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Orlando Magic host seven for workouts, according to reports

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With most of the focus on the rapidly approaching NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic hosted a workout for seven free agents on Tuesday. Amongst the reported group of players is former Duke guard Seth Curry, who’s the brother of Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry. Michael Scotto of SheridanHoops reported that CJ Leslie, Josh Selby, Matt Bouldin, Scott Suggs and Josh Magette would be joining Curry. Sea Dubs Central, a site that covers the Warriors NBA D-League affiliate, had previously reported that Cam Jones would be working out for the team as well.

Among those, only Curry and Selby have seen any playing time at the NBA level. Selby, a second round pick in 2011 by the Memphis Grizzlies, played in 38 career games for the Grizzlies before being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers where he did not play. He’s bounced around the D-League, and overseas, playing in China and Croatia the last two years. 

Curry went undrafted out of Duke, but was swiftly picked up by the Warriors and given an invite to preseason camp. He failed to make the team and ended up back with the Santa Cruz Warriors in the D-League. Curry had two very short cups of tea with the Grizzlies and Cavaliers, playing in just two games combined. He returned to Santa Cruz  where he averaged 19.7 points over 38 games. 

Following a solid collegiate career at North Carolina State, Leslie went undrafted in last years draft. Leslie signed with the New York Knicks prior to the Las Vegas Summer League, but was later cut. He split time in the D-League last year between the BayHawks and Idaho Stampede, where he averaged 12.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in 44 contests. 

Undrafted out of Gonzaga in 2010, Bouldin has bounced around the D-League, while also spending a few seasons overseas. Bouldin, a 6’5” shooting guard, averaged 12.7 points per game his four years at Gonzaga. In 55 D-League games for four teams, Gouldin has averaged 11.9 points on 42.3 percent shooting. 

After never averaging more than 12.2 points per game while at the University of Washington, Suggs led the Erie BayHawks in scoring, averaging 18.5 points per game. Suggs was able to score at an efficient rate as well, posting a 59.7 true shooting percentage his lone year with the Bay Hawks. 

Magette is one of the most unknown players the team had in for workouts. He went to the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and played one season in the Netherlands before being signed by the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the D-League. Magette averaged 10.3 points, 6.9 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 50 games for the D-Fenders. 

Jones, the D-League’s Most Improved Player in 2012-13, is a high scoring guard who can also get after you defensively. After going undrafted out of Northern Arizona in 2011, Jones was drafted 10th overall in the D-League draft by Fort Wayne. In 147 games between Fort Wayne and Santa Cruz, Jones has averaged 15.4 points and 1.1 steals per game. 

Former Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Tournament, Luke Hancock, also tweeted that he had a good workout in Orlando on Tuesday. Hancock, who’s in this year’s draft, could be a target for the Magic as an undrafted free agent. 

 

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