Last night’s disappointment was a sharp reminder that it’s a long way back for the Magic Stop me if you’ve heard something similar before. Dispiriting basketball side plays through largely listless campaign, accumulating losses and short term pain in the hope that lottery positioning will eventually lead to long term gains.
On March 27, president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman told Orlando Magic fans that it was a great day to be a Magic fan. It was a line he repeated after concluding a frustrating, injury-filled 21-51 season a month and a half later.
The NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday will deliver the Orlando Magic a promising young prospect one way or another. Much of this offseason will be centered on how to get the most out of the likely two draft picks headed Orlando’s way.
The Magic’s rookie point guard claimed disrespect when his name was left off the All-Rookie teams. Here’s why he was right to do so This Thursday just gone, the NBA continued its end of season recognition with the announcement of the All-Rookie teams.
The Orlando Magic have been busy — quiet, but busy — on the coaching front. There were a few Twitter sleuths surmising through “rumor and innuendo” that the team had a few candidates in Orlando already for interviews.
The big day for the Orlando Magic and the 13 other teams that missed the Playoffs is nearly here. Tuesday night the NBA Draft Lottery will take place and potentially change the futures of several franchises.
Coming into the 2020 draft, R.J. Hampton was touted as a potential lottery pick, and even a potential Orlando Magic pick. But he ended up slipping down to 24th overall and was taken by the Denver Nuggets.
Penny Hardaway is expected to get offers to interview for head coaching opportunities around the NBA, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Teams are currently gathering intel on his work, as he is currently coaching collegiately for Memphis.
The Orlando bubble was a tough time for many players. Players were separated from their family, while also being in a sequestered environment. There is no doubt that a lot of people struggled without the energy from the fans, just as others thrived.
Cleveland Cavaliers star young guard Collin Sexton is coming off a second consecutive season in which he averaged north of 20 points. The ball-dominant 22-year-old excelled for an otherwise embarrassing team.
The Magic have signed small forward Ignas Brazdeikis for the remainder of the season following the expiration of his 10-day contract, per the team. Brazdeikis, 22, has appeared in five games with the Magic, averaging 10.0 points and 4.6 rebounds.