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Orlando Magic Mock Draft Roundup: Past the (first) deadline

The NBA Draft early entry deadline has passed and Combine invites are out. It’s time to review the early mock draft and who the Orlando Magic might pick. The NBA Playoffs’ first round came to an end this weekend. And admittedly, we here at Orlando Magic Daily are still recovering from the end of the […] Orlando Magic Mock Draft Roundup: Past the (first) deadline - Orlando Magic...
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2 hours ago

Orlando Magic: Thank You, Terrence Ross

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2 hours ago

Orlando Magic prospect Janis Timma signs new deal in Europe

Orlando Magic international prospect Janis Timma has signed a new deal with a team in Spain, likely keeping him from the NBA for the time being. The Orlando Magic, and some of the more hardcore fans, have kept at least a cursory eye on one prospect developing in Europe. They will have to keep an […] Orlando Magic prospect Janis Timma signs new deal in Europe - Orlando Magic Daily...
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6 hours ago

Orlando Magic: Larry Bird Or Frank Vogel?

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8 hours ago

2016-17 Orlando Magic Player Evaluations: Patricio Garino

The Orlando Magic made a late signing to bring Patricio Garino out of the D-League and onto the roster. He struggled to perform leaving his future in doubt. Patricio Garino’s first stint with the Orlando Magic was a blip. A three-game Summer League tryout before he jetted off to Argentina to prepare for the Olympics […] 2016-17 Orlando Magic Player Evaluations: Patricio Garino...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
16 hours ago

Report: Magic want Cavs GM Griffin to run basketball operations

The Orlando Magic have reportedly zeroed in on David Griffin as the man they want to run their basketball operations department.Griffin is currently the general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers, but his contract is set to expire. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, the Magic are planning to offer to make him the president of their basketball operations department. The two...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic considering Kevin McHale for team president

The Magic are interested in both McHale and current Cavs GM David Griffin.                

Report: Magic interested in Bird as candidate for president

The reverberations of Larry Bird’s decision to step down as Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations are already being felt.Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports on Friday that, though Bird’s current plan is to continue on with the Pacers as a consultant, the Orlando Magic are interested in him as a potential candidate for president. Bird’s surprising decision...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic reportedly interested in Cavs GM David Griffin

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin is in the final year of his contract, and it appears at least one other team would be interested in hiring him if the Cavs decide to go in a different direction.Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that the Orlando Magic are likely going to wait a while to fill the open vacancy they have in their front office that once belonged...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout victimized in prank by Astros mascot Orbit

Mike Trout became a victim of shenanigans courtesy of Orbit, the mascot of the Houston Astros, ahead of Tuesday’s game at Minute Maid Park.And to the Los Angeles Angels slugger’s credit, he had a great sense of humor about it, laughing with Orbit upon learning he’d been played as a victim to a funny prank.Orbit approached Trout on the field before the game and under the auspices...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Orlando Magic

Shortly after the 15-16 season ended, the Orlando Magic began the process of moving back towards the playoffs for the first time since 2012 when they traded Dwight Howard away. Unfortunately, the 16-17 season ended with their fourth straight trip to the lottery. Things started off optimistically enough, as Orlando fired Scott Skiles and replaced him with Frank Vogel. After five...
Via RealGM - NBA
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic fire GM Rob Hennigan after five years of poor roster decisions

As expected, after another disappointing season, the Orlando Magic have fired general manager Rob Hennigan.Poor trades, free agent signings, and draft picks prevented Orlando from ever taking the next step. In five years, Hennigan’s Magic failed to win more than 35 games in a single season.Looking over the 35-year-old’s moves, it’s surprising he wasn’t fired earlier. Hennigan...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon throws down off-the-backboard alley-oop dunk with one shoe

The Orlando Magic pulled off a play that looked straight out of a streetball game on Thursday night against the Brooklyn Nets. Of course, a streetball game may present better defense than what the 2016-17 Nets have to offer.With under two minutes to go in the third quarter, Orlando’s Mario Hezonja threw a no-look pass to Elfrid Payton, who threw an off-the-backboard pass to Aaron...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orlando Magic may have leaked their own trade and free agency plans

The Orlando Magic may have screwed up in a big way. After signing Argentinian rookie Patricio Garino, they let an Argentinian sports agent who was with him to tweet out a picture as he signed the contract. How nice, right? The problem was the backdrop: a whiteboard that appears to show all of Orlando’s postseason targets for trades and free agency. With the picture blown up,...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic fans showered Russell Westbrook with ‘MVP’ chants and it was weird

It’s rare that you see a home team actually praise a player on the visiting team, but that’s what happened during Wednesday night’s Thunder-Magic game at Amway Center. Magic fans, midway through the overtime period, began chanting “MVP!” when Russell Westbrook spun and scored in the lane. It was just one of many baskets on the night for Russ, who was unguardable. He dropped...
Via The Sports Daily
March 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook breaks Durant’s franchise record for 40-point games in a season

The cupcake has been surpassed.Following his 57-point performance against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night, Russell Westbrook has now crossed the 40-point plateau a whopping 15 times this season.That breaks the Oklahoma City Thunder’s franchise record for most 40-point games in a season. The man he replaces on this list is no other than current Golden State Warriors forward...
Via Sportsnaut
March 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic’s Terrence Ross finally getting hot

Last month, any typical NBA fan would have said that the Orlando Magic traded away Serge Ibaka for an unproven talent in Terrence Ross. Granted, Ross has been able to eclipse the 50-point mark earlier in his career, proving that he has the capability to explode for huge nights at any moment. However, those days seem to have become a rarity because Ross is now an afterthought for...
Via isportsweb.com
March 27, 2017  |  Discuss

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Steph Curry pushes OKC's buttons

The NBA has created a hotline for players to call and complain about NBA referees. They can complain about calls, clarify official rules, and leave Foot Locker-based Missed Connections posts. It's the telecommunications version of Chris Paul throwing his arms out and making an incredulous face. Each week, we’ll present a look at the hotline’s responses, which are about as real...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss
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