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2016-17 Orlando Magic Player Evaluations: Nikola Vucevic

Heading into the season Nikola Vucevic had a lot going for him. He was being paired with Frank Vogel and Serge Ibaka. Did Nikola Vucevic live up to expectations? Last season, Nikola Vucevic had a career year on the offensive side of the ball, averaging 18.2 points per game. But there were still very real […] 2016-17 Orlando Magic Player Evaluations: Nikola Vucevic - Orlando Magic...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 hours ago

Orlando Magic players start their summer with some R&R

Several Orlando Magic players said they would take some time off after the season ended to recharge. Some have gotten around to start the summer. The Orlando Magic’s season ended earlier than any player on the team wanted it to. If the players had their way, they would be preparing for games this weekend (probably […] Orlando Magic players start their summer with some R&R...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago

Firing Rob Hennigan was a first, not a final step for Orlando Magic

Firing general manager Rob Hennigan was necessary, but something is fundamentally wrong with the Orlando Magic. Now, the Magic’s brass needs to take a long look in the mirror. Good NBA teams have a lot of obvious things in common: talented players, good coaches and systems that make it all work. The complicated part is […] Firing Rob Hennigan was a first, not a final step for...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago

Orlando Magic Should Take A Long Look At David Griffin

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Magic might try to swipe GM David Griffin from Cavaliers

The reeling Orlando Magic might look to the top of the Eastern Conference for help soon. Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin is a free agent this summer, though conventional wisdom says he isn’t leaving such a great gig now. Don’t tell that to the Magic. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski shared quite the interesting report: The Magic are researching multiple...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic reportedly interested in Cavs GM David Griffin

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin is in the final year of his contract, and it appears at least one other team would be interested in hiring him if the Cavs decide to go in a different direction.Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that the Orlando Magic are likely going to wait a while to fill the open vacancy they have in their front office that once belonged...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout victimized in prank by Astros mascot Orbit

Mike Trout became a victim of shenanigans courtesy of Orbit, the mascot of the Houston Astros, ahead of Tuesday’s game at Minute Maid Park.And to the Los Angeles Angels slugger’s credit, he had a great sense of humor about it, laughing with Orbit upon learning he’d been played as a victim to a funny prank.Orbit approached Trout on the field before the game and under the auspices...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Season MVP: Nikola Vucevic

Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

NBA Draft 2017: Orlando Magic will select 25th

The NBA finalized the non-lottery First Round draft order Tuesday afternoon by settling some tiebreakers. At 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, the NBA settled a few tiebreak situations amongst teams around the league to square away the non-lottery first-round draft order for this June’s NBA Draft. The format for these proceedings involved ping-pong balls and a lottery machine; it was...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
5 days ago

15 Prince songs made famous by other artists

Over the course of his career, it is estimated that Prince wrote thousands of songs, many of which were never released. And when Prince couldn't get around to recording a song, he sometimes handed it over to another artist. No one wrote music like Prince, so it was usually easy to identify his influence – though in some cases the artist would transform the song into something that...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Orlando Magic

Shortly after the 15-16 season ended, the Orlando Magic began the process of moving back towards the playoffs for the first time since 2012 when they traded Dwight Howard away. Unfortunately, the 16-17 season ended with their fourth straight trip to the lottery. Things started off optimistically enough, as Orlando fired Scott Skiles and replaced him with Frank Vogel. After five...
Via RealGM - NBA
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Grant Hill ‘not interested’ in Magic front office job

The Orlando Magic on Thursday fired GM Rob Hennigan after five years on the job and will be looking for new leadership. They could consider hiring a president of basketball operations who chooses a GM, or they could just fill Hennigan’s shoes with a general manager replacement.One name that was mentioned as a potential target for the Magic was former player Grant Hill. However...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic fire GM Rob Hennigan after five years of poor roster decisions

As expected, after another disappointing season, the Orlando Magic have fired general manager Rob Hennigan.Poor trades, free agent signings, and draft picks prevented Orlando from ever taking the next step. In five years, Hennigan’s Magic failed to win more than 35 games in a single season.Looking over the 35-year-old’s moves, it’s surprising he wasn’t fired earlier. Hennigan...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic fire general manager Rob Hennigan

Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon throws down off-the-backboard alley-oop dunk with one shoe

The Orlando Magic pulled off a play that looked straight out of a streetball game on Thursday night against the Brooklyn Nets. Of course, a streetball game may present better defense than what the 2016-17 Nets have to offer.With under two minutes to go in the third quarter, Orlando’s Mario Hezonja threw a no-look pass to Elfrid Payton, who threw an off-the-backboard pass to Aaron...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton has 22 points, Magic beat Nets 115-107 (Apr 06, 2017)

Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic GM on leaked whiteboard photo: ‘Not indicative of plans’

Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan is doing his best to douse the flames of Whiteboardgate.Hennigan was asked for comment on Monday night about the photo tweeted by new signee Patricio Garino’s agent that appeared to leak the team’s offseason player targets listed on a whiteboard. The 35-year-old executive downplayed the image, saying it was “not indicative of plans”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orlando Magic may have leaked their own trade and free agency plans

The Orlando Magic may have screwed up in a big way. After signing Argentinian rookie Patricio Garino, they let an Argentinian sports agent who was with him to tweet out a picture as he signed the contract. How nice, right? The problem was the backdrop: a whiteboard that appears to show all of Orlando’s postseason targets for trades and free agency. With the picture blown up,...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic fans showered Russell Westbrook with ‘MVP’ chants and it was weird

It’s rare that you see a home team actually praise a player on the visiting team, but that’s what happened during Wednesday night’s Thunder-Magic game at Amway Center. Magic fans, midway through the overtime period, began chanting “MVP!” when Russell Westbrook spun and scored in the lane. It was just one of many baskets on the night for Russ, who was unguardable. He dropped...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook breaks Durant’s franchise record for 40-point games in a season

The cupcake has been surpassed.Following his 57-point performance against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night, Russell Westbrook has now crossed the 40-point plateau a whopping 15 times this season.That breaks the Oklahoma City Thunder’s franchise record for most 40-point games in a season. The man he replaces on this list is no other than current Golden State Warriors forward...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic’s Terrence Ross finally getting hot

Last month, any typical NBA fan would have said that the Orlando Magic traded away Serge Ibaka for an unproven talent in Terrence Ross. Granted, Ross has been able to eclipse the 50-point mark earlier in his career, proving that he has the capability to explode for huge nights at any moment. However, those days seem to have become a rarity because Ross is now an afterthought for...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Steph Curry pushes OKC's buttons

The NBA has created a hotline for players to call and complain about NBA referees. They can complain about calls, clarify official rules, and leave Foot Locker-based Missed Connections posts. It's the telecommunications version of Chris Paul throwing his arms out and making an incredulous face. Each week, we’ll present a look at the hotline’s responses, which are about as real...
Via Yardbarker
March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers shoots down rumors about Magic reunion

Doc Rivers, like many, has thus far fallen short of propelling the Los Angeles Clippers to the top of the NBA. But he’s not in any mood to discuss abandoning his current project, either.On Saturday night, Rivers made it clear that he still wants to continue coaching and has no designs on doing it anywhere besides Los Angeles.“Clippers head coach Doc Rivers shot down a question...
Via Sportsnaut
March 19, 2017  |  Discuss
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