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FanDuel Becomes New Orlando Magic Sponsor

FanDuel, the leader in one-day fantasy sports, has joined the Orlando Magic as a “Champions of the Community (COTC)” sponsor. FanDuel joins Walt Disney World, GEICO, Florida Hospital, PepsiCo, Southwest Airlines, Harris, and Chase as Champions of the Community. “We are honored to have FanDuel join our family,” said Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins. “This is yet another example...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What is the future of Magic’s 2012 draftees?

Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders estimates about 22 of the 60 players drafted each year since 2001 have what can be called careers in the NBA (getting the second contract and hanging around beyond their rookie deals). The 2011 draftees — like Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris — are starting to get their pay days. What about 2012? Orlando has three of those players and Kyler...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris and restricted free agency

With the season slowly approaching (slowly, being the key word), there is really only one thing left for the Magic to do. Their young players are finally starting to grow up and reach free agency for the first time. More specifically, Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris are on the final years of their rookie contracts and are set to become restricted free agents next summer. That means...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

France Falls to Australia as Fournier Scores 9 Points

The French men’s senior national basketball team concluded their 3-game exhibition tournament in Antibes, France on Sunday with a 76-74 loss to Australia. Orlando Magic wing Evan Fournier finished with 9 points and 3 rebounds on 3-of-6 shooting (1-for-2 on 3-pointers). Just like against Ukraine yesterday, the French paid for keeping Evan on the bench in crunch time when they needed...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Daily takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Post by Philip Rossman-Reich. Adam and Carson have already accepted and completed the challenge. What is the Ice Bucket Challenge? It is a social media movement going around to raise awareness for ALS (aka Lou Gherig’s Disease). The movement has helped raise $2.9 million for the ALS Association as of July 29. For more on the ALS Association, please visit ALSA.org.
Via Orlando Magic Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic 2014-15 Franchise Outlook

Orlando is banking on their youth movement to pay off. The Orlando Magic added veteran presence to a roster that was already stocked with young, budding talent. They swung for the fences in the draft and look to finally improve after several solid years of rebuilding. Coaching 20/25 Orlando head coach Jacque Vaughn has head a rough first two seasons, winning only 43 games and finishing...
Via The Lottery Mafia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic release 2014 preseason schedule

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic will open the 2014 preseason with two games on the road - at Miami on Tuesday, October 7 and at Indiana on Friday, October 10.  Orlando then hosts its first preseason game at Amway Center on Wednesday, October 15 vs. Brazilian-team Flamengo.  Tip-off is 7 p.m.  The Magic will play a total of eight preseason games, including four at Amway Center...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Summer of Victor Oladipo Continues

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo says he blends in very well whenever he walks around our fair city of Orlando, but that ‘Dipo anticipates things to change next year. He won’t be wrong if Victor can make the jump in on-court production we’re anticipating. The man craves meaningful social interaction and he’s a human sponge soaking up information from everyone and everything...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Magic rookie Aaron Gordon throws down cartwheel dunk

Still over a month away from making his NBA debut, Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon has already begun to make a strong case for this year's dunk contest During an NBA photo shoot in New York City on Sunday, Gordon used his downtime to put on a dunking clinic for those lucky enough to be in attendance. Showing off his creativity, Gordon threw down a wide array of dunks, including...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic's Harkless won't play for Puerto Rico at FIBA World Cup

Orlando Magic forward Maurice Harkless has chosen not to play for Puerto Rico's national basketball team this summer, choosing instead to concentrate on getting ready for the 2014-15 NBA season. Harkless, whose maternal grandfather is from Puerto Rico, was supposed to represent the commonwealth in the FIBA World Cup in Spain beginning Aug. 30. "He wants to focus on the Magic...
Via Fox Sports Florida
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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