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Waiting for 3-point stabilization

The one thing the Magic know they will have to get better at this season is 3-point shooting. Offenses in the NBA are built around the 3-point shot now thanks to the analytics movement and with so many player on the team now who drive the ball — think Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton — the 3-point threat is going to be bigger for the Magic to give them space. Last year, the 3...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
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Victor Oladipo Soars Above Rims at Goodman League

  Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo participated in the Goodman League Classic on Sunday. It was held at McDonough Arena at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. which are the 22-year-old’s old stomping grounds before attending college at Indiana University. Players like Bradley Beal and Josh Selby attended. ‘Dipo can be seen wearing a yellow #23 jersey flying through the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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France Squeaks Past Serbia as Fournier Slumps

The Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier is in a shooting slump. He’s doing everything else correct but putting the ball into the basket. It’s tough to warrant playing time when shots are not falling. France earned their first FIBA World Cup victory as they beat Serbia 74-73 on Sunday in a very entertaining contest, but Fournier didn’t play the entire second half. In 10 first half...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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So, how about Luke Ridnour?

Ever since the Magic began this rebuild, and maybe even before that into the 2010 season when the Magic were fighting for a title, the question of who the Magic’s point guard would be hung over the franchise. Some may have been left over spite from fans who felt Jameer Nelson came back too soon during the 2009 Finals (Rafer Alston‘s pass-first mentality WAS refreshing even if...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fournier and France Lose First World Cup Game

The Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier officially began FIBA World Cup action today. It’s the first time the 21-year-old is participating in an international tournament with the French senior national team. The first of 5 Group A games began Saturday in Granada, Spain against a challenging Brazil squad. The defending EuroBasket champions lost against the Brazilians 65-63 with the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: 5 Bold Predictions For 2014-15

The Orlando Magic are in the middle of a rebuilding process, but are very excited with the team that they will be putting on the court this year. They are looking forward to seeing second-year guard Victor Oladipo‘s progress from last season, and they believe that rookie point guard Elfrid Payton will compliment him well. […] Orlando Magic: 5 Bold Predictions For 2014-15 - Hoops...
Via NBA Draft Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier, France opens World Cup play Saturday

Well, we are finally here. The FIBA World Cup gives us competitive, high-level basketball starting Saturday in Spain. Team USA is in the relatively tame Group C. Even without Kevin Durant and Paul George, the U.S. is expected to win the World Cup. The roster is heavily reliant on its fast break and 3-point shooting to generate offense. The defense will be key, but they have the talent...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Hoosier Oladipo 'works' to scratch the NBA surface

Victor Oladipo still lives in the gym. Does that surprise you? He still works way past the norm. Would you expect anything less? Some NBA players, once they attain wealth and success, as this former Indiana standout and NBA No. 2 overall pick has as he prepares for his second season with the Orlando Magic, become susceptible to temptations that are everywhere they look. Oladipo...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Orlando Magic Offseason

Although there’s still some time to go before the start of the NBA season, it is very likely the Orlando Magic have the roster set that will head to training camp. So, after a productive draft, some nice summer league displays and a couple more signings than a lot of people had planned for, where […] Grading The Orlando Magic Offseason - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis,...
Via NBA Draft Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Name Bill Peterson Head Coach Of BayHawks

The Orlando Magic have named Bill Peterson as head coach of its D-League team, the Erie BayHawks. “We are excited to welcome Bill (Peterson) and his family,” said Hennigan. “Bill’s passion for teaching and development fit seamlessly into our vision of creating a culture of collaboration and synergy between the Orlando Magic and Erie Bayhawks. His wealth of knowledge and experience...
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: How Does Nikola Vucevic Compare To Other NBA Centers?

Ask any Orando Magic fan about center Nikola Vucevic, and all will speak favorably of his talents and be glad he is a part of their team. Entering the fourth year of his career, and the final one of his rookie contract, Vucevic projects to get better as a player and one day soon be […] Orlando Magic: How Does Nikola Vucevic Compare To Other NBA Centers? - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit...
Via NBA Draft Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: What is the Magic’s Biggest Weakness?

Orlando Magic: What is the Magic’s Biggest Weakness? By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… No one expected the Orlando Magic to be good in 2014- and they weren’t. They were the third worst team in the NBA with a 23-59 record. The development of Tobias Harris, who averaged 15 and 7, and Nikola Vucevic, who put up 14 and 11, gave Magic fans two big reasons to be optimistic...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic 2014-15 Franchise Outlook

Orlando is banking on their youth movement to pay off. The Orlando Magic added veteran presence to a roster that was already stocked with young, budding talent. They swung for the fences in the draft and look to finally improve after several solid years of rebuilding. Coaching 20/25 Orlando head coach Jacque Vaughn has head a rough first two seasons, winning only 43 games and finishing...
Via The Lottery Mafia
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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