MAGIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

Orlando Magic Grades: New Orleans Pelicans 118, Orlando Magic 98

The Orlando Magic finished their road trip with a thud. They put in a lifeless effort, closing out with a blowout loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Orlando Magic gave up an astonishing 29 points in the paint in the first half of Wednesday’s 118-98 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King […] Orlando Magic Grades: New Orleans Pelicans 118, Orlando Magic 98 - Orlando...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
4 hours ago

Magic’s road woes continue in loss to Pelicans

Defense was at a premium as the team dropped to 1-5 on their current road trip The Orlando Magic’s defensive struggles came to bare again on Friday, as they fell 118-98 to the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center. This one was over before the fourth quarter started, with the Pelicans turning 18 Magic turnovers into 22 points, as well as 38 fast break points. The Pelicans...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
5 hours ago

Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 63: How we got here

The Orlando Magic’s season at the midpoint is certainly disappointing. Diagnosing how the team reached this disappointment is also mystifying. The Orlando Magic’s 2017 season has been something of a referendum on the past four years. Perhaps, it is more of a statement of the frustration of the entire process — from someone. Whatever the […] Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
13 hours ago

Nikola Vucevic holds special responsibility for Orlando Magic

Nikola Vucevic has seen it all for the Orlando Magic in five years. As the team’s Playoff hopes are crumbling, Vucevic may bear a special responsibility. Nikola Vucevic finally returned to the starting lineup for the Orlando Magic and played like it meant something to him. Quickly his scoring seemed to bounce back. The activity […] Nikola Vucevic holds special responsibility...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
16 hours ago

Magic’s disinterested defense leads to another roadtrip blowout in Denver

Orlando’s season continues to spiral out of control thanks to another poor defensive effort For the Magic, as the season spirals out of control, and the playoffs out of reach, it feels like a constant battle of “one step forward, two steps back.” Every inch of progress is met with another disappointing run, quarter, or game right after, and tonight represented that step back...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
2 days ago

Report: Evan Fournier out indefinitely with heel injury

Floundering at 17-25 on the season, the Orlando Magic are now down their leading scorer as well. According to a report by Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel on Monday, Magic guard Evan Fournier will be out “for the foreseeable future” after aggravating a right heel injury. The 24-year-old Fournier recently missed five consecutive games with the ailment before returning to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vucevic scores season-high 30 as Magic hold off Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Nikola Vucevic scored a season-high 30 points and the Orlando Magic snapped a four-game losing streak, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 115-109 on Friday night.Vucevic went 13 of 18 from the floor and grabbed 10 rebounds.Elfrid Payton scored 19 points and hit a key 3-pointer with 1:17 remaining that gave Orlando some breathing room. D.J. Augustin added 15...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vucevic's season-high 30 lead Magic past Blazers, 115-109

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Nikola Vucevic scored a season-high 30 points and the Orlando Magic snapped a four-game losing streak, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 115-109 on Friday night. Vucevic went 13 of 18 from the floor and grabbed 10 rebounds. Elfrid Payton scored 19 points and hit a key 3-pointer with 1:17 remaining that gave Orlando some breathing room. D.J. Augustin added...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic have expressed interest in trading for Dragic

If the Miami Heat do wind up trading Goran Dragic this season, he might not have to move very far. According to a report by Zach Lowe of ESPN on Friday, the Orlando Magic have expressed interest in trading for the Slovenian point guard. Dragic, 30, is having his best season since his 2013-14 Most Improved Player campaign with averages of 19.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 6.5 assists...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A Statistical Look at the Magic’s Biggest Positional Needs

Some of the Magic’s needs seem obvious, but what do the numbers say? Having considered a few specific players, it may be worthwhile to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Listing the skills or abilities the team wants to add is easy: shooting, quality passing, perimeter defense, and shot creation for the individual and teammates. Y’know, almost every useful skill...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
5 days ago
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