Some names of interest to me on the Magic roster include Ryan Anderson who has been lighting it up after joining Orlando in the Vince Carter trade. Also, Jeremy Pargo is the former Gonzaga point guard who I always thought was real tough and would end up getting a solid look at the league. Then there's C.J. Giles who came out of high school in Seattle with all of the talent but none of that Pargo toughness. He flamed out at Kansas and Oregon State but all the while remained 6'11" so no he's still has a few years to lean back on potential while he figures out a way to mature himself and his game. Last year he played in the D-League and I didn't read any headlines about him, so maybe he's on his way, although Giles has only played four minutes thus far in Orlando so he still has a long way to go.
For the Pacers, we'll see if the young fellas can sprint through the finish line after four successful days of work in Orlando. With the type of players on the roster and Jim O'Brien pushing them I don't expect any let down even with the quick turnaround after playing last night and the bags packed for a return trip to Indy.
You can catch Dante & Galante bringing it home this afternoon at the Magic summer league site. Please share your thoughts on the game in the comments.
After the jump, some stories and interviews of interest:
New Pacers guard excels at 'D'
Mike Wells breaks down the Pacers' signing of Dahntay Jones.
Pacers' deal sways Jones - The Denver Post
Chris Dempsey offers up the Denver perspective on Dahntay Jones leaving the Nuggets to join the Pacers.
PACERS: Hungry Hibbert dominates Celtics
David Benner picks up on the Dante-fueled hungry, hungry Hibbert theme with his report on the Pacers' win over the Celtics.
- Coach Jim O'Brien checks in from Orlando with Dan Dakich (audio). JOB is obviously busy so multi-tasking is the norm which is why it sounds like JOB was getting in a workout while pounding out a radio interview.
- Mike Wells made the radio rounds yesterday to discuss the Jones' signing. Here he is with JMV (audio) and Dan Dakich (audio).
- Chris Dempsey chats with Kravitz & Eddie (audio) about what Indy should expect from Dahntay Jones. I'm just hoping Jones ends up being half as good as Dempsey describes.
ProBaskestballNews.com update from Orlando
Sam Amico shares his thought from Orlando after day four.
Rasho hoping for Raptors redux
Rasho Nesterovic is looking to return to the Toronto Raptors after being dealt to the Pacers last year to complete his contract.