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Top 10 Jameer Nelson Magic Game Performances

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images   We gave him a nice farewell, but let’s reflect on the best Orlando Magic games that Jameer Nelson had in his 10 years serving O-Town. This includes regular season and playoff contests.   #10 January 7, 2013 Magic @ Portland Trail Blazers – Lost 125-119 in Overtime 21 points, 12 assists, 3 rebounds, 7-for-21 FGs It’s all about...
Via Magic Basketball Online
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

How did Andrew Nicholson do on Team Canada tour?

No, Canada did not qualify for the FIBA World Cup this year. A disappointing finish at last summer’s Tournament of the Americas prevented the team from making the trip to Spain at the end of the month. It was still a critical summer for the growing basketball country. Even with NBA players Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett sitting out, Steve Nash‘s Canadian basketball program...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic to begin development of entertainment complex after this season

The Magic will turn their attention to the proposed Amway Center entertainment district at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, Richard Bilbao of Orlando Business Journal reports. The Magic are still in the process of buying up the land across the street from Amway Center for their proposed entertainment district which will feature shops, restaurants, a hotel, office space and a...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic to Announce New Erie BayHawks Head Coach Soon

The Orlando Magic are close to announcing the hiring of a head coach for the team’s new NBDL single-affiliate, the Erie BayHawks, according to John Dudley of the Erie Times-News. Below is a quote from BayHawks team president Matt Bresee. “Right now, as I understand it, (the Magic) have a finalist and they’re in the process of going though the necessary background checks and...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Victor Oladipo Works Out in Indiana with Heat Players

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo has been working out in Bloomington, Indiana this week and taken part in an ‘On The Road’ tour. That’s no surprise considering the Hoosier product frequently returns to his old stomping grounds. Indiana’s Head Coach Tom Crean is known for running great offseason programs for players. Along with the Hornets’ Cody Zeller though, ‘Dipo...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day 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
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Orlando Dodged a Joel Embiid Twitter Bullet

The Philadelphia 76ers already have a star on their hands in Joel Embiid. Not a basketball star, but one of the social media variety. The 3rd overall selection from June hasn’t stepped on a court in months and he’s already the most popular NBA rookie as the ‘MVP of Twitter’. Joel has grabbed plenty of attention via his Twitter account. From hitting on a married woman, to...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A second chance for Ben Gordon

There was a time when Ben Gordon struck fear into opponents’ hearts. He won Sixth Man of the Year in 2005. He was stellar in the 2009 Playoffs, averaging 24.3 points per game and 37.0 percent shooting from beyond the arc. In that crazy series, Gordon fed it with big shot after big shot for the Bulls. There had to be a few Magic fans afraid of seeing this strange compound of a young...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

FanDuel Becomes New Orlando Magic Sponsor

FanDuel, the leader in one-day fantasy sports, has joined the Orlando Magic as a “Champions of the Community (COTC)” sponsor. FanDuel joins Walt Disney World, GEICO, Florida Hospital, PepsiCo, Southwest Airlines, Harris, and Chase as Champions of the Community. “We are honored to have FanDuel join our family,” said Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins. “This is yet another example...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 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
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

France Falls to Australia as Fournier Scores 9 Points

The French men’s senior national basketball team concluded their 3-game exhibition tournament in Antibes, France on Sunday with a 76-74 loss to Australia. Orlando Magic wing Evan Fournier finished with 9 points and 3 rebounds on 3-of-6 shooting (1-for-2 on 3-pointers). Just like against Ukraine yesterday, the French paid for keeping Evan on the bench in crunch time when they needed...
Via Magic Basketball Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Daily takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Post by Philip Rossman-Reich. Adam and Carson have already accepted and completed the challenge. What is the Ice Bucket Challenge? It is a social media movement going around to raise awareness for ALS (aka Lou Gherig’s Disease). The movement has helped raise $2.9 million for the ALS Association as of July 29. For more on the ALS Association, please visit ALSA.org.
Via Orlando Magic Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 23: FIBA World Cup

In about two weeks, Team USA will begin its defense of its Olympic and World Championship gold medal at the FIBA World Cup of Basketball in Spain. We have already seen some major players have to step aside with Paul George and Kevin Durant opting to step aside — George with an injury and Durant with fatigue. They seem very very vulnerable. At least as vulnerable as they have been...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ukraine Defeats France as Fournier Has Quiet Outing

Day 2 of France’s exhibition tournament in Antibes found the French national team losing to Ukraine 63-56 on Saturday. Orlando Magic wing Evan Fournier had a relatively quiet outing off the bench. French Coach Vincent Collet decided not to utilize his best 3-point shooter down the stretch and it costed him as guys like Nicolas Batum and Mickael Gelabale clanked 3-pointers late...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fournier Contributes 6 Points as France Edge Past the Philippines

The French men’s national basketball team on Friday kicked off another 3-day weekend exhibition tour in preparation for the FIBA World Cup that takes place in two weeks. This time the Blue-White Tour is in the town of Antibes. France struggled from the perimeter but still managed to beat the Philippines 75-68 in the first of three consecutive days of games. France were 2-for-17...
Via Magic Basketball Online
7 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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

E'Twaun Moore to sign with Chicago Bulls, according to report

Citing "sources," Sports Talk Florida reporter Mary Stevens writes former Orlando Magic combo guard E`Twaun Moore will continue his NBA career with the Chicago Bulls. He is expected to sign there "in the next few days." Prior reports from other outlets indicated that Moore was set to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but Stevens calls those reports "false...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic release 2014 preseason schedule

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic will open the 2014 preseason with two games on the road - at Miami on Tuesday, October 7 and at Indiana on Friday, October 10.  Orlando then hosts its first preseason game at Amway Center on Wednesday, October 15 vs. Brazilian-team Flamengo.  Tip-off is 7 p.m.  The Magic will play a total of eight preseason games, including four at Amway Center...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Release 2014 Preseason Schedule

On Wednesday the Orlando Magic released their entire ’14-’15 regular season schedule. Today we found out the team’s 8-game exhibition schedule. Coach Jacque Vaughn’s squad have three straight road games before their first Amway Center contest against Brazilian champion Flamengo. October 17th brings the official Orlando return of Stan Van Gundy who will be at the helm of the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Summer of Victor Oladipo Continues

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo says he blends in very well whenever he walks around our fair city of Orlando, but that ‘Dipo anticipates things to change next year. He won’t be wrong if Victor can make the jump in on-court production we’re anticipating. The man craves meaningful social interaction and he’s a human sponge soaking up information from everyone and everything...
Via Magic Basketball Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic 2014-15 regular-season schedule

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Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo takes Ice Bucket Challenge

Maurice Harkless challenged Victor Oladipo to the Ice Bucket Challenge on Tuesday. Oladipo had 24 hours to take the challenge. And with some help from Harkless, Oladipo completed the social media challenge to raise awareness for ALS research: Oladipo issued his challenge to Magic rookies Elfrid Payton and Aaron Gordon. They have 24 hours. Kyle O’Quinn has yet to answer Harkless’...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joseph And Nicholson Help Canada Crush Angola 89-65

Canada came out hot for their final game in Europe this summer led by Magic forward Andrew Nicholson who hit two early three-pointers to help Canada take a quick 13-4 lead over Angola and finish with a 21 point 10 rebound double-double on route to a crushing 89-65 victory. The Spurs Cory Joseph achieved the challenging 12 point 11 assist double-double from the usually stingy FIBA...
Via Pro Bball Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicholson Concludes European Tour with Outstanding Double-Double

Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson saved his best performance of Canada’s 11-game European exhibition tour for last. The 24-year-old Missaussaga, Ontario native was vital in Canada’s 89-65 victory over Angola on Tuesday in Granada, Spain. Nicholson tallied his only double-double of the summer with 21 points and 10 rebounds on 8-for-11 shooting (3-of-6 on 3-pointers) in 26...
Via Magic Basketball Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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