No one would blame you for being skeptical of J.J. Redick when the Orlando Magic made him the 11th pick in the 2006 Draft. Redick had made his name in the college ranks as one of the best shooters in the league — what team does not need shooting?
Rebuilding is not easy. Starting from scratch always comes with incredible risk. Trading away a team that was a confident playoff team (even if in the back-end of the postseason) to begin anew with a young roster offers no guarantee for success.
The Orlando Magic have their guy. Fans erupted inside the Amway Center on draft night at this realization when the Toronto Raptors selected Scottie Barnes with the fourth overall pick and left Jalen Suggs to go to the Orlando Magic with the fifth pick.
There were two immediate reactions that came up when reports broke that Aaron Gordon was signing a four-year, $92-million contract extension with the Denver Nuggets that will kick in after next season.
With the NBA offseason in its quieter stages, the Ben Simmons saga has been getting extra attention. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst recently reported there is a new small-market team that has made a trade offer to acquire Simmons.
The Orlando Magic sparked a bit of debate this week. With the release of the poster and trailer for the upcoming The Matrix: Resurrections movie, the team’s Brazil-based account presented a binary choice and sparked debates among fans.
The Orlando Magic are an extremely young team. One of the problems in trying to put together their roster for the upcoming season was figuring out how to balance the team while still giving their long list of young players plenty of time.
The reboot has officially begun in Orlando. After trading away Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon at last season’s trade deadline, the Magic are finally embracing the long-term build compared to wallowing in no-man’s land.
The Orlando Magic made the headlines on Monday night when a 29-year-old player made his debut in the 2021 Summer League. Orlando made some interesting moves this offseason, especially on draft night, landing Jalen Suggs and Franz Wagner a couple of weeks ago.
To say the 2021 NBA Draft is a fairly important one for the Magic would be an understatement. After an injury-riddled campaign that saw the team post a 21-51 record and part ways with head coach Steve Clifford, the organization needs direction.