ORLANDO MAGIC NEWS

Magic observations: Defense continuing to make strides

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It's only seven preseason games, but the numbers tell an encouraging story for the Orlando Magic. Although they lost 90-89 Wednesday night to the Houston Rockets to drop their record to 4-3, the way in which the Magic have displayed a commitment to ramping up their defensive effort is something they can point to with pride. They went into the game first in the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Magic take process over results, Rockets take win

At this point in the preseason, players are about rounded into form. The anticipation for the regular season takes over and the games take on a strange waywardness to them. The Magic led by eight points after three quarters and had the lead almost the entire night in the game. They yo-yoed the lead up to as much as 12 points and were rarely threatened. Again, if such things matter...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
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Rockets-Magic Preseason Postgame Interviews

AP Photo/John Raoux Let’s keep this short. The Orlando Magic dominated Houston for three quarters. The final twelve minutes won’t mean much in the grand scheme of this campaign. Let’s prepare for the final preseason game and look forward to these contests truly mattering. The locker room name plates for Kadeem Batts, Seth Curry, Peyton Siva, and Drew Crawford have all been...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Late free throw sinks Magic in loss to Rockets

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Jeff Adrien hit a free throw with 35 seconds to play as Houston rallied to beat Orlando 90-89 on Wednesday night. Troy Daniels and Isaiah Canaan led the Rockets with 14 points each. Houston (5-2) trailed by 13 entering the fourth quarter and didn't get its first lead of the second half until just over two minutes left in the game. The Magic (3-3) tied it...
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Rockets' late free throw downs Magic 90-89

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Jeff Adrien hit a free throw with 35 seconds to play as Houston rallied to beat Orlando 90-89 on Wednesday night. Troy Daniels and Isaiah Canaan led the Rockets with 14 points each. Houston (5-2) trailed by 13 entering the fourth quarter and didn't get its first lead of the second half until just over two minutes left in the game. The Magic (3-3) tied it at...
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Late free throw sinks Magic in loss to Rockets

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Jeff Adrien hit a free throw with 35 seconds to play as Houston rallied to beat Orlando 90-89 on Wednesday night. Troy Daniels and Isaiah Canaan led the Rockets with 14 points each. Houston (5-2) trailed by 13 entering the fourth quarter and didn't get its first lead of the second half until just over two minutes left in the game. The Magic (3-3) tied it...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Highlights: Magic fall to Rockets 90-89

Final: Rockets 90, Magic 89. @DetroitWillie34's floater just misses at the buzzer. HIGHLIGHTS: http://t.co/5srhyxHDoe pic.twitter.com/NL7l2S21Y9 — Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) October 23, 2014 Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Houston 90 92.9 41.8 26.0 11.8 31.8 Orlando 89 92.9 46.3 22.7 16.1 25.0
Via Orlando Magic Daily
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Rockets Win After Magic Cough Up 13-Point Lead

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic are now 4-3 in preseason play after their third unit gave away a 13-point fourth quarter lead, losing to the Houston Rockets 90-89 on Wednesday night. Houston only shot 36.5 FG% and was led by Troy Daniels and Isaiah Canaan who each had 14 points. The Rockets were 9-for-34 from 3-point range. Orlando spread out their...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Nikola Vucevic excited for future with Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- While every "i" has yet to be dotted and every "t" has yet to be crossed, Nikola Vucevic is ready to approach the start of the 2014-15 NBA season secure in knowing he'll be with the Orlando Magic for years to come. Vucevic told reporters Wednesday morning that his agent and Magic general manager Rob Hennigan are finalizing the remaining details...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Nikola Vucevic excited for future with Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- While every "i" has yet to be dotted and every "t" has yet to be crossed, Nikola Vucevic is ready to approach the start of the 2014-15 NBA season secure in knowing he'll be with the Orlando Magic for years to come. Vucevic told reporters Wednesday morning that his agent and Magic general manager Rob Hennigan are finalizing the remaining details...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Magic Wands: vs. Rockets

Orlando, Fla. (4-2) vs. (4-2)    Time/TV: 7 p.m./No TV Line: No Line Tickets: $10-$278 on TiqIQ Season Series: Tonight in Orlando (Preseason); Jan. 14 in Orlando; March 17 in Houston Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Houston 102.6 96.2 79.8 47.1 30.0 17.9 41.5 Orlando 101.1 97.3 109.1 49.1 27.0 16.4 27.7 Video Vault: https://www.youtube.com...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
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2014-2015 GM Survey Indicates Magic Not Respected

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The 2014-2015 NBA General Manager Survey results are out, and the Orlando Magic almost don’t exist based on the responses. Remember, Rob Hennigan can’t vote for his own team or personnel. So what do we know? Well, not one of the other 29 GMs think the Magic can win the Southeast division. None of the GMs believe either Elfrid Payton...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Lock ‘Em Up, Rob Hennigan

It was not that long ago when the Orlando Magic’s top priority was dealing away a disgruntled Dwight Howard, and the Magic fans’ top priority was winning the break up. When Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan signed, sealed and delivered Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers, Walt Disney’s neighbors were not so pleased. That was especially true because Magic fans never heard of the...
Via Bloguin Best
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Lock ‘Em Up, Rob Hennigan

It was not that long ago when the Orlando Magic’s top priority was dealing away a disgruntled Dwight Howard, and the Magic fans’ top priority was winning the break up. When Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan signed, sealed and delivered Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers, Walt Disney’s neighbors were not so pleased. That was especially true because Magic fans never heard of the...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Rockets-Magic Preseason Shootaround Interviews

Who cares about Dwight Howard and his Houston Rockets when Nikola Vucevic unofficially has a shiny new contract extension and we need to find out if Victor Oladipo is going to be ready for the regular season opener. Well Orlando Magic Head Coach Jacque Vaughn says Oladipo is day-to-day. Victor himself wasn’t wearing the bulky knee brace he wore for the open practice, but he still...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Magic 8-Ball: An Old #12 Returns to Orlando

  In our Magic 8-Ball you’ll find quotes, tweets, 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.    #1: VUCCI MANE GOT PAID I imagine the next big team meal check will...
Via Magic Basketball Online
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Nikola Vucevic Extension Grade

Source: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images North America Orlando Magic: Nikola Vucevic Extension Grade By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content… Contract: 4 seasons, 54 million The Orlando Magic agreed to some interesting contracts this past offseason. They gave shooting guard Ben Gordon a 2 year, 9 million dollar deal which is only half guaranteed and signed stretch four Channing Frye...
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Nikola Vucevic signs 4-year, $53M extension with Orlando Magic

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Orlando Magic and center Nikola Vucevic have reached terms on a four-year, $53 million contract extension. The 23-year-old averaged 14.2 points and 11.3 rebounds for the Magic last season. By finalizing the deal, the Magic prevent Vucevic from becoming a restricted free agent next summer. He’s thought to be a key piece of the franchise’s future...
Via Basketball Bicker
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Vucevic signs 4 year, $53M extension with Magic

According to Yahoo! Sports, The Orlando Magic and Center Nikola Vucevic have reached terms on a four year, $53 million contract extension. The 23 year old averaged 14.2 points and 11.3 rebounds for the Magic last season. By finalizing the deal, the Magic prevent Vucevic from becoming a restricted free agent next summer.  He’s thought to be a key piece of the franchise’s future...
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No searching for a center, it is Nikola Vucevic

In the years after Shaquille O’Neal left the Magic, the team searched for someone — anyone — who could play center. From Felton Spencer to Rony Seikaly to Isaac Austin to Andrew Declercq to Shawn Kemp to Patrick Ewing to Kelvin Cato. There was no consistency and no plan other than stop gaps (maybe Seikaly and Austin were “plans” that never came close to fruition). After...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
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Magic teammates excited for Nikola Vucevic’s extension

Vooooooooooooch! !! Happy for my man! Congrats big fella @NikolaVucevic — Maurice Harkless (@moe_harkless) October 21, 2014 @NikolaVucevic Congratulations to this guy! Glad to be apart of the Magic future with this guy! — Channing Frye (@Channing_Frye) October 21, 2014 Congrats to the bro @NikolaVucevic !!!!!!!!!!! — Tobias Harris (@tobias31) October 22, 2014 Tobias Harris...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
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Magic, young center Nikola Vucevic agree to 4-year, $54 million deal

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic have agreed to terms on a four-year, $54 million contract extension with center Nikola Vucevic. News and details of the extension was first reported Tuesday night by Yahoo Sports. The Magic had until Oct. 31 to reach an extension and keep the 6-foot-11 Vucevic from becoming a restricted free agent next summer, where he would have been one of the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Victor Oladipo Dunks Are Great…Especially in Slow Motion

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo saw his first action inside Amway Center on Monday for the first time since last season. Sure it was in an open practice. Sure Oladipo didn’t actually scrimmage or participate in 5-on-5 drills due to ‘Dipo recovering from his sprained MCL. But the 22-year-old unleashed some outrageous dunks while wearing a knee brace. Slams that you don’t...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Magic and Nik Vucevic are finalizing contract extension

The Orlando Magic and the representatives for center Nik Vucevic are finalizing a contract extension that will add four years to his current deal and will run through the 2018-19 NBA season, industry sources told the Orlando Sentinel. The deal will pay Vucevic a total of $53 million over four seasons, and the extension will not include an opt-out clause that would enable Vucevic...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic Agree To 4-year, $53 Million Extension With Nikola Vucevic

The biggest disappointment from the 76ers acquiring Andrew Bynum has to be watching Nikola Vucevic turn into a double-double machine in Orlando. Vučević was traded to the Orlando Magic in a four-team trade involving Dwight Howard, Andrew Bynum, Arron Afflalo, Andre Iguodala, and other players. The Magic have rewarded his potential with a new four-year, $53 million deal. Magic give...
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