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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
22 hours ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bogdanovic and Brooklyn Bury Magic to Conclude Season

AP Photo/Kathy Willens That’s a wrap, folks. The Orlando Magic concluded their 2014-2015 season with a 25-57 record as they lost 101-88 at Barclays Center to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. The Magic had the game tied entering the 4th quarter only to crumble when the pressure mounted. Interim Head Coach James Borrego finishes with a 10-20 record at the helm. Both teams shot...
Via Magic Basketball Online
9 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Lose to Knicks to Spoil Fan Appreciation Weekend

AP Photo/John Raoux The Orlando Magic and New York Knicks put on a historically awful performance on Saturday night, particularly in the second quarter. Orlando lost 80-79 and shot 35.7 FG%.Review the game recap below for more of those details, but it was a horrendous contest to witness overall. Atrocious basketball from the Magic, and to do it on Fan Appreciation Weekend too. The...
Via Magic Basketball Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Men Reflect on Difficult Raptors Loss After Game

AP Photo/John Raoux Tally up another difficult Orlando Magic loss. Victor Oladipo took this defeat especially hard as we approach the finish line. Hopefully Fan Appreciation Weekend can end on a high note come Saturday. Victor Oladipo:   Below are interviews of James Borrego, Tobias Harris, Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier, and Aaron Gordon.   James Borrego:   Tobias Harris...
Via Magic Basketball Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Lose Heartbreaker Late to Raptors in Seesaw Finish

AP Photo/John Raoux The Orlando Magic are now 25-54 as they lost 101-99 in a crazy finish to their contest against the Toronto Raptors. An outrageously calm pull-up crunch-time 3-pointer by Victor Oladipo put Orlando up 99-98 with 13.8 seconds remaining on Friday night. Onions. But then Louis Williams went into Magic Killer mode and drained a triple with 9.3 seconds left. Orlando...
Via Magic Basketball Online
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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...
Via Magic Basketball Online
16 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s on Tap for Orlando Magic Fan Appreciation Weekend

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic are almost done with their 2014-2015 season. There are 3 home games left at Amway Center starting Wednesday against the Chicago Bulls. That leaves us with an intriguing back-to-back Friday and Saturday to end. So instead of just a ‘Fan Appreciation Night’, Magic fans will get to enjoy a FAN APPRECIATION WEEKEND...
Via Magic Basketball Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

End of Season Rankings - Fantasy Basketball Forwards

How good was James Harden this season? He had more points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks than the one and only crowned "King" of the NBA, LeBron James.  Granted, that was in 10 more games played.  Harden's 528 assists was easily the most among forward eligible players in fantasy basketball. LeBron, Tyreke Evans and Evan Turner were the only others with 400+ assists...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

End of Season Rankings - Fantasy Basketball Centers

Even with 16 less games played, Anthony Davis led all centers in fantasy points.  DeAndre Jordan, Pau Gasol, Andre Drummond and Marc Gasol were the most valuable, as they played in nearly every game, unlike Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.Markieff Morris and Donatas Motiejunas were the Swiss Army Knives of fantasy basketball, gaining eligibility to play SF, PF and C.  They was...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
19 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Magic at Bucks

Winning four of six might not sound like anything out of the ordinary for a team closing in on a playoff spot, but considering where the Milwaukee Bucks had been, it's a noteworthy accomplishment. They'll try to continue trending in the right direction Saturday night against the visiting Orlando Magic, who haven't won in Milwaukee in more than three years. The Bucks (38-38) won 110...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Maul Minnesota with Montenegrin Machine

AP Photo/Jim Mone The Orlando Magic had not won a road game since January 12th. Friday night that changed as Orlando went into Minneapolis and beat the Timberwolves 97-84 on Friday night. Along with their second road win of the 2015 calendar year, the Magic also notched their 23rd victory. That matches the amount of wins they had in the ’13-’14 campaign. Nikola Vucevic took...
Via Magic Basketball Online
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic, Tobias Harris lead Magic in road win over Timberwolves

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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Vucevic's career-high 37 power Magic over 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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Oladipo Makes Case for Elfrid to Win ROY; and More Spurs-Magic Interviews

AP Photo/John Raoux   The Orlando Magic as a whole may be struggling down the stretch, but one guy isn’t. Elfrid Payton. Victor Oladipo supports the 21-year-old rookie and believes the point guard should take home the Rookie of the Year Award. Oh yeah, and the Magic men discuss another home loss. Victor Oladipo:   Below are interviews of Tobias Harris, James Borrego, Nikola...
Via Magic Basketball Online
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris: “We Have to Really Ask Ourselves, ‘What Are We Trying to Get Out of This?'”; and More Pistons-Magic Postgame

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   That right there is a mentally and maybe even physically decimated Orlando Magic team. The losing has gotten to them. We’re 8 games away from this ’14-’15 campaign concluding, and it doesn’t appear like the Magic locker room has much fight left in them. They’re out of energy. Hopefully four days off helps. Tobias Harris...
Via Magic Basketball Online
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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