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When the Magic acquired Nikola Vucevic from the 76ers as part of the Dwight Howard deal, nobody quite knew who this kid was. The second-year center from USC was in and out of the lineup in his rookie year, appearing in 51 games (starting 15) and averaging 12.5 points and 10.9 rebounds per 36 minutes. Solid numbers, but he was never consistent enough to crack Doug Collins' rotation and was left out of it.
So when he arrived in Orlando, nobody was quite sure what this young player could do. Would he develop into a true center? Would he be more of a hybrid power forward/center who could stretch the floor some? Could he handle the daily grind of playing the biggest and, sometimes, roughest, players the NBA has to offer.
Through three games, the Magic have seen some of the glimpses of what Vucevic can become. He is averaging 13.3 points per game and 9.0 rebounds per game in 31.3 minutes per game. His rebound rate has stayed pretty consistent -- a moderate drop from 16.8 perce...
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MINNEAPOLIS The drama is three months behind them in Orlando, and maybe it's helped. The Dwight Howard-less Orlando team is 2-1, and early on, it's posed a bigger challenge than most would have imagined.
Yes, Glen Davis is the focal point of their offense. Yes, they're hardly deep. But the Magic have been solid early, especially in terms of 3-point shooting; they'...
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah regrets his decision to shoot a 3-pointer against the Orlando Magic Tuesday night, as he tried to win Big Macs for fans at the United Center. Chicago-based McDonald’s is running a promotion with the Bulls. Fans can get a free Big Mac if the Bulls score 100 points during a win at home. The Bulls won 99-93. But Noah missed his 3-ponter with 3.8...
Sadly, there was no write-in option for the poll on the Orlando Magic official team website asking fans who'd they like to be the primary backup point guard.I would have gone with Chucky Atkins...(Courtesy of The NBA Mistress)
Down to the Sunshine State to examine the local media covering the ORLANDO MAGIC. Newspaper- The Orlando Sentinel is the region’s largestl newspaper. It’s sports section includes special content on the Magic. . Josh Robbins (Twitter) and Brian Schmitz (Twitter) are on the beat and write for the Magic BasketBlog. Columnist Mike Bianchi and Jerry Greene
Think back to 2006. George W. Bush was the president, the Seattle SuperSonics were still in the NBA and the two biggest stars in college basketball were J.J. Redick and Adam Morrison. Oh, how the times have changed.
Redick garnered most of the national Player of the Year awards and earned the ire of opposing fans as a Duke star, while Morrison captured the country’s heart and imagination...
Orlando Magic (2-0) vs. Chicago Bulls (2-1)
The Magic and the Bulls are down their leading players sponsored by adidas. Well one of them is injured and working to a return. The other one is off in La-La Land.
Yet, in the first week of the season, no team's play may be more surprising than Orlando. The Magic have a scrappy team that runs on missed shots, forces...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Luke Ridnour had 19 points and five rebounds, and Greg Stiemsma got the rout started with six straight points to end the third quarter in a 90-75 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
Stiemsma finished with 12 points and five rebounds, and Derrick Williams added 14 points and six boards for the Timberwolves, who are 3-1 for the first time since 2001...
On a night when the nation turns its attention to the presidential election, the eyes of some NBA fans turned their attention to the Windy City. The surprising 2-0 Orlando Magic traveled to Chicago to face the 2-1 Chicago Bulls, minus Derrick Rose.
Orlando, lacking a major star on the roster has relied heavily on team work and streaky shooting. Chicago, missing Derrick Rose until...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Don't look now, but a week into the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves lead the Northwest Division -- even without injured stars Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio. Minnesota improved to 3-1 with a 90-75 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday at Target Center. The Timberwolves are off to their best start since Kevin Garnett pushed them to a 6-0 record a decade...
The front offices of the Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets conversed plenty during the Dwight Howard saga that lasted into August, though a trade agreement never was reached.
Each new-look squad is still finding its footing without him, but Orlando hopes the recent on-court history between the clubs remains in its favor.
The Magic seek their 11th straight victory over the Nets as...
(2-1) vs. (2-1)
Time/TV: 8 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Timberwolves by 5.5
Tickets: $1-$180 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Minneapolis, Dec. 17 in Orlando
(2-0) vs. (2-1)
Time/TV: 8 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Bulls by 9
Tickets: $10-$225 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Chicago; Jan. 2 in Orlando; April 5 in Chicago; April 15 in Orlando