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Magic Re-Sign Former G League MVP To Two-Way Deal

The Orlando Magic recently re-signed a two-way player.

Trevelin Queen has consistently been one of the best players in the G League. While he hasn’t nearly had that success at the NBA level, he also hasn’t been given much opportunity. According to Chris Haynes of TNT and Bleacher Report, the Orlando Magic are re-signing Trevelin Queen to a two-way deal. He also was on a two-way deal last season for Orlando.

Magic Re-Sign Former G League MVP To Two-Way Deal

Trevelin Queen Hasn’t Received Much Playing Time With Magic Or Anyone At The NBA Level

After playing two seasons collegiately at New Mexico State, Queen went undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft. He also spent a year apiece at lesser-known schools College of Marin in California as well as New Mexico Military Institute.

Now 27 years old, the six-foot-six Queen made his NBA debut with the Houston Rockets on December 18, 2021. He scored his first two points two days later in a game against the Chicago Bulls. Queen played 10 games with Houston that season totaling 43 points and 16 rebounds. The shooting guard scored what is still a career-high 17 points on December 27, 2021, against the Charlotte Hornets.

In 2022-23, Queen signed a two-way deal with the Indiana Pacers. He played just seven games at the NBA level before Indiana cut him late in the season. He played 14 games for Orlando in 2023-24 averaging 2.9 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.3 assists. Thus far in 31 career NBA games, Queen has posted averages of 3.4 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 0.9 assists. He has shot 36.0% from the field, 25.0% from three-point territory, and 85.7% from the free throw line.

Named G League MVP In 2021-22 Season

Not only was Queen named the G League MVP in 2021-22, but he was also named G League Finals MVP that season. He was on the Rio Grande Valley Vipers team that won the G League championship. During his MVP season, Queen averaged 25.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 3.4 steals, and 1.0 blocks.

Just like in his limited time at the NBA level, Queen hasn’t developed a reliable outside shot in the G League either. He shot 34.2% from deep in his MVP season but is at just 29.7% overall in four G League seasons. Where he’s excelled is inside of the arc as he’s shooting 63.0% from two-point range during his G League career.

Winning G League MVP hasn’t necessarily become a harbinger to a successful NBA career. Fairly recent winners Chris Boucher and Paul Reed have carved out nice careers, but others have barely played or not played at all in the NBA. Queen has at least received the opportunity to do so and hopes to add more games to his career totals.

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