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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
13 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets Win After Magic Cough Up 13-Point Lead

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic are now 4-3 in preseason play after their third unit gave away a 13-point fourth quarter lead, losing to the Houston Rockets 90-89 on Wednesday night. Houston only shot 36.5 FG% and was led by Troy Daniels and Isaiah Canaan who each had 14 points. The Rockets were 9-for-34 from 3-point range. Orlando spread out their...
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October 22, 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...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic 8-Ball: Can We Just Forget Saturday’s Sixers Game?

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images In our Magic 8-Ball you’ll find quotes, tweets, 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.    #1: The Magic Lost...
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October 20, 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...
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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...
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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...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Magic Support Draft Lottery Reform. Why?

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images The NBA is on the verge of making drastic changes to how their Draft Lottery will operate, and apparently the Orlando Magic are in favor of reform according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. Currently, the team with the worst record in the league has a 25% chance at getting the #1 pick. Second-worst has 19.9% chance, and...
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October 13, 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,...
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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...
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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...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic outlast Heat in OT of preseason opener

MIAMI (AP) -- Rookie Devyn Marble scored eight of his 13 points in overtime, and the Orlando Magic beat the Miami Heat 108-101 in a preseason game on Tuesday night. Nik Vucevic scored 16 for Orlando (1-0), Tobias Harris added 15 and Evan Fournier scored 13 for the Magic. Orlando wasted a seven-point lead in the final 3:08 of regulation, but Andrew Nicholson's baseline jumper tied...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic outlast Heat in OT of preseason opener

MIAMI (AP) -- Rookie Devyn Marble scored eight of his 13 points in overtime, and the Orlando Magic beat the Miami Heat 108-101 in a preseason game on Tuesday night. Nik Vucevic scored 16 for Orlando (1-0), Tobias Harris added 15 and Evan Fournier scored 13 for the Magic. Orlando wasted a seven-point lead in the final 3:08 of regulation, but Andrew Nicholson's baseline jumper tied...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Marble helps Magic top Heat in OT, 108-101

MIAMI (AP) Rookie Devyn Marble scored eight of his 13 points in overtime, and the Orlando Magic beat the Miami Heat 108-101 in a preseason game on Tuesday night. Nik Vucevic scored 16 for Orlando (1-0), Tobias Harris added 15 and Evan Fournier scored 13 for the Magic. Orlando wasted a seven-point lead in the final 3:08 of regulation, but Andrew Nicholson's baseline jumper tied it...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Injuries Open Up the Magic’s Rotation as Preseason Begins

Photo: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel It’s here! Orlando Magic preseason basketball! Head Coach Jacque Vaughn and his crew are in Miami to take on the Heat tonight at 7:30 p.m. EST. Channing Frye, Victor Oladipo, and Willie Green are all unavailable due to injuries but they are with the team. They’ll be out of the lineup for at least a few games. That leaves 12 Magic men who will...
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October 07, 2014  |  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...
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October 07, 2014  |  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...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Training Camp: Day 1 Interviews and Open Practice Date

Monday was Media Day but today was the first time this Orlando Magic roster held their first practice. That meant rookies such as Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton would at last get their chance to prove themselves to the coaching staff and teammates. It also signifies the ideal opportunity for Victor Oladipo to prove his value as a new leader on this squad. The team is expected to...
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September 30, 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...
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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...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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