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National media still confused with Magic offseason

The offseason is more or less over for the Magic. Friday, the team announced the signing of Luke Ridnour, putting the roster officially at 15 players. That leaves no room for anyone else. Since it is the end of July and the basketball topics are drying up, it is time to review the offseason. Generally, the Magic’s offseason has been met with confusion. Tom Ziller of SBNation was...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Defenses turn their eyes toward Nikola Vucevic

It has been a summer of promise for the Magic. They have continued to look at the development of Victor Oladipo and reformed the backcourt with Elfrid Payton. They drafted Aaron Gordon, putting pressure on the forward positions to sort itself out. One thing that appears to be more than constant is center Nikola Vucevic. His position and role on the team is not questioned. There is...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson Leads Canada in Win Over Georgia

The Canadian senior national basketball team defeated Georgia (the country, not the state) 83-66 on the final day of the Pokal Adecco exhibition tournament in Slovenia. Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson ended up coming off the bench as Head Coach Jay Triano preferred to go with Kelly Olynyk and Dwight Powell in the frontcourt. That didn’t prevent ‘Drew from having his...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic sign guard Luke Ridnour

With highly-touted rookie point guard Elfrid Payton expected to get big minutes this year, and with mainstay Jameer Nelson no longer on the team, the Orlando Magic needed someone to mentor their prized youngster and have signed veteran free agent guard Luke Ridnour to fill that role.“We’re extremely excited to welcome Luke (Ridnour) and his family to Orlando,” said General...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic sign veteran guard Luke Ridnour to 2-year deal

Continuing to load up on over-30 players, especially at the guard position, the Orlando Magic announced Friday they have signed 11-year NBA veteran Luke Ridnour. Ridnour, 33, split last season playing for Milwaukee and Charlotte. The addition of him, Ben Gordon and Willie Green in the past month brings experience to a backcourt where second-year pro Victor Oladipo and rookie Elfrid...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Ridnour Orlando Magic Introductory Interview

New Orlando Magic member Luke Ridnour was introduced today and he had very kind words to say about his new situation. Originally selected by Seattle in the first round (14th overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft, Ridnour has appeared in 783 career NBA regular season games (493 starts) during his 11-year career with Seattle, Minnesota, Milwaukee and Charlotte, averaging 9.6 ppg., 4.6 apg...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aaron gordon shows off hilarious crossover

The Summer is all fun and games for some recently drafted NBA players. Take Orlando Magic forward, Aaron Gordon, for instance. Gordon has that undeniable energy and a million dollar smile. It seems like Gordon truly loves the game of basketball, and even enjoys spending some of his time showing kids how to handle the rock. Gordon does a little crossover action on a couple of little...
Via Pass The Pill
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aaron Gordon destroys girl's ankles at basketball camp

Former Arizona standout and current Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon terrorized a young girl with some crossovers at basketball camp this week and, thankfully, it was caught on camera. Watch as Gordon breaks the girl down with a couple crossovers that she never saw coming, eventually leaving her lying on the hardwood in a lifeless mess. Gordon hilariously flees the scene immediately...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon & Elfrid Payton Lead Magic FIT Combine

The Orlando Magic hosted their first ever NBA FIT Draft Combine on Thursday at the RDV Sportsplex in Maitland. 18-year-old Aaron Gordon and 20-year-old Elfrid Payton took charge of six stations dedicated to exercises and basketball drills with exactly 200 children from the Central Florida community. The 3-hour FIT program also taught kids about making healthy food choices. Most importantly...
Via Magic Basketball Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic sign 2nd-round pick Devyn Marble

The Orlando Magic have signed second-round pick Devyn Marble. The contract will be for three seasons, according to an industry source familiar with the terms of the contract. Marble’s rookie season will be fully guaranteed. His second and third seasons are non-guaranteed but would become guaranteed if Marble remains on the roster after specified trigger dates on the calendar.
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic sign second-round draft pick Devyn Marble

The Orlando Magic announced Thursday the signing of second-round draft pick Devyn Marble. The news comes three weeks after forward Aaron Gordon and guard Elfrid Payton, the Magic's two first-round selections, signed their contracts. While the 6-foot-6 Marble is listed as a guard, he was used primarily at small forward during the Orlando Pro Summer League and averaged almost 13...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 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
11 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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