More than 90% of NBA players are vaccinated. However, several high-profile players remain unvaccinated, including Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, Golden State Warriors swingman Andrew Wiggins and Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac.
A lot of the Orlando Magic’s plans for this coming season are somewhat contingent on the health of two key players. The Magic played last year through a lot of injuries but the two most devastating injuries were the season-ending ACL tears that two starters in Jonathan Isaac and Markelle Fultz went through.
Terrence Ross was the perfect sixth man for the Orlando Magic through his tenure. And even while some may say his time is coming up (he has two years left on his contract), there is still an argument he is going to be essential to the Magic this season.
E’Twaun Moore wanted to be back with the Phoenix Suns. Who wouldn’t with the future that team projects to have and is growing into at this point? Moore told The Arizona Republic earlier this week he thought he would be back with the Suns again this season.
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 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.