MAGIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

Orlando Magic put pressure on its new coach again

With everyone believing the Orlando Magic must make the playoffs in Frank Vogel’s first year, he enters the lead seat needing to make big strides this year. This season may be the most must-win pressure put on a first-year coach in NBA history. If not NBA history, then almost Magic history. There have been coaches on the […] Orlando Magic put pressure on its new coach again...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
11 hours ago

Orlando Magic’s summer evaluations note too much uncertainty

Another summer review is in. And while Sports Illustrated likes the thought behind the Orlando Magic’s moves, they too raise lots of doubts for this season. The Orlando Magic offseason has been one of the most divisive and controversial summers of the offseason. The Magic began cashing in their young players to bring in veterans […] Orlando Magic’s summer evaluations note too...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
18 hours ago

5 reasons the Orlando Magic could miss the playoffs in 2017

  The Orlando Magic traded away future assets for the opportunity to win now. Money was spent on free agents and a new coaching staff, but the playoffs are no guarantee. Ask an Orlando Magic fan if they think the team is ready to make the leap from annual lottery team to playoff-bound team and […] 5 reasons the Orlando Magic could miss the playoffs in 2017 - Orlando Magic Daily...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago

Erie BayHawks 2016-2017 Season Schedule Released

The 2016-2017 season will be the last one in which the Orlando Magic have a relationship with their BayHawks D-League team up in Erie, Pennsylvania. Lakeland, Florida is expected to be the home base of Orlando’s developmental team come the start of the ’17-’18 campaign. But, I’m jumping the gun a bit. The NBA Development League released their ’16-’17 schedule on Monday...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago

30 Years Ago, ‘Orlando Magic Day’ Was Born

August 22, 1986 isn’t marked down as a special day in Orlando Magic franchise history. It probably should be. 1986 was the year the Central Florida area was going to leap into the professional sports spotlight…whether its residents were planning on it or not. June 19, 1986 is a fairly famous day for those alive at the time. That was the morning that local businessman Jim Hewitt...
Via Magic Basketball Online
4 days ago

What Frank Vogel choosing Orlando really means

For a franchise that was reeling, the Frank Vogel hire proved that there is still hope left in Orlando When Frank Vogel announced on May 19th that he would take over as the 13th head coach in Orlando Magic history, it changed the team's perception around the league. No longer would they settle for scraps. No longer would they have to stomach rejection. Vogel chose the Magic over...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
4 days ago

Hezonja Scores 16 Points as Croatia Crashes Out of Olympics

Courtesy of FIBA Orlando Magic wing Mario Hezonja may have saved his best Olympic performance for last. It’s too bad it occurred in a narrow loss, as Croatia fell 86-83 to Serbia in the quarterfinals. Hezonja tallied 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists on 4-of-8 shooting (2-of-5 on 3s) in 27 minutes of action, as well as being a clutch 6-of-6 at the foul line in the final minute...
Via Magic Basketball Online
8 days ago

Study Reveals The Magic Amount of Daily Exercise You Need to Counteract a Sedentary Lifestyle

Sitting is the new smoking. It's an oft-repeated (and possibly hyperbolic) quote, but the idea is important—prolonged periods of sitting can do serious damage to your body. According to The Mayo Clinic, too much sitting has been linked with a higher risk of obesity, high blood pressure and abnormal cholesterol levels. Considering that the three constants in many Americans...
Via Stack
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Making Sense Of The Talented Yet Scattered Magic Roster

The overwhelming reaction to Rob Hennigan's active offseason for the Orlando Magic has been "What the heck is this franchise doing?" While everyone has attempted to make sense of a summer filled with confounding moves, many of those same critics lambasted Nikola Vucevic being featured at the center position due to his lack of defensive instinct, and questioned the sustainability...
Via RealGM - NBA
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Von Wafer pleads on Twitter for another chance in NBA

Von Wafer last played in the NBA in 2012. However, he hasn’t given up on playing in the league and wants one more opportunity to show he can contribute. Wafer was drafted in the second round of the 2005 draft by the Lakers. From there, he went on to spend time with the Clippers, Nuggets, Blazers, Rockets, Celtics, and Magic. Wafer has also played in leagues in Greece, Italy, China...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Magic's Meeks has surgery to stabilize injured foot

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The tenure of Jodie Meeks with the Orlando Magic has hit a snag before getting started. The team announced the recently acquired guard underwent surgery on Tuesday to stabilize the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. Meeks, acquired in a trade with Detroit on June 29, will be out indefinitely. His return will depend on how he responds to rehabilitation. The...
Via Associated Press
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic open themselves up to world of pain on Twitter

The Orlando Magic had a...vexing...offseason of acquisitions and front office maneuvering.The team brought in addition rim protection in Serge Ibaka in exchange for a insignificant cache of talent in Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyosova and the rights to 2016 first-round draftee Domantas Sabonas.That move gave fans pause, and only became more vexing when the team doubled down on lane enforcement...
Via FOX Sports
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Spurs GM reveals why Tim Duncan couldn't come back for one more year

The NBA watched one of its greatest eras come to a close earlier this week, as San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan announced that his career is over. Duncan's retirement made for a litany of celebrations, remembrances, and lists of ridiculous statistics surrounding the future Hall of Famer. Truly, we're not ready to say goodbye to the big guy. The league won't be the same without...
Via FOX Sports
July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Love and dunks reign at Aaron Gordon's Dunk Fest in Venice Beach

Aaron Gordon is out here dunking in jeans. More accurately, Aaron Gordon is out here dunking in skinny, cut-off jean shorts. And he's not "dunking" so much as attempting to fry our planet's natural laws atop Venice Beach's storied public basketball courts.The packed crowd at Sunday's first annual Aaron Gordon Dunk Fest is spotted with bucket hats and #BlackLivesMatter shirts, and...
Via FOX Sports
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch Aaron Gordon drop a young camper to the floor with a crossover

Aaron Gordon doesn't care if you're 6-foot-5 or 4-foot-nothing. He will embarrass you. The crazy-athletic Orlando Magic star showed no mercy on this little camper Thursday. Gordon crossed the youngster up, sending him to the floor with a pair of broken ankles. Rather than helping the poor kid up, Gordon left him on the hardwood and threw down a dunk. You savage, Aaron.
Via FOX Sports
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Videos: Young Campers Mob Former Arizona Star Aaron Gordon After He Throws Down 360 Dunk

Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon can do magnificent things on a basketball court. Gordon helped bring down the house with his amazing NBA Dunk Contest performance during the 2016 All-Star break, and he showed off those skills during a youth basketball camp. After rejecting a young player, Gordon took the ball all the way across the court, and threw down a 360 slam with ease. He...
Via College Spun
July 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks sign Brandon Jennings

The New York Knicks are continuing what has been a very active summer for the fledgling franchise. After adding Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Courtney Lee to the mix, New York has reportedly signed former lottery pick Brandon Jennings. The Knicks are about to strike a deal with Brandon Jennings, according to league sources — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 4, 2016 Jennings...
Via Sportsnaut
July 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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