How Oladipo and Tobias Can Play in the 2016 Olympics

I have an idea that could very well find the Orlando Magic’s Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris playing in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. So Team USA strolled to a dominant FIBA World Cup gold medal in Spain a week ago winning each game by an average margin of 33 points. They won every contest by at least 20+ points. USA hasn’t failed to win a gold medal at a senior...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris, eligible for contract extension, wants to stay with Magic

The Magic’s cap sheet is so clean, they could sign Ben Gordon for $9 million, and anyone who criticized the offer – raises hand – had to admit the griping was likely only theoretical. Orlando has so little money committed, it’s very unlikely Gordon’s salary interferes with other moves. Channing Frye is the only player the Magic are committed to paying more than a rookie...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris, Andrew Nicholson make impact abroad, at home

Magic players are likely already back in town and beginning to work out together a few weeks ahead of training camp at the end of the month. The simmering of the season coming up is near. There will not be a whole lot more traveling going on from these guys. There was plenty of that for Magic players throughout the summer. For basketball reasons — Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How do we build up atmosphere at Amway Center?

Orlando City’s final USL Pro season came to a disheartening and disappointing end Saturday night as the eighth-seeded Harrisburg City Islanders upset the regular season champions and ended a long-standing home unbeaten streak that spans the entire 2013 season at Disney’s Wide World of Sports and much of the 2012 season at the Citrus Bowl. Orlando City is set to take a step up...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Rumors: Tobias Harris looking for a contract extension

The 2014-15 season is a pivotal year for Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris. As a member of the 2011 rookie class, he is eligible for a rookie-scale extension until October 31. However, it is unclear if Harris is part of the Magic's long term strategy.Image by Mike, via Wikimedia CommonsIn a recent charity event, Harris re-iterated his desire to stay with the Magic:"Obviously...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris Hopeful To Reach Contract With Magic

Tobias Harris is confident in his fit with the Orlando Magic, and the forward is eligible to sign a contract extension before Oct. 31. "Obviously, I want to be here. ... I love the fans, the city of Orlando and the guys. Management knows I want to be here. It's the perfect situation for me," Harris said. When asked whether he envisions the Magic making him a restricted...
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris Donates $50,000 to Orange County Public Schools

Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris on Friday presented Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) with a check for $50,000 at their 2014 Fore Our Schools Golf Tournament at the Orange County National Golf Club (16301 Phil Ritson Way, Winter Garden, 34787). Harris has requested that the donation be distributed between Howard Middle School, the Nap Ford Community School, and the Foundation...
Via Magic Basketball Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris works out at Tennessee

[h/t Adam Papageorgiou, Magic Basketball Online]
Via Orlando Magic Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Tobias Harris Returns to Tennessee

Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris is a college product of the University of Tennessee. Even though he only spent one season there as a Volunteer, ‘T12′ is probably one of the school’s biggest pro athlete supporters whenever he gets a reprieve from his busy NBA schedule. The 22-year-old returned to campus recently and sat down with to discuss his offseason, the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic hire Jay Hernandez as assistant coach for player development

The Orlando Magic announced Tuesday the hiring of Jay Hernandez as an assistant coach for player development. Hernandez established Pro Hoops, Inc. in 2004, a basketball training service based in New York for teams and individuals seeking to improve their performance. Under his leadership, Pro Hoops has grown in its scope of players that are training there, as well as programs that...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Basketball Insiders previews Magic season

“This is the season where we should be able to form a much better understanding over whether the people calling the shots in Orlando really know what they’re doing. There have been some positive things that have happened over the course of the last two years, even though there isn’t many wins to show for it. If a major jump toward night in and night out competitiveness isn’t...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Learning to shoot is not that easy

“Let’s consider the Magic’s most likely youth-heavy bench lineup: Elfrid Payton – Victor Oladipo – Tobias Harris - Aaron Gordon. Of those players, though, no one is an above average 3-point shooter. Let’s, for the sake of argument, say that Oladipo become a roughly league average 3-point shooter (his 32.7% accuracy could certainly get there on his way to his first 750...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s talk playoff chances . . .

File this under the “So you’re saying there is a chance” file. It is September, so excuse a little whimsy. The hard reality is that the Magic are expected to finish near the bottom of the Eastern Conference again. Any improvements the Magic have made will have to come internally from players already on the roster beginning to realize their potential. Some of the new players...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: What is the Magic’s Biggest Weakness?

Orlando Magic: What is the Magic’s Biggest Weakness? By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… No one expected the Orlando Magic to be good in 2014- and they weren’t. They were the third worst team in the NBA with a 23-59 record. The development of Tobias Harris, who averaged 15 and 7, and Nikola Vucevic, who put up 14 and 11, gave Magic fans two big reasons to be optimistic...
Via HoopStuff
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Predicting Opening Night Starting 5

Unsurprisingly, the Orlando Magic will be trying to develop the young players they have on their roster next season. This should mean more responsibility and more minutes for the likes of Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris and Maurice Harkless. The team has to try and win games as well, though, and that is why getting the balance […] Orlando Magic: Predicting Opening Night Starting...
Via NBA Draft Blog
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris gets Ice Bucket Challenged

Some people choose to dump a bucket of ice water over their heads to raise awareness for ALS. Others get it dumped on them. Tobias Harris is the latter. His brother interrupted a speech at Harris’ basketball camp to force Tobias Harris into the latest social media craze. Harris then challenged Andrew Nicholson to take the challenge. They are part of a growing number of Magic players...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

What is the future of Magic’s 2012 draftees?

Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders estimates about 22 of the 60 players drafted each year since 2001 have what can be called careers in the NBA (getting the second contract and hanging around beyond their rookie deals). The 2011 draftees — like Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris — are starting to get their pay days. What about 2012? Orlando has three of those players and Kyler...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris and restricted free agency

With the season slowly approaching (slowly, being the key word), there is really only one thing left for the Magic to do. Their young players are finally starting to grow up and reach free agency for the first time. More specifically, Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris are on the final years of their rookie contracts and are set to become restricted free agents next summer. That means...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris in South Africa for Basketball Without Borders

Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris is in Johannesburg, South Africa this week for the NBA’s annual Basketball Without Borders event. The league’s program promotes and brings the game of basketball as well as its professional athletes to Africa’s youth. Current NBA players such as Luc Mbah A Moute, Gorgui Dieng, and Joel Embiid have been discovered as prospects because of this...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo hopes to build on his USA Basketball experience

Victor Oladipo had an idea of what to expect when he and Orlando Magic teammate Tobias Harris joined USA Basketball’s select team. Oladipo knew the select team’s job was to help the national team prepare for the upcoming FIBA World Cup, and he also understood just how good national team standouts Kevin Durant, Paul George and Anthony Davis are. But over three recent days in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris says he played at 75% last year

Tobias Harris came into last season with some very high expectations. His 27-game cameo with the Magic in 2013 brought with it a lot of excitement for the following season. He averaged 17.3 points per game in that time and forced his way into a bigger role. It seemed like Rob Hennigan struck gold late in the season and had found a very valuable asset. His first full season in Orlando...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tobias & Victor Reflect on USA Experience

Photo: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Orlando Magic men Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo are done with their stints in Las Vegas. The two 22-year-old players has very successful weeks helping Team USA prepare for the FIBA World Cup. Both men were able to reflect on their outstanding learning and practice experiences before embarking once more on their separate preparations...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Oladipo & Harris Earn Jerry Colangelo’s Attention on Day 3

USA Basketball Executive Director Jerry Colangelo knows a thing or two about putting together a gold medal winning international squad. The former owner of the Phoenix Suns is the architect that has helped put together the rosters that have won gold in Beijing (2008), Turkey (2010), and London (2012). Expectations for winning the World Cup in Spain are similar. Mr. Colangelo has...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Oladipo & Harris Impress for Team USA on Day 2 of Camp

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images   The odds are not in their favor to make Team USA’s final FIBA World Cup roster, but that won’t stop Orlando Magic players Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris from forcing Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s staff into making those cuts as difficult as possible. NBA TV was able to broadcast the national team’s full Tuesday practice live...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic's Harkless won't play for Puerto Rico at FIBA World Cup

Orlando Magic forward Maurice Harkless has chosen not to play for Puerto Rico's national basketball team this summer, choosing instead to concentrate on getting ready for the 2014-15 NBA season. Harkless, whose maternal grandfather is from Puerto Rico, was supposed to represent the commonwealth in the FIBA World Cup in Spain beginning Aug. 30. "He wants to focus on the Magic...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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