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Orlando Magic try something new to find Mario Hezonja’s best fit

The Orlando Magic tried something unorthodox to get Mario Hezonja a fit as the season winds down. The team tried him at power forward. Mario Hezonja is still the same player. He still comes around screens, drives to the basket, tries to make passes to Bismack Biyombo and work the pick and roll and fires […] Orlando Magic try something new to find Mario Hezonja’s best fit - Orlando...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
10 minutes ago

Orlando Magic Power Rankings Roundup: West Coast character

A team’s character is often revealed on its long road trips. What did last week’s West Coast trip reveal about the Orlando Magic? Every year, the Orlando Magic take a couple of West Coast trips (and usually another long East Coast trips, but those are not as much fun). These trips are tests. A chance […] Orlando Magic Power Rankings Roundup: West Coast character - Orlando Magic...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
20 hours ago

Orlando Magic ranked 3rd most hopeless team by Sports Illustrated

The Orlando Magic were recently ranked by Sports Illustrated as the third most hopeless team in the NBA. The Orlando Magic are continuing their disappointing season as Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated ranked the Orlando Magic third in most hopeless teams in the NBA. The Magic trailed only the Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings in the […] Orlando Magic ranked 3rd most hopeless...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago

Magic play three good quarters, but fall apart in the fourth, falling 109-102

The Magic used defense and shooting to get out in front, and those were what did them in at the end. For a while, the Magic played Wednesday’s game hitting most of the goals they probably set for themselves, goals which they’ve generally not met this season: play some defense, make some jumpers. Unfortunately, that all came crashing down in the fourth, when the Hornets turned...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
1 day ago

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...
Via Yardbarker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic rally in the fourth, downing the 76ers in overtime, 112-109

The Magic finally played defense late, and it was just barely enough to get the win. The last time these two teams played, the Magic were in an uncomfortably close situation down the stretch in the Amway Center, and the Sixers ultimately came out on top thanks to a clutch T.J. McConnell layup. They found themselves in a similar situation on Monday night, but they were just barely...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
3 days ago

76ers' Okafor out with right knee soreness

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor is sitting out Monday's game against the Orlando Magic because of soreness in his right knee. Okafor initially experienced soreness in the knee during the first half of Sunday's win over the Boston Celtics and did not play in the second half. Okafor is day to day as the 76ers begin a five-game road trip. Second-year center...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic, 76ers looking to salvage disappointing seasons

The Orlando Magic returned home from a weeklong road trip after Friday's win over the Phoenix Suns, ready to get back to work in their familiar haunts. Of course, Saturday their home was not their own. Not yet, at least. The NCAA Tournament first and second rounds were still playing out on the Amway Center floor as Xavier and Florida advanced to next week's Sweet 16. The Magic...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Doc Rivers shoots down rumors about Magic reunion

Doc Rivers, like many, has thus far fallen short of propelling the Los Angeles Clippers to the top of the NBA. But he’s not in any mood to discuss abandoning his current project, either.On Saturday night, Rivers made it clear that he still wants to continue coaching and has no designs on doing it anywhere besides Los Angeles.“Clippers head coach Doc Rivers shot down a question...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Doc Rivers could eventually return to Orlando

Is Doc Rivers already looking at his next destination after his time with the Los Angeles Clippers comes to an end?According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, there is “persistent chatter” that Rivers and the Orlando Magic could reunite at some point in the future.It’s unclear at what point that might be, but Stein says it may be sooner than one might think. The struggling Clippers have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic hold on late, finish road trip with win over Suns

PHOENIX (AP) -- Evan Fournier scored 25 points, and the Orlando Magic ended a four-game losing streak with a 109-103 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. Nikola Vucevic, playing on a gimpy ankle that he rolled Thursday night at Golden State, scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in 32 minutes. Aaron Gordon added 17 points, and Terrence Ross made a 3-pointer with 2:07 to...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic end 4-game skid with 109-103 win over Suns

PHOENIX (AP) Evan Fournier scored 25 points, and the Orlando Magic ended a four-game losing streak with a 109-103 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. Nikola Vucevic, playing on a gimpy ankle that he rolled Thursday night at Golden State, scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in 32 minutes. Aaron Gordon added 17 points, and Terrence Ross made a 3-pointer with 2:07 to...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steph Curry leaves game after stepping on opponent’s foot, returns

Steph Curry gave Golden State Warriors fans a huge scare on Thursday night when he headed to the locker room after getting tangled with an opponent early in his team's game against the Orlando Magic.Curry’s Warriors were facing the Magic when Curry stepped on Evan Fournier’s foot, twisting his ankle. Curry went to the locker room briefly but later returned to the bench. He checked...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

From boom to bust: Darko Milicic finds peace as farmer after tumultuous NBA career

Darko Milicic has firmly moved on from his decade-plus career in the NBA.Currently, Darko is known for being the lump of coal lodged between multiple diamonds in the NBA 2003 draft. We know how his story played out: Milicic was famously picked before Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, and was overshadowed by their success. Despite lasting in the league for more than 10...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marvin Williams put Bismack Biyomobo on a poster with this vicious slam

Marvin Williams may be 30 years old now, but he’s still dunking like he did when he was the second overall pick in the NBA Draft 12 years ago.The Charlotte forward dropped a “dunk of the year” candidate on Orlando’s Bismack Biyombo in the Hornets’ 121-81 blowout victory over the Magic last night.Here’s video of the and-one poster dunk: That one will likely haunt Biyombo...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornacek willing to sit Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony

At 26-38 on the year and 12th in the Eastern Conference, the New York Knicks have been forced to do some soul-searching. But fortunately, head coach Jeff Hornacek may have found his zen.The Knicks defeated the Orlando Magic by the final of 113-105 on Monday in a game that saw Derrick Rose benched for the entire fourth quarter in favor of rookie guard Chasson Randle. Carmelo Anthony...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Terrence Ross Make The Leap?

I, like many other NBA fans, cringed when the Orlando Magic signed Bismack Biyombo. Biyombo's not a horrible player; don't get me wrong. But the thought of a frontcourt trio consisting of Biyombo, Nikola Vucevic, and Serge Ibaka did very little for my excitement levels.  Thinking of poor Aaron Gordon, isolated on the perimeter with very little demonstrated shooting ability (and...
Via The Sports Quotient
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic turned down a deal to acquire DeMarcus Cousins

The Orlando Magic seem to be doing everything possible to revamp what has become a struggling roster. The team moved Serge Ibaka to the Toronto Raptors earlier this month and has been engaged in trade talks surrounding Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson.It makes sense that Orlando would want to blow this whole thing up. It heads into the All-Star Break with the second-worst record...
Via Sportsnaut
February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Magic in trade talks with Pistons to acquire Reggie Jackson

The Orlando Magic aren’t done dealing after acquiring small forward Terrence Ross and a first-round pick from the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday. Per ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Magic are in trade talks with the Detroit Pistons to acquire point guard Reggie Jackson. Jackson, 26, had a career year last season, as he propelled the Pistons into the playoffs for the first time since the 2008...
Via The Sports Daily
February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

How the Magic Can Get Rebuilding Right This Time Around

There’s something to be said for what’s gone on in Orlando these past few years. They’ve picked in the top five three out of four years and have had two other lottery picks in that time. Yet they haven’t come away with a single player we can definitively call an NBA starter. That level of incompetence is incredibly rare. Most teams accidentally wind up with someone worthwhile...
Via The Sports Post
February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Some Magic players happy to see Serge Ibaka traded

It really shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the Orlando Magic traded Serge Ibaka for pennies on the dollar. He simply didn’t fit in with the team after being acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder during the summer.Now comes this report suggesting that certain unnamed Magic players are happy to see Ibaka now playing up north with the Toronto Raptors. Coming from...
Via Sportsnaut
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

The Aesthetic: NBA All-Star Game jerseys

When Adidas unveiled the 2017 NBA All-Star jerseys in January, it was met with a tepid response. One fan said the uniforms looked like reversible jerseys for the local parks and recreation team. Another compared it to the uniforms worn by referees on the court. NBA All-Star jerseys have evolved through the years, with each change reflecting larger style and fashion trends at the...
Via Yardbarker
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss
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