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Magic deactivate Victor Oladipo vs. Hawks due to his right knee sprain

Orlando will reportedly play without Victor Oladipo (knee sprain) and C.J. Watson (calf injury) against Atlanta.Despite scoring a season-high 27 points in London against the Raptors, Oldaipo suffered a sprained right knee and is not available against the Hawks. Oladipo proved himself to be tremendously valuable during 44:59 minutes of action against Toronto, also adding 6 rebounds...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Rallies to Take Down Undefeated Raptors

AP Photo/John Raoux The Orlando Magic overcame a horrendous third period to dig down deep and pull out an enormous fourth quarter victory against an undefeated Toronto Raptors squad, prevailing 92-87 on Friday night. When they needed it most, Orlando’s improved team defense got the job done. Tobias Harris led the Magic with 20 points and 9 rebounds while Victor Oladipo tallied...
Via Magic Basketball Online
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic close out strong, hand Raptors first loss of season

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Tobias Harris had 20 points, including what turned out to be the decisive free throw, and the Orlando Magic handed the Toronto Raptors their first loss of the season, 92-87 on Friday night. Victor Oladipo added 18 points, and reserve C.J. Watson had 12 as the Magic snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Raptors. Trailing 88-86 after Harris' free throw, Toronto...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Season Preview: Orlando Magic

Here's the next installment of our team-by-team season preview series on the Orlando Magic. 2014-15 Record: 25-57 Notable Acquisitions: CJ Watson (FA), Mario Hezonja (Draft), Shabazz Napier (Trade) Notable Departures: Mo Harkless, Kyle O'Quinn, Luke Ridnour Temperature Check: Thrust into teardown mode after Dwight Howard's departure, the Magic haven't seen any success despite...
Via RealGM - NBA
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

MBO Roundtable: 2015-2016 Orlando Magic Season Predictions

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images I’M READY! YOU’RE READY! WE’RE ALL READY! Orlando Magic basketball is back! Welcome to another edition of MBO roundtable. I’m Adam Papageorgiou and joining me for this fearsome foursome chat are Brian Serra, Spenser Strode, and Juan Toribio. This where I look stupid and my colleagues come off as geniuses, because it’s prediction...
Via Magic Basketball Online
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic help refurbish basketball court, host youth camp in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Already champions in the Central Florida community with their $1 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, more than 6,000 hours of community service and dozens of other charitable projects this past year, the Orlando Magic expanded their desire to help others and create change to Brazil on Thursday. As part of the NBA Cares initiative, the Magic teamed...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic help refurbish basketball court, host youth camp in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Already champions in the Central Florida community with their $1 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, more than 6,000 hours of community service and dozens of other charitable projects this past year, the Orlando Magic expanded their desire to help others and create change to Brazil on Thursday. As part of the NBA Cares initiative, the Magic teamed...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Do You Believe in the Magic? Orlando Magic 2015-16 Season Preview

After a few seasons near the bottom of the Eastern Conference, Orlando is hoping that their young players can work a little magic and help return the team to contention. Last Year’s Record: 25-57 Key Additions: Mario Hezonja C.J. Watson Greg Stiemsma Keith Appling Key Departures: Ben Gordon Luke Ridnour Kyle O’Quinn Season Outlook: The Orlando Magic have endured several...
Via The Lottery Mafia
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Day 1 Magic Training Camp Scrimmages, Drills, and Sprints

It was fun to see some actual Orlando Magic scrimmaging on Day 1 of training camp. Scott Skiles in their morning session split up his 17 players – remember Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier can’t scrimmage right now – into three teams: red, white, and black. The Amway Center practice court was very active on Saturday. For ‘red’, it looked like they had Mario Hezonja, Melvin...
Via Magic Basketball Online
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic’s 2015-16 Schedule Presents Early Tests

The 2015-16 NBA schedule was released Wednesday and whether or not the Orlando Magic can take a huge step forward this upcoming season may be known early. The Magic have not won more than 25 games in any of the last three seasons, but will be led this season by a new head coach in former point guard Scott Skiles. Skiles has a career record of 443-433 with the Phoenix Suns, Chicago...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic 8-Ball: Summer Social Media Round-Up

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.  Been a long while since we did one of these, so we have some big...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Tennessee star C.J. Watson rocks Vols checkerboard kicks

There's nothing quite like 'Rocky Top' and Knoxville, Tennessee. Former athletes take great pride in their school, and successful NBA point guard C.J. Watson is similar to the rest of his Volunteer alumni.Now with the Orlando Magic, Watson now rocks these Vols-inspired kicks when he trains. Check it out:Please, Tennessee - your entire squad needs to wear these for 2015-16. Make this happen.
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Former Tennessee Basketball Star C.J. Watson Has Amazing Vols Checkerboard Training Sneakers

Tennessee alumni take a ton of pride in their alma mater, and Orlando Magic guard C.J. Watson is no different. The eight year NBA veteran posted an amazing pair of Tennessee-themed training sneakers he received from an employee at Nike, Tennessee’s new apparel partner. We think every Vol is going to want a pair after seeing these. Repost from #VFL C.J. Watson, aka @quietstorm_32...
Via College Spun
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic 2015 Offseason Grade

The Magic made a number of small, but smart decisions this summer. In: Scott Skiles (head coach – free agency), Tobias Harris (re-signed), Jason Smith (power forward/center – free agency), C.J. Watson (point guard – free agency), Shabazz Napier (point guard – obtained via trade with MIA), Mario Hezonja (guard/forward – selected fifth overall in 2015 NBA Draft), Keith...
Via The Lottery Mafia
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers: Early 2015-2016 Preview

We’re still in July, but after a flurry of moves over the past couple of weeks the Indiana Pacers are looking like a completely different team with a new roster and fresh philosophy. It’s farewell for David West, Roy Hibbert, Luis Scola, CJ Watson, Damjan Rudez, Chris Copeland and Donald Sloan. Hello to Monta Ellis, Jordan Hill, Chase Budinger, Myles Turner and Joe Young. It’s...
Via Pacers Pulse
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bidding Against Yourself: Free Agent Deals that Exceeded the Market

What can be difficult to remember in free agency is that players on bad contracts aren't necessarily bad players. It could just be that their contract for a specific team at a specific time outweighs their on-court contributions. All three of the players I'm about to discuss are good NBA players—they deserve their spots in the league. What I'm not sure about, though, is if the...
Via The Sports Post
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Announces Harris, Smith, Watson, Hezonja Signings

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic on Tuesday officially announced the signings of Tobias Harris and Jason Smith. This goes along with the July 9th signing of C.J. Watson, and the July 10th signing of #5 overall Draft pick Mario Hezonja. The Maurice Harkless trade in exchange for a Portland second-rounder was also announced today. Let’s break down...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

C.J. Watson Agrees To Three-Year, $15M Deal With Magic

The Orlando Magic have agreed upon a three-year, $15 million deal with C.J. Watson. Watson spent the past two seasons with the Indiana Pacers after previous stints with the Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets.
Via RealGM
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Agrees to Signing Terms with C.J. Watson

The Orlando Magic have agreed to terms with former Indiana Pacers point guard C.J. Watson, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports. 3 years, $15 million are the reported numbers. Nothing can be officially signed until July 9th or later. No options mentioned as of yet.   The Magic has agreed to a three-year, $15 million deal with guard C.J. Watson, a source told Yahoo. — Marc...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

C.J. Watson, Magic Agree to Three-Year, $15 Million Contract

The Orlando Magic are looking to sign a few veteran players in order to help speed up their rebuilding mode in the Eastern Conference. They went after Paul Millsap very aggressively, but he ended up choosing to re-sign with the Atlanta Hawks. According to a report from Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Magic have agreed to a three-year, $15 million contract with former Indiana...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards are interested in C.J. Watson

The Washington Wizards may not have the cap space to compete for some of the bigger names in free agency, but that doesn't mean they won't be active on the market. The Wizards could use more depth behind John Wall and Bradley Beal, and three-point shooting remains a need as well. With that in mind, the Wizards are reportedly showing interest in free agent guard C.J. Watson, who...
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers interested in point guard Marquis Teague

Marquis Teague is one of the least talked about point guards on the free agency market this offseason, and rumor has it that the Indiana Pacers are interested in giving him a look. According to a report from Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports, they could give him a look during free agency mini camp if he can bounce back from an ankle injury. Hearing Pacers wanted to get a look at...
Via Sports-Glory
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers Unlikely To Re-Sign C.J. Watson

Larry Bird does not believe the Indiana Pacers will look to re-sign C.J. Watson. Watson will become an unrestricted free agent in July. Watson averaged 10 points in 57 games this season.
Via RealGM
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers’ 2014-2015 over, look toward next season

View image | gettyimages.com Well that was disappointing. After teasing us from the brink of elimination with a 6-game winning streak, the Pacers’ Cinderella charge towards the postseason came crashing down to reality tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies. I knew they were going to be running on fumes after that double-OT win over the Wizards last night, so there was cause...
Via Pacers Pulse
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Stuckey scores 15 off bench to pace Pacers past Hornets

  Rodney Stuckey scored 15 points off the bench to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 93-74 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night. C.J. Watson had 13 points and four steals, and C.J. Miles added 12 points and six rebounds for the Pacers, who had lost two in a row. Gerald Henderson had 12 points and seven rebounds, and Marvin Williams, Bismack Biyombo, and Lance Stephenson...
Via AP on Fox
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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