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Peyton Siva Signs With The Orlando Magic

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After a tough summer which saw him suffer a hamstring injury during the Orlando summer league and ultimately be cut by the Detroit Pistons, Peyton Siva finally knows what his next move.

The short story is that the former Cardinal star has agreed to terms on a contract with the Orlando Magic. What happens to Siva next is where things get a bit more complicated.

Siva will be signed to a non-guaranteed contract and participate in training camp and the preseason and then will be waived before the regular season starts, according to an industry source familiar with the situation.

The Magic will retain Siva's rights and then send him to the Erie BayHawks.

Under NBA rules, a team may allocate up to three training-camp players to its D-League affiliate each season as long as those players are released before the D-League's annual draft and those players sign the standard D-League contract.

Orlando already has 15 players under contract, the maximum number of players permitted on a team's regular-season roster. But since Siva will be waived before the season starts, he won't count against the Magic's active roster and, therefore, the team won't have to waive a player to make room for him.

Siva appeared in 24 games for the Pistons as a rookie last season, and showed flashes of brilliance late in the year when his playing time increased. He finished the season averaging 2.3 points and 1.4 assists per game.

When the young man gets a shot, he tends to make the most of it. I can't imagine this situation will be any different.