Orlando Magic Waive Stanley Robinson
In a move that many knew was coming yet hoping they wouldn’t hear, the Magic cut SF Stanley Robinson from the roster tonight. Robinson was the 59th player selected in the 2o1o NBA Draft by the Magic out of the University of Connecticut. While Stanley had the potential to be an exciting player in spurts, he simply wasn’t developed enough to make the deep roster of the Magic.
In the end, the final roster spot came down to journeyman Malik Allen or Robinson. With Daniel Orton sidelined while rehabbing his injured knee, Allen provides more depth in case of injury and more importantly, a big body that can bang with Dwight Howard and Marcin Gortat in practice. While Malik Allen still could potentially be a cut victim as well, I expect him to make the team and that the Magic will finalize their roster at 14 for this season.
I wish the best of luck to Stanley as he moves forward with his career. He was very humble the few times I spoke with him and carried himself with class.
The full press release from the Magic is available after the jump:
Orlando, FL – The Orlando Magic have waived forward Stanley Robinson, President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Otis Smith announced tonight after the Magic’s preseason game vs. Dallas. Orlando’s roster now stands at 14 players.
Selected in the second round (59th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft by Orlando, Robinson (6’9”, 210, 7/14/88) played in five preseason games with the Magic, averaging 2.0 ppg. and 2.4 rpg. in 8.2 minpg.
Robinson played in 126 career games during his four years at the University of Connecticut, averaging 9.8 ppg., 6.2 rpg., 1.0 apg. and 1.03 blkpg. in 26.3 minpg. He helped the Huskies reach the NCAA Final Four in 2008-09.
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