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Orlando Magic get running as training camp begins

The Orlando Magic started training camp with the usual learning and philosophy building. Frank Vogel though helped set the tone for what is expected. Frank Vogel was extolling to his team they would have to sprint and play harder than every other team in the floor. That did not mean just diving on the floor for […] Orlando Magic get running as training camp begins - Orlando Magic...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
9 hours ago

Orlando Magic, Serge Ibaka hope to start long relationship

Serge Ibaka will wear an Orlando Magic uniform for the first time soon. If everything goes right for him and the team, this season won’t be his last. The Orlando Magic’s trade for Serge Ibaka was certainly a symbol of the team’s intention to compete. The Magic have stated and are not hiding from Playoff […] Orlando Magic, Serge Ibaka hope to start long relationship - Orlando...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
11 hours ago

Here Are Orlando’s ‘Stars’ Uniforms for the ’16-’17 Season

We initially learned about them last month, but the Orlando Magic at ‘Media Day’ on Monday had some of their players wear the ‘Stars’ alternate uniform. I’m aware I have the minority opinion, but I think they look solid in person. The grey/silver color works. The logo pops out. The number placement and the font used are great. Are the blue-white panels a little weird?...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago

Magic focus on playoff run with overhauled roster, new coach

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) It's no longer about rebuilding or improving for the Orlando Magic. The expectations around the franchise are all about not just making the playoffs, but also putting together a run once they get there. Those are rather lofty goals for a franchise that hasn't made the playoffs since 2012 when Dwight Howard was the focal point. But no one within the franchise...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic shooting for the moon, expecting Playoffs and more

The Orlando Magic are not hiding from their expectations and their goals as training camp begins. The Playoffs are more than words for this team in 2017. There was a new vibe around the Amway Center for the Orlando Magic’s media day before training camp Monday. The team had hit something of a reset button […] Orlando Magic shooting for the moon, expecting Playoffs and more -...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago

Orlando Magic 2016 Media Day Interviews

The Orlando Magic held their ‘Media Day’ at the Amway Center on Monday, and it’s safe to say that this is the most initial buzz surrounding this franchise in the entire Rob Hennigan era. It’s where we find out how guys spent their offseason. Who looked like they lost weight. Who looked like they put on muscle. Playoff expectations. It’s typically a joyous occasion and...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago

New season brings clean slate for Mario Hezonja

Mario Hezonja was given little chance to succeed last year, but with a new coaching staff, the Magic may finally see his potential. Entering the 2015 NBA draft, the Orlando Magic needed scoring – and more specifically shooting. Evan Fournier, the team's only bona fide shooter, was yet to prove himself with a breakout year. With the fifth pick, Orlando again found themselves just...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
1 day ago

Should Elfrid Payton still be the Magic’s point guard of the future?

The Magic have shed young talents like Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo, but Elfrid Payton remains a central part of Orlando’s future plans. Should he be? Obviously the titular question of this article isn’t posed to Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan; we already know what his answer is. As one of my readers eloquently noted last week, Hennigan has a "bizarre fixation...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
1 day ago

Let’s Talk Orlando Magic and the National Anthem

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports It’s going to come up. Whether at Media Day, during training camp, before or after a preseason game, or in the regular season. Someone will ask an Orlando Magic player, coach, and/or front office representative about their opinion on the national anthem protests – that first started over a month ago with NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago

Rookie Report – The Magic Mile Not So Magical for the 2016 Rookie Class

By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor Heading into New Hampshire, the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookies, especially those in the Chase, were looking for strong finishes, but all were left with disappointment at the conclusion of Sunday’s Bad Boy Off Road 300. After almost spoiling the Chase party last weekend at Chicago, Ryan Blaney brought home the top rookie finish at New...
Via Motorsports Tribune
2 days ago

Examining potential lineups for the Orlando Magic

The Magic’s starting lineup looks pretty set, but what if Frank Vogel decided to go in a different direction? PG: Elfrid PaytonSG: Evan FournierSF: Aaron GordonPF: Serge IbakaC: Nikola Vucevic Barring injury or major training camp shenanigans, this lineup will probably be the first one to see the floor for the Orlando Magic come October 26th against the Miami Heat. Payton started...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
4 days ago

2016-17 NBA Team Previews: Orlando Magic

As we prepare for the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season, I’ll be taking a look at each NBA team with their major adds and drops to see if we can pan for any surprise rotational gold.  This open is especially witty for the Nuggets...  We’ll be counting down from worst NBA regular season to the best, mainly because I’m still figuring out how to rank the Warriors… Orlando...
Via Razzball Basketball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Evan Fournier Will Need To Have The Season Of His Career

The Orlando Magic were one of the most active teams in the NBA this offseason as they continue to seek their first playoff berth since trading Dwight Howard. With all of their big moves, one that slipped under the radar was re-signing Evan Fournier. With the trade of Victor Oladipo, and committing $85 million to Fournier, the Magic clearly believe that he can be a consistent scoring...
Via RealGM - NBA
11 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ Watson got a free meal after being mistaken for CJ Miles

Here’s one guy who’s enjoying the benefits that come with his membership in the NBA CJ Club. Orlando Magic guard CJ Watson said on Twitter Tuesday that he’s been confused for Indiana Pacers sharpshooter CJ Miles on multiple occasions in the last few weeks, but reveled in the fact that he actually managed to get a free meal out of the case of mistaken identity. This is like...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first-round draft pick in the history of the Orlando Magic

Since it's inception in the 1988 NBA expansion, the Orlando Magic have had 32 first-round draft picks. The Magic found success in the lottery by landing back-to-back first overall picks in the 1992 and 1993 drafts, and this translated to competitive play on the court, but a championship remains elusive. How many of these first round picks can you name? Clue: Year - pick number
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier mocks his NBA2K character on Twitter

With the NBA season approaching, NBA2K has been releasing rankings for players in the 2017 version of the popular video game. For Evan Fournier, it wasn’t the rating he had an issue with. Fournier was assigned a rating of 78, but he was more concerned about the look of his character. The Magic guard posted a screenshot via his Twitter account and inquired who the guy wearing his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Did Orlando Have A Magical Offseason?

The NBA offseason couldn’t have been more confusing. Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City, the longtime face of Miami left for the Windy City, and Timofey Mozgov was the first player signed on July 1. A surplus of cap room convinced nearly every team in the league they had a chance to compete with a few acquisitions, especially in the Eastern Conference. Yet, the Orlando Magic had...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 27, 2016  |  Discuss
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