It's out of DeQuan Jones' hands now.
“I just wanted to pretty much show them that I belong,” Jones, a 6-foot-8 wing, said after the Magic fell to the
"This is where I belong, and I can play at this level."
Jones, an undrafted rookie and former Miami Hurricane, was the Magic's biggest surprise during the preseason. Although he averaged 10.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game — strong numbers — it was his athletic ability and potential as a defender that made him stand out.
“Offensively, just being able to get to the rim” was impressive, coach
That leaves combo forward
The Magic must make their decision no later than 5 p.m. Monday.
Jones wanted to prove he belonged.
"I feel like I did," he said.
"That was my intent. I just wanted to come out and just play hard — play hard and play to the best of my ability. At the end of the day, I feel like I can honestly lay my head down and say I did."