ORLANDO MAGIC NEWS

What Went Right: The bigger picture

Now that the season is over, it is time to review the last five months. This is our yearly look back at what went right and what went wrong during the 2013-14 season. This was a rough season. Any 23-win season is going to inevitably be rough. The Magic’s rebuild somewhat necessitated another rough season to continue laying the foundation for the future of the organization. Unfortunately...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Review: Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic selected shooting guard Victor Oladipo out of Indiana University with the second overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, and that pick has completely changed the outlook of their franchise. Oladipo was expected to be a very special player, but he surprised some people with the versatility that he has shown in his first season with the Magic. There are quite a few analysts...
Via Sports-Glory
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Ronnie Price happy to lend a hand to young Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Ronnie Price hadn't played in so few games for so few minutes since his rookie season with the Sacramento Kings nine years ago. In spite of that, he wouldn't trade his first season with the Orlando Magic for anything. "This year has been kind of refreshing for me in a lot of ways," the 30-year-old guard said. "And I can't really explain...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic searching for team growth ☆

With the season now over, we know the Magic have matched and surpassed last season’s win total. That should be some sign that things are heading in the right direction. The Magic have made modest improvements in the win-loss column — if that is what you tend to focus on. Yet, there are still the moments when questions have to be asked. What happened to Andrew Nicholson’s post...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Could Discuss Extensions For Vucevic, Harris After Initial Free Agency

The Orlando Magic's officials likely won't make a decision on whether to pursue contract extensions for Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris until after they see how free agency impacts the salary cap. Vucevic and Harris will be eligible for extensions this summer. "I'd love to stay in Orlando," Vucevic said. "I like it here a lot. I like the team. I like...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic seek patience as youth develops

ORLANDO, Fla. -- From general manager Rob Hennigan to coach Jacque Vaughn down to the players who finished out the season, the Orlando Magic insist they have improved from the year before. But going from 20 to 23 victories doesn't represent the type of accelerated growth that makes those around the NBA sit up and take notice. And when Hennigan was asked Thursday what Magic fans...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The UFC Holds The FOX 11 Pre Fight Presser At Shaq’s House

The UFC is in Orlando, Florida this weekend and hold the pre fight press conference at former Orlando Magic star Shaquille O’Neal’s crib.  It’s nice to be Dana White and be friends with all these celebrities.  Can’t wait for this weekend!! Video: Dana White TUF Nations scrum Uncle Creepy with his beautiful girlfriend
Via Tito Couture
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Rob Hennigan’s Orlando Magic 2014 Exit Interview

Here’s Orlando Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan answering a lot of important questions as the franchise moves into a key period that is the 2014 offseason. As always with ‘Henny’ there was a plethora of information to be digested in regards to the draft, evaluating Jacque Vaughn, how the team met his benchmark goals, what may happen with Arron Afflalo and Jameer Nelson, and...
Via Magic Basketball Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic’s lottery position set

With the close to the season, the Magic’s odds in the NBA Draft Lottery, to be held May 20, is officially set. Here are the lottery odds in their beautiful tanking glory: Tankathon – NBA Draft Tracker via kwout The Magic have a 46.9 percent chance of landing in the top 3 with their own pick. It is still possible that the Nuggets and Knicks could...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Now, the real work begins ☆

In the end, the regular season was only another cog in the process for the Magic. One more tick mark that needed checking before moving on to the next phase of the rebuild — an important Draft with two lottery picks and big decisions to make. The entire season was almost dominated by talks of that Draft and what was to come this summer. Nobody — on the court, at least — was...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers – Orlando Magic Postgame Interviews

It began with Indiana and it ended with another Pacers defeat. We made it to the conclusion of the Orlando Magic’s 25th Anniversary. Though their record doesn’t show it, a lot of optimism can be had for what was accomplished this season for the team and its individuals that represent it. Now the focus is making the step towards playoff contention. Victor Oladipo looked back on...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers rest three starters, cruise past Magic 101-86

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Rasual Butler and Chris Copeland each scored 19 points as the Indiana Pacers rested their key players and cruised to a 101-86 victory over the Orlando Magic in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Eastern Conference's top seed ended the season winning three of four to shake off a nasty late-season slump. The Pacers will open the playoffs against eighth...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic fall to Indiana Pacers, ending disappointing campaign

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Rasual Butler and Chris Copeland each scored 19 points as the Indiana Pacers rested their key players and cruised to a 101-86 victory over the Orlando Magic in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Eastern Conference's top seed ended the season winning three of four to shake off a nasty late-season slump. The Pacers will open the playoffs against...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic finish with third-worst record

With their loss to the Indiana Pacers Wednesday, the Magic clinched the third worst record, which could weigh heavy in the draft lottery next month. The Magic have a 15.6% to get the top pick, a 15.74% to get the second pick, a 15.59%. to get the third pick, a 22.57%. to get the fourth pick, a 26.48% to get the fifth pick and a 4.03% to get the sixth pick. The lottery is on...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Orlando finishes off season with home loss to Indiana

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic ended their season the same way it began in late October, with a loss to the Indiana Pacers. Although the Pacers rested three of their regular starters with the playoffs starting this weekend, they had more than enough firepower to post a 101-86 victory over the Magic, who again saw several of their reserves play more than usual. In addition to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic's Jameer Nelson will not play versus Pacers

The Orlando Magic enter the final game of the 2013-2014 season tonight against the Indiana Pacers following a 108-95 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. The Magic will play tonight without guard Jameer Nelson, who is out with groin injury. Victor Oladipo wll start and expect Doron Lamb, Ronnie Price and E'Twaun Moore to see significant time off the bench. Mike...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Wands: vs. Pacers

Orlando, Fla. (55-26) vs. (23-58)    Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida Line: Magic by 4 Tickets: $14-$774 on VividSeats Season Series: Pacers 97, Magic 87 in Indianapolis on Oct. 29; Pacers 98, Magic 79 in Indianapolis on Feb. 3; Magic 93, Pacers 92 in Orlando on Feb. 9; Tonight in Orlando Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Indiana 95.0 101.4 96.8 49.0 24.8 15.9 29...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic were defeated by the Chicago Bulls 109-95 on Monday. The Indiana Pacer, who have clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference. These two teams met on opening night when the Pacers defeated the Magic 97-87 behind 24 points from Paul George. They met again February 3 and the Pacers blew out the Magic 98-79. On February, the Magic held off the Pacers for a 93-92...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Season finale might be Jameer Nelson's last game with the Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic's game tonight at Amway Center will close their 2013-14 season. It also could mark the end of the team's Jameer Nelson era. Nelson might not be with the franchise next season. Although he's about to complete just the second year of a three-year contract, his salary for the 2014-15 season is only partially guaranteed. If the Magic waive him before July...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

USA TODAY: Magic to get own D-League team

“The Orlando Magic plan to enter a single-affiliation hybrid relationship with the NBA Development League’s Erie BayHawks, people familiar with news told USA TODAY Sports. They requested anonymity because the deal has not been finalized.” –Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY The Magic have used the D-League sparingly as they have had to share their affiliation with several other teams...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Lowe picks Victor Oladipo as ROY

“Oladipo is a bulldog with long arms, and he has predictably fared better on defense. Real plus/minus paints him as a positive on that end, he can check multiple positions, and he has generated steals without gambling irresponsibly. The Magic have allowed six fewer points per 100 possessions when Oladipo plays. Those numbers are noisy, but it’s tough to find much evidence Oladipo...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic To Enter Into Single-Affiliate Relationship With Bayhawks

The Orlando Magic will enter a single-affiliation hybrid relationship with the Erie BayHawks of the D-League. An official announcement is not expected until late May as the parties finalize details. The Magic will run basketball ops and the ownership will handle business operations and community relations. Orlando has wanted to run a D-League team, and when the Knicks ended their...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameer Nelson on his future ☆

“I do think about it a lot, but I don’t know what the future holds. I don’t know the plan. I just have to be patient and see that they are going to do because it’s the team’s option (with his contract). “I would definitely like to stay with the Magic, but it’s a business and it’s up to these guys,’’ Nelson said. “I haven’t talked to them much about (the plan...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Q&A with Jeff Turner

For the final time this season, FOXSportsFlorida.com checks in with color analyst Jeff Turner to get the latest on the Magic. You can follow Turner on Twitter at @JTurnerMagic. FOX SPORTS FLORIDA: Where have you seen the biggest improvement on the Magic from last season? JEFF TURNER: I think there are a few things. Defensively, there's been improvement. You can look at the way...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic lose to Chicago Bulls. Nice job!

Dewayne Dedmon viciously blocks a foolish Tony Snell dunk attempt. As the season draws even nearer to the end, the one constant of the year remained the same. The Orlando Magic lost on the road. The Magic faced off against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night, falling 108-95. With the road loss, the Magic fell to 4-37 when playing away from the Amway Center. More importantly, they inched...
Via Magic Basketball Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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