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Magic's Nikola Vucevic takes selfies with lion cubs while in Africa (PHOTO)

It's been a rough time for lions in the news of late. But Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic got to hang out and snag some pictures with some young cubs while he was in Africa for the NBA's recent historic exhibition game in Johannesburg.In the game, Vucevic came off the bench for Team World and scored six points. He also pulled down seven rebounds. Vucevic was also the recipient...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is the Orlando Magic’s best player?

The Orlando Magic’s roster is filled with young, talented players that still have a ways to go before reaching their ceiling. It’s impossible to definitively say whom their best player will be 5 years from now, but what about right now? Tobias Harris makes the most money on the team, but big man Nikola Vucevic was their leading scorer and rebounder last season. And what about...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(Feb. 12, 2015 – Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… *This is an analysis of who should be the starting five in Orlando, not a prediction of what it will be. PG- Elfrid Payton Elfrid Payton was among the best rookie performers last season and has cemented his spot as the starting point guard long term in Orlando. He’s an...
Via HoopStuff
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic at their best when Nikola Vucevic gets going early

The Orlando Magic might seem to outsiders as if they're stuck in a quagmire of 20-30 wins, but this is a team with a quality young core and a new coach in Scott Skiles who can help those with potential take the next step. And a big part of that core is Nikola Vucevic.It's easy to forget because Vucevic is such a hardened veteran of four NBA seasons now, but the big man is just 24...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic guarantee Dewayne Dedmon for 2015-16

Dewayne Dedmon played 59 games for the Magic this past season, and it appears there will be more in his future. From Dan Feldman of NBC Sports:Dedmon went undrafted out of USC, but will stick around to back up fellow former Trojan, Nikola Vucevic. At only 25 years old, he's young and athletic enough to make a difference in limited minutes. He's not the best offensive player, but...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic Enjoyed Helping the NBA in South Africa

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images Orlando Magic big man Nikola Vucevic had an eventful 4 days in Johannesburg, South Africa as the Montenegrin donated his services to a great NBA initiative. It was more than just playing the first NBA game ever on the African continent. It was bringing good to African communities in great need as well as helping with the Basketball Without...
Via Magic Basketball Online
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic Expects Orlando Magic to Begin Turnaround in 2015

The Orlando Magic have been going through a long rebuilding process ever since Dwight Howard left town, and they are hoping to turn things around in the near future. Nikola Vucevic feels very confident about turning things around during the upcoming 2015-16 season, and he also understands that the team has to begin turning it around for themselves and their fans. Vucevic: “I...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Game in Africa to Include Nikola Vucevic

Orlando Magic big man Nikola Vucevic will help make history in Africa next month. The NBA and NBAPA announced on Thursday the player rosters that will participate in the first ever NBA game on that continent. Nik is playing for ‘Team World’. They’ll go up against ‘Team Africa’. The exhibition will take place August 1st at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic to play in NBA Africa Game

The NBA will be playing a game in South Africa on Aug. 1, and apparently, Nikola Vucevic will be participating.From Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel:Vucevic isn't the only member of the Magic involved in the event. Magic trainer Keon Weise will also be the trainer for Team World.The NBA has made an initiative to expand its reach into African countries. Of course, there are already...
Via Fox Sports
July 16, 2015  |  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
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon Can Start Opening Night Next Season

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 in the series:#2 O’Quinn#3 Dedmon...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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...
Via Magic Basketball Online
June 23, 2015  |  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
June 22, 2015  |  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
June 22, 2015  |  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
June 08, 2015  |  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

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

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
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