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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Not until the beginning of the second quarter of their final game in the Orlando Pro Summer League did the Orlando Magic put a lineup on the floor that NBA followers might call a typically nondescript group in a setting such as this.
After getting a long look at what No. 2 overall pick Victor Oladipo and such prominent players from a year ago as Maurice Harkless...
The Orlando Summer League is winding down and it has given fans and NBA scouts and coaching staffs insight into the future of the league and their own team. For the Orlando Magic, it means a close-up look at 2013 Draft pick Victor Oladipo and in a recent game versus 76ers she showed poise, confidence and willingness to take and make the clutch shot when the game is on the line...
All eyes were on Victor Oladipo at the end of the game. Maybe that is unfair for a rookie -- even the second overall pick -- in a Summer League game. After his teammates -- particularly Maurice Harkless -- helped bring the Magic back into position to win after defensive lapses and fouls derailed the Magic.
It was Oladipo who brought the house down. It was Oladipo whom fans will...
ORLANDO Jerseys with short sleeves. Jason Kidd as a coach. Joe Crawford relaxed and smiling.
All qualify as unusual sights this week at the Orlando Pro Summer League. Only slightly less odd than those is that the player with the most regular-season experience as a starter on the roster of the Orlando Magic is also their youngest participant.
After making 59 starts last season, it...
The Magic will not re-sign DeQuan Jones, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Jones received his most extensive playing time in the Magic's Summer League finale, scoring 15 points in about 18 minutes. Jones showed his great athleticism and his ability to get into the paint to score in his limited time.
Jones and the Magic parted amicably as Jones took to Twitter...
Rebounding from a poor performance on Monday, Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo flourished in a summer-league game yesterday. Taken second overall out of Indiana by Orlando last month, the 21-year-old Oladipo scored 22 points on 4-of-7 attempts from the floor. An aerial artist famed for diligence and preparation, the 6-foot-5, 215 pound Oladipo has long been criticized for lacking...
Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports the Magic will not re-sign backup point guard Beno Udrih. Udrih averaged 10.2 points and 6.2 assists per game in 27.3 minutes per game and 27 games after the Magic acquired him in the Tobias Harris-J.J. Redick trade.
Udrih had been upset in Milwaukee that his playing time had decreased and that the team had moved him off the ball in...
The Magic are in a unique position this summer league.
The roster is full of players that are expected to make the roster. Second-year players Maurice Harkless, Andrew Nicholson and Kyle O'Quinn are playing major minutes. Rookies Victor Oladipo and Romero Osby are expected to be contributors next season. Doron Lamb and DeQuan Jones should fight for roster spots in training...
The Orlando Magic are looking to add point guard and center depth before the start of training camp.
Orlando will not re-sign Beno Udrih, who was acquired last season in a trade deadline deal with the Milwaukee Bucks.
One free-agent possibility is A.J. Slaughter, a 6-foot-3 guard who has played well for the Magic in summer-league practices.
The Orlando Magic finished up their Summer League at the Amway Center on Friday with a 102-83 loss to the Boston Celtics. Overall, the Magic went just 2-3 in five games. The Magic have a number of guys looking to make the team while others are looking to turn heads. In addition to falling to [...]
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Time/TV: 5 p.m./NBATV
Line: No Line
Tickets: Closed to the Public
Summer League Schedule: Sunday -- Magic 95, Celtics 88; Thunder 79, Magic 78; Heat 94, Magic 80; Thursday vs. Philadelphia; Friday is Championship Day
INDIANAPOLIS — During the first 10 minutes of the Compton Magic’s only game of the day on Friday, nothing went right for Sedrick Barefield. He turned the ball over, played tentatively and his shot wasn’t falling. His coach, AJ Diggs, took him and some of his teammates out of the game and urged them, somewhat colorfully, to pick up their play.
Barefield took his advice to heart...
The Philadelphia 76ers and New Orleans Pelicans agreed upon a Jrue Holiday trade a few days before the draft, but it was dependent on Nerlens Noel, Anthony Bennett or Victor Oladipo remaining available.
Bennett and Oladipo went first and second to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic respectively.
Noel remained available at No. 6 when the Pelicans picked.