size and athleticism that allows him to jump out of the gym. In transition, he’s sensational at finishing at the rim. He attacks the glass at both ends and has built himself the reputation of being a good offensive rebounder by sneaking in from the wing on missed attempts by his teammates. Although he’s improving his mid-range game, he has to get better at shooting from distance and needs to develop a better handle. However his ability to do the little things like weak-side shot blocking along with his skill of making athletic plays -- both in transition and at the rim -- should help him find his way on to a roster.

Sean Singletary
Sean Singletary
Postion: G Height: 6'0 Weight: 185
Sean Singletary and Jerome Randle have a lot in common. They’re both fighting for a spot on the Magic’s roster, they’re both quality defenders and they’re both good distributors who were asked to be go-to scorers on their college teams. However, while Randle is fresh out of college, Singletary comes to the 2010 Summer League with some experience under his belt. He’s played in short stints with both the Phoenix Suns and Charlotte Bobcats to go along with his time as a member of the D-League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce and Spain’s Saski Baskonia. He’s an exceptionally quick guard, who gets to his spots on the floor with relative ease. He’s a solid shooter both off the catch and off the bounce.

Vladimir Stimac
Vladimir Stimac
Position: C Height: 6'10 Weight: 255
Every Summer League roster has one, the player that no one has heard of before. Vladimir Stimac may have made an impression over in Serbia where he won a 2007 U20 European Championship gold medal as a member of the Serbian National Team, but in the United States, he’s relatively unknown even among avid hoop junkies. But Stimac will get the chance to make a name for himself starting on Monday when he suits up for the Magic. He’s a big body who can step out and shoot. He’s known as a very emotional player, who has decent hands and is active on both ends of the court.

Curtis Stinson
Curtis Stinson
Position: G Height: 6'3 Weight: 215
One of the main reasons Curtis Stinson found his way on to the Orlando Magic’s 2010 Summer League roster was due to the exceptional year he had for the D-League’s Iowa Energy. After posting 15.2 points, 10.9 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game during their regular season campaign, he exploded for 27.3 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.7 assists in the Energy’s Conference Finals matchup with the Tulsa 66ers. Stinson also provides the Magic with a different look at point guard in comparison to Randle and Singletary. At 6’3 he offers more size and power. He has the ability to post up smaller guards, makes good use of his body, yet he still has an above average handle and can get in the lane and make plays for others.

Donell Taylor
Donell Taylor
Position G Height: 6'5 Weight: 215
After spending two seasons with the Washington Wizards in 2005-06 and 06-07, Donell Taylor knows what it takes to stick to an NBA roster. That’s why he hopes he’ll once again make a memorable impression on a squad during the 2010 AirTran Airways Pro Summer League. Always known for giving great effort, Taylor is active, energetic and gets into the passing lanes on the defensive end. Offensively, he can play the one or the two and even the three, when facing smaller players in Summer League action. He’s a good mid-range shooter, who can also slash to the basket and finish well at the rim.




Dan Savage based his player analysis on conversations with Orlando Magic Basketball Operations, research and observations while covering both the NBA and the D-League. Comment and ask questions to Dan Savage by following him on twitter at http://twitter.com/dan_savage.