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Oladipo Discusses Surgery Plus Magic Practice Interviews

The Orlando Magic are 0-2 and preparing for this Saturday’s contest against the Toronto Raptors, but today was all about Victor Oladipo talking about his facial fracture and Maurice Harkless trying to manage not playing. You can see both players are having to deal with various frustrations but are maintaining positive attitudes. You feel especially bad for Oladipo and the stuff...
Via Magic Basketball Online
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards-Magic Home Opener Shootaround Interviews

The Orlando Magic regular season home opener is upon us. Head Coach Jacque Vaughn held out Kyle O’Quinn from shootaround due to an ankle issue and will be a game-time decision. Meanwhile, Channing Frye is ready in his eyes to play. We’ll see if Jacque will grant his wish. Aaron Gordon has his entire family in town for the contest, even Drew Gordon. Jacque Vaughn:   Below are...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It looks like Tobias Harris will become a restricted free agent

Things can always change at the 11th hour. Deadlines have a funny way of doing that. As things stand now, though, Tobias Harris seems set to hit restricted free agency as neither side appears close to agreeing to a contract extension. The latest report comes from Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, who reports Harris’ camp sees him as a budding young star who should be paid accordingly...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo is Out 1 Month, But Why? Let’s Ask a Doctor

We know that Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo had surgery on Saturday for a facial fracture he obtained on the right side of his face from an elbow blow at last Thursday’s practice. Larry Ridley was the first to tweet that Vic would be out a month. After the ‘successful procedure’ to correct the facial fracture, several media outlets also proclaimed that Vic is out a month...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Some encouraging signs in lopsided loss to Pelicans

The numbers for Tobias Harris, Nikola Vucevic and Elfrid Payton in the Orlando Magic's season opener Tuesday night told an encouraging story. Everything else, however, was a different matter as the New Orleans Pelicans held the Magic to 38.1 percent shooting overall and pulled away in the second half to a 101-84 victory. Harris, the Magic's leading scorer during the preseason...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic, Habitat for Humanity join to give family home as part of NBA Cares Week of Service

ORLANDO, Fla. -- For years, David and Matilda Duppins dreamed of living in a home where they can happily and healthily raise their four children. As part of the NBA Cares Week of Service, the Orlando Magic and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando, made their wish come true on Thurs., Oct. 23 when they were handed the keys to a brand new home. "It's very exhilarating,...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings Roundup: Magic start season near the bottom

Victor Oladipo‘s injury has kind of soured the beginning of the season for the Magic. Orlando is down one of its best players and is a team that cannot afford to be down those kinds of players. The Magic are limited in their potential scorers and creators offensively. Add in being down Channing Frye, and there are even more questions about the Magic’s ability to win games with...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic practice next man up without Victor Oladipo

The Magic are modeling themselves somewhat off the Spurs model. Rob Hennigan was an intern in San Antonio under Sam Presti. Jacque Vaughn played for and coached with Gregg Popovich. Alex Martins extols the Spurs and uses their method as a model for what the Magic should try to build. Here is one thing the Spurs do incredibly well: fill in when players get injured. Even the most important...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Slam Magazine Original Documentary ‘Rep Your Work’ Of Guru Trainer Jay Hernandez

The inspiring Slam original documentary titled “Rep Your Work” presented by Fresh Focus Films, Iceberg Guards, & Hard 2 Guard Productions examines the path to basketball immortality. In Long Island NY, Jay Hernandez has created a factory for young basketball talent with dreams of the NBA. Through drills and motivation, Jay inspires young prospects to advance their game not...
Via Basketball Bicker
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic waive four to reach 15-player roster limit

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic got down to the required 15-man roster limit Saturday by waiving forward Kadeem Batts and guards Drew Crawford, Seth Curry and Peyton Siva. The moves were expected since none of the four played in any of the Magic's eight preseason games. If they clear waivers, all four will end up with the Erie BayHawks, who are beginning their first season...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Rumors: Tobias Harris won't sign contract extension, would "receive bonus in bigger market"

This week has been a roller-coaster ride for Orlando Magic fans. They managed to re-sign their franchise center, Nikola Vucevic, to a solid deal, but they might have hit an impasse in regards to re-signing forward, Tobias Harris. Harris, 22, will reportedly not sign an extension before the Halloween deadline, therefore becoming a restricted free-agent this upcoming offseason.Keep...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo Out Indefinitely - Facial Fracture

The Orlando Magic will start the NBA season without Victor Oladipo, who suffered a facial fracture during Thursday's practice. Oladipo was entering his 2nd season and looking to build on a solid rookie campaign, a year in which he averaged nearly 14 points per game, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. The Magic will turn to Evan Fournier at the 2 guard to start the season, a player...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic : The inefficient market inefficiency

The Orlando Magic are, by no stretch of the imagination, an efficient offensive team. At 99.3 points per 100 possessions they ranked second-to-last in the NBA last season offensively, better only than Philadelphia and Philadelphia isn’t an NBA team so much as it’s a collection of vaguely athletic human beings with long legs wearing basketball uniforms. They shot only 44.5 percent...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic signs 4-year, $53M extension with Orlando Magic

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Orlando Magic and center Nikola Vucevic have reached terms on a four-year, $53 million contract extension. The 23-year-old averaged 14.2 points and 11.3 rebounds for the Magic last season. By finalizing the deal, the Magic prevent Vucevic from becoming a restricted free agent next summer. He’s thought to be a key piece of the franchise’s future...
Via Basketball Bicker
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Orlando Magic, Nikola Vucevic agree to four-year extension

The Orlando Magic re-sign their franchise center 10 days before the October 31st deadline for contract extensions. According to Joshua Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, Nikola Vucevic signed to a four-year, $54M extension which will take effect the next offseason.BREAKING: The Orlando #Magic and Nik Vucevic are finalizing a contract extension: http://t.co/RSeArOd5CI— Josh Robbins...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic News: Orlando to pick up options on four players

According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Orlando Magic will be picking up the 2015/16 team options for four key young prospects on the team. The total amount of money being given to the following players is around $12.75MM.An obvious point, but the Magic will pick up their 15-16 options on Oladipo, Fournier, Harkless & Nicholson before the 10/31 deadline— Josh...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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