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Magic and Nik Vucevic are finalizing contract extension

The Orlando Magic and the representatives for center Nik Vucevic are finalizing a contract extension that will add four years to his current deal and will run through the 2018-19 NBA season, industry sources told the Orlando Sentinel. The deal will pay Vucevic a total of $53 million over four seasons, and the extension will not include an opt-out clause that would enable Vucevic...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Magic Agree To 4-year, $53 Million Extension With Nikola Vucevic

The biggest disappointment from the 76ers acquiring Andrew Bynum has to be watching Nikola Vucevic turn into a double-double machine in Orlando. Vučević was traded to the Orlando Magic in a four-team trade involving Dwight Howard, Andrew Bynum, Arron Afflalo, Andre Iguodala, and other players. The Magic have rewarded his potential with a new four-year, $53 million deal. Magic give...
Via BlackSportsOnline
42 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Orlando Magic, Nikola Vucevic agree to four-year extension

The Orlando Magic re-sign their franchise center 10 days before the October 31st deadline for contract extensions. According to Joshua Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, Nikola Vucevic signed to a four-year, $54M extension which will take effect the next offseason.BREAKING: The Orlando #Magic and Nik Vucevic are finalizing a contract extension: http://t.co/RSeArOd5CI— Josh Robbins...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic, Magic Agree Upon Four-Year, $54M Extension

The Orlando Magic and Nikola Vucevic have agreed upon a four-year, $54 million contract extension. RealGM's Shams Charania reports that Vucevic's deal is fully guaranteed with no option seasons. Vucevic was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers and came to the Orlando Magic in the Dwight Howard trade.
Via RealGM
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Youth Foundation raises $165K at golf tournament

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Playing under a cloudless sky, in humidity-free temperatures and a Chamber of Commerce sort of sunshine, approximately 200 golfers hit the links at Disney on Thursday, Oct. 16 with two things in mind: raising money for the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) and making birdies. It's rare for golfers to put anything ahead of thrill that comes with holing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Orlando Magic: Rising Up

(Victor Oladipo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)   It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always...
Via Hoops Manifesto
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic News: Orlando to pick up options on four players

According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Orlando Magic will be picking up the 2015/16 team options for four key young prospects on the team. The total amount of money being given to the following players is around $12.75MM.An obvious point, but the Magic will pick up their 15-16 options on Oladipo, Fournier, Harkless & Nicholson before the 10/31 deadline— Josh...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic to mix youth, veterans In Year 3 of rebuild

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Since their arrival, Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and coach Jacque Vaughn have avoided making too many predictions about their team. Instead, what they have preached is a deliberate approach in trying to secure the players they wanted, and in building chemistry on the floor with the rosters assembled. But as they enter the third season of what Hennigan...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo back on the court, but when will he return?

The Magic had an open practice Monday at Amway Center. The team went through a light practice as Jacque Vaughn and the team got the fans involved and put on a good show for the estimated 2,000 that appeared and filled the lower bowl. The question remained on the new face who was on the floor. Not quite a new face, but it has been a while since he had practiced with the team — or...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic Interviews After the Open Practice

The Orlando Magic revealed a few things during their open practice on Monday night. Victor Oladipo seems to be close to returning, but there’s no timetable. I wouldn’t rule him out in being ready for the regular season opener. Kyle O’Quinn has the green light to shoot 3-pointers as long as defense and the rest of his game doesn’t fall off. Here are some interviews following...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic Entertain Their Fans at Open Practice

For a lot of Orlando Magic fans inside Amway Center on Monday night, the team’s free open practice meant it was their first or second time seeing this group of Magic players in action. The Magic came out throwing t-shirts to the fans. Then they stretched, did some lateral drills, zig-zagged across the parquet floor, and got to dribbling and shooting drills for the first half...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic Celebrate NBA Cares Week with Two Volunteer Projects

The Orlando Magic will participate in two Central Florida community service projects as part of the NBA Cares program. The projects are the Hoops for Troops “Commitment to Service” volunteer initiative at The Mustard Seed Furniture and Clothing Bank (12 Mustard Seed Lane, Orlando, FL 32810) on Tuesday October 21st from 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., and Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three thoughts after Magic’s 95-84 loss to Sixers

The Magic suffered their second preseason loss in Allentown, Pa., 95-84 in a game that probably should have had the Sixers’ owner apologizing for bringing two NBA teams resting many of their “star” players. Of course, the Sixers even with Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel have made a mockery of NBA teams with their tanking schemes. Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three thoughts after Magic’s 99-86 win over Pistons

The Magic continue to roll in the preseason, putting in a solid first quarter and continuing to get great games from the auditioning Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris. Orlando took an 11-point lead after the first quarter and opened the team’s lead back up with another impressive defensive performance in the fourth quarter. Of course, the starters were out by then so do not put...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Injury Update: Channing Frye steadily increasing workload

The Orlando Magic lost to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday by the score of 99-97 to move to 2-1 on the preseason. Tobias Harris and Elfrid Payton lead the Magic with 14 points. The Magic were without forward Channing Frye, who is out with a knee injury. The good news is that Frye is increasing his workload in practice.   Keith Allison from Owings MillsOur own Riley Jones reported...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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