Frank Vogel: Orlando Magic considered sending Mario Hezonja to D-League

Mario Hezonja has had a tough time cracking the Orlando Magic’s rotation. With limited practice time, the team did consider sending him to the D-League. Frank Vogel told Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel, among the media assembled in Charlotte for tonight’s game against the Charlotte Hornets, the team had discussions about sending Mario Hezonja […] Frank Vogel: Orlando...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
41 minutes ago

Nikola Vucevic filling bench role nicely. . . for now

Nikola Vucevic was not too thrilled when the Orlando Magic moved him to the bench. For now, he is filling the role nicely. But clouds loom for his future. Nikola Vucevic was clearly not too thrilled with his change of role when he met the media following the Orlando Magic’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks […] Nikola Vucevic filling bench role nicely. . . for now - Orlando Magic Daily...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
3 hours ago

Orlando Magic still fighting to make defense constant

The Orlando Magic have risen to the top 10 in defensive rating. But the last two games have shown how precarious that position is for this team. Every NBA team has a moment where they get humbled. There are simply too many games in an 82-game season for there not to be one off night. […] Orlando Magic still fighting to make defense constant - Orlando Magic Daily - Orlando Magic...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
23 hours ago

Magic have win streak snapped with blowout loss to Celtics

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Avery Bradley scored 23 points, Jae Crowder had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Boston Celtics routed the Orlando Magic 117-87 on Wednesday night.The Celtics shot 51.2 percent from the field and had seven players score in double figures, bouncing back nicely from a disappointing 107-106 loss at Houston on Monday night. Terry Rozier scored 16 points, and Amir...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics 117, Orlando Magic 87: Orlando’s defense collapses in the second half

Coming off their excellent road trip, the Magic couldn’t keep their momentum rolling as they get crushed by Boston at home. The Magic were able to make Tuesday’s win over the Wizards work thanks to hot shooting all across the roster. They were able to ride that hot shooting for the first half on Wednesday, but when their shooting dried up in the second half, they weren’t able...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
1 day ago

Five Magic Observations: The “Tale of Two Magics” Edition

Recapping the first quarter-season in two ways, early lineup change returns, and some Aaron Gordon shenanigans A summary of the first quarter, split in two I already wrote once about the Magic’s propensity to go hot and cold on both ends for extended periods of time, but this is a little bit different. Everyone’s getting their quarter-season summaries out there with 20-22...
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1 day ago

Orlando Magic Progress reports through December 2nd

In the second installment of this season progress reports, Aaron is pleased with Serge Ibaka. Our second installment of ten game Progress Reports has arrived. As a teacher who is used to assessing on a regular basis, this is right up my alley! Included in this report are statistics from the last ten games along with some comments from yours truly that hopefully explains why I...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
4 days ago

Serge Ibaka helps Magic end Pistons' winning streak

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Serge Ibaka scored 21 points and blocked four shots, helping the Orlando Magic beat the Detroit Pistons 98-92 on Sunday night.Nikola Vucevic added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Magic.Pistons guard Reggie Jackson made his season debut after missing Detroit's first 21 games with knee tendinitis. He had 18 points in 23 minutes. Marcus Morris led Detroit...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic not happy with Magic’s decision to bring him off bench

The Orlando Magic may find themselves on the receiving end of a torrent of Montenegrin rage if they aren’t careful. Magic big man Nikola Vucevic was brought off the bench in Sunday’s 104-96 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks and said afterwards that he was far from pleased with the decision. “I spoke to [head coach] Frank [Vogel] about it last night, and obviously I wasn’t happy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bradley Beal leaves handprint after choking Evan Fournier

During the fourth quarter of Friday’s game between the Wizards and Magic, the two teams were involved in a skirmish that resulted in multiple technical fouls. After D.J. Augustin was called for a blocking foul against Bradley Beal, tempers flared between Washington and Orlando along the baseline. Kelly Oubre Jr. and Bismack Biyombo exchanged words. So did Beal and Evan Fournier...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Orlando Magic forgotten about Mario Hezonja?

The Orlando Magic selected Mario Hezonja with the 5th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft – which was ahead of players such as: Emmanuel Mudiay (7th overall), Justise Winslow (10th overall), Myles Turner (11th overall), and Devin Booker (13th overall). Hezonja also failed to make an All-NBA Rookie team last year, and many began to question whether or not the Orlando Magic selected...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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