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Victor Oladipo shows up at Magic practice, but prognosis for full return unclear

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Victor Oladipo was quick to note that Monday night marked the first time he had taken a shot on the Orlando Magic's home court since the end of last season. How soon it will be before he takes one in an actual game setting remains unclear. The hour-long open practice held by the Magic in front of close to 2,000 fans at the Amway Center was most noteworthy by...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic Celebrate NBA Cares Week with Two Volunteer Projects

The Orlando Magic will participate in two Central Florida community service projects as part of the NBA Cares program. The projects are the Hoops for Troops “Commitment to Service” volunteer initiative at The Mustard Seed Furniture and Clothing Bank (12 Mustard Seed Lane, Orlando, FL 32810) on Tuesday October 21st from 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., and Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication...
Via Magic Basketball Online
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three thoughts after Magic’s 95-84 loss to Sixers

The Magic suffered their second preseason loss in Allentown, Pa., 95-84 in a game that probably should have had the Sixers’ owner apologizing for bringing two NBA teams resting many of their “star” players. Of course, the Sixers even with Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel have made a mockery of NBA teams with their tanking schemes. Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three thoughts after Magic’s 99-86 win over Pistons

The Magic continue to roll in the preseason, putting in a solid first quarter and continuing to get great games from the auditioning Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris. Orlando took an 11-point lead after the first quarter and opened the team’s lead back up with another impressive defensive performance in the fourth quarter. Of course, the starters were out by then so do not put...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton and Aaron Gordon: Predestined Duo?

Screenshot via Grantland’s Orlando Magic season preview The question was raised on the Grantland NBA Season Preview for the Orlando Magic, was Elfrid Payton put on this earth to throw Aaron Gordon alley-oops? LEGITIMATE QUESTION! Or maybe it works both ways… as seen in the video below. Regardless, these two having the chemistry and engagement with each other that they do, is...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Willie Green works out kinks, jitters with Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Even a veteran of 10 or more NBA seasons is not immune to a case of the nerves before making a preseason home debut with a new team. Case in point: Willie Green. After bouncing around the last five years between Philadelphia, New Orleans, Atlanta and Los Angeles, Green is among the group of players 30 and older signed by the Orlando Magic over the summer. He missed...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon Crushes a Monster Slam

Entering the draft Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon drew comparisons to another high-flying forward based in Los Angeles you probably heard of named Blake Griffin, and with this dunk on a Flamengo guard who pretended to take a charge. I can’t say that comparison is far off with regards to his jumping ability. The amount of air Gordon was able to catch with a single dribble for...
Via Hooped Up
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic observations: Positives outweigh negatives in 3-1 start to preseason

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Halfway through their preseason, the good has by far outweighed the bad for the Orlando Magic. Even with injuries to Channing Frye and Victor Oladipo during training camp causing a shake-up in lineups, player rotations and minutes, the Magic continue to show progress. The latest example came Wednesday night in their 106-88 victory over Flamengo, a team from Brazil...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic defeat Flamengo to win preseason home opener

The Orlando Magic made their 2014-2015 home debut on Wednesday night with a preseason victory against the Brazilian powerhouse Flamengo. Despite the home opener, it often seemed like the Flamengo cheers and chants were overtaking the building. While the chants were energizing, it wasn’t enough to propel the visiting Rio squad who ultimately fell to the Magic 106-88. Nik Vucevic...
Via Magic Basketball Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic support Draft Lottery reform

“The Orlando Magic support a proposal to reform the NBA Draft Lottery in which the teams with the four worst overall records would have nearly identical chances to win the top overall pick, according to an industry source with knowledge of the Magic’s thinking.” –Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel The reported recent proposal would even out the odds for the four worst teams in...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Injury Update: Channing Frye steadily increasing workload

The Orlando Magic lost to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday by the score of 99-97 to move to 2-1 on the preseason. Tobias Harris and Elfrid Payton lead the Magic with 14 points. The Magic were without forward Channing Frye, who is out with a knee injury. The good news is that Frye is increasing his workload in practice.   Keith Allison from Owings MillsOur own Riley Jones reported...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Orlando Magic

The Magic have yet to recover from losing Dwight Howard, but they’ve collected a cache of young talent and the future of the team is starting to emerge from the haze. They’ve released the last connection to their finals team, Jameer Nelson, and flipped their leading scorer for a 21 year-old shooting guard. It’s easy to make the playoffs in the east, but they’re a breakout...
Via Analytics Game
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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