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Victor Oladipo is the Leader of Orlando’s 2015-2016 Playoff Hunt

This is an MBO series of 2014-2015 Orlando Magic seasonal player recaps and evaluations. 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. We’re at the end of our reviews, finally. Previously in the series:#00 Gordon#2 O’Quinn...
Via Magic Basketball Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Hezonja Offers the Orlando Magic Plenty of Versatility and Confidence

ORLANDO, FL – MARCH 27: Nikola Vucevic #9 of the Orlando Magic grabs a rebound against the Detroit Pistons on March 27, 2015 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice:...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The 76ers Need to Draft a Guard

  Since 2008 the Philadelphia 76ers have used 5 out of 8 first round draft picks to draft either a Power Forward or Center. Within the last two drafts the Sixers have acquired three big men, two of which have never played an NBA game. The following is a recap of the 76ers most recent big men whom they either drafted or traded for: 2008 – 16th Overall Pick – Marreese Speights...
Via TopSportsReport
11 days ago  |  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...
Via Magic Basketball Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Looking At The DeMarcus Cousins Trade Rumors

  By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… * A rumored Blockbuster Trade Lakers Receive: DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) and 6th overall pick (SAC) Kings Receive: Nikola Vucevic (ORL), 5th overall pick (ORL), and 27th overall pick (LAL) Magic Receive: 2nd overall pick (LAL) Next to the NBA Finals, the week leading up to the NBA Draft and ensuing Free Agency Period may be the 2nd most...
Via HoopStuff
13 days ago  |  Discuss

There is a Horrifying Lakers-Kings-Magic Rumor Out There

My blood is boiling even having to just mention this rumor. The Orlando Magic have been tied to a potential deal also involving the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. This smells of pure Lakers desperation (you L.A. folks can keep that slogan) and I’m calling this a smokescreen until something more substantial surfaces. The Lakers need a...
Via Magic Basketball Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando's Draft Options As Franchise Hopes To End Rebuilding Era

Slowly but surely coming out of the Dwight Howard era since 2012, the Orlando Magic have started piecing together a young, talented team that is a piece or two away from becoming a playoff team in the Eastern Conference. The Magic have won just 68 games since trading away Howard, but Rob Hennigan and the front office have drafted well in Victor Oladipo, Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton...
Via RealGM - NBA
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Catching up with Nikola Vucevic

Nikola Vucevic has become one of the most underrated centers in the NBA. Now, after another great season for the Magic, he sat down with Jorge Sierra of HoopsHype to discuss his favorite European soccer teams, who is the Lionel Messi of the NBA and his new coach with the Magic among other topics. Here's a preview of some of the conversation:Click here to read the full interview...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Grading Their Season

  (Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Season Summary The Magic’s season was far from successful from a competition perspective, but the development of their youthful talents was a major bonus to a relatively poor season. Prior to the season’s beginning, Orlando brought in the likes of Channing Frye and Ben Gordon...
Via HoopStuff
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic Receives All-NBA Votes

The Orlando Magic didn’t have any of its players get named to the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd All-NBA teams on Thursday, but center Nikola Vucevic did receive 6 votes.   Magic center Nikola Vucevic got six votes for the All-NBA teams. — Zach Oliver (@ZachOliverNBA) May 21, 2015   Nik Vucevic finished in a tie for 25th in the All-NBA voting. The top 15 players made the 1st or 2nd...
Via Magic Basketball Online
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: The Perfect Offseason

(Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Orlando Magic added talent in 2014, but it wasn’t enough to keep them from another poor season. The Magic finished at 25-57 and have some decisions to make going forward. The team has young talent, but the fit of all the pieces in the modern NBA is awkward at best. A backcourt...
Via HoopStuff
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson Badly Could Use a Reboot Right Now

This is an MBO series of 2014-2015 Orlando Magic seasonal player recaps and evaluations. Throughout this month of May – 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...
Via Magic Basketball Online
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Magic Players Receive Most Improved Player Votes

The Orlando Magic saw three of their own players receive votes for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award. Chicago’s Jimmy Butler took home the honor, but it’s nice to see Tobias Harris, Victor Oladipo, and Nikola Vucevic receiving even just the slightest bit of recognition.   In Most Improved Player, Victor Oladipo received 1 2nd-place vote. Nik Vucevic got 2 3rd-place votes...
Via Magic Basketball Online
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic is a Franchise Player, and Don’t Forget That

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports This is an MBO series of 2014-2015 Orlando Magic seasonal player recaps and evaluations. Throughout this month of May – 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...
Via Magic Basketball Online
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Five potential fits for the Magic in the 2015 NBA Draft

The Orlando Magic are in a bit of a pickle with this year's NBA draft lottery. On the one hand, the Magic finished with the fifth-worst record in the league, which gives them a decent chance (8.8 percent) at the top pick. On the other, the fifth-worst record actually means Orlando's likeliest draft slot is sixth, thanks to the chance that another team vaults into the top three....
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Should the Magic Draft in Round One?

The NBA post-season is now under way.  That means, for non-playoff teams, that the offseason has begun.  During this ever-important period, the NBA Draft is beginning to come to the forefront of conversation.  With that, one of our NBA writers, Nate Gice, decided to write a first round NBA Mock Draft. Find out who Nate projects the Magic will add next to Victor Oladipo, Nikola...
Via TopSportsReport
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks 8, Magic 7: Fan Appreciation Night in Orlando

On Saturday night, the New York Knicks and Orlando Magic set an NBA record by combining to score 15 points, an all-time low for a single quarter. 8-7. The record of a football team heading into the last week of the season. The score of a set in tennis that goes to tie-breakers. The score of the New York Knicks (8) versus Orlando Magic (7) in the second quarter. Two lottery sweethearts...
Via The Lottery Mafia
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Players Meet Orlando Fans at Chase Bank

The kickoff to Orlando Magic Fan Appreciation Weekend began Thursday afternoon as Magic players Tobias Harris, Nikola Vucevic, and Elfrid Payton visited the Chase bank located at 608 N Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 to meet fans and sign autographs 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. STUFF was there too.     As you can see, the line of people went beyond the bank’s interior.   Meeting...
Via Magic Basketball Online
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo, Nikola Vucevic lead Magic past Bulls

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Victor Oladipo had 23 points and scored on a layup with 1.5 seconds left to give the Orlando Magic a 105-103 victory over Chicago on Wednesday night, spoiling Derrick Rose's return to the Bulls. Nik Vucevic added 22 points in the Magic's third straight win. Rose started and played for the first time in more than a month since undergoing surgery on his right...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Harris nets 23, Vucevic adds 20 to lead Magic past Bucks

  Tobias Harris had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Nikola Vucevic scored 20 points, and the Orlando Magic beat the Milwaukee Bucks 97-90 Saturday night. Victor Oladipo added 15 points to help Orlando get their second road win in two nights after losing 12 straight away from home. Harris made a career-best five 3-pointers on nine attempts. Ersan Ilyasova scored 18 points and Khris Middleton...
Via AP on Fox
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Harris, Vucevic lead Magic past Bucks, 97-90

MILWAUKEE (AP) Tobias Harris had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Nikola Vucevic scored 20 points, and the Orlando Magic beat the Milwaukee Bucks 97-90 Saturday night. Victor Oladipo added 15 points to help Orlando get their second road win in two nights after losing 12 straight away from home. Harris made a career-best five 3-pointers on nine attempts. Ersan Ilyasova scored 18 points...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando’s Next Draft Pick is in Tonight’s Final Four Action

If you’re an Orlando Magic fan who hasn’t been paying much attention to the NCAA Tournament, you may want to switch up your Saturday night routine. It’s Duke-Michigan State and Wisconsin-Kentucky. Winners play in the title game on Monday. There is plenty of NBA Draft Lottery talent to keep an eye on and I am very confident that the Magic will use their lottery choice to take...
Via Magic Basketball Online
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic Drops Season-High 37 Points

In an Orlando Magic win, Nikola Vucevic continued his great play with a season-high 37 points and added 17 rebounds for good measure. “It just felt good,” Vucevic said. “It was just one of those nights when you just feel good. I had that feeling like I was going to make every shot that I take.” H/N Orlando Sentinel The post Nikola Vucevic Drops Season-High 37 Points appeared...
Via Hooped Up
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando overwhelms Wolves, 97-84

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Nikola Vucevic scored a career-high 37 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to power the Orlando Magic to a 97-84 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Tobias Harris added 25 points and 12 boards to help the Magic snap a three-game skid. They shot just 43.5 percent and turned the ball over 19 times. But a 53-30 edge on the glass and a 21-6 advantage...
Via AP on Fox
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Vucevic's career-high 37 power Magic over Timberwolves

  Nikola Vucevic scored a career-high 37 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to power the Orlando Magic to a 97-84 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Tobias Harris added 25 points and 12 boards to help the Magic snap a three-game skid. They shot just 43.5 percent and turned the ball over 19 times. But a 53-30 edge on the glass and a 21-6 advantage in second-chance...
Via AP on Fox
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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