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...
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3 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...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

A humongous year for Maurice Harkless

When we start talking about what we expect from the Magic this year, there is a very nebulous response. At this point, it seems the expectation is not necessarily the Playoffs. Those would be nice and not a detriment to the plan, at least as how we perceive it. The expectation is to start winning and learning how to win. It is to continue seeing growth from young players and a general...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
8 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic 2014-15 Franchise Outlook

Orlando is banking on their youth movement to pay off. The Orlando Magic added veteran presence to a roster that was already stocked with young, budding talent. They swung for the fences in the draft and look to finally improve after several solid years of rebuilding. Coaching 20/25 Orlando head coach Jacque Vaughn has head a rough first two seasons, winning only 43 games and finishing...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Melo Lost Weight To Fit Better Into Triangle Offense

It appears that Carmelo Anthony shedded some pounds for the good of the team. Earlier this week a photo of a slimmer looking Anthony appeared on Instagram.  According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Anthony shed the pounds to so that he could be a dominant small forward in Phil Jackson’s triangle offense. According to an Anthony confidant, Anthony has done so in order to...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

About inbounding

It happened again and again. One instance in a home game against the Raptors on March 30 at Amway Center. The Magic were down three points and had a chance to tie the game. Make a play to give themselves a chance to win. And they dropped the ball. Not really. Orlando did not even get the chance to drop the ball. The team could not get it in. Maurice Harkless‘ calls for timeouts...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
19 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Magic Land in the Recent Power Rankings?

Link: The Orlando Magic are right in the middle of a major rebuild.  They haven’t been competitive since Dwight Howard left them for Los Angeles a few years back, and now, Rob Hennigan is doing a great job rebuilding this team.  He has a lot of young guns ready to perform well this upcoming year....
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26 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

MBO Roundtable – Magic Free Agency Edition

Barring a significant trade out of GM Rob Hennigan, the Orlando Magic appear to be done making major acquisitions this offseason. So the MBO staff gathered around for another roundtable discussion and chatted about the franchise’s 2014 free agency and trade hauls. We put on our starting lineup prediction hats as well as whipped out contract extension offers. Contributing to the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
28 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: What Should Be Their Starting 5?

Orlando Magic: What Should Be Their Starting 5? By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… As for the Orlando Magic, after 8 straight playoff appearances, they’ve missed out on the playoffs for the last 2 years. Part of that can be put down to the “Dwightmare” dilemma, but the Magic’s roster is still very weak. PG – Elfrid Payton – One of two players who they acquired...
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28 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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

Oladipo & Harris Begin Team USA Basketball Week

Monday marked the first time that both Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris got to wear a Team USA jersey. Although both Orlando Magic players are only on the USA Select team, that didn’t stop them from cherishing the moment. An opportunity to represent your country and to interact with some of the best ballers on the planet. All quotes and videos are courtesy of
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris excited to rejoin Team USA program

“That makes it even more of a complete honor to be part of something so special. It’s a blessing to be a part of the team. Like anything that I do, I’m going to go with it and just go there and work as hard as I can and play my game. To be recognized to be a part of it, it just shows that the hard work has been paying off and that people respect my game and the hard work that...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic's Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris named to 2014 USA Men's Select Team

USA Basketball announced Tuesday that the Orlando Magic's Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo have been chosen for the 2014 USA Men's Select Team that will train with the USA Basketball Men's National team in Las Vegas July 28-31. Harris and Oladipo are joined on the roster by Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors); Trey Burke (Utah Jazz); Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls);...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris, Victor Oladipo invited to USA Select Team, according to report

Orlando Magic standouts Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo will reportedly join Team USA in Las Vegas to train with it in advance of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Harris and Oladipo are part of the Select Team. Other members of the Select Team include Boston Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart and Chicago Bulls rookie forward Doug McDermott, says...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris join U.S. Select Team

Among USA Basketball Select Team invitees to Las Vegas, sources tell Yahoo. Marcus Smart, Doug McDermott, Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 18, 2014 Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris will join the U.S. Select Team which will scrimmage against Team U.S.A. as it prepares for the FIBA World Cup in March. This is a really great sign as it means...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orlando Magic Uniform Revealed

A new Orlando Magic ‘Christmas Day’ jersey (see bottom left of image above) from Adidas has been revealed for the upcoming ’14-’15 season, courtesy of Uni Watch. No it doesn’t mean the Magic will play on Christmas, though it’s not out of the question considering the franchise has some very promising young players such as Victor Oladipo. Adidas made a Christmas uniform...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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