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6-11 FG | 4-4 FT | 6 REB | 3 AST | 18 PTS | +17
Oladipo had his fingerprints all over this game. Defensively, he hounded the 76ers’ guards by picking them up full court and matching them step-by-step; offensively, he was under control and never forced the issue. While the acquisition of Elfrid Payton will allow Oladipo to roam free as a shooting guard this season, he continues to develop as a floor general, which will only pay off in the long run.
5-7 FG | 2-3 3P | 3 STL | 5 REB | 13 PTS | +3
Out of the three rookies who will wear the pinstripes this season, it was the Magic’s third and final pick (56th overall) who shined the most in the first Summer League game. Marble came off the bench for a shade under 17 minutes and showcased his potential to be a spark plug off the bench, knocking down a pair of threes and getting out in transition.
5-8 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 11 PTS | +4
While the rest of the Magic’s big men struggled to score on Nerlens Noel, Batts looked quite comfortable on the low block. All but one of his field goals came in the paint — the other being a jump shot off of a pick-and-pop with Oladipo — and he held his own on the other end of the court.
4-6 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 STL | 3 REB | 10 PTS | +6
Osby did the bulk of his damage in the first quarter off of pick-and-pops, but was a no-show in the second half. Nevertheless, he was a mismatch problem for the 76ers when he was on the court, easily taking their big men off the dribble while punishing their perimeter players down low in the paint. He fits a big need for the Magic — outside shooting — and is someone worth keeping an eye on.
The 76ers didn’t play great as a team and, to make it all worse, it looks like they’ve lost Pierre Jackson for the season with a torn Achilles. However, Nerlens Noel looked fantastic, showing no signs of favoring his knee by dominating the Magic’s bigs with totals of 19 points, four steals and one block in 26 minutes of action.