Film Room: Jerian Grant's Defensive Abilities

July 12, 2018

ORLANDO – It’s critical for teams to have tough-minded guards who fight over screens, contest perimeter shots and stay between their opponent and the basket. Grant, a 6-foot-4, 198-pound combo guard, consistently does all those things. The former Notre Dame standout who played with the Bulls the last two seasons and was acquired by the Magic in a recent three-team trade is one of the league’s best young on-the-ball defenders….

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Magic Players Help Caupain Celebrate Joyous Moment

July 11, 2018

LAS VEGAS – Each time one of his former Lakeland Magic teammates – Khem Birch, Wes Iwundu and Rodney Purvis to name a few – got call-ups to the Orlando Magic last season, Troy Caupain would convey his congratulations and add in a pointed promise. “I told them, `I’m going to see ya’ll up there,’’’ Caupain recalled on Wednesday after the Magic wrapped up preparations for Thursday’s 10 p.m. ET…

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Magic Sign Troy Caupain to Two-Way Contract

July 11, 2018

ORLANDO — The Orlando Magic have signed guard Troy Caupain to a Two-Way Contract, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced. Per team policy, terms of the deals are not disclosed. Caupain (6’4”, 210, 11/29/95) is currently playing with the Magic Summer League Team. Not drafted out of Cincinnati, Caupain saw action in 50 games (all starts) last season for the G League’s Lakeland Magic, where he averaged 15.6 ppg.,…

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Prominent Skills Coach Helping Bamba Become More Polished

July 11, 2018

LAS VEGAS – A few months before he was catching pick-and-pop passes from Orlando Magic teammate Jonathan Isaac and effortlessly burying 3-point shots, Mohamed Bamba was honing that stroke and building his confidence off feeds from a 5-foot-11, former point guard from Belmont University. Drew Hanlen, the most prominent skills coach among budding NBA stars and someone who has played a major role in the successes of Joel Embiid, Jayson…

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