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Magic observations: Defense continuing to make strides

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It's only seven preseason games, but the numbers tell an encouraging story for the Orlando Magic. Although they lost 90-89 Wednesday night to the Houston Rockets to drop their record to 4-3, the way in which the Magic have displayed a commitment to ramping up their defensive effort is something they can point to with pride. They went into the game first in the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets-Magic Preseason Postgame Interviews

AP Photo/John Raoux Let’s keep this short. The Orlando Magic dominated Houston for three quarters. The final twelve minutes won’t mean much in the grand scheme of this campaign. Let’s prepare for the final preseason game and look forward to these contests truly mattering. The locker room name plates for Kadeem Batts, Seth Curry, Peyton Siva, and Drew Crawford have all been...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA Eastern Conference Power Rankings

I’ve come up with my own pre-season power rankings, and there’s actually a little method to my madness. I looked at how the team did last year, what roster changes they’ve made, what coaching changes they made, what injuries we know about right now, where their current roster lands on #NBARank, and the team’s SCHOENE projected records. So here’s one man’s opinion on how...
Via TornBySports
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2014-2015 GM Survey Indicates Magic Not Respected

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The 2014-2015 NBA General Manager Survey results are out, and the Orlando Magic almost don’t exist based on the responses. Remember, Rob Hennigan can’t vote for his own team or personnel. So what do we know? Well, not one of the other 29 GMs think the Magic can win the Southeast division. None of the GMs believe either Elfrid Payton...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Rockets-Magic Preseason Shootaround Interviews

Who cares about Dwight Howard and his Houston Rockets when Nikola Vucevic unofficially has a shiny new contract extension and we need to find out if Victor Oladipo is going to be ready for the regular season opener. Well Orlando Magic Head Coach Jacque Vaughn says Oladipo is day-to-day. Victor himself wasn’t wearing the bulky knee brace he wore for the open practice, but he still...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Youth Foundation raises $165K at golf tournament

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Playing under a cloudless sky, in humidity-free temperatures and a Chamber of Commerce sort of sunshine, approximately 200 golfers hit the links at Disney on Thursday, Oct. 16 with two things in mind: raising money for the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) and making birdies. It's rare for golfers to put anything ahead of thrill that comes with holing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Orlando Magic Youth Foundation raises $165K at golf tournament

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Playing under a cloudless sky, in humidity-free temperatures and a Chamber of Commerce sort of sunshine, approximately 200 golfers hit the links at Disney on Thursday, Oct. 16 with two things in mind: raising money for the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) and making birdies. It's rare for golfers to put anything ahead of thrill that comes with holing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Entering third year, Magic's Kyle O'Quinn adds 3-point shot to repertoire

ORLANDO, Fla. -- With the start of his third year in the NBA only a week away, Orlando Magic forward Kyle O'Quinn knows the importance of building habits during the preseason which will carry over when games take on greater significance. That description can apply to his newfound 3-point shooting ability. But O'Quinn would prefer to let that be the case when it comes to the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic to mix youth, veterans In Year 3 of rebuild

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Since their arrival, Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and coach Jacque Vaughn have avoided making too many predictions about their team. Instead, what they have preached is a deliberate approach in trying to secure the players they wanted, and in building chemistry on the floor with the rosters assembled. But as they enter the third season of what Hennigan...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo back on the court, but when will he return?

The Magic had an open practice Monday at Amway Center. The team went through a light practice as Jacque Vaughn and the team got the fans involved and put on a good show for the estimated 2,000 that appeared and filled the lower bowl. The question remained on the new face who was on the floor. Not quite a new face, but it has been a while since he had practiced with the team — or...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Interviews After the Open Practice

The Orlando Magic revealed a few things during their open practice on Monday night. Victor Oladipo seems to be close to returning, but there’s no timetable. I wouldn’t rule him out in being ready for the regular season opener. Kyle O’Quinn has the green light to shoot 3-pointers as long as defense and the rest of his game doesn’t fall off. Here are some interviews following...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Entertain Their Fans at Open Practice

For a lot of Orlando Magic fans inside Amway Center on Monday night, the team’s free open practice meant it was their first or second time seeing this group of Magic players in action. The Magic came out throwing t-shirts to the fans. Then they stretched, did some lateral drills, zig-zagged across the parquet floor, and got to dribbling and shooting drills for the first half...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic observations: Going big pays off against Pistons

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A 4-1 preseason record alone might not signal that the Orlando Magic are ready to take on the NBA's big boys. But they showed Friday night in a 99-87 victory over the Detroit Pistons that going with a bigger front line than usual can pay off handsomely. With the Pistons starting two 6-foot-11 players and the 6-9 Josh Smith at small forward, Magic coach Jacque...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons-Magic Postgame Preseason Locker Room Interviews

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Orlando Magic fans are getting large 3-point contributions from two guys they may not have expected it from: Kyle O’Quinn and Aaron Gordon. It’s only exhibitions, but Head Coach Jacque Vaughn should be very encouraged with how his players are defending and how the ball is being distributed around the court. We’re also seeing Tobias...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons-Magic Preseason Shootaround Interviews

The Orlando Magic are hosting the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. The game may not matter as much as the return of former Magic Head Coach Stan Van Gundy to Amway Center. SVG was in the arena for Summer League when Detroit hired him, but this will be the first time he’s truly facing his ex-employer. A lot changes in 2 years. There are no Magic players and little staff still in...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Your 8-Item Checklist for Orlando to Reach the Playoffs Now

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images I’m optimistic and crazy enough to peg the Orlando Magic as a playoff team. Yeah, this 2014-2015 team. This is in response to Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily seeking anyone who believes this Magic squad can make the playoffs. Well I’m here to reassure everyone that it can happen. I believe Orlando is capable of grabbing...
Via Magic Basketball Online
7 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
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic observations: Positives outweigh negatives in 3-1 start to preseason

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Halfway through their preseason, the good has by far outweighed the bad for the Orlando Magic. Even with injuries to Channing Frye and Victor Oladipo during training camp causing a shake-up in lineups, player rotations and minutes, the Magic continue to show progress. The latest example came Wednesday night in their 106-88 victory over Flamengo, a team from Brazil...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Flamengo-Magic Postgame Preseason Interviews

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Can you feel it? Your Orlando Magic are 3-1 in the preseason. Exhibitions or not, having a winning record feels outstanding. Head Coach Jacque Vaughn has been overall pleased with the progress of his squad. Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton continue to get comfortable with NBA speed situations. Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris continue...
Via Magic Basketball Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Wands: vs. Flamengo

Orlando, Fla. (0-1) vs. (2-1)    Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida Line: No Line Tickets: $5-$310 on TiqIQ Season Series: Tonight in Orlando (Preseason) Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Flamengo 100.6 87.4 99.4 43.5 20.5 23.9 44.9 Orlando 101.7 98.7 96.2 48.8 23.5 14.0 29.3 Video Vault: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXpsUGn_nDY Click after the jump...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Flamengo-Magic Preseason Shootaround Interviews

The Orlando Magic are hosting their first preseason home game of the season tonight. Their opponents are Brazilian powerhouse Flamengo. Coach Jacque Vaughn says Willie Green is available to play in his first contest as a member of the Magic. Green had hyper-extended his left knee in training camp. That means Orlando has 13 available players with Victor Oladipo and Channing Frye still...
Via Magic Basketball Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things to watch in Magic’s first home preseason game

The number one question I have gotten before the first three preseason games is a simple one: Is the game on TV? Wednesday, we can finally answer: Yes. Everyone will get a chance to watch the Magic on their televisions. If you are in the Orlando area you can attend the game at Amway Center or watch on FSFlorida. If you are not in Orlando, the game should be available on League Pass...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Home fans set to get first up-close look at promising Magic rookies

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Fans either attending or watching on TV the Orlando Magic's home preseason opener Wednesday night (7 p.m., FOX Sports Florida) will see two unfamiliar teams. It's perfectly understandable why Flamengo, the Brazilian team that plays its home games in Rio de Janeiro, would be a mystery. Except for Walter Herrmann, a forward who spent a total of three seasons...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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