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MAGIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

Five potential fits for the Magic in the 2015 NBA Draft

The Orlando Magic are in a bit of a pickle with this year's NBA draft lottery. On the one hand, the Magic finished with the fifth-worst record in the league, which gives them a decent chance (8.8 percent) at the top pick. On the other, the fifth-worst record actually means Orlando's likeliest draft slot is sixth, thanks to the chance that another team vaults into the top three....
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton "looking forward to growing" his game after successful rookie year

The light you see shining from central Florida is the beacon of hope in the Orlando Magic backcourt. What started in 2013-14 with the addition and emergence of Victor Oladipo has grown exponentially thanks to Elfrid Payton, who threatened to overtake Anfernee Hardaway this season for the Magic's franchise record for most assists by a rookie.When your only company and comparison as...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did Orlando Shoot Better in the ‘Pride’ Sleeved Jerseys?

The Orlando Magic played 12 games in their brand new ‘Pride’ silver and sleeved jerseys this season. The vast majority of people have despised these jerseys. I love ’em. They look great. The Magic continue their NBA ‘pinstripes’ monopoly. The Association wants advertisements, and sleeved jerseys open up extra real estate for sponsors to take up uniform space. But supposedly...
Via Magic Basketball Online
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Victor Oladipo's interview at the Jordan Brand Classic

Basketball never stops for Victor Oladipo, it would appear. Oladipo was courtside for the Jordan Brand Classic on Friday at Barclays Center, and ESPN caught up with the Magic star to find out how he got from the amateur level to the game's biggest stage and if he had any advice for up-and-coming ballers:"I think the biggest thing is to never be satisfied. These guys are ... some...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Magic Draft in Round One?

The NBA post-season is now under way.  That means, for non-playoff teams, that the offseason has begun.  During this ever-important period, the NBA Draft is beginning to come to the forefront of conversation.  With that, one of our NBA writers, Nate Gice, decided to write a first round NBA Mock Draft. Find out who Nate projects the Magic will add next to Victor Oladipo, Nikola...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Forget the Magic Have the #51 Draft Pick Too

Remember the Orlando Magic ‘asset acquisition’ deal the franchise made with the Chicago Bulls last July? No? Well, here’s your refresher. The Magic took on the $1.83 million salary of Anthony Randolph and received a second round Draft pick in 2015 as well as 2016. Even some cash. In return, Orlando only needed to give up the rights to Milovan Rakovic. Fast forward to now....
Via Magic Basketball Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Magic Number: .500

Wild Card Standings  One game out

What We Learned from Orlando Magic Exit Interviews

Orlando Magic players, interim Head Coach James Borrego, and General Manager Rob Hennigan on Thursday reflected back on the 2014-2015 season and look to the offseason to improve the franchise from the 25-win mess they were this campaign. Using OrlandoMagic.com video footage, let’s pick out some of the more important things said as well as try and interpret some responses.  ...
Via Magic Basketball Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic to play preseason game in Brazil

Get your passports ready, Orlando Magic fans, your team is headed to Brazil. According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Magic will travel to Rio De Janeiro to play a preseason game against Brazilian team Flamengo on Oct. 17 at HSBC Arena. As Robbins noted, the franchise’s participation in this exhibition “is no accident.” Magic executives sought this trip due...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks 8, Magic 7: Fan Appreciation Night in Orlando

On Saturday night, the New York Knicks and Orlando Magic set an NBA record by combining to score 15 points, an all-time low for a single quarter. 8-7. The record of a football team heading into the last week of the season. The score of a set in tennis that goes to tie-breakers. The score of the New York Knicks (8) versus Orlando Magic (7) in the second quarter. Two lottery sweethearts...
Via The Lottery Mafia
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks, Magic combine to set embarrassing record

Now in the final week of the regular season, there is going to be some pretty bad basketball come down the pike. Teams are either resting stars in preparation for the playoffs or playing out the string in the cellar of their respective divisions. Saturday night’s game between the Orlando Magic and New York Knicks was no exception. These two teams, a combined 40-118 on the season...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Elfrid Payton; Franchise Point Guard

(Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America) Orlando Magic: Elfrid Payton; Franchise Point Guard By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The evolution experienced by Elfrid Payton throughout the entirety of his rookie campaign has been truly intriguing. The skinny kid from the small school in Louisiana is finally finding his footing at the NBA level, and he’s beginning...
Via HoopStuff
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando’s Harris, Gordon forget they’re on the same team

Hey fellas! Same team! Same team! Against the T-Wolves, the Magic’s Tobias Harris and Aaron Gordon were trying their best to secure the ball and fight for a rebound. Just one thing… they were not fending off Wolves players from getting the board… they were fighting each other. https://cdn.streamable.com/video/2de6f770dab311e48da47f05f7cf995e.webm I guess that’s why coaches...
Via Crossover Chronicles
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Payton, Vucevic bright spots during a dark season

Victor Oladipo slamming it home Orlando Magic fans have very little to celebrate this season because the team looks to be heading down the path of another losing season. The team is currently on a three game loosing streak and have an overall record of 22-52.  James Borrego is currently the interim Head coach for the Orlando Magic and is having a tough time leading his team to...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orlando Magic to Extend Contract of GM Rob Hennigan

Despite a turbulent season that culminated in the firing of head coach Jacque Vaughn, the Orlando Magic are looking to extend the contract of general manager Rob Hennigan, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. On the surface, it would seem such a decision is premature. The Magic are in the third year of a rebuilding effort and remain a long way from contention in the...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marcus Smart ejected for elbowing Elfrid Payton

Marcus Smart didn’t quite make it to the end of Sunday’s Boston Celtics-Orlando Magic matchup. With 28 seconds remaining in an eventual 103-98 Magic win, Smart was ejected for elbowing Orlando’s Elfrid Payton in the face during a drive to the basket.   This embed is invalid   " /> The infraction was initially deemed a common offensive foul, but the officials...
Via NESN.com
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2015 NBA most unappreciated team

Point Guard: Brandon Knight, Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Point Guard Brandon Knight Knight has burst onto the scene this year under new Bucks coach Jason Kidd. Knight was better known for getting posterized by DeAndre Jordan, and for getting his ankles broken by Kyrie Irving in the Rookie-Sophomore game. Since coming to Milwaukee as a sign-and-trade for Brandon Jennings, Knight has...
Via isportsweb.com
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zach LaVine wins dunk contest, leaves Dr. J stunned

As awesome as Zach LaVine’s first dunk was at the Slam Dunk contest Saturday, the best part about it was the reaction from the judges. Specifically, Dr. J’s stunned face was the highlight. After the Minnesota Timberwolves rocked an awesome dunk on a lob to himself, Dr. J.’s jaw hit the floor. Here is LaVine’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo sings Frank Sinatra before 540 dunk (Video)

Victor Oladipo made a statement at the NBA Slam Dunk contest Saturday with a unique and original entrance, followed by an awesome dunk. The Orlando Magic guard, who was a runner-up for NBA Rookie of the Year last season, came out of the tunnel with a coat and hat and sang some of Frank Sinatra’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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