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From Devin Cannady to Ignas Brazdeikis, Magic’s unheralded players stepped up – The Denver Post

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Before the 2021-22 season started, it was clear the Orlando Magic were prioritizing the development of their younger players.

It was the expected direction after kicking off a rebuild during the middle of the preceding season centered around young talent. Most of the Magic’s roster entering this past season were former first-round draft picks — including six former lottery picks since 2017 — 24 years old or younger.

A result of that approach was not only those younger players getting more opportunities on the floor but also unheralded players getting more chances to prove themselves.

Such players included Ignas Brazdeikis, who played a career-high 536 minutes in 42 games on a two-way contract. Brazdeikis, who had season-long averages of 5.1 points and 1.7 rebounds in 12.8…

Tribune News Service

2022-04-18 18:46:13

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