10:56am: The Magic have officially signed Scrubb, the team confirmed in a press release (Twitter link). According to Khobi Price of The Orlando Sentinel (Twitter link), Scrubb’s two-way deal covers two seasons, running through 2023/24.
8:15am: The Magic have agreed to sign guard Jay Scrubb to a two-way contract, agent Corey Marcum tells Chris Haynes of TNT and Bleacher Report (Twitter link).
The 55th overall pick in the 2020 draft, Scrubb spent his first two professional seasons on a two-way contract with the Clippers. He appeared in just 22 games at the NBA level during that time, averaging 3.8 PPG on .390/.267/.800 shooting in 9.3 minutes per night.
After being waived by the Clippers during the 2022 offseason, Scrubb signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Magic in October. He didn’t make Orlando’s regular season roster, but became an affiliate player for the Lakeland Magic, the team’s G League affiliate.
Scrubb has had a big year in Lakeland, averaging 22.2 PPG and 5.8 RPG in 26 regular season NBAGL contests (31.0 MPG). He was even better in the Showcase Cup in the fall, putting up 24.6 PPG with a .505/.350/.768 shooting line in 17 appearances (32.8 MPG). The 22-year-old’s production in the G League has earned him a late-season look on a two-way deal.
The Magic have been sitting on an open two-way slot since promoting Admiral Schofield to their standard roster over a month ago, so no corresponding move will be necessary to sign Scrubb. Orlando had been one of three NBA clubs with an open two-way slot — Charlotte and Phoenix are now the only teams left in that group.