John Petrucelli

Magic Waive Devin Davis, John Petrucelli

The Magic have released a pair of players from their 20-man preseason roster, announcing today (via Twitter) that they’ve requested waivers on forward Devin Davis and guard John Petrucelli.

Both Davis and Petrucelli were recent additions to Orlando’s roster, and were never considered likely to make the team’s 15-man regular season roster. Instead, they’re good bets to end up playing for the Lakeland Magic, Orlando’s G League affiliate. Because they were on Exhibit 10 contracts, they’ll be eligible for bonuses worth up to $50K if they stick with Lakeland for at least two months.

The Magic now have 18 players under contract. If they don’t sign any more new players within the next couple days, they’ll just need to cut one more player in order to get down to the regular season roster limit.

Magic Waive B.J. Johnson, Sign John Petrucelli

3:49pm: The Magic have officially signed Petrucelli and waived Johnson, the club confirmed in a press release.

12:51pm: The Magic are making a pair of procedural roster moves, according to Josh Robbins of The Athletic, who reports (via Twitter) that the club will sign John Petrucelli and waive B.J. Johnson. Both players are expected to ultimately end up with the Lakeland Magic, Orlando’s G League affiliate, Robbins adds.

Petrucelli, a 6’4″ guard, spent last season with the Magic’s G League squad, averaging 8.3 PPG and 4.0 RPG in 43 games (20.9 MPG). Lakeland holds his returning NBAGL rights, but signing him to an Exhibit 10 contract and then cutting him will allow Orlando to give him a bonus worth up to $50K, which won’t affect the club’s salary cap.

As for Johnson, he completed his college career this past spring before joining the Magic for training camp. In his senior year at La Salle, the 6’7″ shooting guard recorded 20.8 PPG and 8.3 RPG, earning Second Team All-Atlantic 10 honors.

Orlando’s roster will remain at the 20-man preseason limit once the team officially finalizes both of these moves.