The Orlando Magic rookie talks about his first game - 18 points, seven assists, six rebounds and five steals.

The Orlando Pro Summer League was largely uneventful for Magic players not named Victor Oladipo.

The Magic finished 2-3 after a loss to the Boston Celtics.

These pick-up games usually don’t move the needle, but the Magic had five players on the roster who played for the team during the regular season. They lacked consistency.

Small forward Moe Harkless (13 ppg, 5.5 rpg) attacked the rim with authority, but wasn't steady.

Power forward Andrew Nicholson (10.8 ppg) looked stronger, but it didn't show in his rebounding (2.6 pg) and he had 11 turnovers in five games.

Center-forward Kyle O’Quinn, who led Orlando in rebounding (8.5 per game) and blocks (1.5 pg), looked more confident and comfortable. The Magic didn't bring in any other quality big men that could be evaluated.

Point guard Doron Lamb, who desperately needed to show the club something, appeared to be in shape and found the range from 3-point land (6-of-9) until hurting his knee.

DeQuan Jones, who was on the Magic’s roster last season, scored 15 points on Friday. It might have been his last chance to make another impression.

“Today was big. I just wanted to have fun and end it on the right note,” Jones said.  

Jones became a free agent after the team declined to make him a qualifying offer.  “I don’t have any feeling about what they might do,” Jones said of the Magic. “I’m just focusing on playing for the Magic.”

Magic free-agent guard A.J. Slaughter scored 25 points on 10-of-22 shooting, with nine assists, in the finale. Slaughter finished hitting 15-of-30 shots in the four games he played.

Romero Osby, the Magic’s second-round pick (No. 51), had his moments and could earn a training-camp invite. He made 20-of-40 shots and averaged 11.0 ppg. He could bump Jones from the roster, but he still is a long-shot with the club.

Orlando’s summer-league team would have been vastly improved if Tobias Harris had played, but the two-year veteran forward sat out the week after brusing his knee.

All in all, it was mission accomplished for the Magic when your first-round pick – No. 2 overall – performs well.

A shooting guard at Indiana, Oladipo led the team in scoring (19.0 ppg), assists (5.0 pg) and steals (3.0 pg).

What had to please the Magic were all of his appearances at the free-throw line. He finished 33-of-40, making an average of 10 trips per game. 

On the downside, Oladipo shot 37.5 percent overall and led in turnovers (4.8 pg) in the four games he played. He sat out Friday’s finale as the Magic gave other last-gasp hopefuls playing time.

“There was a little bit of everything this week. I had some good moments, some rought moments,” Oladipo said. “But it was a learning process.”

The Magic used the summer experience to see if he can play point guard. He struggled with his ball-handling and running the team, and the transition won’t get easier against veteran pros.

“Where he ends up, I don’t know,” Magic assistant coach James Borrego said. “We have a better idea what we have. I don’t know if he is our future 1 (point guard), but I think he has a chance.”

Borrego said there’s one thing about Oladipo that is indisputable: The kid’s energy is “contagious."

Oladipo will get plenty of playing time, backing up point guard Jameer Nelson and shooting guard Arron Afflalo.

The Magic also learned that Oladipo can defend as advertised. You can easily see him guarding the point guards that Nelson can’t and teaming with Afflalo – another decent defender – in the backcourt.

Borrego said if Oladipo can guard both point guards and shooting guards, “it would change our world.”

  

Brian Schmitz is the Magic Insider for the Orlando Sentinel. You can reach him at bschmitz@tribune.com. And you can follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/@magicinsider.