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Chemistry rekindled between Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton

In the hubbub of Draft night, Aaron Gordon did not actually get the chance to follow the picks as they came down. Usually after picks get selected and go up to the stage to shake Adam Silver’s hand, there is a whirlwind of media obligations and photos that get completed before the night is threw (followed by a typical overnight trip to wherever he gets drafted). Gordon was excused...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
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Vice Sports follows Victor Oladipo

Throughout Summer League, Vice Sports cameras were following several players around for a series called “On the Cusp.” The series includes a profile of Victor Oladipo, the Magic’s second year guard. Part one followed Oladipo back to Washington, D.C. where he celebrated his sisters’ graduation from college and worked out at DeMatha High School. Oladipo explains in the video...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
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Elfrid Payton impressive during Orlando Summer League

The Magic’s newest point guard prospect, Elfrid Payton, has begun to make a name for himself, for the Magic, during Orlando’s Summer League, averaging 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 7.0 assists, on 16-27 from the field over the course of five games. Payton’s minutes varied, depending on the game, but he looked very impressive when given steady playing time. READ MORE! http://wp...
Via Pass The Pill
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MBO Report: Magic to sign Devyn Marble

Exclusive Report: Orlando Magic Sign Devyn Marble http://t.co/pzFStrCKhZ — MBO – Blog Feed (@MagicMBO) July 11, 2014
Via Orlando Magic Daily
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Five observations from final day of Summer League

Summer League concluded Friday in Orlando with all 10 teams participating in championship day. You do not want to put a whole lot of stock into results or into statistics coming out of these game,s but there is still quite a bit we can learn. And, as I noted earlier this week, lots of storylines to follow. We will be trying to keep track of them as the week goes on with these daily...
Via Bloguin Best
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Ben Gordon and Willie Green Have First Magic Interviews

The Orlando Magic followed the end of its Summer League with introductory interviews with Ben Gordon and Willie Green. This coming shortly after Gordon’s deal with the Magic had become official. Willie had been waived by the Clippers and then claimed by the Magic back on June 30th, something that surprised Green. The 31-year-old Gordon and 33-year-old Green both seem to be bought...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Ben Gordon looks to bring experience, 3-point shooting to Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- When Ben Gordon reached the playoffs for the first time as a member of the Chicago Bulls in 2005, it was on a team that began the season with an 0-9 record. As tough as times have gotten for the Orlando Magic the past two years, they've never stumbled that badly out of the gate. Gordon, who has averaged more than 20 points a game in the postseason for his career...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Magic's Aaron Gordon ends bumpy summer league on high note

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Aaron Gordon began the Orlando Pro Summer League playing the small forward position almost exclusively. The Magic then moved him to the power forward spot. By the time things wrapped up Friday, he was at center. As much as this week was about learning the nuances of the pro game after just one year at the University of Arizona, it also was about the Magic trying...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Magic-Pistons Summer League Postgame Interviews

The Orlando Magic concluded the 2014 Orlando Summer League with a victory. So it was all smiles as a long week hard at work has come to a conclusion. Coach Unseld reflected on the opportunity to develop his players while the rookies and Victor Oladipo get to turn towards the future.   Victor Oladipo:   Below you’ll find more interviews from Wes Unseld Jr., Elfrid Payton, Aaron...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Ben Gordon Officially Signs with Magic

Well we knew it was coming following the elimination of the free agent moratorium period, but the Orlando Magic have officially signed Ben Gordon. The team didn’t release terms of the deal, but we know it’s a 2-year, $9 million contract. The second year of the deal is a team option. Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan discussed the signing: “Ben (Gordon) brings valuable experience...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Victor Oladipo rises for alley-oop dunk at Orlando Summer League

As we officially reach the final day of Orlando Summer League 2014, the Orlando Magic went out with a notable alley-oop dunk. Late in the fourth quarter of their game against the Detroit Pistons, Magic rookie Elfrid Payton came up with a steal. Watch as he lobs it up to Victor Oladipo who finished with two hands: *** Oladipo monster alley-oop dunk [gifdsports] Oladipo image courtesy...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
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Exclusive Report: Orlando Magic Sign Devyn Marble

A source close to the situation confirms that the Orlando Magic have signed Devyn Marble. Terms of the agreement are unknown at this time, but an official team announcement is expected this weekend. The 56th overall Draft selection being signed, along with the expected official signings of Channing Frye and Ben Gordon, means the Magic roster will currently be at 14 players. The...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Elfrid Payton finds Victor Oladipo on the alley-oop

Playing with just eight players in their 96-87 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday, the Orlando Magic finally showed their fans something they have been begging to see all week – Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo playing in the back court together. The duo made it worth the wait in the second half when Payton got a steal and found Oladipo on an alley-oop. Elfrid Payton steal...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Magic likely to begin contract-extension talks with Nik Vucevic around Labor Day

The Orlando Magic likely will begin talking with Nik Vucevic's representatives about a potential contract extension for the 23-year-old center around Labor Day, according to an industry source familiar with team officials' thinking. The collective bargaining agreement allows teams to extend first-round picks' rookie-scale contracts in the months leading up to the players...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Five observations from sixth day of Summer League

Summer League continued Thursday in Orlando with three games of varying intrigue. You do not want to put a whole lot of stock into results or into statistics coming out of these game,s but there is still quite a bit we can learn. And, as I noted earlier this week, lots of storylines to follow. We will be trying to keep track of them as the week goes on with these daily recaps of...
Via Bloguin Best
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Recap: Summer League game 4

Behind a big 4th quarter from Marcus Smart, the Celts beat the Orlando Magic 76-67 this evening. This was easily Smart’s best performance yet, and the rookie played very well at times on both sides of the ball. He was a complete pest & instigator on defense, and despite some early offensive struggles, he stayed confident & buried big shots when needed. Smart finished with...
Via Red's Army
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Magic-Celtics Summer League Postgame Interviews

Aaron Gordon was still very upbeat following another shaky performance in an Orlando Magic loss. Wes Unseld Jr. doesn’t have any clue who he’ll have available for Friday’s Summer League finale, except that Victor Oladipo will indeed play and Dewayne Dedmon won’t. Elfrid Payton talked a lot about Marcus Smart and their bond. Seth Curry seems to be hearing great things from...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Magic Lose to Marcus Smart and Boston Celtics

The Orlando Magic dropped their second consecutive game at Summer League, falling to the Boston Celtics 76-67. Marcus Smart looked bad in the first three periods, but made it count in the final quarter. Smart led all scorers with 19 points on 5-of-14 shooting.. The Magic were led by Seth Curry’s 15 points off the bench. Kadeem Batts was the only other Orlando player in double figures...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Amway Center Magic Parquet Court Gets Fresh Look

While the Orlando Summer League approaches its conclusion at the Amway Center practice court, the Magic’s parquet floor is going through an offseason regiment of its own. FOX Sports Florida’s Paul Kennedy tweeted out some very nice photos of the main court – with the basketball stands and courtside seats and tables have been removed – being revitalized for the upcoming 2014...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Channing Frye’s 4-Year Deal Has Annual Salary Decreases

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel is reporting some decent news for Orlando Magic fans who believe that soon-to-be free agent signing Channing Frye is being overpaid. Frye’s 4-year, $32 million Magic deal will include 4.5% annual salary Decreases, to help w/the cap: http://t.co/KNgNl0KWKv — Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) July 10, 2014 A non-Bird free agent, such as Channing...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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How NBA Official Salary Cap Numbers Affect Orlando

The NBA has officially announced the official salary cap numbers for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. How does that affect the Orlando Magic? Per @NBAPR, Salary Cap for 2014-15 $63.065 million … tax level is $76.829 million … minimum team salary is $56.759 million … — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) July 9, 2014 The great news is that the $63.065 million salary cap is only...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Rafer Alston Reflects on Magic Days

In a wonderfully well done exclusive piece by SLAM Magazine, Rafer Alston discussed his brief stint with the Orlando Magic that included a surprise trip to the 2009 NBA Finals. The streetball legend usually referred to as ‘Skip To My Lou’ also didn’t hesitate to display how grateful he was for the opportunities given to him by Stan Van Gundy. Alston’s successful run in Houston...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Magic will seek third point guard

“After the team formally signs power forward Channing Frye and shooting guard Ben Gordon once the league’s moratorium on transactions is lifted Thursday, the Orlando Magic will seek to make one more move in free agency: finding a third point guard who can back up Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton.” –Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel
Via Orlando Magic Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Orlando Summer League Day 4: Memphis vs Orlando

Photo Credit: Sean Davis via www.photopin.com   Memphis Grizzlies power forward Jarnell Stokes continues to impress in the 2014 NBA Orlando Summer League.  He led the Grizzlies to victory over the home team Orlando Magic, 80-73.  Stokes led the way with 11 points and 12 rebounds.  He used his brute strength to bully his way to the basket and no one could stop him.  Stokes is...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic-Grizzlies Summer League Postgame Interviews

The Orlando Magic found themselves dealing with defeat for the first time this week. Fatigue appeared to play a role as Magic representatives also mentioned how physical Memphis played. Aaron Gordon reiterated that he feels most comfortable as a Small Forward than a PF. Wes Unseld Jr. seems to agree at this moment. Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo both had bright moments, but each...
Via Magic Basketball Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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