Magic sign Rodney Purvis to 10-day deal
The Orlando Magic currently are ranked 14th in the Eastern Conference with a 20-45 record. They have been one of the worst teams in the NBA this season. This discrepancy hasn’t been surprising, especially this season. The team does not have any great talent to succeed even in the weak Eastern Conference.
In fact, it is astonishing how terrible the Magic have been for these past few years since they said goodbye to Dwight Howard in 2012. To add insult to injury, this season is virtually over for the Magic, who will not make the postseason. Though, the franchise is clearly trying to end this season on a positive note and make some adjustments that will carry over to next season. Part of that process actually entails making roster adjustments.
On Thursday, the Magic announced that they signed guard Rodney Purvis to a 1o-day contract.
As expected, the Magic have announced they have signed guard Rodney Purvis to a 10-day contract.
— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) March 8, 2018
This move came as no shock for Orlando, which recently waived shooting guard Rashad Vaughn, who was also playing on a 10-day contract. Head coach Frank Vogel explained why the Magic waived Vaughn, citing that the shooting guard’s injury would expand throughout his 10-day deal, per Josh Robbins of Orlando Sentinel.
“He just has some soreness that was going to prevent him from playing during this 10-day stretch,” coach Frank Vogel said. “So it didn’t make sense to have him here when he wasn’t going to be playing.”
Rodney Purvis averaged 20.5 points and 3.5 assists on 38 percent 3-point shooting for the Magic’s G-League affiliate, the Lakeland Magic. It isn’t entirely a usual move for Orlando. They retooled their roster with a healthy player, who will have to prove that he deserves a spot on Orlando’s roster.