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Report: Magic, Fournier have discussed extension

With all of the money coming into the league over the next couple of offseasons, it's understandable why an extension-eligible player might choose to wait until free agency to sign his next deal. It's a simple matter of getting more money. Yet several players from the 2012 draft class have already signed extensions, most notably Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's recent deal. And Orlando Magic...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mario Hezonja Drops 24 Points in EuroBasket Tune-Up Game

Photo: Igor Kralj/PIXSELL Orlando Magic #5 Draft pick Mario Hezonja chose a great time to have an outstanding contest for his Croatian national team with EuroBasket just over a week away. Croatia defeated Bosnia Herzigovina 97-79 in a friendly on Thursday. ‘Super Mario’ scored 24 points on 5-for-6 3-point shooting. The 20-year-old also racked up 6 rebounds and 2 assists. It’s...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo sings Dru Hill song to his dog in Instagram video

In case you didn’t know already, today is National Dog Day and Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo decided to pay tribute to his puppy on Instagram. Oladipo’s dog is named Zeus and he decided to show off his vocal abilities by singing the classic Dru Hill song “Beauty” to his puppy: Happy National Dog Day my life has changed so much since I got Zeus and I'm so thankful...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Our Favorite ‘F’ Word is Right Around the Corner

Let’s show some maturity, Orlando Magic fans. It’s not that word. It’s also not ‘football’. And it’s not even ‘FIFA 16’. Let’s ‘FIBA’. Welcome to my favorite part of the NBA offseason: FIBA action. Specifically, FIBA’s Americas Championship and EuroBasket tournaments. To most Americans, they’re only viewed as pre-Olympic qualifying tournaments for Brazil...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando’s 2015-2016 Preseason Schedule

You already know about the 82-game regular season schedule, but here is also the Orlando Magic 2015-2016 preseason campaign. It begins at Amway Center against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday October 3rd. Orlando opens training camp on September 26 at Amway Center. The Magic will play a total of eight preseason games, including four at Amway Center.  The other three home games...
Via Magic Basketball Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams is bringing the goosey back to Cleveland

We’ll see Mo Williams back in a Cavaliers jersey soon. Per his Instagram page, an old friend has come back to Cleveland with him: the goosey. The goosey came back to the land with me A photo posted by Mo Williams (@mogotti25) on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:15pm PDT   The three-point celebration became synonymous with Mo during his first go-round with the Cavs from...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How many more wins can Scott Skiles get the Magic next season?

Some teams made big splashes this offseason. Others more or less stood pat. For the Orlando Magic, the biggest change of the summer came on the bench, where Scott Skiles will replace interim head coach James Borrego and the deposed Jacque Vaughn.The Magic added Mario Hezonja too, of course, and the rookie could develop into a fantastic contributor for Orlando moving forward. But...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Magic Penny Hardaway just misses top 25 in one all-time point guard ranking

The Orlando Magic have been graced with some fine point guards in the franchise's relatively brief history. Well before he took the job as the new head coach in Orlando, Scott Skiles was on the floor in a Magic jersey, setting assist records and guiding the fledgling organization. In a more recent vintage, Jameer Nelson nearly helped the Magic to an NBA title -- although his injury...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What does Scott Skiles bring to the Orlando Magic?

After going through two head coaches in the 2014-15 season, the Orlando Magic will look for more stability at the position as they try to build on their promising young core. Following the dismissal of Jacque Vaughn on Feb 5, 2014, the Magic appeared to already have his replacement in mind. Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojranowski tweeted this just hours after the Magic formally announced...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic taking trips to Rio, Louisville during preseason

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic will open the 2015 preseason at Amway Center against Charlotte on Saturday, October 3. Tip-off is 7 p.m. The Magic will play a total of eight preseason games, including four at Amway Center. The other three home games are Tuesday, October 13 vs. Miami, Wednesday, October 21 vs. New Orleans and Friday, October 23 vs. Memphis. Orlando will also participate...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo best highlights from 25 points at USA Basketball Showcase

As USA Basketball prepares for the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics, Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo showed that he was worth consideration with his performance in the USA Basketball Showcase. Oladipo finished the game with an impressive stat-line of twenty-five points, nine rebounds, and five assists in less than twenty-four minutes of play. Check out some of Victor’s best highlights...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic’s 2015-16 Schedule Presents Early Tests

The 2015-16 NBA schedule was released Wednesday and whether or not the Orlando Magic can take a huge step forward this upcoming season may be known early. The Magic have not won more than 25 games in any of the last three seasons, but will be led this season by a new head coach in former point guard Scott Skiles. Skiles has a career record of 443-433 with the Phoenix Suns, Chicago...
Via Crossover Chronicles
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Peyton Siva Will Play In Italy This Season

Photo: USA Today SportsAccording to EuroBasket.com, former Louisville legend Peyton Siva will be taking his talents across the pond for the upcoming season. Siva has reportedly signed with Pasta Reggia JuveCaserta of Italy’s top professional league. Fellow former Cardinal Edgar Sosa also plays in the same league. Since graduating from Louisville in 2013, Siva has spent time back...
Via The Cardinal Connect
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is the Orlando Magic’s best player?

The Orlando Magic’s roster is filled with young, talented players that still have a ways to go before reaching their ceiling. It’s impossible to definitively say whom their best player will be 5 years from now, but what about right now? Tobias Harris makes the most money on the team, but big man Nikola Vucevic was their leading scorer and rebounder last season. And what about...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(Feb. 12, 2015 – Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… *This is an analysis of who should be the starting five in Orlando, not a prediction of what it will be. PG- Elfrid Payton Elfrid Payton was among the best rookie performers last season and has cemented his spot as the starting point guard long term in Orlando. He’s an...
Via HoopStuff
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Marble helps local kids get Magic fit

ORLANDO -- Fourteen-year-old Damen Seals stepped to the mock photo booth, tugged an Orlando Magic hat down onto his head and proudly raised the authentic NBA jersey to his chest. As camera flashes popped, Seals allowed himself to dream a little bit about possibly posing onstage following the NBA Draft in six years or so. "Man, my future looks really bright – and I'm not just...
Via Fox Sports Florida
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Former Tennessee Basketball Star C.J. Watson Has Amazing Vols Checkerboard Training Sneakers

Tennessee alumni take a ton of pride in their alma mater, and Orlando Magic guard C.J. Watson is no different. The eight year NBA veteran posted an amazing pair of Tennessee-themed training sneakers he received from an employee at Nike, Tennessee’s new apparel partner. We think every Vol is going to want a pair after seeing these. Repost from #VFL C.J. Watson, aka @quietstorm_32...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic 2015 Offseason Grade

The Magic made a number of small, but smart decisions this summer. In: Scott Skiles (head coach – free agency), Tobias Harris (re-signed), Jason Smith (power forward/center – free agency), C.J. Watson (point guard – free agency), Shabazz Napier (point guard – obtained via trade with MIA), Mario Hezonja (guard/forward – selected fifth overall in 2015 NBA Draft), Keith...
Via The Lottery Mafia
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Orlando Magic make the playoffs?

With arguably one of the three best young cores in the NBA, the Orlando Magic will enter the 2015-16 campaign as one of the most intriguing teams in the Eastern Conference. The arrival of lottery pick Mario Hezonja (if you’re not familiar with the “Croatian Kobe,” familiarize yourself), along with the return of last year’s top-10 picks Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton, gives...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic Expects Orlando Magic to Begin Turnaround in 2015

The Orlando Magic have been going through a long rebuilding process ever since Dwight Howard left town, and they are hoping to turn things around in the near future. Nikola Vucevic feels very confident about turning things around during the upcoming 2015-16 season, and he also understands that the team has to begin turning it around for themselves and their fans. Vucevic: “I...
Via Hoops-Nation
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat trade Shabazz Napier to the Magic

So much for former first-round pick Shabazz Napier being the future of the point guard position with the Miami Heat. A little over a year after trading up for him in the first round of the 2014 NBA draft, the Heat have reportedly traded the former NCAA Tournament hero to the Orlando Magic for a future second round pick. Yahoo Sources: Orlando finalizing deal for Miami's Shabazz...
Via Sportsnaut
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon fractures jaw horsing around with brother

For high-flying Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon, a couple of bumps and bruises here and there are to be expected, perhaps as he hurls himself at the rim or rises up to send an opponent’s shot sailing into the third row. Fracturing a jaw horsing around with an older brother probably does not fall into...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mario Hezonja putting on show for Magic in Summer League (Video)

Choosing flashy Croatian forward Mario Hezonja fifth overall in last month’s NBA Draft was a risk. But if the opening days of Summer League are any indication, it’s a risk the Orlando Magic were completely justified in taking. Hezonja is already building his campaign for Rookie of the Year in early July. In the Magic’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Magic will sign Tobias Harris to 4-year deal

The Orlando Magic missed out on top target Paul Millsap, but they’re not letting Plan B skip town. According to RealGM’s Shams Charania, the Magic have agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract with restricted free agent Tobias Harris. Tobias Harris agreed on a four-year, $64 million deal with Orlando, league sources tell RealGM. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July...
Via Sportsnaut
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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