Orlando Magic Smartly Add Inexpensive Depth By Reportedly Signing Ronnie Price
Former Portland Trail Blazers guard, Ronnie Price, has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Orlando Magic according to Comcast SportsNet NW. The terms of the deal are still unknown, however, it has been known that the Magic were in the market for some depth at the point guard position.
Jameer Nelson‘s starting spot isn’t in jeopardy should Price sign with the Magic. Price, 30, has been a career backup throughout his eight-year career, and this move is all about adding affordable depth to the team.
Price is coming off a year where he shot 32 percent from the field and 25 percent from three-point range while averaging 13 minutes a game. For his career, he has shot 38 percent from the field and 30 percent from three.
Doron Lamb suffered a minor injury during the NBA Summer League in Orlando, but the Magic would be best served allowing Lamb to be second on the depth chart behind Nelson to continue to assess what kind of professional Lamb could become.
Jameer Nelson is also no stranger to injury missing plenty of games throughout his career, and the Magic realized that they cannot head into the season with just two point guards on the roster.
This move could also signify that the Magic are still unsure about whether or not Victor Oladipo can effectively run the point guard position. He was given a lot of time at the point during the Summer League, at times appearing overwhelmed, and the Magic may have decided to leave him at his natural position for now.