Orlando Magic: updated free agent targets

The Orlando Magic got the defensive stopper they needed. The Magic made news last week over a huge trade that sent Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, and 2016 first round draft choice Domantas Sabonis to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Serge Ibaka. Ibaka’s experience and defensive presence in the paint is something the Magic lacked all last season. Orlando now looks to fill the void...
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Magic acquire Jodie Meeks from Pistons, per report

The Magic made their second trade in the last week, acquiring the sharp shooter from the Pistons. The Magic sent a conditional second-round pick in 2019 to Detroit for shooting guard Jodie Meeks on Wednesday, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Meeks in on the final year of a three-year, $19.5 million dollar contract he signed with Detroit. The 28-year-old three-point...
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16 hours ago

Williamson joins Orlando Magic staff

Former Razorback great Corliss Williamson was hired as an assistant coach by the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, his second coaching position in the NBA in the last four years.
Via WholeHogSports
17 hours ago

Magic make qualifying offers to Fournier, Dedmon

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Orlando Magic have extended qualifying offers to swingman Evan Fournier and center Dewayne Dedmon. The team announced the expected moves on Wednesday. By extending qualifying offers before Thursday's deadline, the Magic now have the right to match any offer sheet either player may sign with another team. NBA free agency kicks off at midnight on Friday....
Via Associated Press
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Orlando Magic announce coaching staff for 2017

The Orlando Magic have officially announced Frank Vogel’s coaching staff for the 2017 season. It features three new coaches and some interesting experience. The Orlando Magic announced Frank Vogel’s coaching staff Wednesday, putting in the next piece for the franchise’s makeover following the hiring of a new coach. The team has hired San Antonio Spurs […] Orlando Magic announce...
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20 hours ago

NBA free agency 2016: Small forwards for the Orlando Magic

Small forward is the Magic's biggest need heading into free agency. How will Rob Hennigan spend his money? After the departure of Tobias Harris last season, the small forward spot has been a bit of a revolving door in Orlando. Though Evan Fournier did his best, it was his first time playing the position and it became clear that he could not be a long-term solution. With the Magic...
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21 hours ago

The Serge Ibaka Effect: Analysis of the trade

The Orlando Magic took a risk in trading Victor Oladipo and acquiring Serge Ibaka. They put the focus on interior defense, leaving questions at guard. Drafted a short three years ago as the number two pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Victor Oladipo had lofty expectations to lift the Orlando Magic back to relevancy after […] The Serge Ibaka Effect: Analysis of the trade - Orlando Magic...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago

Magic Won't Extend Qualifying Offer To Andrew Nicholson

The Orlando Magic don't plan to extend a qualifying offer to Andrew Nicholson. Nicholson will be an unrestricted free agent.
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Serge Ibaka was promised, not given larger role on Thunder

Oklahoma City’s decision to trade Serge Ibaka caught people by surprise, but the more we learn, the more it makes sense why they did what they did. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Saturday that Ibaka was unlikely to remain with the Thunder after his contract expired next summer, and that he had damaged his relationship with the team and some players due to his lobbying...
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Report: Kevin Durant is 'fine' with the Serge Ibaka trade

One of the big questions in the wake of the Oklahoma City Thunder trading Serge Ibaka to Orlando was how Kevin Durant would react. It turns out that Durant is reportedly accepting of the trade. According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, Durant is understood to be “fine” with the deal, and the trade seems unlikely to impact his free agency decision. There was some concern that trading...
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Thunder's reason for trading Serge Ibaka emerges

Oklahoma City’s decision to trade Serge Ibaka on draft day was a shocker, but the surprising move is starting to make some sense. The Thunder traded Ibaka, who has been with the team since 2008, to the Orlando Magic for Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis and Ersan Ilyasova. Though bringing in Oladipo, Sabonis and Ilyasova may be good for the team long-term, it’s a risky move...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft 2016: Magic take Domantas Sabonis eleventh overall

The Orlando Magic have not made the playoffs in four years and with Frank Vogel now their head coach, the team looks to turn their luck around. They got a big player on the inside by selecting Gonzaga big man Domantas Sabonis. The Magic select @Dsabonis11 with the No. 11 overall pick. #MagicDraft — Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) June 24, 2016 He is...
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Three players the Orlando Magic should target in the first round

The Orlando Magic have the No. 11 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft coming up this Thursday, June 23. This will be the fourth time the Magic have picked at No. 11 in their team history. In their inaugural season in 1989, the Magic selected Nick Anderson with the No. 11 pick. Anderson went on to be a key player in the Magic’s Championship run in the 1994-95 season. In 2005, the Magic selected...
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Orlando Magic: Will They Draft A Shooter?

The Orlando Magic have a talented group of young athletes, but lack strong outside shooters. What options are available to them in the 2016 NBA Draft? Can a team without shooting survive in the modern NBA? That’s a question the Orlando Magic have been asking the past few years as they have gone through the initial stages of their rebuild. Stan Van Gundy stocked the roster with...
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Ex-Michigan State Guard Keith Appling Arrested Again, Could Face Additional Weapons Charges

Twitter/@keith11appling Former Michigan State guard Keith Appling was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon, according to the Associated Press. According to the AP, Appling was the passenger in a speeding Dodge Charger that was stopped early Saturday morning. As officers approached the vehicle, they allegedly saw Appling place a weapon under...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Michigan State star Keith Appling arrested on weapons charge

Already in trouble with the law, Keith Appling has reportedly been arrested again for carrying a concealed weapon Saturday morning. Police stopped a “fast-driving Dodge Charger” early in the morning, per, and spotted Appling, a passenger, putting a weapon under the seat. Appling is set to face a hearing for drug and weapons charges stemming from a May incident...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Free Agency Targets

The Orlando Magic are under renovation. A talented young roster and a 10 win improvement for the Magic in 2016 was not enough to keep head coach Scott Skiles interested. Skiles resigned May 12, 2016 because he felt that he was not the right head coach for the team. The Magic found their coach a couple weeks later. Frank Vogel was hired to help this young team find an identity. Vogel’s...
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Why Marvin Williams Will Sign With the Orlando Magic

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on June 14, 2016. Ready for the surprise team you’re going to hear involved in every major free agent on July 1st? It’s the Orlando Magic. They have the third most cap space in the league. They have decent-ish players at every position but nobody locked in as a long-term stalwart. Frank Vogel is a popular coach among...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic volunteering at blood center following terrorist attack

The Orlando Magic have stepped up to help out their local community in the wake of a senseless terrorist attack early Sunday morning that killed 49 people. As the United States mourns the loss of so many of its citizens, the help that those impacted have received from their countrymen continue to tell us a story of a people that will not be destroyed due to the hatred others possess...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Orlando Magic's NBA Draft Could Determine The Rest Of Their Summer

You can hear whispers from around the league. Are Al Horford and Chandler Parsons going to sign with the Magic? Will Mike Conley join them too? Could they make a deal for Paul George?! And there are audible shouts too. Rich DeVos made a splash in hiring former Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel on May 20th. Vogel has developed a reputation as one of the game's defensive masterminds...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NBA player Brooks Thompson dies at 45

Former Orlando Magic first-round pick and Texas-San Antonio head coach Brooks Thompson passed away at the age of 45 on Thursday after complications stemming from organ failure. UTSA confirmed Thompson’s passing on Friday. “The UTSA family is very saddened to learn that Brooks Thompson passed away on Thursday,” athletic director Lynn Hickey said in a statement, via ESPN...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Vogel is right coach at right time in Orlando

Fun. That’s the most important part of all of this. Frank Vogel was introduced as the Orlando Magic’s 12th coach in franchise history today, and that’s what he talked about. “We’re going to win and we’re going to have fun winning,” he told the assembled media. "We're going to win and we're going to have fun winning." - @OrlandoMagic coach Frank Vogel https://t...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Frank Vogel agrees to become Magic head coach

Former Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel agreed to become the new head coach of the Orlando Magic Thursday, as first reported by the Orlando Sentinel. Vogel, who was let go by the Pacers two weeks ago, replaces Scott Skiles, who stepped down last week after his first season, claiming he wasn’t the right head coach for the Magic. Vogel led the Pacers to a 250-181 record and five...
Via The Sports Daily
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

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