The Magic and veteran big man Adreian Payne, who's had medical issues hinder his career, are close to an agreement.
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Orlando's mistakes last summer have largely been washed away, but there weren't enough improvements this summer for our panel to project a big leap forward for this team yet.
The Magic will open the season hosting the Heat on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The defending champion Warriors will visit on Friday, Dec. 1.
Add Thursday's #NBACereals Twitter thread to the list of surprises over the offseason.
Lakeland Magic name Heath coach, Parker GM
The Orlando Magic announced former South Florida coach Stan Heath as the head coach of the team's G-League affiliate in Lakeland, Fla., with former Magic veteran Anthony Parker to serve as general manager. Heath spent the last two seasons as an assistant at Boston College after getting fired from USF in 2014.
The race for the eighth spot in the East is wide open, but Orlando's defense might not be good enough for the Magic to claim it.
Though it's unlikely to change their fortunes much next season, the Magic had a solid offseason under new management.
Bobby Marks ESPN
Orlando right at the cap with the Patricio Garino waiver. 14 guaranteed contracts (1 non-guaranteed) and the $4.3M room exception available.
After declining his option to remain with the Clippers, center Marreese Speights has signed with the Orlando Magic.
Magic sign center Khem Birch
In addition to announcing the return of Arron Afflalo, the Magic also announced that they've signed free agent Khem Birch. The 6-foot-9 center averaged 7.3 points and 5.6 rebounds in Greece last season. He played collegiately at Pitt and UNLV.
Aaron Gordon isn't even 22 yet, but he's played three seasons and could be in for a breakout season. Elfrid Payton continues to show promise as well.
Orlando Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman still has a few more options available to upgrade the roster ahead of the season.
The Magic and free agent Arron Afflalo have reached agreement on a one-year, $2.3 million for the veteran guard, league sources told ESPN.
The Orlando Magic have met with Marreese Speights, according to reports.
Payton to make jersey change
Magic guard Elfrid Payton will change his jersey number from No. 4 to No. 2 starting next season. Payton wore No. 2 while at Louisiana-Lafayette.
The Magic ranked 29th in 3-point shooting last season, which is an area that president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman wants to improve.
As the highest-drafted player in the Orlando Pro Summer League, Isaac had a big performance against the Heat, scoring 15 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in 22 minutes of action.
Kevin Pelton provides team-by-team analysis of every major and minor deal on Day 14.
Free-agent guard Jonathon Simmons has signed a new contract with the Magic. Terms were not disclosed but sources tell ESPN it will be a three-year deal worth $6.3 million for the first season, $6 million for the second, and $5.7 milllion for the third.
Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer
Orlando will waive point guard CJ Watson, league sources tell ESPN.
Bobby Marks ESPN
The Shelvin Mack two-year $12M contract now has the Magic with $4.4M in cap space and 10 players on guaranteed contracts. Orlando can increase their room $4M based on the July 10 cut date of CJ Watson. Orlando will still have the $4.32M room mid-level exception.
Shelvin Mack is finalizing a two-year, $12 million contract with the Magic, league sources told ESPN. He will be the first free-agent signing for new Orlando president Jeff Weltman and general manager John Hammond.
Magic finish 2-3 in Orlando
The Orlando Magic lost 86-78 to the Hornets in Thursday's fifth-place game in the Orlando Summer League. Undrafted rookie Przemek Karnowski scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds off the bench.
Lucas leads Magic to win
Guard Kalin Lucas had 20 points and seven assists in 31 minutes as the Magic improved to 2-2 in Orlando Summer League play on Wednesday with an 84-73 win over the Knicks. Lucas, 28, left Michigan State as a senior in 2011 and spent last season with the D-League's Erie BayHawks.