Magic Wands: Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors — March 20, 2018

Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida Line: Raptors by 10 Tickets: $10-$138 on Vivid Seats Season Series: Raptors 117, Magic 104 in Orlando on Feb. 28; Tonight in Orlando; April 8 in Toronto Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Toronto 100.1 111.5 103.1 53.9 23.4 13.2 25.9 Orlando 100...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 hour ago

Penny Hardaway introduced as Memphis basketball coach

The former Magic guard takes over at his alma mater Penny Hardaway has officially returned to his former stomping grounds. The former Magic guard was introduced on Tuesday morning as the head coach of the men’s basketball team at the University of Memphis, the school he starred at for two years before heading to the NBA. Though the 46-year-old Hardaway has no prior collegiate coaching...
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3 hours ago

A look back at Tracy McGrady’s best performances with the Orlando Magic

Tracy McGrady is about to enter the Orlando Magic Hall of Fame. Even in four short years, he put in some memorable performances worthy of Hall of Fame induction. Tracy McGrady spent 15 seasons in the NBA, out of his 15 seasons it was his four years with the Orlando Magic that fully...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
4 hours ago

Tracy McGrady’s best moments in Orlando

With T-Mac being enshrined in the Magic Hall of Fame on Tuesday, we discuss our favorite T-Mac memories Tracy McGrady provided plenty of memorable moments during his four years in Orlando. With T-Mac set to be inducted into the Magic Hall of Fame at Amway Center tonight, it’s an ideal time to reflect on his tenure with the Magic and debate our favorite moments, which we do below...
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5 hours ago

Aaron Gordon set to return on Tuesday

Gordon has missed the previous five games while in concussion protocol Aaron Gordon has finally been cleared to return. The Magic announced that Gordon, who missed the last five games while under the league’s concussion protocol, will return to the lineup on Tuesday when the Magic host the Raptors. The Magic went 1-4 without Gordon, the team’s leading scorer at 18.3 points per...
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1 day ago

Orlando Magic Daily Facebook Live: The depths of despair and all we have to hope for

The Orlando Magic do not have much to play for in the last dozen games, and it kind of shows. There is one thing to be hopeful for and watch this year. The Orlando Magic season is t-minus 12 games from the end of the season. And everyone can seemingly see the end near. Never […] Orlando...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago

Frank Vogel’s job in jeopardy in Orlando?

With the Magic wrapping up another lost season, there’s a sense in Orlando that it could be the last one for coach Frank Vogel, writes Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel.Vogel is 50-102 in nearly two full years with the Magic, operating against a background of change. The team replaced GM Rob Hennigan and cleared out several other members of the basketball operations department...
Via Hoops Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic to sign Rodney Purvis to second 10-day deal

The Magic plan on signing rookie guard Rodney Purvis to a second 10-day contract, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic. Purvis’ first 10-day deal runs through tonight.Purvis, 24, has appeared in all five games for Orlando during his first 10 days, averaging 3.8 points and 0.6 rebounds per game.Purvis began the season playing for Orlando’s G League affiliate, the Lakeland Magic...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon, Jabari Parker are adding layers to the PF position

As the NBA was entering an era of fluidity and position-less basketball, the 2014 draft introduced three players that might bring back some version of the power forward position.Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon, and Jabari Parker came into the league as the evolution of that position, until Draymond Green and the Warriors interrupted that evolution. Green’s defensive versatility is by...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic waive Rashad Vaughn, will sign Rodney Purvis

Rashad Vaughn‘s 10-day contract with the Magic wasn’t set to expire until Sunday night, but the team has waived the third-year guard, according to Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel (Twitter link). As Robbins notes, Vaughn is dealing with right knee soreness, which wasn’t likely to heal before the end of his 10-day pact. The Magic have officially confirmed the move (via Twitter...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Orlando Magic get enough for Elfrid Payton?

The Elfrid Payton trade between the Orlando Magic and the Phoenix Suns was confusing on so many levels. First, why were the Suns adding a starting point guard when: a) they were about as far away from the playoffs as the Philadelphia 76ers were before Joel Embiid came around, and b) Payton is going to be a free agent at the end of this season? Orlando’s issue, however, has more to...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid does finger wag after blocking shot

Sixers big man Joel Embiid did his best Dikembe Mutombo impression during Saturday’s game against the Magic.Embiid rejected Shelvin Mack’s floater attempt near the rim with authority, and then let everyone know about it, by doing Mutombo’s signature finger wag gesture. Embiid is fun to watch every time he steps foot on the court.
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Grant Hill: Doc Rivers blew Tim Duncan meeting

Remember that time Tim Duncan could’ve signed with the Orlando Magic? Well according to Grant Hill, that possibility vanished – and it was all thanks to Doc Rivers. Let’s go back to the summer of 2000. Grant Hill would be at the dinner for the Duncan pitch. But things go south quickly when Doc Rivers says significant others cannot travel on the team plane. That’s that. It would all...
Via The Sports Post
February 16, 2018  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Elfrid Payton gets fresh start with Suns

In a deal that came late on deadline day, the Phoenix Suns acquired Elfrid Payton from the Orlando Magic for a second round pick.Phoenix has developing young players up and down their roster at every position except for point guard. Tyler Ulis is a nice enough player, but this season has proven he’s best utilized as a backup. With Payton, the Suns now have a worthy flyer for the...
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February 08, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: Suns acquire Elfrid Payton from the Magic

The Phoenix Suns may be struggling on the court itself, but the team pulled off what has to be described as a tremendous trade on Thursday. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Phoenix has acquired young guard Elfrid Payton for a mere second-round pick. Despite issues with consistency and on defense, Payton boasts a tremendous amount of upside. He’s averaging a carer-high 13 points...
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February 08, 2018  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier will worry about trade deadline after his nap

The Orlando Magic will probably engage in trade discussions involving Evan Fournier before Thursday’s deadline, but please don’t disturb the shooting guard until he’s taken a mid-day snooze.According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, Fournier said the possibility of being traded will not affect his game-day nap.“We have a game tonight, so it’s a regular day. The trade deadline...
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February 08, 2018  |  Discuss

Magic rally as Cavaliers fall again

The Cleveland Cavaliers are a mess, and there’s no end in sight. This has been covered. But it would rise to a whole other level on Tuesday night. Despite taking a 21-point lead against the Orlando Magic, the Cavaliers would eventually lose. How does this keep happening? Simple. The Cavaliers aren’t as good as we think.It’s just becoming more and more embarrassing.Of course, there...
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February 07, 2018  |  Discuss

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