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Orlando Magic Daily:
If the season's goal was to collect the most ping pong balls in the NBA Draft Lottery -- while incidentally seeing plenty of growth in the young players amassed in the various trades in the remaking of this roster.
Sorry if I do not seem overly excited about this prospect. It is not the fact that this is considered a weak draft at the top or that it was completely unexpected.
Orlando had a lot of work to do this year just to stay in games on a nightly basis and the team largely performed admirably. Nikola Vucevic was a revelation at center, providing consistent rebounding and a solid offensive game. Tobias Harris was acquired in a trade and proved to be a promising prospect for the future. Maurice Harkless improved seemingly daily as a 19-year-old rookie. And the veterans kept the boat steady, ensuring the Magic were approaching games the right way.
Still, you are what your record says you are. And after a 105-93 loss to the Heat at American...
BEST OF MAXIM
ORLANDO, Fla. As a team with a first-year head coach and a first-year general manager that finished the NBA season with five first-year players, the Orlando Magic were certainly expected to go through some growing pains.
And to be sure, the bulk of the past four months were painful. As one of their rookies, backup center Kyle OQuinn, put it succinctly, if not quite elegantly: Losing...
The Orlando Magic will commemorate their 25th anniversary as a franchise next season with a new logo and throwback jerseys.
According to Brian Schmitz, Orlando Sentinel:
The Magic will celebrate their 25-year anniversary as an NBA franchise next season with a new logo and also wear throwback replica jerseys from their 1989-90 expansion season.
“The logo celebrates the great 25...
With the season coming to a close, the NBA's awards season is picking up full steam.
Magic fans will be paying close attention this year even with a 20-61 record and possibly the worst record in the league. Nikola Vucevic is one of the major candidates for the Most Improved Player award. His candidacy has been picking up steam as he continues to pour in double doubles and...
It will be hard not to look back on the Orlando Magic's 2012-13 campaign as being similar to an expansion season.
It certainly resembled one on paper.
From a roster filled with first- and second-year players, to far too many lopsided losses to count, and ironically the exact same 12-29 home record as in their inaugural season, the only thing that seemed missing in Year 1 of...
Two former Magic players who have been out of the NBA all season have found homes and will play in the Playoffs this year.
The Spurs signed Tracy McGrady for the remainder of the season after the former all star spent the season in the Chinese Basketball Association, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. The Knicks also added Quentin Richardson, whom the Magic waived in...
MIAMI Hedo Turkoglu can sense the end is near.
The forward has played 7 of his 13 NBA seasons with the Orlando Magic. But he knows theres a good chance the team will part ways with him this offseason.
That wouldnt surprise me at all, Turkoglu said in an interview with FOX Sports Florida before the Magics season finale Wednesday in Miami. Its just the situation sometimes youre...
The New York Knicks announced Tuesday they signed veteran swingman Quentin Richardson for the remainder of the season. Q-Rich has yet to play in the 2012-13 season, which means he’s eligible for the playoffs. Richardson played for the Knicks from 2005 to 2009, and most recently suited up for the Orlando Magic last season.
Of course, the signing wouldn’t be complete without a...
Next week I will do my yearly review of "What Went Right" and "What Went Wrong" for the Magic this year. That will be our more in depth review of the season that ended last night.
Until then, while the ink is still drying on the season, we are going to reflect and look at where we have gone this season and where we are going. There is a lot that is going to...
Quentin Richardson had not played for an NBA team this season.
(20-61) vs. (65-16)
Time/TV: 8 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Heat by 5.5
Tickets: $23-$1449 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Magic lost 112-110 in Orlando on Dec. 31; Magic lost 97-96 in Miami on March 6; Magic lost 108-94 in Orlando on March 25; Tonight in Miami