Evan Fournier, France 2015 EuroBasket Preview

Around this time last year, Evan Fournier was celebrating a bronze medal at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. It was his first campaign with France’s senior national team, so not a bad way to begin a lengthy tenure. Orlando Magic training camp is a little less than four weeks away, but the 22-year-old has kept himself more than busy once again this NBA offseason with his French national...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic, Fournier have discussed extension

With all of the money coming into the league over the next couple of offseasons, it's understandable why an extension-eligible player might choose to wait until free agency to sign his next deal. It's a simple matter of getting more money. Yet several players from the 2012 draft class have already signed extensions, most notably Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's recent deal. And Orlando Magic...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic's Evan Fournier looks sad about his NBA 2K rating (PHOTO)

While the football world is enjoying its time with the latest installment of the Madden franchise, NBA video games are right around the corner. And with the release date coming soon, the powers that be over at NBA 2K are releasing player ratings for this year's NBA 2K16.That includes Orlando Magic wing Evan Fournier, who rated a solid but unspectacular 72, as he shared in a screen...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Our Favorite ‘F’ Word is Right Around the Corner

Let’s show some maturity, Orlando Magic fans. It’s not that word. It’s also not ‘football’. And it’s not even ‘FIFA 16’. Let’s ‘FIBA’. Welcome to my favorite part of the NBA offseason: FIBA action. Specifically, FIBA’s Americas Championship and EuroBasket tournaments. To most Americans, they’re only viewed as pre-Olympic qualifying tournaments for Brazil...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Draft ‘Super’ Mario Hezonja with #5 Pick

No, it’s not Mario Kasun. The Orlando Magic passed up on Justise Winslow and Willie Cauley-Stein and picked a guy they’ve interviewed and had their eyes on for over a year…Mario Hezonja. The Croatian 6’8″ wing player is as confident as he is good from launching jump shots. There is a buyout that needs to be negotiated with Barcelona to release him from his contract, but...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

More Champagne is in Store for Orlando

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images This is an MBO series of 2014-2015 Orlando Magic seasonal player recaps and evaluations. As the NBA Draft and free agency approach, we’ll dive into statistics, highlights, and more as we dissect the 15-man roster and figure out who should stay and who should go as we enter a very important offseason in the franchise’s history. Previously...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Evan Fournier take a jab at the officiating in Game 4 between the Warriors and Grizzlies?

Can an NBA player get fined for criticizing officials in a game in which he's not playing -- during the offseason? Orlando Magic wing Evan Fournier might have come close to finding out on Sunday night as he apparently watched the Golden State Warriors defeat the Memphis Grizzlies thanks to an MVP-caliber performance from Stephen Curry.Well, it was Curry and maybe the officials, too...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet Payton and Fournier at Sports Authority Locations on Saturday

Orlando Magic players Elfrid Payton and Evan Fournier on Saturday May 16th will participate in helping with the grand re-opening of several Central Florida Sports Authority locations. Evan will be the Winter Garden location from 11 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. while Elfrid is doing double duty. Payton will be at the Colonial location from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., but will also be up at...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

What We Learned from Orlando Magic Exit Interviews

Orlando Magic players, interim Head Coach James Borrego, and General Manager Rob Hennigan on Thursday reflected back on the 2014-2015 season and look to the offseason to improve the franchise from the 25-win mess they were this campaign. Using OrlandoMagic.com video footage, let’s pick out some of the more important things said as well as try and interpret some responses.  ...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Winning DNA’ Discussed in Bulls-Magic Postgame Interviews

  AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack Orlando Magic Head Coach James Borrego says Aaron Gordon has “winning DNA”, and that’s why he and Evan Fournier were on that parquet floor in crunch time. It was revenge against a Chicago side that broke their hearts 2 months ago in the same building. Oh yeah, there was a game-winner involved too. James Borrego:   Below are interviews of Aaron...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic rally to down Pelicans

In the games leading up to former coach Jacque Vaughn's firing earlier this month, the Orlando Magic looked lost on the defensive end of the floor. So far, interim coach James Borrego is keeping true to his promise to make the rest of the season all about defense. The Magic held the New Orleans Pelicans to 13 points in the fourth quarter and 37 points in the second half on their...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Magic fire coach Jacque Vaughn

Eric P. Mull-USA TODAY Sports The Orlando Magic have fired head coach Jacque Vaughn, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The Orlando Magic fired coach Jacque Vaughn, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 5, 2015 Assistant coach James Borrego is expected to become interim head coach. The Magic have lost 10 straight games...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Up Your Trick Shot Game for Season Tickets, Orlando

The Orlando Magic and Mountain Dew are challenging fans to the Magic Trick Shot Challenge for a chance to win 2015-2016 season tickets and be featured at a Magic home game in April. Magic players Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic recently showed off their trick shots off an Amway Center balcony recently. Fans can post their videos to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using the...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic come up short against Nuggets in Evan Fournier's return to Denver

DENVER (AP) -- Ty Lawson scored 23 points, Arron Afflalo had 17 against his former team, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Orlando Magic 93-90 on Wednesday night for their third consecutive win. The Nuggets also got a key contribution from Jusuf Nurkic, who had eight points in his first career start in place of Timofey Mozgov, who was traded to Cleveland earlier in the day in exchange...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic come up short against Nuggets in Evan Fournier's return to Denver

DENVER (AP) -- Ty Lawson scored 23 points, Arron Afflalo had 17 against his former team, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Orlando Magic 93-90 on Wednesday night for their third consecutive win. The Nuggets also got a key contribution from Jusuf Nurkic, who had eight points in his first career start in place of Timofey Mozgov, who was traded to Cleveland earlier in the day in exchange...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier returns to Denver in larger role for Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- As 2014 drew to a close, the weather forecast called for a low of 13 below in Denver and the possibility of four inches of snow over the weekend. When Evan Fournier awoke to begin the new year, temperatures in Orlando were expected to get up to 65 degrees. It hasn't just been in a climate-related sense where the 22-year-old native of France has warmed to his surroundings...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistons-Magic Postgame Locker Room Interviews

AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack All you had to do was watch Evan Fournier examine the final stat sheet following Tuesday’s loss, and you would understand how frustrating a defeat it was for the Orlando Magic. Fatigue wasn’t an acceptable excuse in their eyes. Evan Fournier:   Below are interviews of Jacque Vaughn, Victor Oladipo, and Tobias Harris.   Jacque Vaughn:   Victor...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic assign Devyn Marble to NBA Development League

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic announced Friday that guard Devyn Marble has been assigned to the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League. Marble, a rookie out of Iowa, has played in only five of their first 31 games. Since straining his right rotator cuff Nov. 11 against Minnesota, his one appearance came when he played five minutes Nov. 12 at Atlanta. He was on their inactive...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

It's not everyday you see a 27-3 run in the 4th quarter...

With 10:45 remaining in the fourth quarter last night, an Evan Fournier layup gave the Magic an 87-60 lead over the Celtics.  Here's what happened on Orlando's next 18 trips up the floor:turnoverturnovermissed jumpermissed layupmissed jumpermissed free throw (1 and 2)made three-pointermissed jumpermissed jumperturnovermissed jumpermissed three-pointerblocked shotturnoveroffensive...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Lineup switch comes up short in loss to 76ers

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A starting lineup change Sunday night wasn't enough to prevent the Orlando Magic from becoming only the third team this season to lose to the Philadelphia 76ers. After falling behind by 11 points midway through the third quarter, the Sixers went on to outwork and outhustle the Magic in coming away with a 96-88 victory. Not even a game-high 23 points from Victor Oladipo...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Contemplate Defense, Effort, and Mental Strength at Practice

The Orlando Magic began their practice preparations for their Sunday matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers. Defense, effort, mental strength, flagrant worries with Kyle O’Quinn, and Victor Oladipo‘s bad home shooting were the themes. Evan Fournier dropped truth bombs after the Jazz loss last night, and Channing Frye picked up the slack on Saturday morning. Jacque Vaughn: ...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier urging more toughness after Magic's loss to Jazz

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Evan Fournier's week began with him spitting up blood after a stray elbow by Tyler Hansbrough of the Toronto Raptors caught him in the lip. It ended Friday night with him spitting mad over the way the Orlando Magic came out to play against the Utah Jazz. Losing for the third game in a row and the fifth time in their last six games should have been aggravating enough...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier: “We’re Just Not Tough Enough” & More Jazz-Magic Postgame

  Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Evan Fournier said it all tonight after the Magic lost to the Jazz at Amway Center: “Look at ourselves in the mirror. Come tomorrow to work. Be ready to practice. ‘Cause we’re going to play the Sixers. Yes they are the worst team, but they play really hard. So if we don’t play hard, they’re going to kick our ass at home...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier, Tobias Harris not enough for Magic against Jazz

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Derrick Favors had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Gordon Hayward added 20 points to lead Utah to a 101-94 victory over Orlando on Friday night. The Jazz, who won in Miami Wednesday, claimed back-to-back victories for the first time this season. Enes Kanter added 11 points and Trey Burke had 11 points and five assist for Utah, which shot 53.4 percent against a...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Hand Magic Another Frustrating Defeat at Home

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic are now 3-7 at Amway Center this season after a 101-94 loss against the Utah Jazz on Friday evening. Home not so sweet home. Utah shot 53.4 FG% and won the rebound battled 42-34. The Jazz doubled up Orlando on free throw attempts 24-12. Orlando stuck around due in large part to shooting 12-for-22 from 3-point range...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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