ORLANDO MAGIC NEWS

A quick preview of 2015 free agency

With July preparing to come to a close, free agency is pretty much done. The Magic have a full roster of 15 players at the moment and so their offseason is done (and continuing to confuse everybody). Orlando did its work to hand over the reigns of the team to its young players, filling the roster in with relatively low usage veterans like Channing Frye, Willie Green, Ben Gordon and...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 hours 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
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Where are Magic in my early Power Rankings?

“26. Orlando Magic Offseason Acquisitions: Channing Frye, Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton Cliche of the Week: Process The Magic have a nice collection of young talent. They have done a good job collecting quality young players willing to work and build after the Dwight Howard trade. The question is when will this team take a step forward? When will they begin winning? Many suspect...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier and France Begin Blue-White Tour

The French men’s national basketball team won the European Championship last year, but they won’t be favorites in this year’s FIBA World Cup that begins in Spain on August 30th. The reason? The absences of both Tony Parker and Joakim Noah. New Orlando Magic acquisition Evan Fournier barely missed out on making that EuroBasket winning team last year. That’s not a worry this...
Via Magic Basketball Online
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic’s mentality emerges: It’s defense

There was some shock when the Magic elected to take the offensively raw Aaron Gordon with the fourth overall pick in the Draft. There was a little bit more shock when the Magic pulled the trigger on a deal that sent two picks to Philadelphia to move up two spots and take Eflrid Payton. Both players were not particularly known for their offense in college and both players have a lot...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA’s best loving Victor Oladipo at Team USA camp

The following quotes via John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com: “He’s a great player already. I love how he plays and he plays with so much confidence. He totally deserves to be up here (with team USA) and I’m already a big fan of his. I love how he takes the game so serious. “I’m here for him if he ever needs me. I know how serious he takes it. He’s such a talent with his...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
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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
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Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon Puts on a Dunking Show

The Orlando Magic took a chance on Aaron Gordon with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, and they have to be pleased with how his skills are translating to the NBA thus far—at least, when it comes to throwing it down. The rookie put together an Instagram video entitled “Light work” that showed off his athleticism with a series of highlight-reel dunks. The Minnesota...
Via The Sideline
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Peyton Siva Has Signed With The Orlando Magic

Andy Lyons | Getty Images Just two weeks after the Detroit Pistons announced that they wouldn’t pick up the second year of his contract, former Louisville star Peyton Siva has inked a contract with the Orlando Magic. Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports was the first to report the news. Josh Robbins, the Magic beat writer for the Orlando Sentinel, reports that Siva’s deal is non-guaranteed...
Via The Cardinal Connect
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Magic to sign Peyton Siva

Peyton Siva has agreed to terms with the Orlando Magic, a source told Yahoo Sports. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 29, 2014
Via Orlando Magic Daily
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Orlando Magic agree to terms with Peyton Siva

The Orlando Magic were on the hunt for another point guard but once they signed veteran Luke Ridnour, it looked like their search was over. That clearly wasn’t the case. According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports, the Magic have agreed to a deal with free agent point guard Peyton Siva, who was waived by the Detroit Pistons two weeks ago. Peyton Siva has agreed to terms with the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Maurice Harkless’ World Cup Absence Leaves Puerto Ricans Confused

Orlando Magic wing player Maurice Harkless will not be playing for Puerto Rico in the FIBA World Cup that takes places in Spain beginning on August 30th, as reported by Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. Robbins communicated with Harkless’ agent, Happy Walters, and below is a quote from Walters on why his client won’t be playing for Puerto Rico: “He is 100 percent focused...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon shows off slam dunk skills in Instagram video

In terms of the 2014 NBA rookie class, one of the players that I’m the most excited to see play in the association is Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon. Yesterday, Gordon decided to show off his aerial abilities for the world on the social networking site Instagram with an impressive dunk reel. Check out the below Instagram clip which shows Gordon skying for many impressive slam...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
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Magic airing special Inside the Magic on Wednesday

From an official Orlando Magic press release: On Wednesday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m., FOX Sports Florida, the regional television home of the Orlando Magic, will debut a new episode of “Inside the Magic.” Titled “Mid-Summer Magic,” this episode will provide Magic fans with exclusive access to Orlando’s newest additions. The show begins with enlightening sit-down interviews...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Magic rookie Aaron Gordon puts on impressive dunking display

Forward Aaron Gordon, the first of the Orlando Magic's two first-round draft picks last month, put on display of dunking recently at the team's Amway Center practice court. Gordon's athleticism was a huge reason why the Magic took him with the fourth overall selection after he spent just one year in college at Arizona. Training camp for the Magic is two months away. You...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  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 OrlandoMagic.com...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon selling home in Chicago

Looking for real estate in suburban Chicago? Ben Gordon is listing his town home in Northbrook for $475,000 according to Bob Goldsborough of The Chicago Tribune: Former Chicago Bulls guard Ben Gordon, whom the Orlando Magic recently signed to a two-year deal, has listed his three-bedroom town home in a gated community in Northbrook for $475,000. Gordon is set to take a major loss...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
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Magic Fans Can Attend Dance Team’s Final Auditions

The Orlando Magic basketball team are the not the only ones making roster changes this summer. The Magic Dancers are getting set to complete their squad cuts as they have to go from 30 women down to twenty. Magic fans have the opportunity to see the final audition live this Thursday July 31st at the Disney Atrium inside Amway Center from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The dancers will show...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Comparing Summer League Performances of ’14 Draft Picks

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Summer League breakdowns and analysis for Magic rookies Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton have already been done, but what about comparing the #4 and #10 selections with other first round selections? Before examining other performances, it was of the common basketball media’s opinion that Elfrid impressed while Aaron left...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

National media still confused with Magic offseason

The offseason is more or less over for the Magic. Friday, the team announced the signing of Luke Ridnour, putting the roster officially at 15 players. That leaves no room for anyone else. Since it is the end of July and the basketball topics are drying up, it is time to review the offseason. Generally, the Magic’s offseason has been met with confusion. Tom Ziller of SBNation was...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Defenses turn their eyes toward Nikola Vucevic

It has been a summer of promise for the Magic. They have continued to look at the development of Victor Oladipo and reformed the backcourt with Elfrid Payton. They drafted Aaron Gordon, putting pressure on the forward positions to sort itself out. One thing that appears to be more than constant is center Nikola Vucevic. His position and role on the team is not questioned. There is...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson Leads Canada in Win Over Georgia

The Canadian senior national basketball team defeated Georgia (the country, not the state) 83-66 on the final day of the Pokal Adecco exhibition tournament in Slovenia. Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson ended up coming off the bench as Head Coach Jay Triano preferred to go with Kelly Olynyk and Dwight Powell in the frontcourt. That didn’t prevent ‘Drew from having his...
Via Magic Basketball Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Ridnour Embraces Veteran Role With Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic hope Luke Ridnour can influence second-year guard Victor Oladipo and rookie guard Elfrid Payton just like Brent Barry and Ryan Allen helped him 11 years ago.
Via Hoops Addict
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic sign guard Luke Ridnour

With highly-touted rookie point guard Elfrid Payton expected to get big minutes this year, and with mainstay Jameer Nelson no longer on the team, the Orlando Magic needed someone to mentor their prized youngster and have signed veteran free agent guard Luke Ridnour to fill that role.“We’re extremely excited to welcome Luke (Ridnour) and his family to Orlando,” said General...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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