The Optimist’s Case for the Orlando Magic

Everything is great! If you read yesterday’s full-on-pessimist’s take on the Orlando Magic, you might be considering burning your Mo Speights jersey already. Don’t do it! For one, there are several more worthy targets of your wrath, like your C.J. Watson jersey or your Gilbert Arenas bobblehead. Besides that, though, not all hope is lost. It’s optimism day, baby! In similar...
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Orlando’s Magic Potion is X-Factor Jonathan Isaac

For the Orlando Magic, the x-factor will be the one player in their current core that may actually have the least immediate impact on this season. Jonathan Isaac will be less directly involved with their 35 odd wins this year than Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton, Nikola Vucevic, or Evan Fournier, but his progress will determine the direction the new management team will take with the...
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The pessimist’s case against the Orlando Magic

An argument for the curmudgeon in all of us. Welcome to the first of a two-part series, making the case for—and against—the Magic’s chances of putting together a good season. This is not the place for nuance. There will be no balancing of opinions, no consideration of all perspectives, no “That being said”s or “On the other hand”s or “Then again”s. Today, I make...
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Assembling the all-time All-Magic squad

In honor of NBA2K’s announced all-time teams, who would make your All-Magic rosters? Since @NBA2K tweeted that All-Time Teams will be part of the newest installment of the franchise, it begs the question: who deserves a place on the Magic’s All-Time roster? We don’t know yet who they’ll pick, how they’ll be picking them, or how many will make the cut, but we can certainly...
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2 days ago

Stan Heath gone and it won't matter

The Orlando Magic hired BC Basketball Assistant Stan Heath as the coach of their G League team. Losing an assistant over the summer is not ideal, but I don't think anyone is upset by this. How can you get upset? Heath has done nothing to keep this team out of the dumps the past two years and has been a non-factor in recruiting.I want some optimism, but this upcoming basketball season...
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7 days ago

Former NBA player gets one year in jail for gun charges

Former NBA player Keith Appling played one year in the Association for the Orlando Magic back in 2015-16. Prior to that, he starred for the Michigan State Spartans and head coach Tom Izzo.Appling is now set to spend the next year in jail after he plead guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and obstructing or resisting arrest stemming from an August 2016 arrest in Michigan.“Former...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN projects Orlando Magic win totals and Playoff fate

ESPN is running its predictions for the 2018 season, and the Orlando Magic turn out. . . OK. An improvement seems on its way, but with a warning. The Orlando Magic have said for several years they would like to be playing meaningful games after the All-Star Break. That means competing for a Playoff spot, […] ESPN projects Orlando Magic win totals and Playoff fate - Orlando Magic...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
12 days ago

Orlando Magic due for unpredictable 2018 season

The ever-changing Eastern Conference landscape and a new front office regime have the Orlando Magic looking at an unpredictable 2018 season. Last season, the Orlando Magic believed they were due for a Playoff run. They invested a lot in players in free agency and traded for Serge Ibaka to take a big step up from […] Orlando Magic due for unpredictable 2018 season - Orlando Magic...
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13 days ago

Orlando Magic happy with offseason, others like it too

The summer activity is about done and the Orlando Magic seem pretty happy with the work they did. The early reviews are pleased with Jeff Weltman’s work too. The Orlando Magic were expected to be fairly quiet this offseason. They had a little bit of cap room, but nothing to change their franchise significantly. They were […] Orlando Magic happy with offseason, others like it...
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13 days ago

Orlando Magic: Who impressed at the Summer League?

While Lonzo Ball continues his shoe odyssey out west, there was plenty of buzz in Florida. The Orlando Magic hosted their fifth consecutive Summer League tournament at the stunning Amway Center at the beginning of July, and while none of the top five draft picks from 2017 made their NBA debuts in Orlando, there was plenty of future talent in the building, especially for the host...
July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Recap of the draft picks

The Orlando Magic had four picks at the 2017 NBA Draft, but they traded two of those picks to Philadelphia, which gave back a first- and second-round pick in 2020, and Memphis, which will given them a future second-round pick. That left them with the sixth and 33rd overall pick of the draft (the 33rd pick came from the Lakers in the Dwight Howard trade). Here is an analysis for the...
July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 NBA Draft: Orlando Magic Select Jonathan Isaac

With the sixth pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic select Jonathan Isaac, F, Florida State   Player: Jonathan Isaac is the dream-child of the analytical mind, incredibly long with the motor and fluidity to be a future Defensive Player-of-the-Year candidate. Teams can be confident they will upgrade their defense on the perimeter and at the rim by selecting Isaac. The question...
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June 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic to wear Disney patch on unis in 2017

The Orlando Magic on Tuesday announced the team’s jerseys will bear a Disney patch during the 2017-18 NBA season.The Magic took to Twitter to anounce the deal where it specifically mentions Orlando destination Walt Disney World as its primary partner in the endeavor. The patch, measuring 2½-inches by 2½-inches is located on the upper left part of the jersey. The Magic are the...
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June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Lack of resolution between Cavs, David Griffin beginning to cause unrest

The Cleveland Cavaliers and general manager David Griffin are edging closer and closer to the brink.ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reports Sunday that the lack of a resolution with regard to Griffin’s situation is beginning to “cause some unrest” in Cleveland.Griffin, whose contract expires June 30, helped assemble the roster that has advanced to three straight NBA Finals and counting...
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June 18, 2017  |  Discuss

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