Tobias Harris, eligible for contract extension, wants to stay with Magic

The Magic’s cap sheet is so clean, they could sign Ben Gordon for $9 million, and anyone who criticized the offer – raises hand – had to admit the griping was likely only theoretical. Orlando has so little money committed, it’s very unlikely Gordon’s salary interferes with other moves. Channing Frye is the only player the Magic are committed to paying more than a rookie...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Waiting for 3-point stabilization

The one thing the Magic know they will have to get better at this season is 3-point shooting. Offenses in the NBA are built around the 3-point shot now thanks to the analytics movement and with so many player on the team now who drive the ball — think Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton — the 3-point threat is going to be bigger for the Magic to give them space. Last year, the 3...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Ben Gordon, Marcin Gortat and Courtney Lee in pickup hoops

Ben Gordon joined Marcin Gortat, Courtney Lee and Austin Rivers for some pick up basketball at Englewood Neighborhood Center. Thanks to Home Team Hoops, we have some footage of the games. Gordon has some highlights and showed some spring in getting to the basket. [h/t Adam Papageorgiou, Orlando Magic Greek]
Via Orlando Magic Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ennis Whatley Almost Played for the Celtics?

 Ennis Whatley was a member of the Celtics during the pre-season of 1988.  It's true!  And then, just like that, he wasn't: If you followed the NBA in the 80s and 90s you totally remember Whatley.  But you may not have known how close he was to playing for the Celtics.  According to the article, the strong play of Brian Shaw in the preseason sealed the fate for Whatley...
Via Celtics Life
29 days ago  |  Discuss

A second chance for Ben Gordon

There was a time when Ben Gordon struck fear into opponents’ hearts. He won Sixth Man of the Year in 2005. He was stellar in the 2009 Playoffs, averaging 24.3 points per game and 37.0 percent shooting from beyond the arc. In that crazy series, Gordon fed it with big shot after big shot for the Bulls. There had to be a few Magic fans afraid of seeing this strange compound of a young...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ben Gordon Faces Tough Scrimmage Competition

The folks over at Home Team Hoops have provided some intriguing video of a recent private scrimmage that occurred in the Central Florida area. Orlando Magic fans can get a look at recently signed 31-year-old Ben Gordon going up against 20-year-old Damarcus Croaker. The local product is entering his second season with the Texas Longhorns. Take the lack of defense with a huge grain...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

MBO Roundtable – Magic Free Agency Edition

Barring a significant trade out of GM Rob Hennigan, the Orlando Magic appear to be done making major acquisitions this offseason. So the MBO staff gathered around for another roundtable discussion and chatted about the franchise’s 2014 free agency and trade hauls. We put on our starting lineup prediction hats as well as whipped out contract extension offers. Contributing to the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon selling home in Chicago

Looking for real estate in suburban Chicago? Ben Gordon is listing his town home in Northbrook for $475,000 according to Bob Goldsborough of The Chicago Tribune: Former Chicago Bulls guard Ben Gordon, whom the Orlando Magic recently signed to a two-year deal, has listed his three-bedroom town home in a gated community in Northbrook for $475,000. Gordon is set to take a major loss...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orlando Magic Uniform Revealed

A new Orlando Magic ‘Christmas Day’ jersey (see bottom left of image above) from Adidas has been revealed for the upcoming ’14-’15 season, courtesy of Uni Watch. No it doesn’t mean the Magic will play on Christmas, though it’s not out of the question considering the franchise has some very promising young players such as Victor Oladipo. Adidas made a Christmas uniform...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic possibly done making moves

The Orlando Magic struck quickly in free agency, agreeing to contract terms with veteran shooters Ben Gordon and Channing Frye early in the negotiating period and inking both players to contracts soon after the moratorium ended. Addressing the media Monday after the team formally signed Frye, general manager Rob Hennigan suggested that his front office has completed most of its offseason...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon and Willie Green Have First Magic Interviews

The Orlando Magic followed the end of its Summer League with introductory interviews with Ben Gordon and Willie Green. This coming shortly after Gordon’s deal with the Magic had become official. Willie had been waived by the Clippers and then claimed by the Magic back on June 30th, something that surprised Green. The 31-year-old Gordon and 33-year-old Green both seem to be bought...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon looks to bring experience, 3-point shooting to Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- When Ben Gordon reached the playoffs for the first time as a member of the Chicago Bulls in 2005, it was on a team that began the season with an 0-9 record. As tough as times have gotten for the Orlando Magic the past two years, they've never stumbled that badly out of the gate. Gordon, who has averaged more than 20 points a game in the postseason for his career...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon Officially Signs with Magic

Well we knew it was coming following the elimination of the free agent moratorium period, but the Orlando Magic have officially signed Ben Gordon. The team didn’t release terms of the deal, but we know it’s a 2-year, $9 million contract. The second year of the deal is a team option. Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan discussed the signing: “Ben (Gordon) brings valuable experience...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic sign Ben Gordon to a free-agent deal

Ben Gordon is officially a member of the Orlando Magic. The team announced Friday morning that it has signed Gordon to a free-agent contract. Gordon, a 31-year-old shooting guard, signed a two-year, $9 million deal in which the final season is fully unguaranteed if he’s waived before July 1, 2015. The team also has reached an agreement with power forward Channing Frye. Gordon’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Exclusive Report: Orlando Magic Sign Devyn Marble

A source close to the situation confirms that the Orlando Magic have signed Devyn Marble. Terms of the agreement are unknown at this time, but an official team announcement is expected this weekend. The 56th overall Draft selection being signed, along with the expected official signings of Channing Frye and Ben Gordon, means the Magic roster will currently be at 14 players. The...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic will seek third point guard

“After the team formally signs power forward Channing Frye and shooting guard Ben Gordon once the league’s moratorium on transactions is lifted Thursday, the Orlando Magic will seek to make one more move in free agency: finding a third point guard who can back up Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton.” –Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel
Via Orlando Magic Daily
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: A Poor Start to the Offseason

Orlando Magic: A Poor Start to the Offseason By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer @ Hoopstuff… Raise your hand if you comprehend what the Orlando Magic and GM Rob Hennigan have accomplished thus far during the start to the NBA free agency period. No takers I see – good because I’m not sure Hennigan himself fully understands what he is working towards. After putting together what...
Via HoopStuff
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Making sense of the Ben Gordon signing

It has been a few days since news broke that the Magic had agreed to terms on a two-year, $9 million deal with veteran guard Ben Gordon. Gordon even showed up in Orlando for Summer League and began taking in games in his new home arena (while catching up with several Pistons staffers in the process). The signing has been full of mystery and head scratching among Magic fans. It is...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon hoping to resurrect career with Magic

The Orlando Magic agreed to a contract with shooting guard Ben Gordon earlier this offseason, and it is one of the more intriguing signings thus far. Gordon is hoping that he will be able to resurrect his career this season with the Magic, and he believes that he has a fairly good situation to do just that. He used to be one of the most lethal bench scorers back in his days with...
Via Sports-Glory
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Top five most surprising NBA free agent signings

Somehow, Ben Gordon continues to get paid by NBA teams The 2014 NBA free agency period has been filled with surprises and anticipation. The aforementioned anticipation began during the season when players began to decide whether they would become a free agent or re-sign a contract with their current team. The biggest names that decided to make the move to free agency were Kevin...
Via Sports-Kings
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Daily Twitter Mailbag: It’s pronounced Gor-don

Thursday was my birthday! As my gift to you, my loyal readers, I decided to open things up for a Twitter mailbag! I will hopefully be doing this quasi-regularly since I get a lot of questions on Twitter. So drop me a line. Twitter not your thing? E-mail me at Now let’s dive into some questions! @OMagicDaily How old are you and who are the starting five for...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic, shockingly, offer Ben Gordon $9 million deal

I’m not totally sure what the Magic were thinking here, but Ben Gordon has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal, worth $9 million and will play for the Orlando Magic next season. The deal gives Orlando a team option after the first season, so Gordon may not make it to the 2015-16 season in a Magic uniform, but will be $4.5 million richer, whether or not he preforms well. http:...
Via Pass The Pill
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Ben Gordon Contract Grade

Orlando Magic: Ben Gordon Contract Grade By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… On the second day of the free agency, Ben Gordon agreed to a 2 year, $9 million deal with the Orlando Magic. The surprise with the deal isn’t that Gordon was signed, but instead the money that he was able to get. However, the second year of the deal is a team option and therefore isn’t fully...
Via HoopStuff
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon reaches agreement with Orlando Magic

Gordon agrees to two year, $9million deal with Olrando Free-agent guard Ben Gordon has agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal with the Orlando Magic, Yahoo Sports reports. The second year of the deal is reportedly a team option, so it’s unclear whether he’ll be anything more than a one-year lease for a young, rebuilding Magic team. Still, he does fill a need on a team lacking...
Via The Lottery Mafia
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon Signs with the Orlando Magic

Ben Gordon has agreed to a 2 year-$9 Million contract with the Magic. The Magic signed Gordon to help their perimeter shooting, and to help their young backcourt of Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo get some veteran leadership. Gordon has averaged over 15 PPG in his career, and will look to continue his scoring in Orlando now.   Free agent guard Ben Gordon has agreed to a two-year...
Via TopSportsReport
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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