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ORLANDO, Fla. It wasnt as if Nikola Vucevic began this season, his first as a member of the Orlando Magic, with the specific goal of being good enough to earn a spot in the NBA's Rising Stars Challenge.
Establishing the sort of consistency he was unable to do as a rookie with the Philadelphia 76ers would have been a sufficient reward.
Fifty-two games and a whole bunch of double-doubles later, the 22-year-old center has emerged as the Magics one true constant. So it came as no surprise when Vucevic was named to be one of the participants in Friday nights game in Houston involving the top first-year and second-year players in the NBA.
Vucevic will be joined at the All-Star weekend event by Magic first-round draft pick Andrew Nicholson, who was chosen as a replacement for the injured Andre Drummond. In a quirk that isnt lost on either player, Vucevic and Nicholson will be on opposite teams.
In perhaps the sweetest development of all, the player who went largely unrecognized in...
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The Magic small forward has been suspended 20 games by the NBA for testing positive for the banned substance methenolone.
Orlando Magic veteran, Hedo Turkoglu has received a 20-game suspension for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy. Turkoglu, a 12-year player out of Turkey, tested positive for methenolone, according to a league report.
Turkoglu released a statement:
“I take full responsibility for anything that goes into my body. This was a complete error in judgment on my part, and I apologize...
Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu received a 20-game suspension after testing positive for methenolone, an anabolic steroid.
Turkoglu claims the steroids were taken in error this summer while in Turkey. He received the medication from a trainer while dealing with a shoulder injury but neglected to check the ingredients to ensure it didn’t contain anything on the NBA’s...
The NBA has hit its All-Star Weekend! Hard to believe that the game was in Orlando just a short year ago.
The Magic have only two representatives in this year's festivities -- Nikola Vucevic and Andrew Nicholson will participate in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Friday -- and we will be watching them closely Friday night in that game. The two have already touched down...
The NBA has suspended Hedo Turkoglu for 20 games for violating the terms of the NBA and NBPA's Anti-Drug Program. The NBA reports Turkoglu tested positive for methenolone, an anabolic steroid.
He will begin serving his suspension tonight in Orlando's game against Atlanta and will not be eligible to play again until March 27 when Orlando travels to Charlotte. There will...
How refreshing would it be, if an NBA player actually told the unvarnished truth of what took place, when they have to apologize after they have messed up on or off the hardwood? Wouldn’t you have far more respect for a player, if they said what actually took place; rather than provide the media and the fans, an account that comes with an implied wink and a nod? The “Orlando...
There are plenty of excuses for the Magic coming out and laying an egg Wednesday night against the Hawks.
Could it have been looking forward to a few days off with the All-Star Break coming up this weekend? Could it have been the surprise announcement just a few hours before tip off that Hedo Turkoglu would be suspended for the next 20 games for testing positive for an anabolic...
Another knock-down shooter, Kyle Korver, also is not clear about the NBA's premise on picking players for the three-point shootout.