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50 Questions for 2015-’16: Will Orlando Take The Next Step?

Getting ready for the 2015-’16 season? I’m asking 50 questions before things get under way. Have an important question for the upcoming NBA season you want answered? Find me on Twitter (@thatjoemags). Thanks for reading! The Orlando Magic won 25 games in 2014-’15 under one of the least inspiring coaching staffs in recent memory. Technically, the Magic have improved each of...
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WATCH: Hornets-Magic Preseason Postgame Interviews

AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr. Preseason or not, Scott Skiles is very unhappy with how his Orlando Magic team performed in the third quarter. 37 points coughed up to an opponent won’t be tolerated, and all of those guys in the locker room knew about it following the loss. If you decide to take a mental sabbatical during a play or two, Skiles isn’t going to hesitate to yank you...
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Elfrid Payton hangs on rim after slam dunk against Hornets

As we have entered day two of the preseason, the Orlando Magic faced off today against the Charlotte Hornets and Elfrid Payton showed off his aerial abilities. After making a steal in the first half of play, Payton took a pass from Victor Oladipo and soared for a one-handed slam dunk where afterwards he decided to hang on the rim: Elfrid Payton, everybody! *** Payton Slam Dunk...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
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Magic Open To Trading Channing Frye

Channing Frye has been made available in trade talks by the Orlando Magic. Frye signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Magic in the 2014 offseason and doesn't fit in their long-term plans. Frye is one of the NBA's best stretch bigs.
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Magic preseason game date change

Orlando, Fla. -- Due to the Indiana Fever hosting Game #3 of the WNBA Finals on Oct. 9, the preseason game between the Orlando Magic and Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse has been rescheduled for Oct. 8. Game time remains 7 p.m. The Orlando Magic will open the 2015 preseason at Amway Center against Charlotte on Saturday, October 3. Tip-off is 7 p.m. Orlando Magic season tickets...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Magic's Tobias Harris: 'I want to have a great 3-point shot'

The Orlando Magic are betting big on forward Tobias Harris with the reported four-year, $64 million contract Harris signed this offseason. And he knows that the pressure is on to become the best player he can be. For Harris, that's meant extensive work on his jump shot this summer, which he hopes will lead to wins for Orlando.Harris told the Magic's official team site that he got...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How will Portland use Moe Harkless in 2016?

A few years ago, Moe Harkless was an intriguing prospect on the Orlando Magic. He was athletic, could slice to the basket, knew how to cut and ostensibly had a bright future. Today, after Orlando dumped Harkless on Portland for basically nothing over the summer, the 22-year-old will have to scratch and claw his way into a new team's rotation. Here's what the Trail Blazers should...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Day 1 Magic Training Camp Scrimmages, Drills, and Sprints

It was fun to see some actual Orlando Magic scrimmaging on Day 1 of training camp. Scott Skiles in their morning session split up his 17 players – remember Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier can’t scrimmage right now – into three teams: red, white, and black. The Amway Center practice court was very active on Saturday. For ‘red’, it looked like they had Mario Hezonja, Melvin...
Via Magic Basketball Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Day 1 Orlando Magic 2015 Training Camp Interviews

Scott Skiles: “I don’t have any starters yet.” Here it is. September 26, 2015. The day Scott Skiles officially began the revitalization of an Orlando Magic franchise that so desperately needs it. Coach Skiles and his staff opened up the Amway Center practice facility doors and showed off a glimpse of the 2015-2016 Magic squad. It’s only Day 1 of training camp, and it was...
Via Magic Basketball Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic enter training camp hoping to build defensive identity

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Orlando Magic want to establish a new identity this season. If new coach Scott Skiles has his way, it will be all about defense. Orlando posted its third straight season of 25 or fewer victories last year, and ranked in the bottom third of the NBA in both points allowed and opponent field goal percentage. Skiles said that working to change that will be the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic media day photo gallery

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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic GM: 'Our expectation is to compete for the playoffs'

The Orlando Magic have been stuck in rebuilding mode for far too long, and frankly, they know it. Victor Oladipo emphasized earlier this offseason that the time for excuses is over, a message he doubled-down on at the Magic's media day on Friday, which officially tips off Orlando's 2015-16 campaign.And general manager Rob Hennigan, whose seat could be heating up if the Magic don...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo best highlights from 2014-15 season

As the Orlando Magic look to improve in the Eastern Conference this season, Victor Oladipo will play a huge role if they take the next step. Last season, Oladipo averaged over seventeen points, grabbed over four rebounds, and dished out over four assists per game for Orlando. Check out some of his best highlights from last season in the below video clip: *** Oladipo best highlights...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback: Von Wafer's laughable dunk attempt

Basketball feels too far away, as I think many of you can agree with. So with over a month until regular season NBA action I might as well try my hand at a nice throwback like another great writer on Celtics Life.Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo Sports recently took a look back at the infamous Von Wafer "dunk" of 2011, so what better way to pass the late portion offseason than with some reminiscing...
Via Celtics Life
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier's Place In Orlando's Perimeter Clog

As you would expect for a national team coming off a third place finish at the World Cup and overflowing with NBA talent, France has gotten off to an excellent start at Eurobasket, with a 5-0 record through group play. The French have a solid core of veterans who have played at the international level for a decade - Tony Parker, Boris Diaw and Nic Batum - complemented by a new generation...
Via RealGM - NBA
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Former Tennessee Basketball Star C.J. Watson Has Amazing Vols Checkerboard Training Sneakers

Tennessee alumni take a ton of pride in their alma mater, and Orlando Magic guard C.J. Watson is no different. The eight year NBA veteran posted an amazing pair of Tennessee-themed training sneakers he received from an employee at Nike, Tennessee’s new apparel partner. We think every Vol is going to want a pair after seeing these. Repost from #VFL C.J. Watson, aka @quietstorm_32...
Via College Spun
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon fractures jaw horsing around with brother

For high-flying Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon, a couple of bumps and bruises here and there are to be expected, perhaps as he hurls himself at the rim or rises up to send an opponent’s shot sailing into the third row. Fracturing a jaw horsing around with an older brother probably does not fall into...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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