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Magic Employees Contribute 6,000+ Community Service Hours

Photo taken by Gary Bassing The Orlando Magic Volunteer Program (MVP) contributed 6,270 hours of community service for the 2014-2015 season (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015) surpassing the goal of 6,000 hours as an organization for the 9th straight year! More than 220 employees (full-time, part-time, interns, players, and coaches) participated in numerous events throughout the year...
Via Magic Basketball Online
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic guarantee Dewayne Dedmon for 2015-16

Dewayne Dedmon played 59 games for the Magic this past season, and it appears there will be more in his future. From Dan Feldman of NBC Sports:Dedmon went undrafted out of USC, but will stick around to back up fellow former Trojan, Nikola Vucevic. At only 25 years old, he's young and athletic enough to make a difference in limited minutes. He's not the best offensive player, but...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic Enjoyed Helping the NBA in South Africa

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images Orlando Magic big man Nikola Vucevic had an eventful 4 days in Johannesburg, South Africa as the Montenegrin donated his services to a great NBA initiative. It was more than just playing the first NBA game ever on the African continent. It was bringing good to African communities in great need as well as helping with the Basketball Without...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

When The Magic Is Gone: The Curtain Closes For Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Paulie Malignaggi looks on after loosing to Danny Garcia following their welterweight bout at Barclays Center on Aug. 1 in Brooklyn; Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images There was a moment Saturday during the post-fight interview after his 9th round technical knockout loss to Danny Garcia where Paulie Malignaggi began to choke back tears. The Brooklyn crowd, many of...
Via The Queensbury Rules
2 days ago  |  Discuss

When The Magic Is Gone: The Curtain Closes For Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Paulie Malignaggi looks on after loosing to Danny Garcia following their welterweight bout at Barclays Center on Aug. 1 in Brooklyn; Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images There was a moment Saturday during the post-fight interview after his 9th round technical knockout loss to Danny Garcia where Paulie Malignaggi began to choke back tears. The Brooklyn crowd, many of...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Orlando Magic make the playoffs?

With arguably one of the three best young cores in the NBA, the Orlando Magic will enter the 2015-16 campaign as one of the most intriguing teams in the Eastern Conference. The arrival of lottery pick Mario Hezonja (if you’re not familiar with the “Croatian Kobe,” familiarize yourself), along with the return of last year’s top-10 picks Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton, gives...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic will retain two assistant coaches

Just because the Magic brought in a new head coach this offseason doesn't mean there will be turnover on the entire coaching staff over the summer. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has a report on the status of their bench:The Magic fired Jacque Vaughn midway through last season and let James Borrego finish out the year as interim head coach. He has since left for the Spurs...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic Expects Orlando Magic to Begin Turnaround in 2015

The Orlando Magic have been going through a long rebuilding process ever since Dwight Howard left town, and they are hoping to turn things around in the near future. Nikola Vucevic feels very confident about turning things around during the upcoming 2015-16 season, and he also understands that the team has to begin turning it around for themselves and their fans. Vucevic: “I...
Via Hoops-Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo throws down slam dunk on Marcellus Wiley on SportsNation

As we continue through the summer months, Orlando Magic guard Victory Oladipo recently made an appearance on the popular ESPN show, SportsNation. Earlier today, Oladipo showed off his aerial ability by throwing down an impressive slam dunk over SportsNation co-host Marcellus Wiley: Impressive slam dunk from Oladipo! *** Oladipo dunk on Wiley [Bleacher Report] Oladipo image courtesy...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oladipo is Dunking and Dancing Through the Summer

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo has been keeping active in unconventional ways this week. The 23-year-old decided to mix up his usual offseason workout routines, and put on his fun hat. First off, Oladipo along with folks like former Magic player and current community ambassador Bo Outlaw as well as Stuff the Magic mascot combined to debut the Magic Fit Shuffle. Bo’s still...
Via Magic Basketball Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo versus Marcellus Wiley

A video posted by SportsNation (@sportsnation) on Jul 29, 2015 at 12:49pm PDT Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo versus SportsNation host Marcellus Wiley, no contest. The post Victor Oladipo versus Marcellus Wiley appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier Being Recruited By Puerto Rican National Team

The Orlando Magic very well could still have two of their players participate at the August 31st-to-September 12th FIBA Americas pre-Olympic qualifying tournament after all. Andrew Nicholson – coming off a strong Pan Am Games – will most likely represent Canada in Mexico. Puerto Rican national team coach Rick Pitino came out in June and stated he was recruiting Maurice Harkless...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic acquire Shabazz Napier from Heat

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic have acquired guard Shabazz Napier and cash considerations from Miami in exchange for a conditional 2016 second round draft pick, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced Monday. Napier (6'1", 175, 7/14/91) played in 51 games as a rookie last season, averaging 5.1 ppg. and 2.5 apg. in 19.8 minpg., while shooting 36.4 percent from three-point range...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo says mental part of his game is what he needs to improve the most

LAS VEGAS -- Victor Oladipo showed significant improvement in just his second NBA season, primarily due to being more comfortable with the game as a regular fixture in the Orlando Magic starting lineup.Most young players target the offseason as a time to work on individual on-court skills, in order to become even more of a threat by the time the regular season rolls around. So what...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Shabazz Napier Trade Grade

(Feb. 22, 2015 – Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… Magic Trade: Future Protected 2nd Round Pick Magic Receive: Shabazz Napier With the Heat looking to shave their luxury tax bill down, they were reportedly aggressive in finding a trade partner for Napier (as well as Mario Chalmers) and earlier today they...
Via HoopStuff
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Canada and Andrew Nicholson Claim Silver at Pan Am Games

Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson and the Canadian national team had to settle for the silver medal on Saturday in the Pan Am Games senior men’s basketball final. They fell to Brazil 86-71. Nicholson tallied 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting (1-of-2 on triples) and 3 rebounds. Canada as a whole shot a terrible 32% from the field including 6-of-24 on triples. Just not the ideal...
Via Magic Basketball Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat trade Shabazz Napier to the Magic

So much for former first-round pick Shabazz Napier being the future of the point guard position with the Miami Heat. A little over a year after trading up for him in the first round of the 2014 NBA draft, the Heat have reportedly traded the former NCAA Tournament hero to the Orlando Magic for a future second round pick. Yahoo Sources: Orlando finalizing deal for Miami's Shabazz...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Trade PG Shabazz Napier To Orlando Magic

Point guard Shabazz Napier didn't last very long with the Miami Heat. He's leaving South Beach and heading to the Orlando Magic.
Via Gamedayr
9 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicholson’s 31 Points and 10 Rebounds Carry Canada to Gold Medal Game

Don’t tell me the Pan Am Games don’t matter. Look at those faces full of emotion. Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson has an opportunity to win his first medal in international play. That’s because the 25-year-old tallied a remarkable 31 points and 10 rebounds in a 111-108 overtime semifinals victory over Team USA on Friday at the Pan Am Games. Nicholson shot 12-of-20...
Via Magic Basketball Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

MBO Roundtable: Orlando 2015 Free Agency Edition

The 2015 NBA Free Agency is still ongoing, but the Orlando Magic appear to be mostly done with moves and signings. We start chatting about what type of squad Scott Skiles is going to have for the 2015-2016 campaign. Welcome to another edition of MBO roundtable. I’m Adam Papageorgiou and joining me for this fearsome foursome chat are Brian Serra, Spenser Strode, and Juan Toribio...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicholson with 11 Points and 10 Boards; Canada Ends Pool B Play 3-0

Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson notched yet another Pam Am Games double-double as Canada concluded Pool B play 3-0 following a comfortable 96-76 victory over Mexico. Canada didn’t need to win this contest – having locked up a semifinals spot – so coach Jay Triano only played Nicholson 18 minutes. Still, Andrew racking up an 11-point, 10-rebound double-double is respectable...
Via Magic Basketball Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson playing big minutes for Team Canada

Andrew Nicholson got lots of playing time as a rookie with the Magic. Once he aged, his burn became more sparse. Now, his playing time isn't even inconsistent anymore; it's nonexistent. But that doesn't mean Nicholson, a member of the Canadian national team, is struggling to get minutes everywhere he plays. From Alykan Ravjiani of the Vancouver Province:Nicholson averaged 4.9 points...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicholson Drops 24 Points and 12 Rebounds in Win Over Argentina

  All smiles for Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson and the Canadian national team squad. After a very lackluster first half, Nicholson proved why Canada can win the Pan Am Games. ‘Drew led Canada to an 88-83 victory over Argentina that included a 29-17 fourth period. Canada shot 45% from the field including another decent 8-for-20 three-point shooting display, and out...
Via Magic Basketball Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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