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This is a no brainer.
Of course, Darrell Armstrong is going to be honored at some point this season by the Orlando Magic for its 25th Anniversary season. He was the heart of some of the most memorable Magic teams and a constant presence on the floor.
Armstrong is easily among the greatest players in Magic history not because of his numbers -- 11.7 points per game, 5.1 assists per game in nine seasons -- but because of his sheer will and determination. Magic fans loved the way he bounced off the walls and played with so much energy.
This is a guy who was given nothing. He was plucked out of the CBA during the 1995 season and stuck on the roster.
Armstrong, humble as always, was a little awe struck when the notion was brought up by John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com:
When you are this small, you’ve got to do special things to stay in the league and make plays. That’s why I dove on the floor and dove into the stands. I tore up my...
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- In the final act of his first NBA preseason, Victor Oladipo drove nearly the length the floor for a layup which enabled the Orlando Magic to tie the score in at a point in a game where they had trailed by as many 14 points.
All right, so it took place just before halftime rather than in the waning moments of the fourth quarter.
The fact that the Magic lost 101...
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic's commitment to build through younger players became further evident Saturday when the team announced the exercising of the options of Nikola Vucevic, Maurice Harkless, Tobias Harris and Andrew Nicholson through the 2014-15 season.
Under the terms of the NBA's collective bargaining agreement, the Magic had until Oct. 31 to decide whether...
The Orlando Magic have waived Mickell Gladness, Manny Harris, Kris Joseph and Romero Osby.
The Magic's roster now stands at 15 players.
Gladness played in three preseason games, averaging 1.3 ppg., 3.0 rpg. and 3.00 blkpg. in 12.3 minpg.
Harris appeared in six preseason games, averaging 4.3 ppg. and 1.3 rpg. in 9.0 minpg.
Joseph played in five preseason games, averaging 5...
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About an hour after the Magic's preseason ended with a 101-82 loss to the Pelicans, the Magic announced they had waived second round pick Romero Osby and training camp invitees Mickell Gladness, Manny Harris and Kris Joseph. The Magic decided to sign training camp invitee Solomon Jones.
That move was a bit of a surprise. Osby, after all, was a player...
The Orlando Magic have exercised their third-year team option on the contracts of forward Maurice Harkless and Andrew Nicholson, while also exercising their fourth-year team option on the contracts of Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucevic.
Vucevic ranked second in the NBA in rebounding, third in double-doubles (team-high 46), tied for 21st in field goal percentage and tied for 33rd in...
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Friday marks the final preseason game and the clock will officially be nearing midnight for the Magic's training camp invitees without guaranteed contracts.
Romero Osby, Kyle O'Quinn, Solomon Jones, Mickell Gladness, Manny Harris and Kris Joseph have been competing for three spots in reality. Kyle O'Quinn seems to have one of those spots on...
Ronnie Price was leaving the locker room and told rookie Victor Oladipo just to wait for the regular season. There the intensity and the play will ratchet up a bit. The minutes will increase and the games will actually count for something.
Oladipo smiled and started belting out "I'm So Excited" by The Pointer Sisters.
That might be the feeling for many in locker...
The Magic are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this season. Amway Center is decked out inside and out with the 25th Anniversary logo and nostalgia is firmly in the air. There are going to be great retrospectives of the team and its history and recognition of its great players.
There will be plenty of other former Magic players that I am sure we will recognize throughout the...
High flying slam dunks, gorgeous crossovers, a beautifully executed give and go - basketball is an art form. So, with that in mind, The Hoops Manifesto is putting an artistic twist on your run of the mill NBA team previews: our previews for all 30 NBA teams will take the form of a haiku. Next up: Orlando Magic
AT&T CENTER – On Tuesday evening, the Orlando Magic caught a glimpse of just how special an aggressive Kawhi Leonard can be for the San Antonio Spurs as he is about to begin his third season in the NBA next week.
After Leonard scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds on the Magic in a 22-point preseason win for the Spurs, I caught up with Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Brian Roberts scored 21 points and Eric Gordon added 12 to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a 101-82 rout of the Orlando Magic on Friday night. New Orleans coach Monty Williams played what will likely be his regular-season starters to open both halves, while the Magic coach Jacque Vaughn gave extended minutes to training camp signees trying to make the roster...
New Orleans Pelicans’ guard Tyreke Evans, who hasn’t played since spraining his left ankle on October 5, returned to the court on Friday night against the Orlando Magic.
As reported by Nakia Hogan of nola.com, Evans has been able to participate on a limited basis and although there is still soreness in the joint, Evans said on Friday morning he was finally healthy enough...
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Season Series: Oct. 9 in Jacksonville (Preseason): Pelicans 99, Magic 95; Tonight in Orlando (Preseason); Nov. 1 in Orlando; Jan. 26 in New Orleans;
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic and FOX Sports Florida announced Friday that they have agreed to a multi-year contract extension, giving the network the exclusive regional television rights to the team. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.
The current agreement extends and expands a successful television and marketing partnership that began between the team and...