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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
17 hours 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orlando’s Victor Oladipo is out one month due to a facial fracture

credit: Before the season started, the Orlando Magic lost a key member of their team for approximately the next month. Via Yahoo! Sports:  After undergoing surgery to repair a facial fracture, Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo is expected to miss a month of the season, a league sources told Yahoo Sports. Oladipo, the 2014 runner-up for the NBA’s Rookie of the Year...
Via Pass The Pill
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic-Pelicans Practice Interviews

The Orlando Magic sneaked in a practice at Amway Center on Monday before they hop on a plane to New Orleans. They’ll take on the Pelicans Tuesday night as one of only 3 games to debut the ’14-’15 NBA campaign. Jacque Vaughn will have Luke Ridnour, Dewayne Dedmon, and Ben Gordon will be available to play. Ben described his dental procedure. Jacque reflected on his NBA debut...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 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
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Invite Fans to Two “Pure Magic” Events Around Orlando

The Orlando Magic along with Tobias Harris will head out to Park Ave. in Winter Park on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 26th) to debut the MAG_C structure in that area as part of the team’s Pure Magic campaign. Fans are invited to join the Magic at Park Ave. to take their photo with the MAG_C structure and upload their images with the hashtag #PureMagicSweeps for a chance to win home opening...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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
4 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
7 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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