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Magic's bench shows fight despite home loss to Hornets

ORLANDO, Fla. -- On a night when Victor Oladipo was their only starter to get into any kind of flow on offense, the Orlando Magic needed to find a spark from their bench. For the second game in a row, they got just that. But as was the case Friday night at Atlanta, it wasn't enough to prevent a loss. The Magic got 11 points from both Willie Green and Andrew Nicholson, nine rebounds...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Poor shooting rears its head against Hornets again

ORLANDO, Fla. -- There's something about the Charlotte Hornets that brings out the worst in the Orlando Magic when it comes to shooting. Despite getting 21 points from Victor Oladipo, the Magic hit only 36.5 percent of their field-goal attempts Sunday night in losing 98-83. It was the first time they shot less than 39 percent in a game since the Hornets' most recent trip to Orlando...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Fails to Overcome 36.5 FG% in Loss to Charlotte

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic for the ninth straight game held an opponent under one hundred points, but Orlando got schooled 98-83 at Amway Center at the hands of the Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets looked like a team wanting to make the playoffs. Orlando shot an awful 36.5 FG% as the starters caved throughout the contest. Hornets shot 50.0 FG...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Defense -- yes, defense -- helping Magic rise find their way

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The days of the Orlando Magic trying to beat teams by simply outscoring them are over. Yes, their 95-84 victory Friday night over the New Orleans Pelicans was due in good measure to the 22 points they got from Victor Oladipo and the 18 they got from Nikola Vucevic. But the tone was set less than five minutes into the game when Elfrid Payton, who is looking less and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Another strong defensive effort, another home victory

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Winning consecutive home games for only the second time all season, the Orlando Magic continued to flex their new-found defensive muscle Friday night in defeating the New Orleans Pelicans 95-84. The victory marked the fifth time in as many games since James Borrego replaced Jacque Vaughn as head coach that the Magic held an opponent under 100 points. The Pelicans...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Prove to be Impressive in Win Over Pelicans

AP Photo/Reinhold Matay The first game out of the All-Star Break for the Orlando Magic and they got a hard fought 95-84 victory over a Pelicans team that is clawing for a Western Conference playoff spot. It’s a strong win considering New Orleans shot 22 more free throws than Orlando. Magic shot 50.0 FG% in the contest while holding their opponent to 42.0 FG% and 5-of-19 on 3-pointers...
Via Magic Basketball Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Was Loud in Trade Deadline Silence

While much of the league was participating in Trade Deadline deals on Thursday afternoon, all was quiet for GM Rob Hennigan and the Orlando Magic. But in the front office’s silence, the Magic made some statements.   Decisions on Tobias Harris and Kyle O’Quinn Will be Made in the Summer Tobias Harris is making about $2.3 million this season. Kyle O’Quinn at around $915,000...
Via Magic Basketball Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson On the Move

According to ESPN NBA Insider Marc Stein, the Orlando Magic are looking to move Andrew Nicholson before next Thursday’s trade deadline. Word is that the Magic, given their surplus of bigs, are working with Nicholson's agent Mark Bartelstein to try to find him new home — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 12, 2015 Nicholson was drafted by the Magic with the 19th overall...
Via Crossover Chronicles
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson On the Move

According to ESPN NBA Insider Marc Stein, the Orlando Magic are looking to move Andrew Nicholson before next Thursday’s trade deadline. Word is that the Magic, given their surplus of bigs, are working with Nicholson's agent Mark Bartelstein to try to find him new home — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 12, 2015 Nicholson was drafted by the Magic with the 19th overall...
Via Bloguin Best
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Working On Trade Of Andrew Nicholson

Andrew Nicholson has been made available by the Orlando Magic in trade talks, according to sources. The Magic are working with Nicholson's agent, Mark Bartelstein, on finding a trade partner. Nicholson was the 19th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Via RealGM
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic 8-Ball: Freedom, Unfulfilled Trades, and Bad Records

In our Magic 8-Ball you’ll find quotes, tweets, Orlando Magic player social media posts, a random prediction that sticks to the Magic 8-Ball theme, any stats or tidbits you don’t find in our other MBO postings, and more. Basically a buffet of things that may slip through the cracks that are worth bringing up.  It’s been a while since we’ve seen the Magic 8-Ball, and that’s...
Via Magic Basketball Online
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Inconsistency Burns Magic in Denver to Open Up Road Trip

Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic had their chances to steal one in Denver on Wednesday evening. Unfortunately, familiar inconsistent play prevented the Magic from getting off to a proper start on their 4-game road trip. Orlando lost 93-90 to the Nuggets as Orlando somehow had a chance to tie the contest. Off a Denver miss, the Magic had possession with...
Via Magic Basketball Online
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Players Could Use an Orlando Scavenger Hunt for 2015

  I’m not one who believes in New Year’s resolutions, and I’m not sure how many Orlando Magic players do either, but if there’s one basketball request I could create for 2015 is for the citizens of Orlando and this Magic franchise to re-connect and find the bond that has been lost during these past few losing seasons. The Magic are 4-10 at home. They were 19-22 last season...
Via Magic Basketball Online
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers Capitalize Against Center-less Magic Squad

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic were without the services of Nikola Vucevic and then saw Kyle O’Quinn get ejected in the first half of Wednesday evening’s 114-86 loss against the Clippers in Staples Center. The sending off of Kyle just deflated the Magic and it was tough to recover from there. Having to depend a lot on Dewayne Dedmon, Andrew...
Via Magic Basketball Online
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Winning BINGO: 2014-2015 Edition

OH YES! The favorite alcoholic and sober Orlando Magic game of choice is back! This time it’s with a twist. WE’RE NOT TANKING ANYMORE! So hold on to last season’s cards as a collector’s item. I’m going to take the blame for the Magic starting 0-3 because I didn’t make the BINGO cards available at an earlier date. So get ready to go 79-0 the rest of the way. The majority...
Via Magic Basketball Online
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Fournier, Harkless, Nicholson, Oladipo Team Options Picked Up

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images On Sunday the Orlando Magic officially announced that they have exercised their fourth-year team option on the contracts of Evan Fournier, Maurice Harkless and Andrew Nicholson, while also exercising their third-year team option on the contract of Victor Oladipo. All four players are now under contract through the 2015-2016 season...
Via Magic Basketball Online
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

MBO Roundtable – Regular Season Preview Edition Part 1

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic regular season begins October 28th. That means it’s MBO roundtable discussion time where we get to analyze this ’14-’15 squad and make predictions that we can look back on and regret immensely. We’re breaking this roundtable into several parts, so be aware. Contributing to the discussion are Brian Serra, Spenser...
Via Magic Basketball Online
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic News: Orlando to pick up options on four players

According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Orlando Magic will be picking up the 2015/16 team options for four key young prospects on the team. The total amount of money being given to the following players is around $12.75MM.An obvious point, but the Magic will pick up their 15-16 options on Oladipo, Fournier, Harkless & Nicholson before the 10/31 deadline— Josh...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson, Magic held off by host 76ers

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Drew Gordon scored 16 points as the Philadelphia 76ers held off the Orlando Magic 95-84 Saturday night. Gordon, an undrafted free agent forward trying to earn a roster spot after playing two seasons overseas, was 6 of 9 from the field as the Sixers improved to 2-4. He is the older brother of Magic rookie forward Aaron Gordon, the fourth pick in this year's...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson, Magic held off by host 76ers

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Drew Gordon scored 16 points as the Philadelphia 76ers held off the Orlando Magic 95-84 Saturday night. Gordon, an undrafted free agent forward trying to earn a roster spot after playing two seasons overseas, was 6 of 9 from the field as the Sixers improved to 2-4. He is the older brother of Magic rookie forward Aaron Gordon, the fourth pick in this year's...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons-Magic preseason preparation interviews

The Orlando Magic held practice Thursday morning in preparation for Stan Van Gundy and his Detroit Pistons visiting on Friday. Coach Jacque Vaughn has been pleased with Andrew Nicholson and how his game is beginning to fine a proper balance. Jacque also discussed what it's like having four ball-handlers on the floor at times for his squad. Kyle O'Quinn talked about his new 3-point...
Via Fox Sports
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons-Magic Preseason Preparation Interviews

Following last night’s victory at Amway Center against Flamengo and their loud Brazilian fans, the Orlando Magic held practice Thursday morning in preparation for Stan Van Gundy and his Detroit Pistons visiting on Friday. Coach Jacque Vaughn has been pleased with Andrew Nicholson and how his game is beginning to fine a proper balance. Jacque also discussed what it’s like having...
Via Magic Basketball Online
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Don’t Let Maurice Harkless Catch You Sleeping

The Orlando Magic’s Maurice Harkless represents a lot of 21-year-olds around the country. He’s good at playing FIFA. He doesn’t sleep on planes much apparently. Oh yeah, and he’ll snap pictures of his friends/teammates snoozing. The evidence was posted by Maurice on Sunday as the team flew up to Charlotte for their matchup against the Hornets on Monday. Dewayne Dedmon,...
Via Magic Basketball Online
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Ranks Magic Roster in Top 500 List

ESPN.com and the TrueHoop Network – which is over 200 contributors – are ranking every NBA player and counting them down on Twitter (@ESPNNBA) from #500 to the top of the food chain. This if the 4th year they’re conducting this ranking. That means fifteen Orlando Magic players obviously get mentioned as well. The ESPN Forecast panel rated each player on a 0-to-10 scale in...
Via Magic Basketball Online
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic Preseason Game Recap: Heat Lose In OT

(Miami, FL) — The Miami Heat fought and clawed their way back. But in the end, it wasn’t enough. Despite trailing 91-84 late in the fourth quarter with 3:08 remaining, the Heat went on a 9-0 run to take a 93-91 lead over the Orlando Magic. Following an Aaron Gordon reverse layup which tied the game at 93-all, Heat rookie Shabazz Napier hit two free throws to put Miami up by...
Via Heat Nation
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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