Orlando Magic sent a clear signal with 2017 draft

The decision to select Jonathan Isaac was a clear indication the Orlando Magic’s new front office is not worried about working with the current roster and is adopting a long-term approach. Jonathan Isaac was widely projected to go to the Orlando Magic. The pick was not a complete shock. Still, it was a clear statement […] Orlando Magic sent a clear signal with 2017 draft - Orlando...
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2 hours ago

2017 Orlando Magic Free Agency Preview: The Point Guards

The point guard position is one that appears to be of need for the Orlando Magic. They need an upgrade. But they will find their options limited here. The Orlando Magic’s point guard situation is . . . less than ideal. Elfrid Payton has himself ensconced as the starting point guard for now. But everyone seems a […] 2017 Orlando Magic Free Agency Preview: The Point Guards -...
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5 hours ago

Orlando Magic facing patient free agency

The Orlando Magic are facing a summer where the team does not have much cap room to work with and a big need to improve at many positions. The Orlando Magic figured they would have a lot to do to improve their roster following last year’s disaster of a 29-win season. The process would begin […] Orlando Magic facing patient free agency - Orlando Magic Daily - Orlando Magic Daily...
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9 hours ago

Expert Says Jonathan Isaac Could be Wildcard of 2017 NBA Draft

Jonathan Isaac is now the newest member of the Orlando Magic – and one ESPN insider and former NBA player thinks he could be the draft’s star. It didn’t take long on Thursday for former FSU basketball star Jonathan Isaac to hear his name being called as one of the top picks in the 2017 […] Expert Says Jonathan Isaac Could be Wildcard of 2017 NBA Draft - Chop Chat - Chop Chat...
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2 days ago

2017 NBA Draft: Grading the Orlando Magic

How did the Magic fare on Thursday night? Aaron hands out his grades. The 2017 NBA Draft is in the books. Thursday night was a fairly busy one for the Orlando Magic, but ultimately not quite as eventful as many had originally anticipated. Here are some of my thoughts regarding how the Magic did this year in the draft, with grades I’ve awarded for each selection, as well as an...
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3 days ago

NBA Draft 2017: Why did Orlando Magic trade the 25th pick?

Orlando’s return for their 25th pick was confusing, confounding, and perhaps troubling. In principle, for the Orlando Magic, turning some of their current picks for future assets makes sense. They couldn’t support four new rookie draftees, even if they took advantage of their new Lakeland Magic GLeague team. Turning those picks into something a little bit better in another draft...
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3 days ago

NBA Draft: Fans react to Orlando Magic drafting Jonathan Isaac

Former FSU basketball forward Jonathan Isaac was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the No. 6 overall pick Thursday night. We have the fan reaction. FSU basketball knew it had a NBA Draft lottery pick in Jonathan Isaac, the only question was which team was going to draft him. It didn’t take long as Isaac […] NBA Draft: Fans react to Orlando Magic drafting Jonathan Isaac - Chop...
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3 days ago

Orlando Magic: 2017 NBA Draft grades

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3 days ago

Analyzing Jonathan Isaac’s fit on the Magic

Isaac has one of the highest upsides of any player in the draft, but realizing that potential could be a challenge on this roster For new Orlando Magic executives Jeff Weltman and John Hammond, their picking Jonathan Isaac sixth overall in the 2017 NBA Draft continues their draft histories of taking athletic players with plenty of upside. Unless you were truly in love with Frank...
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3 days ago

Orlando Magic select Jonathan Isaac with No. 6 pick in NBA Draft

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3 days ago

2017 NBA Draft: Orlando Magic Select Jonathan Isaac

With the sixth pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic select Jonathan Isaac, F, Florida State   Player: Jonathan Isaac is the dream-child of the analytical mind, incredibly long with the motor and fluidity to be a future Defensive Player-of-the-Year candidate. Teams can be confident they will upgrade their defense on the perimeter and at the rim by selecting Isaac. The question...
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Orlando Magic NBA draft picks: 2017 round-by-round results, grades

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4 days ago

Orlando Magic to wear Disney patch on unis in 2017

The Orlando Magic on Tuesday announced the team’s jerseys will bear a Disney patch during the 2017-18 NBA season.The Magic took to Twitter to anounce the deal where it specifically mentions Orlando destination Walt Disney World as its primary partner in the endeavor. The patch, measuring 2½-inches by 2½-inches is located on the upper left part of the jersey. The Magic are the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lack of resolution between Cavs, David Griffin beginning to cause unrest

The Cleveland Cavaliers and general manager David Griffin are edging closer and closer to the brink.ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reports Sunday that the lack of a resolution with regard to Griffin’s situation is beginning to “cause some unrest” in Cleveland.Griffin, whose contract expires June 30, helped assemble the roster that has advanced to three straight NBA Finals and counting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Who should the Orlando Magic take with the 6th pick?

The 2010’s decade has been a painful one for the Orlando Magic. They inevitably traded Dwight Howard to Los Angeles in a four-team trade in 2012, and they have not reached the playoffs since then despite picking up centerpiece Nikola Vucevic in the trade. A lot of that has to do with their lack of success in the draft. Victor Oladipo was a decent, second-overall pick in 2013 after...
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On the fulfilled prophecy of LeBron James and the writing of more chapters

On February 18, 2002, Sports Illustrated declared LeBron James “The Chosen One,” making him just the ninth high school athlete ever to cover the magazine. Nearly three years later, LeBron would start in his first of 13 straight NBA All-Star games, alongside the likes of Grant Hill, Vince Carter and Allen Iverson. Josh Smith won the dunk contest that weekend over LeBron’s current...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Daughter of Bucks owner burns Bill Simmons on Twitter

It’s been three years since Mallory Edens lit the Internet ablaze at the NBA draft lottery, and now she has officially returned for Round 2.On Wednesday, a day after Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond left the team to take the same position with the Orlando Magic, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons tweeted at Edens, the 21-year-old daughter of Bucks co-owner Wes Edens. In his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Bucks promoting Justin Zanik to interim GM

The Milwaukee Bucks have a plan in place to keep their front office going following the departure of GM John Hammond.The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Bucks are promoting assistant GM Justin Zanik to interim general manager. Hammond was recently hired by the Orlando Magic to serve as their new GM.The Bucks will continue searching for a new GM, but they will consider...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

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