MAGIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rob Hennigan, Pat Williams to represent Orlando Magic at Draft Lottery

Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and executive vice president Pat Williams will represent the team at the NBA Draft Lottery on May 17. The Orlando Magic have had the ultimate luck in the NBA Draft Lottery. In 1993, one ping pong ball in a vat of 66 rose to the top to deliver the […] Rob Hennigan, Pat Williams to represent Orlando Magic at Draft Lottery - Orlando Magic...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
8 hours ago

Orlando Magic Player Evaluations: Ersan Ilyasova

After being sent over as part of the Tobias Harris trade, Ersan Ilyasova provided some spacing and rebounding the Orlando Magic desperately needed. Following the Channing Frye project, the Orlando Magic brought in Ersan Ilyasova to provide a similar impact. He spread the floor and displayed reasonable defensive skills. He became a viable stretch option […] Orlando Magic Player...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
13 hours ago

Williams, Hennigan to represent Magic at draft lottery

The Magic will have some good luck on their side with Pat Williams at the draft lottery. The Orlando Magic have their plans set for the May 17th NBA Draft Lottery. According to the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins, Magic co-founder Pat Williams, along with general manager Rob Hennigan will represent the team when they learn where they will pick in this June's draft. Williams, who...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
1 day ago

Elfrid Payton’s 2016 finish breeds hope for his Orlando Magic future

Most thought Elfrid Payton‘s season was lost to a sophomore slump. Then, the second-year point guard turned on the jets and gave optimism for what could be next. A roller coaster of emotions were attached to Elfrid Payton’s 2016 season with the Orlando Magic. With a hamstring injury derailing much of his preseason, the first […] Elfrid Payton’s 2016 finish breeds hope for...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago

How to turn the Orlando Magic into contenders this offseason

Coming off of a disappointing 2014-15 NBA season, the Orlando Magic were eager to redeem themselves in the 2015-16 season. After drafting Mario Hezonja with the 5th overall pick in the 2015-16 draft, Magic fans were optimistic to see what their new-look team would accomplish. Unfortunately, Magic fans were left dissatisfied once again. With a record of 35-47, the Orlando Magic finished...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic entered 2016 with a 19-13 record, looking every bit like the playoff team they hoped to be. They then proceeded to lose 15 of their next 17 games and Orlando's once promising season ended up with another finish outside of the playoffs and in the Lottery. Before trading Tobias Harris near the Trade Deadline, the Magic faced a crowded roster both on the wing and...
Via RealGM - NBA
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Remember When Shaq Was Ripped and Super Athletic? Here's How He Put on So Much Weight

When the Orlando Magic drafted Shaquille O'Neal with the first pick of the 1992 NBA Draft, he looked nothing like the massive, hulking bruiser he is today. The 7-foot-1 phenom out of LSU arrived in the NBA weighing less than 300 pounds--294 to be exact--and with so much real estate for that weight, he looked normal, even kinda skinny. The Orlando Magic iteration of Shaq was a...
Via Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic GM Rob Hennigan says resigning Evan Fournier will be a big priority this offseason

Going into the 2015 NBA regular season, many thought that the young Orlando Magic could make a run towards a playoff berth. But once again, their youth proved to be too much as the Magic are watching the NBA playoffs at home like the rest of us. With that being said, the Magic plan to be in the thick of things when it comes to free agents this summer. While it’s already been reported...
Via No Guts, No Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

After promising start, another season ends in frustration for Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- In a season of high expectations, the Orlando Magic made some gains but ultimately they were not enough for anyone in the organization to be satisfied.A team stocked with young talent achieved double-digit improvement in overall wins and victories at home, finishing 35-47 overall and 23-19 at the Amway Center. The gains, however, did not produce a spot in the...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Magic Exit Interviews Leading into 2016 Offseason

The Orlando Magic are certainly disappointed that they are not participating in yet another postseason. The pain of experiencing a horrible stretch from January through mid-March was still in many voices. But they are 10 wins better than last season. They are close to making that next jump. It’s just a matter of how the team chooses to improve itself. Here’s a successful offseason...
Via Magic Basketball Online
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic walk away from season disappointed, yet encouraged

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) In a season of high expectations, the Orlando Magic made some gains but ultimately they were not enough for anyone in the organization to be satisfied. A team stocked with young talent achieved double-digit improvement in overall wins and victories at home, finishing 35-47 overall and 23-19 at the Amway Center. The gains, however, did not produce a spot in the...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The rage inside him: Revisiting Dennis Scott's epic rant to child campers

This Magic Moment, a 30 for 30 documentary eulogizing the mid-1990s Orlando Magic, airs tonight on ESPN. A lot of it will probably center around what might've been if Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls would've just let them be great.Somewhere in there, I pray that there's mention of the time that Magic small forward Dennis Scott had a vesuvian meltdown and mortified a camp full...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Believing In Magic: How The 1990’s Orlando Magic Rekindled My Love For The Game

Every so often the optical illusion of magic makes the most impossible thing imaginable appear—or disappear. Magicians are best at using misdirection and the sleight of hand while executing the most impractical tricks. Whether making a rabbit come out of a hat, or sawing a person in half, the thrill of the trick is what makes it so profound. From a logical standpoint, it’s hard...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Orlando Players React to Final Home Win this Season

It’s unknown how much of the current 14-man Orlando Magic roster will return come October, but they could at least enjoy one final victory at Amway Center this season and to leave their fans on a high. You have Dewayne Dedmon and Evan Fournier looking at free agency. Mario Hezonja trying to steal away minutes from other wings. Elfrid Payton trying to cement his status as the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
23 days ago  |  Discuss

April Autopsy: Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic will carry a measure of regret into the NBA offseason. That said, the frustration attached to early tee times — at least there are plenty of great golfing options in Orlando — will burn off when the Magic consider how many resources lie at their disposal. However, check back with this team in two years. Yes, reality offers a zigzag for the Magic and their fans...
Via Crossover Chronicles
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Locker Room Interviews After Magic Lose to Pistons

Fernando Medina/Getty Images This late into a disappointing season, there’s not much more you can really state about losses because many start looking the same. Promising first half. Shaky start to the third period and bad finish to the quarter. Fourth period resurgence to gain a small cushion only to see it slip through your fingers by midway through the final quarter of regulation...
Via Magic Basketball Online
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaquille O’Neal: Dwight Howard should go back to Magic

From one former Orlando Magic big man to another, Shaquille O’Neal thinks Dwight Howard would be smart to return to the team that drafted him. Howard has been rumored to be interested in a return to Orlando. His current tenure with the Houston Rockets has been rocky, to say the least, and he’s not currently in a position to make the most of his waning talents. Shaq, who has...
Via Sportsnaut
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

The Rebuild Continues: Why Haven't The Magic Taken The Next Step?

On December 30th, 2015 the Orlando Magic sat at 19-13, good enough to be in the thick of the playoff race in the Eastern Conference. Then the calendar turned to 2016. Since the beginning of the new year, the Magic are 11-30. They are also now mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. It really has been a tale of two seasons for the Magic and unfortunately, the bad portion came...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

The Orlando Magic still have much to work on before their season ends

The Orlando Magic have gone through many ups and downs this season. As the season comes to a close, the Magic, if they spend their time intelligently, can continue to work towards a goal that can rapidly help the team in future seasons. Every Orlando player, along with fans, coaches and players throughout the league, know and appreciate the potential and talent that the Magic have...
Via isportsweb.com
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

The Orlando Magic explode for 139 points in win

On Tuesday, the Orlando Magic hosted at the Brooklyn Nets at the Amway Center. Not exactly must-see television for basketball fans. After all, both teams are below .500 and neither team is fighting for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. However, the game turned into an offensive spectacle for the struggling Magic. Although mathematically eliminated from any playoff possibilities...
Via isportsweb.com
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Magic's Aaron Gordon unloads on this alley-oop

Check out this alley-oop by the Orlando Magic as Aaron Gordon finishes it off in style…. Don't even bother Mirotic, nothing stops #AirGordon once he takes off... #Magic https://t.co/mUMlJn6ash — NBA On Def Pen (@NBAOnDefPen) March 27, 2016
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Magic center Nikola Vucevic hit hard by terrorist attacks in Belgium

A dual citizen of both Montenegro and Belgium, Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic was impacted a great deal by the terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday. While his family members and friends are safe, the deadly terrorist attacks took a toll on the young man: “It’s sad that things like that happen at all anywhere in the world. It’s just sad that people died like...
Via Sportsnaut
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson Will Host His Own Talk Show…..Again

How many of you knew Magic Johnson owned his own television network? Well, it’s true and I’m not April Fools pranking you either. It’s too early for that. ASPiRE Network was launched by the Lakers hall-of-famer in association with UP Network to provide family friendly programming for African-Americans. After Comcast merged with NBCUniversal, the cable operator promised the...
Via Awful Announcing
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

The night the Magic died: Orlando’s future comes into focus

It wasn’t the day the music died — Tuesday was the day the Magic died. Many California dreams have been born in Los Angeles, but for an Eastern Conference team on a late-season West Coast swing, visions of an NBA playoff berth came to rest against the Lakers. It’s time to think about the future for a group which started the season so brightly but received an NBA education in...
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Brett Brown confident overseas star Dario Saric will join Sixers

The Philadelphia 76ers might be in the midst of a historically bad run for the franchise. They enter this weekend’s action with an 8-54 record. This comes on the heels of Philadelphia finishing last season with 18 wins. With all that said, things aren’t as dire in Philadelphia as many would like us to believe. In the hunt for the first pick in the 2016 NBA draft, there’s a...
Via Sportsnaut
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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