Magic Squad Entertains Fans at Free Open Practice

The Orlando Magic held their free open practice inside Amway Center on Monday night. It was mostly 5-on-5 scrimmage work as Scott Skiles said he didn’t want to ‘bore’ the fans who showed up with drills. We can only estimate on the amount of folks who showed up, but my guess is there were about 2,500 spectators. It probably would have been more had I-4 accidents not made life...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

50 Questions for 2015-’16: Will Orlando Take The Next Step?

Getting ready for the 2015-’16 season? I’m asking 50 questions before things get under way. Have an important question for the upcoming NBA season you want answered? Find me on Twitter (@thatjoemags). Thanks for reading! The Orlando Magic won 25 games in 2014-’15 under one of the least inspiring coaching staffs in recent memory. Technically, the Magic have improved each of...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

50 Questions for 2015-’16: Will Orlando Take The Next Step?

Getting ready for the 2015-’16 season? I’m asking 50 questions before things get under way. Have an important question for the upcoming NBA season you want answered? Find me on Twitter (@thatjoemags). Thanks for reading! The Orlando Magic won 25 games in 2014-’15 under one of the least inspiring coaching staffs in recent memory. Technically, the Magic have improved each of...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hornets-Magic Preseason Postgame Interviews

AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr. Preseason or not, Scott Skiles is very unhappy with how his Orlando Magic team performed in the third quarter. 37 points coughed up to an opponent won’t be tolerated, and all of those guys in the locker room knew about it following the loss. If you decide to take a mental sabbatical during a play or two, Skiles isn’t going to hesitate to yank you...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic's Tobias Harris: 'I want to have a great 3-point shot'

The Orlando Magic are betting big on forward Tobias Harris with the reported four-year, $64 million contract Harris signed this offseason. And he knows that the pressure is on to become the best player he can be. For Harris, that's meant extensive work on his jump shot this summer, which he hopes will lead to wins for Orlando.Harris told the Magic's official team site that he got...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Roster Breakdown – Maurice Harkless

Ushering in a new era of Portland Trail Blazers basketball seems to be the theme of the 2015 NBA offseason. The Rip City roster no longer resembles the crew that had back-to-back 50-win seasons over the past two years, but one thing it can hang its hat on is that youth and potential have become the beacons of hope in an otherwise confusing time. In a 15-part series, Oregon Sports...
Via Oregon Sports News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic enter training camp hoping to build defensive identity

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Orlando Magic want to establish a new identity this season. If new coach Scott Skiles has his way, it will be all about defense. Orlando posted its third straight season of 25 or fewer victories last year, and ranked in the bottom third of the NBA in both points allowed and opponent field goal percentage. Skiles said that working to change that will be the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic, Harris donate $50,000 to school and youth organization

The Orlando Magic agreed to pay Tobias Harris a healthy sum of money over the coming years. And this past Friday, Harris had a chance to pay it forward, helping the Magic donate $50,000 to a central Florida school and youth center.Harris was a recipient of the Rich & Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award for the second consecutive season. In recognition of Harris' efforts in...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Harris Assists Education and Mentoring Programs Through $50,000 Donation

  As part of the Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award, Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris presented the Nap Ford Community School and the Orlando Community and Youth Trust each with a check for $25,000 on Friday at The Tap Room at Dubsdread. The award will assist both groups with intellectual and social tools that will improve education and mentoring initiatives for...
Via Magic Basketball Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Top Ten best plays from 2014-15 season

Although the Orlando Magic didn’t make the Eastern Conference playoffs last season, they have one of the most intriguing teams in the association. As the team improved with play from Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris, Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic and Elfrid Payton, the Magic have a solid opportunity to make the playoffs this season. Check out the Magic best plays from last season in...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic’s 2015-16 Schedule Presents Early Tests

The 2015-16 NBA schedule was released Wednesday and whether or not the Orlando Magic can take a huge step forward this upcoming season may be known early. The Magic have not won more than 25 games in any of the last three seasons, but will be led this season by a new head coach in former point guard Scott Skiles. Skiles has a career record of 443-433 with the Phoenix Suns, Chicago...
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August 13, 2015  |  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...
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic 8-Ball: Summer Social Media Round-Up

In our Magic 8-Ball you’ll find quotes, tweets, Orlando Magic player social media posts, a random prediction that sticks to the Magic 8-Ball theme, any stats or tidbits you don’t find in our other MBO postings, and more. Basically a buffet of things that may slip through the cracks that are worth bringing up.  Been a long while since we did one of these, so we have some big...
Via Magic Basketball Online
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic 2015 Offseason Grade

The Magic made a number of small, but smart decisions this summer. In: Scott Skiles (head coach – free agency), Tobias Harris (re-signed), Jason Smith (power forward/center – free agency), C.J. Watson (point guard – free agency), Shabazz Napier (point guard – obtained via trade with MIA), Mario Hezonja (guard/forward – selected fifth overall in 2015 NBA Draft), Keith...
Via The Lottery Mafia
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: the next Golden State Warriors?

They may never be mentioned as one of the all-time great teams, but the Golden State Warriors have forever altered the trajectory of the NBA. Not because of what they did but how they did it, and with the Warriors serving as a template of inspiration, the Orlando Magic is primed to become the NBA’s next great team. It sounds like the beginning of a drunken stupor that Orlando is...
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Oladipo and Harris to Participate in Team USA Summer Activities

They got their first taste of Team USA senior national team action last year, now the Orlando Magic’s Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo will be back in Las Vegas yet again this summer representing the red, white, and blue. ESPN‘s Marc Stein reports that the two 23-year-old Magic men will take part in a Team USA mini camp that will occur August 11th through the 13th. This will...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic make re-signing Tobias Harris official

Tobias Harris had already agreed to come back to the Magic on a four-year, $64 million deal during the NBA's moratorium period, but Orlando made it official Tuesday.From averaged 17.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game this past season. He also upped his three-point shooting to a career-high 36 percent.(h/t Credit: AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack
Via Fox Sports
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Areas Does Tobias Harris Need to Improve to Help the Magic Reach the Playoffs?

Earlier this month Tobias Harris decided to turn down more money from other teams to re-sign with the Orlando Magic on a four-year $64 million dollar deal. The move was a smart one for the Magic as they secure a young player who is on the cusp of being a star player. With Harris back in the mix, Orlando retains a young core that is looking to break into the Eastern Conference playoffs...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

MBO Roundtable: Post-Summer League Edition

The Orlando Summer League has concluded. The next time we see Magic players at Amway Center and competing will be at training camp in the Fall. Let’s break down what we saw in person and on NBA TV in early July. Welcome to another edition of MBO roundtable. I’m Adam Papageorgiou and joining me for this tripod chat are Brian Serra and Spenser Strode.   How freakin’ great...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Announces Harris, Smith, Watson, Hezonja Signings

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic on Tuesday officially announced the signings of Tobias Harris and Jason Smith. This goes along with the July 9th signing of C.J. Watson, and the July 10th signing of #5 overall Draft pick Mario Hezonja. The Maurice Harkless trade in exchange for a Portland second-rounder was also announced today. Let’s break down...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: recapping an incredible weekend

While people across the nation celebrated the United States’ 239th year of independence with staples of American history like backyard barbeques, firework displays and the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, the Orlando Magic had several other reasons to light their sparklers and pop a roman candle toward the heavens with jubilation. “Few men have the virtue to withstand the...
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyler Harris looking to lead Auburn back to NCAA tournament

When Tyler Harris decided he was going to transfer from Providence, there were only as handful of schools he considered playing for. Connecticut. Oklahoma State. Georgia Tech. Boston College. Iowa State. And the list goes on. But after much rumination, it became clear only one school had everything he was looking for: Auburn.Bruce Peral was a major reason why Harris ultimately chose...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Tobias Harris Contract Grade

  (Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… Contract: 4 years, 64 million After the Orlando Magic lost out on Paul Millsap, reportedly offering him a 4 year, 80 million dollar contract, they refocused their attention on retaining their own free agent Tobias Harris. Harris had received his own maximum offer, reportedly...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle O’Quinn Lands with New York Knicks in Sign-and-Trade

According to multiple reports, the Orlando Magic have ended their 3-year relationship with Kyle O’Quinn as KOQ was involved in a sign-and-trade that now sends him to the New York Knicks on a reported 4-year, $16 million contract.   Sources: Free agent Kyle O’Quinn has agreed to a four-year, $16M deal with New York. Knicks acquire him in sign-and-trade with Orlando. — Adrian...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

AP source: Magic agree to new 4-year deal with Tobias Harris

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A person with knowledge of the details says Tobias Harris has agreed to sign a new contract to remain with the Orlando Magic. The person says the deal for Harris - a restricted free agent - is for four years and $64 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because contract can't be officially signed until next week. The 22...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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