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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
4 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic take process over results, Rockets take win

At this point in the preseason, players are about rounded into form. The anticipation for the regular season takes over and the games take on a strange waywardness to them. The Magic led by eight points after three quarters and had the lead almost the entire night in the game. They yo-yoed the lead up to as much as 12 points and were rarely threatened. Again, if such things matter...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
8 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three thoughts after Magic’s 95-84 loss to Sixers

The Magic suffered their second preseason loss in Allentown, Pa., 95-84 in a game that probably should have had the Sixers’ owner apologizing for bringing two NBA teams resting many of their “star” players. Of course, the Sixers even with Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel have made a mockery of NBA teams with their tanking schemes. Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
11 days ago  |  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'...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  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'...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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, Andrew...
Via Magic Basketball Online
17 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

5 takeaways from Magic-Heat

So the Magic won 108-101 in overtime over the Heat last night in the preseason. That is not what is important though. The scores — and really stats — do not matter so much in the preseason. What we want to know at this point is what does this mean for the bigger picture. Here is what I took away from Tuesday’s game: 1) Elfrid Payton is going to ease right in It is OK for rookies...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic hold on for win, learn a lot more

The biggest learning experience for the Magic in their first preseason game did not come in giving up a seven-point lead with three minutes to play. It did not come from Andrew Nicholson cutting baseline and popping open for a 15-foot jumper to send the game to overtime. Nor did it come from the Magic racing out to a seven-point lead behind Devyn Marble’s strong performance in...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA 2K15 is Out, Let’s Check in on the Magic

NBA 2K15 was released midnight on October 7th. I already revealed the Orlando Magic player ratings, now let’s see how these guys look in the video gaming world. Surprisingly, the Magic are handling the Grizzlies quite well in Memphis. Look how dominant that bench is with Ben Gordon making buckets. It looks like the starting lineup designated by 2K Sports for the Magic is: C:...
Via Magic Basketball Online
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Training Camp: Day 4 Interviews

Friday’s Orlando Magic pre-practice interview session was hijacked by the unfortunate news of Channing Frye spraining the MCL in his left knee. The initial reaction by Jacque Vaughn, Kyle O’Quinn, and Andrew Nicholson seemed to be of concern for the 31-year-old big man. However, swift attention by the Magic medical team helped alleviate major worries. So questions focused over...
Via Magic Basketball Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mining the Magic depth chart: Our first questions of 2015

Well, we are less than a week until the start of practice. It is time to dive into the 2015 season and start figuring out what the team is going to look like day-in and day-out. That part is a little tricky as we prep for training camp. With so much youth on the team, everyone foresees consistency being an issue. This team will probably look like world beaters one day and rookies...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris, Andrew Nicholson make impact abroad, at home

Magic players are likely already back in town and beginning to work out together a few weeks ahead of training camp at the end of the month. The simmering of the season coming up is near. There will not be a whole lot more traveling going on from these guys. There was plenty of that for Magic players throughout the summer. For basketball reasons — Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson looking to get confidence back

“I’ve been working to get my confidence back and I’m working again on what got me in the league in the first place. I’m just trying to get back inside. I did a lot of (outside) shooting last season. I want to get back where I’ve had success before.” –Andrew Nicholson to John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com
Via Orlando Magic Daily
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

How did Andrew Nicholson do on Team Canada tour?

No, Canada did not qualify for the FIBA World Cup this year. A disappointing finish at last summer’s Tournament of the Americas prevented the team from making the trip to Spain at the end of the month. It was still a critical summer for the growing basketball country. Even with NBA players Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett sitting out, Steve Nash‘s Canadian basketball program...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

What is the future of Magic’s 2012 draftees?

Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders estimates about 22 of the 60 players drafted each year since 2001 have what can be called careers in the NBA (getting the second contract and hanging around beyond their rookie deals). The 2011 draftees — like Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris — are starting to get their pay days. What about 2012? Orlando has three of those players and Kyler...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Joseph And Nicholson Help Canada Crush Angola 89-65

Canada came out hot for their final game in Europe this summer led by Magic forward Andrew Nicholson who hit two early three-pointers to help Canada take a quick 13-4 lead over Angola and finish with a 21 point 10 rebound double-double on route to a crushing 89-65 victory. The Spurs Cory Joseph achieved the challenging 12 point 11 assist double-double from the usually stingy FIBA...
Via Pro Bball Report
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicholson Concludes European Tour with Outstanding Double-Double

Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson saved his best performance of Canada’s 11-game European exhibition tour for last. The 24-year-old Missaussaga, Ontario native was vital in Canada’s 89-65 victory over Angola on Tuesday in Granada, Spain. Nicholson tallied his only double-double of the summer with 21 points and 10 rebounds on 8-for-11 shooting (3-of-6 on 3-pointers) in 26...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson Tallies 12 Points as Canada Defeats Turkey

After having a few days off, Canada continued their European exhibition tour in Seville, Spain by claiming a 72-66 victory against Turkey on Sunday. The Orlando Magic’s Andrew Nicholson started the contest and put together a decent stat line. 12 points and 3 rebounds on 5-of-8 shooting (2-of-5 on 3-pointers) in 26 minutes for the 24-year-old. Nicholson had five of his points in...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicholson Drops 13 Points as Canada Loses in Spain

In what will surely be the Canadian national team’s toughest contest of their European exhibition tour, Spain’s size proved to be too much for Canada to handle. In Coruna, Spain the FIBA World Cup hosts defeated their North American visitors 82-70 on Wednesday. It’s not an awful result considering it was Canada’s sixth game in as many days. Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Canada Concludes Italian Tournament with Win, Nicholson Scores 13 Points

Canada’s senior men’s national basketball team will depart Italy with a victory as they defeated Bosnia-Herzigovina 84-66 on Tuesday to conclude the 3-day exhibition tournament in the Italian town of Trieste. Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson didn’t start, but still scored 13 points and snagged a rebound. ‘Drew shot 5-of-8 from the field (3-of-6 on three-pointers) from...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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