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Rodney Purvis Signs Deal With Magic

Aug 28, 2017 1:04 PM

Rodney Purvis has agreed upon a partially guaranteed deal with the Orlando Magic.

Purvis' deal with the Magic provides a bonus if he is waived by the Magic and signs with their G-League affiliate.

Purvis went undrafted out of UConn in 2017.

Purvis played two games in Summer League with the Utah Jazz.

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Magic Sign Adreian Payne To Two-Way Contract

Aug 21, 2017 5:54 PM

The Orlando Magic have signed free agent forward Adreian Payne to a two-way contract.

Payne (6’10”, 237, 2/19/91) appeared in 18 games last season with Minnesota, averaging 3.5 ppg. and 1.8 rpg. in 7.5 minpg. He also spent time with the Erie BayHawks of the NBA G League.

Originally selected in the first round (15th overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft by Atlanta, Payne has played in 102 career NBA regular season games (24 starts) with Atlanta and Minnesota, averaging 4.0 ppg. and 3.0 rpg. in 13.3 minpg. He has also spent time with Fort Wayne, Austin and Erie of the NBA G League.

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Adetunji Adedipe Named Assistant GM Of Lakeland Magic

Aug 21, 2017 11:22 AM

Adetunji Adedipe has been named Orlando Magic basketball operations/Lakeland Magic assistant general manager.

Adedipe is in his third season with the Orlando Magic organization. He began his career as a basketball operations assistant for the Erie BayHawks of the NBA G League during the 2014-15 season prior to joining IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. While at IMG, Adedipe coached the Ascenders junior varsity and assisted in NBA pre-draft workouts. During the summer of 2015, he interned with the Philadelphia 76ers in the basketball operations department. Adedipe joined the Orlando Magic in September of 2015 as a basketball operations associate and served as basketball operations coordinator with the Erie BayHawks in 2016-17.

Adedipe was a three-year letterman and former captain of the Ohio University men’s basketball team. The Bobcats advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2010 with a win over Georgetown. A native of Cleveland, Oh., Adedipe graduated from Ohio University in 2010 and received a master’s degree in comparative politics in 2012.

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Lakeland Magic Hire Anthony Parker As GM, Stan Heath As Head Coach

Aug 9, 2017 10:00 AM

The Lakeland Magic have hired Anthony Parker as general manager and Stan Heath as head coach.

Lakeland is the G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic.

“With Anthony (Parker) and Stan (Heath), we have established solid basketball leadership for our G League team in Lakeland,” said Jeff Weltman. “Having our G League team closely aligned and in unison with the parent club is vital to our success. Bringing Anthony and Stan on board to guide those operations and lead that group will be of great value to us.”

Parker has spent the last five seasons as a scout with the Orlando Magic. 

Heath has spent the last two seasons (2015-17) as an assistant coach at Boston College. He served as head coach at Kent State University, the University of Arkansas and the University of South Florida, compiling a record of 209-206 (.504) from 2001-14. 

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