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Watch Ben Gordon, Marcin Gortat and Courtney Lee in pickup hoops

Ben Gordon joined Marcin Gortat, Courtney Lee and Austin Rivers for some pick up basketball at Englewood Neighborhood Center. Thanks to Home Team Hoops, we have some footage of the games. Gordon has some highlights and showed some spring in getting to the basket. [h/t Adam Papageorgiou, Orlando Magic Greek]
Via Orlando Magic Daily
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier, France opens World Cup play Saturday

Well, we are finally here. The FIBA World Cup gives us competitive, high-level basketball starting Saturday in Spain. Team USA is in the relatively tame Group C. Even without Kevin Durant and Paul George, the U.S. is expected to win the World Cup. The roster is heavily reliant on its fast break and 3-point shooting to generate offense. The defense will be key, but they have the talent...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Hoosier Oladipo 'works' to scratch the NBA surface

Victor Oladipo still lives in the gym. Does that surprise you? He still works way past the norm. Would you expect anything less? Some NBA players, once they attain wealth and success, as this former Indiana standout and NBA No. 2 overall pick has as he prepares for his second season with the Orlando Magic, become susceptible to temptations that are everywhere they look. Oladipo...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Orlando Magic Offseason

Although there’s still some time to go before the start of the NBA season, it is very likely the Orlando Magic have the roster set that will head to training camp. So, after a productive draft, some nice summer league displays and a couple more signings than a lot of people had planned for, where […] Grading The Orlando Magic Offseason - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - Analysis,...
Via NBA Draft Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier FIBA World Cup Preview

Orlando Magic fans craving basketball have been granted a gift. For the next 2 weeks they can watch their own Evan Fournier participate for France in the FIBA World Cup. The tournament – which is more important than the Olympics – has 24 countries competing from August 30th through September 14th in Spain. The last World Cup – then called the World Championships – occurred...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Name Bill Peterson Head Coach Of BayHawks

The Orlando Magic have named Bill Peterson as head coach of its D-League team, the Erie BayHawks. “We are excited to welcome Bill (Peterson) and his family,” said Hennigan. “Bill’s passion for teaching and development fit seamlessly into our vision of creating a culture of collaboration and synergy between the Orlando Magic and Erie Bayhawks. His wealth of knowledge and experience...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic name Bill Peterson head coach of D-League affiliate Erie BayHawks

The Orlando Magic have named Bill Peterson, a longtime assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks, as the head coach of their D-League team, the Erie BayHawks. Peterson spent the past six seasons with the Bucks and had previously served as a player development coach and scout for the Dallas Mavericks in 1998-2000 and a special assistant with the Golden State Warriors. He is a graduate...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Name Bill Peterson Erie BayHawks Head Coach

The Orlando Magic have announced that Bill Peterson will be Head Coach of its D-League team, the Erie BayHawks. As usual with Magic team policy, terms of the signing are unknown at this time. Orlando GM Rob Hennigan discussed the addition of Peterson. “We are excited to welcome Bill (Peterson) and his family,” said Hennigan. “Bill’s passion for teaching and development...
Via Magic Basketball Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: How Does Nikola Vucevic Compare To Other NBA Centers?

Ask any Orando Magic fan about center Nikola Vucevic, and all will speak favorably of his talents and be glad he is a part of their team. Entering the fourth year of his career, and the final one of his rookie contract, Vucevic projects to get better as a player and one day soon be […] Orlando Magic: How Does Nikola Vucevic Compare To Other NBA Centers? - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit...
Via NBA Draft Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: What is the Magic’s Biggest Weakness?

Orlando Magic: What is the Magic’s Biggest Weakness? By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… No one expected the Orlando Magic to be good in 2014- and they weren’t. They were the third worst team in the NBA with a 23-59 record. The development of Tobias Harris, who averaged 15 and 7, and Nikola Vucevic, who put up 14 and 11, gave Magic fans two big reasons to be optimistic...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What Would Orlando Players Look Like with Elfrid Payton’s Hairstyle?

Orlando Magic rookie Elfrid Payton already has one of the most talked about hairstyles in the NBA. From his struggles with hats, to the background and significance of why he grows it, to even his hairdo being a question on Yahoo! Answers’ beauty and style section, Elfrid’s curls have caught plenty of people’s attention. So what happens when we quickly photoshop Elfrid’s hair...
Via Magic Basketball Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

CBS grades Magic offseason a ‘B’

Overall grade and accomplishments — B-: I know, I know, I know. They can’t shoot. I hear you. But they can shoot! I just told you they got arguably the best guy in the league to shoot out of the pick and roll! They got veteran guys who can’t do anything but shoot! OK, they’re still going to struggle to score. But the draft was an uncommon set of ideals, but I can see the...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Predicting Opening Night Starting 5

Unsurprisingly, the Orlando Magic will be trying to develop the young players they have on their roster next season. This should mean more responsibility and more minutes for the likes of Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris and Maurice Harkless. The team has to try and win games as well, though, and that is why getting the balance […] Orlando Magic: Predicting Opening Night Starting...
Via NBA Draft Blog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic 2014-15 Franchise Outlook

Orlando is banking on their youth movement to pay off. The Orlando Magic added veteran presence to a roster that was already stocked with young, budding talent. They swung for the fences in the draft and look to finally improve after several solid years of rebuilding. Coaching 20/25 Orlando head coach Jacque Vaughn has head a rough first two seasons, winning only 43 games and finishing...
Via The Lottery Mafia
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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