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Maurice Harkless goes FIBA

Anyone searching for basketball right now can only look to the end of August and salivate. No matter how many Twitter memes and puns we come up with, it does not replace basketball — even Summer League basketball. We are starting to lament the loss of playground basketball, for crying out loud. The teams prepping for the World Cup at the end of August are making the rounds around...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic sign Devyn Marble

The #Magic have officially signed rookie Devyn Marble. Congrats @DevMarble! — Orlando Magic Daily (@OMagicDaily) July 24, 2014 Marble was acquired on draft night from the Denver Nuggets along with Evan Fournier in exchange for Arron Afflalo. He averaged 9.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in five games at the Orlando Summer League after finishing his collegiate career at Iowa...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo’s next task — efficiency

Without a doubt, the Magic are handing the keys over to their kids. It is Year Three of the rebuild, it is time to see exactly what the Magic have in their cupboard and figure out what the Magic will look like moving forward. It still seems like a bit of a mystery who will be with the team moving forward and who probably needs to move on. That will be a big chunk of this season....
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic have some money, not likely to spend it

Free agency is just about over with most of the teams with cap room having spent the majority of their space. The big free agents remaining are Greg Monroe and Eric Bledsoe. The fact they are restricted free agents have scared some teams away because it is believed the Suns and Pistons would match any offer for them. Orlando was connected to both at one time or another, but that...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes looking for aunt’s murderer

Former Magic forward Matt Barnes is in mourning and took to social media to try to get some measure of justice. Last week, Barnes’ aunt was murdered last week. The prime suspect is her estranged husband who is still at-large in the Sacramento area. Barnes took to his Instagram account to post a picture of the suspect along with contact information to inform the police of any information...
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Andrew Nicholson joining Team Canada this summer, Maurice Harkless not joining Puerto Rico?

With Summer League over, we are officially beginning the run up to the FIBA World Cup taking place August 30 through September 14 in Spain. That is the next big basketball event on the calendar. The Magic will have two players participating as Maurice Harkless is schedule to dress for Puerto Rico and Evan Fournier is scheduled to play for France. Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo...
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Magic holding Erie BayHawks tryout in September

The Magic will be managing the Erie BayHawks of the D-League this upcoming season. No one is quite sure exactly how the relationship will work. The trend in the league is to have more of these one-on-one relationships with D-League teams where the parent franchise manages the basketball operations of the team. This ensures that when players are sent down to the D-League are still...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Channing Frye one of league’s best signings?

“Let’s just get this out of the way: Frye is an RPM darling. As a smart 3-point shooting big man, Frye is a poster boy of the modern NBA, contributing to the scoreboard in ways that aren’t fully captured in the box score. The spacing he affords his teammates by drifting on the perimeter simply can’t be quantified by conventional stats. If a championship contender got Frye...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rashard Lewis signs one-year deal with Mavs

Rashard Lewis' one-year deal calls for him to make $1.4 million with the #Mavs during the 2014-'15 season. — Dwain Price (@DwainPrice) July 19, 2014
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Meeting Evan Fournier

With the reported signing of Luke Ridnour, the Magic’s offseason is pretty much over. The team made some splashes in free agency going after Ben Gordon and Channing Frye (and Ridnour). Frye will be around for a while. Gordon and Ridnour could be gone in a year. Outside of the draft picks, the big acquisition might very well be the overlooked piece or the underestimated piece returned...
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6 days ago  |  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...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris invited to Team USA tryouts

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
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Visualizing Magic guards’ shooting

Some really interesting stuff from our pal Scott Fisher over at Orlando Magic Stuff. Using shot charts provided by Nylon Calculus, Fisher evaluated the Magic’s guards by their shot charts. Take a look at what he wrote on Victor Oladipo: “Yeesh.  I knew Oladipo was a poor shooter last season — he had one of the worst ShotScores in the league, per Grantland’s Kirk Goldsberry...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy Birthday Penny Hardaway!

Happy birthday to @Iam1Cent! The 1st round pick was a 4-time All-Star & won gold with the '96 Olympic basketball team pic.twitter.com/VNtzMhTxQn — NBRPA (@NBAalumni) July 18, 2014
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Recapping Magic’s offseason and Summer League with The Lottery Mafia

If you do not follow James Plowright and Nick Denning with The Lottery Mafia, you are missing out. They do a great job covering the forgotten teams in the NBA — namely the ones in the Lottery. I had the opportunity to join their podcast once again to recap the Magic’s offseason so far and the goings on at the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League. Be sure to check out...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic could be getting new alternate uniforms, new Holiday unis too

The Magic could be in line to get new “pride” uniforms from adidas next season, according to an image leaked to UniWatch. The ‘pride’ uniforms would be similar to the “Rip City” uniforms in Portland or “Motor City” uniforms in Detroit. The design is not released yet and not included in the catalog so it is not clear what the jersey would look like or what might be...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

A Q&A at Victor Oladipo’s basketball camp

On Saturday, July 12, Victor Oladipo hosted his first ever basketball camp at RDV Sportsplex. In two separate sessions, kids from 7-11 years old and 12-17 years old worked on their basketball skills with Oladipo playing along and helping out. The kids got the chance to ask Oladipo questions about playing in the NBA and for the Magic before joining him in games of knockout and other...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic granted one dream, crushed another for Britton Johnsen

“[Britton] Johnsen’s performance in the summer helped him make the Magic roster. He started three games, including a season-opening win over New York. Johnsen was anticipating his return home in mid-November to face the Jazz as his triumphant moment, having made it in the NBA after the disappointing end of his college career. ‘His whole life, he wanted to play at the Delta...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic finalizing deal with Luke Ridnour

The Orlando Magic indeed are finalizing a deal with PG Luke Ridnour. — Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) July 16, 2014
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Where will Aaron Gordon find his offense?

There was no denying when the Magic selected Aaron Gordon that his offense would be a major project. It was easily recognizable from his stats in college — 12.4 points per game, 49.5 percent field goal shooting, 42.2 percent free throw shooter. For someone who prided himself on getting to the basket, some of those numbers are a little alarming. Gordon was the youngest player in...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic may be in line for new ‘pride’ uniforms

a summary of the new uniforms for 2014-15 NBA season. Design details are still "rumor". pic.twitter.com/DeZE7YGwOE (via @conradburry) — Phil Hecken (@PhilHecken) July 15, 2014
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

A Magic-Bucs mash-up logo

  I guess we are never too far away from NFL season. But this project is pretty neat. Brandon Hubschman of Behance.net mashed up NBA and NFL logos and had some pretty neat results. Above is his mash-up of the Magic and Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic acquire Anthony Randolph, 2 picks from Bulls

As the Bulls keep clearing space, I'm told they'll send Anthony Randolph and two second rounders to Orlando. Randolph expected to be waived. — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 14, 2014
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle O’Quinn talks about Magic leadership, rookies

[h/t Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders]
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

What if Magic were an all-local team?

With LeBron James returning to Cleveland and announcing he was “going home,” Joseph Milrod of Elite Daily got wondering what would teams look like if they were only full of home-grown products. I have to say, Orlando’s teams are not going to be the greatest thing to see on the floor. There are no All Stars and there are question marks at point guard (Austin Rivers), power forward...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss
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