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Orlando Magic Daily:
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 rack up incredible statistics.
In the eight games since returning from his concussion, Vucevic is averaging 18.1 points and 15.5 rebounds per game. That includes more than five offensive rebounds per game. He has stepped his game up, recording two of his four 20-20 games in that stretch.
These performances are just part of the reasons why Vucevic is considered one of the favorites, along with Paul George and Jrue Holiday (two All Stars, mind you), for the award. For David Aldridge of NBA.com, Vucevic is the choice:
But Vucevic gets the nod for doubling his points and rebounds over his rookie sea...
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Via Orlando Magic press release
Orlando, Fla. (April 15, 2013) In celebration of the Orlando Magics silver season, the team has unveiled a commemorative 25th Anniversary logo. This additional look celebrates the past, incorporates the present and previews the future. As the team and the Magic brand continues to grow, the logo meshes the original pinstripe jersey design with the...
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...
Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports that Jameer Nelson will not play tonight in the Magic's home finale against the Bulls. And with just one more game reamining, the sprained ankle he suffered on March 29 appears to have claimed the remainder of his season.
This is not so surprising since the Magic have devoted the latter half of this season to developing young players...
The Magic's home finale mirrored their season in so many ways.
There was the hot start led by surprising energy from players no one expected to do anything. There was Nikola Vucevic slipping by Carlos Boozer for an offensive rebound and put back. There was Tobias Harris splitting the double team and going in for an emphatic dunk. There was Maurice Harkless driving to the...
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...
(43-37) vs. (20-60)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Bulls by 4
Tickets: $41-$161 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Magic lost 99-93 in Chicago on Nov. 6; Magic lost 96-94 in Orlando on Jan. 2; Magic lost 87-86 in Chicago on April 5; Tonight in Orlando
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...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Carlos Boozer scored 22 points, Luol Deng added 18 and the Chicago Bulls snapped a two-game losing streak with a 102-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.
The win, which was the Bulls' fifth straight over the Magic, also keeps alive their hopes of catching of Atlanta for the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. They conclude their regular-season...
The Knicks announced that they have signed free agent swingman Quentin Richardson. Richardson, 33, last played in the 2011-2012 season with the Orlando Magic where he averaged 4.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in 18 minutes per game.
Richardson previously played with the Knicks from 2005 until 2009.
(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