Arron Afflalo is Back: What will His Role with the Orlando Magic Be?

Despite an overabundance of wings on the Orlando Magic’s roster, Arron Afflalo brings strong shooting to a team that otherwise lacks it. It is no secret the Orlando Magic have been a relatively poor shooting team the past few years. In 2017, the franchise finished tied for dead last in 3-point percentage, with a team percentage […] Arron Afflalo is Back: What will His Role with...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
13 hours ago

USA TODAY: Orlando Magic could really use Kyrie Irving

Trade rumors are swirling throughout the NBA and Orlando Magic fans desperately want a star. That much is clear in this Kyrie Irving saga. The Orlando Magic put a flourish on their offseason this past week by signing Arron Afflalo and Marreese Speights to veterans minimum contracts and adding promising young big Khem Birch too. […] USA TODAY: Orlando Magic could really use Kyrie...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
15 hours ago

The Orlando Magic are embracing positionless basketball

The style of basketball the Golden State Warriors play has revolutionized the NBA. The Warriors’ “death lineup,” a lineup made with mostly long and athletic players with no defined big man, has become possibly the most lethal lineup in the NBA. It forces opposing teams to bench their slower big men to match up with the Warriors’ […] The Orlando Magic are embracing positionless...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
16 hours ago

NBA free agency 2017: Orlando Magic officially sign Arron Afflalo

Orlando has added some veteran depth on the cheap. The Orlando Magic have officially announced the signing of Arron Afflalo. “Arron adds experience and depth to our backcourt,” said Jeff Weltman, the Magic’s President of Basketball Operations. “He is an excellent shooter and a veteran that will help our young roster both on the court and in the locker room. We are excited...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
1 day ago

NBA free agency 2017: Orlando Magic sign Khem Birch

The 6-foot-9 big man previously played for Olympiacos. The Orlando Magic have signed 6-foot-9 big man Khem Birch, the club announced Wednesday. Birch, now 24, went undrafted in 2014, spending summer league with the Washington Wizards and training camp with the Miami Heat. After one season with the Sioux Falls SkyForce, the Heat’s NBA D-League affiliate, Birch headed overseas...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
1 day ago

NBA free agency 2017: Orlando Magic stretched C.J. Watson’s contract, according to report

The Magic spread Watson’s cap hit over multiple years. When the Orlando Magic cut ties with veteran point guard C.J. Watson recently, they used the stretch provision in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, reports Keith Smith. In so doing, Orlando saved a bit of extra salary-cap space for the 2017/18 season at the expense of having a portion of Watson’s salary on the books through...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
2 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...
12 days ago  |  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...
20 days ago  |  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...
Via The Lottery Mafia
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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Who should the Orlando Magic take with the 6th pick?

The 2010’s decade has been a painful one for the Orlando Magic. They inevitably traded Dwight Howard to Los Angeles in a four-team trade in 2012, and they have not reached the playoffs since then despite picking up centerpiece Nikola Vucevic in the trade. A lot of that has to do with their lack of success in the draft. Victor Oladipo was a decent, second-overall pick in 2013 after...
June 09, 2017  |  Discuss

On the fulfilled prophecy of LeBron James and the writing of more chapters

On February 18, 2002, Sports Illustrated declared LeBron James “The Chosen One,” making him just the ninth high school athlete ever to cover the magazine. Nearly three years later, LeBron would start in his first of 13 straight NBA All-Star games, alongside the likes of Grant Hill, Vince Carter and Allen Iverson. Josh Smith won the dunk contest that weekend over LeBron’s current...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
May 31, 2017  |  Discuss

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