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Elfrid Payton’s latest benching a sign Orlando Magic moving on

With Elfrid Payton out of the starting lineup again, his inconsistency may force the Orlando Magic to make some decisions about his role and future with the team. Entering his third NBA season with the Orlando Magic there were high expectations on Elfrid Payton to improve his game and play a key role in helping […] Elfrid Payton’s latest benching a sign Orlando Magic moving on...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 hour ago

Trade Deadline Targets for the Orlando Magic

The NBA trade deadline is less than a week away and the Orlando Magic have made it known they will be active. Who should the Magic target as they attempt to rebuild this roster? General manager Rob Hennigan and the Orlando Magic made it known in mid-December the team was going to be active heading […] Trade Deadline Targets for the Orlando Magic - Orlando Magic Daily - Orlando...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
4 hours ago

Magic forward Aaron Gordon explains why he won't compete in 2018 Dunk Contest

Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon was the headline name in Saturday night’s All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, but his performance was short-lived. He was eliminated in the first round with a score of 72, throwing down a dunk with the help of a drone. After his quick exit, Gordon said he wouldn’t be back in the competition next year. "This event takes a lot out of you when you approach...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest: Aaron Gordon eliminated in the first round

Gordon failed to bring the same magic he had in last years contest. Looking to follow up last years electrifying performance in the NBA Slam Dunk contest, Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon looked to take home the crown for the first time. After going toe-to-toe with defending champion Zach LaVine, Gordon came up short in the second overtime dunk. Gordon showed off an impressive...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
1 day ago

Gordon looking for dunk title, and Jones may be in his way

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Aaron Gordon is not giving any hints on what he'll do for an All-Star dunk contest encore. He just hopes it's enough this time around. The runner-up in last year's All-Star dunk contest, Gordon is likely considered the favorite going into this year's edition that will be held on Saturday night. The Orlando Magic forward lost a dunk-off a year ago to Minnesota...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic turned down a deal to acquire DeMarcus Cousins

The Orlando Magic seem to be doing everything possible to revamp what has become a struggling roster. The team moved Serge Ibaka to the Toronto Raptors earlier this month and has been engaged in trade talks surrounding Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson.It makes sense that Orlando would want to blow this whole thing up. It heads into the All-Star Break with the second-worst record...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic in trade talks with Pistons to acquire Reggie Jackson

The Orlando Magic aren’t done dealing after acquiring small forward Terrence Ross and a first-round pick from the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday. Per ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Magic are in trade talks with the Detroit Pistons to acquire point guard Reggie Jackson. Jackson, 26, had a career year last season, as he propelled the Pistons into the playoffs for the first time since the 2008...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons, Magic have discussed Reggie Jackson trade

Could Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson be the latest casualty of the NBA trade deadline?ESPN’s Marc Stein reports on Friday that the Pistons have discussed sending Jackson to the Orlando Magic in exchange for D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green. Jackson, who will turn 27 in April, has regressed somewhat this season with averages of 15.2 points and 5.6 assists per game. He has been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Magic Can Get Rebuilding Right This Time Around

There’s something to be said for what’s gone on in Orlando these past few years. They’ve picked in the top five three out of four years and have had two other lottery picks in that time. Yet they haven’t come away with a single player we can definitively call an NBA starter. That level of incompetence is incredibly rare. Most teams accidentally wind up with someone worthwhile...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Some Magic players happy to see Serge Ibaka traded

It really shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the Orlando Magic traded Serge Ibaka for pennies on the dollar. He simply didn’t fit in with the team after being acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder during the summer.Now comes this report suggesting that certain unnamed Magic players are happy to see Ibaka now playing up north with the Toronto Raptors. Coming from...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aesthetic: NBA All-Star Game jerseys

When Adidas unveiled the 2017 NBA All-Star jerseys in January, it was met with a tepid response. One fan said the uniforms looked like reversible jerseys for the local parks and recreation team. Another compared it to the uniforms worn by referees on the court. NBA All-Star jerseys have evolved through the years, with each change reflecting larger style and fashion trends at the...
Via Yardbarker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors trade for Serge Ibaka, plan to re-sign him

The Orlando Magic have found their trade partner for talented big man Serge Ibaka, who is  headed to the Toronto Raptors.Adrian Wojnarowski first reported Tornoto is trading for Ibaka “with intentions of trying to re-sign him in free agency this summer,” adding “Masai Ujiri had long coveted him.”Here are the terms of the deal, per Wojnarowski.“The Raptors will send guard...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan and Aaron Gordon highlight 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest field

With two-time defending NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion Zach LaVine sitting out this year’s edition, many are wondering who will fill the void in his absence? The field this year does have the Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon — who was the runner up last-year with his amazing dunk over the Magic’s mascot — and the Los Angeles Clippers DeAndre Jordan, who offers the event a little...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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