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Can Aaron Gordon provide a spark for the Magic?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ron of FantasyBasketballMoneyLeagues.com. For more NBA news and updates, visit Fantasy Basketball Money Leagues today.The Orlando Magic is looking to gradually emerge as a competitive team in the Eastern Conference. After selecting Victor Oladipo last year at the No. 2 spot of the draft, the Magic picked up the 6’9” power forward Aaron...
Via Holdout Sports
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Magic holding Erie BayHawks tryout in September

The Magic will be managing the Erie BayHawks of the D-League this upcoming season. No one is quite sure exactly how the relationship will work. The trend in the league is to have more of these one-on-one relationships with D-League teams where the parent franchise manages the basketball operations of the team. This ensures that when players are sent down to the D-League are still...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
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John Amaechi Helps Grow Great Britain Basketball

Former Orlando Magic player John Amaechi is on a mission to help grow the game of basketball in Great Britain. Basketball isn’t the most popular of games over there, but the 6′ 10″ big man wants to utilize his 5 seasons of NBA experience to influence and motivate young players to strive for basketball greatness and to develop them to be able to compete on a global level. The...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Channing Frye one of league’s best signings?

“Let’s just get this out of the way: Frye is an RPM darling. As a smart 3-point shooting big man, Frye is a poster boy of the modern NBA, contributing to the scoreboard in ways that aren’t fully captured in the box score. The spacing he affords his teammates by drifting on the perimeter simply can’t be quantified by conventional stats. If a championship contender got Frye...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
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Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris join U.S. Select Team

Among USA Basketball Select Team invitees to Las Vegas, sources tell Yahoo. Marcus Smart, Doug McDermott, Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 18, 2014 Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris will join the U.S. Select Team which will scrimmage against Team U.S.A. as it prepares for the FIBA World Cup in March. This is a really great sign as it means...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Luke Ridnour Signing Grade

Orlando Magic: Luke Ridnour Signing Grade By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 seasons, 5.5 million With Elfrid Payton coming in as their day-1 starter, the Magic needed a veteran backup point guard to help the young rookie, so they signed the reliable Luke Ridnour. Payton is coming out of a small school and so his initial adjustment to playing against NBA talent...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic to sign Luke Ridnour, according to report

The Orlando Magic will soon sign Luke Ridnour, reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. A veteran of 11 NBA seasons, Ridnour averaged five points and 2.9 assists in the 2013/14 campaign, which he split between the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Bobcats. The Oregon product shot 38.5 percent from the floor and 34.3 percent on three-pointers. Ridnour is considered a steady, pass...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top five landing spots for Jameer Nelson

Jameer Nelson was recently released by the Orlando Magic. Orlando was the only place Nelson ever called home in the NBA. The former Saint Joseph’s standout, and college AP player of the year (2003) was taken 20th overall, by the Denver Nuggets, in the 2004 NBA Draft. The Magic traded for Nelson before he ever had a chance to suit up for Denver, and the rest is history. Full Story...
Via Pass The Pill
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon Astounds with Dribbling & Pass Skills at Pro Am

Orlando Magic rookie forward Aaron Gordon, following his Summer League performance, recently returned to the Bay Area to participate in the San Francisco Pro Am. The 18-year-old San Jose, California native put on quite a spectacle of phenomenal dribbling and passing skills that I’m sure will have Magic fans craving to see at some point in the near future. Credit to ballislife for...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orlando Magic Uniform Revealed

A new Orlando Magic ‘Christmas Day’ jersey (see bottom left of image above) from Adidas has been revealed for the upcoming ’14-’15 season, courtesy of Uni Watch. No it doesn’t mean the Magic will play on Christmas, though it’s not out of the question considering the franchise has some very promising young players such as Victor Oladipo. Adidas made a Christmas uniform...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic possibly done making moves

The Orlando Magic struck quickly in free agency, agreeing to contract terms with veteran shooters Ben Gordon and Channing Frye early in the negotiating period and inking both players to contracts soon after the moratorium ended. Addressing the media Monday after the team formally signed Frye, general manager Rob Hennigan suggested that his front office has completed most of its offseason...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Channing Frye ready to serve as mentor, 3-point threat with Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Channing Frye might not be entirely comfortable with being described as a mentor. But he exhibits all of the leadership traits that made him an attractive free agent to the Orlando Magic. His ability to stretch the floor and knock down the 3-point shot so well for someone who stands 6-foot-11 doesn't hurt either. A veteran of eight NBA seasons, the four most...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton impressive during Orlando Summer League

The Magic’s newest point guard prospect, Elfrid Payton, has begun to make a name for himself, for the Magic, during Orlando’s Summer League, averaging 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 7.0 assists, on 16-27 from the field over the course of five games. Payton’s minutes varied, depending on the game, but he looked very impressive when given steady playing time. READ MORE! http://wp...
Via Pass The Pill
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon looks to bring experience, 3-point shooting to Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- When Ben Gordon reached the playoffs for the first time as a member of the Chicago Bulls in 2005, it was on a team that began the season with an 0-9 record. As tough as times have gotten for the Orlando Magic the past two years, they've never stumbled that badly out of the gate. Gordon, who has averaged more than 20 points a game in the postseason for his career...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic's Aaron Gordon ends bumpy summer league on high note

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Aaron Gordon began the Orlando Pro Summer League playing the small forward position almost exclusively. The Magic then moved him to the power forward spot. By the time things wrapped up Friday, he was at center. As much as this week was about learning the nuances of the pro game after just one year at the University of Arizona, it also was about the Magic trying...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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