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Evan Fournier, France 2015 EuroBasket Preview

Around this time last year, Evan Fournier was celebrating a bronze medal at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. It was his first campaign with France’s senior national team, so not a bad way to begin a lengthy tenure. Orlando Magic training camp is a little less than four weeks away, but the 22-year-old has kept himself more than busy once again this NBA offseason with his French national...
Via Magic Basketball Online
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oladipo literally gave shoes off his feet at Magic's 'Hoops for Hunger' event

The Orlando Magic were once again in the community on Tuesday, lending a helping hand to families in need with the team's annual September "Hoops for Hunger" event. Magic star Victor Oladipo was on hand at Rosemont Elementary School to help out, but it was his feet that stole the show.According to the Magic's official website, Oladipo was approached by a young girl who asked for...
Via Fox Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shaq Week: The Dynamic Duo of Shaq and Penny

The duo of Shaq and Penny started off in the movie Blue Chips with Butch McCray and Neon Boudeaux. While on set for the movie, Shaq was mesmerized by Hardaway and wanted the Magic to draft Hardaway in the 1993 NBA Draft. The Magic ended up drafting Chris Webber, but he was traded to the Golden State for Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway.  With Shaq and Penny as the cornerstones of the...
Via The Front Office News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mario Hezonja Puts Omri Casspi in Spin Cycle

Mario Hezonja is a freaking magician, and not just in the Orlando Magic sense of the word. Anyone that has seen the 20-year-old Croatian play knows he’s not just a perimeter player. I’m here to provide you more highlights to prove that. Croatia beat Israel 86-76 on Friday to go 9-0 in their EuroBasket exhibition warm-up preparation. Mario Hezonja got in some foul trouble, so...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nicholson and Ejim Make Canada 12-Man FIBA Americas Squad

There wasn’t any doubt, but it’s official now, Orlando Magic players Andrew Nicholson and Melvin Ejim have made Canada’s finalized 12-man roster for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship that will take place in Mexico August 31st through September 12th. Top two countries from this 10-team tournament gets an automatic qualification into the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro....
Via Magic Basketball Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic, Fournier have discussed extension

With all of the money coming into the league over the next couple of offseasons, it's understandable why an extension-eligible player might choose to wait until free agency to sign his next deal. It's a simple matter of getting more money. Yet several players from the 2012 draft class have already signed extensions, most notably Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's recent deal. And Orlando Magic...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo helps Magic celebrate National Dog Day with song

The dog days of summer took a literal turn on Wednesday, as social media celebrated National Dog Day. And the Orlando Magic got in on the act, encouraging fans to share photos of their dogs decked out in Magic gear. Victor Oladipo, meanwhile, shared a rendition of his serenading of his dog, Zeus, for the holiday:And two Magic fans responded with absolutely adorable pictures of their...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo sings Dru Hill song to his dog in Instagram video

In case you didn’t know already, today is National Dog Day and Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo decided to pay tribute to his puppy on Instagram. Oladipo’s dog is named Zeus and he decided to show off his vocal abilities by singing the classic Dru Hill song “Beauty” to his puppy: Happy National Dog Day my life has changed so much since I got Zeus and I'm so thankful...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams is bringing the goosey back to Cleveland

We’ll see Mo Williams back in a Cavaliers jersey soon. Per his Instagram page, an old friend has come back to Cleveland with him: the goosey. The goosey came back to the land with me A photo posted by Mo Williams (@mogotti25) on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:15pm PDT   The three-point celebration became synonymous with Mo during his first go-round with the Cavs from...
Via Waiting For Next Year
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What does Scott Skiles bring to the Orlando Magic?

After going through two head coaches in the 2014-15 season, the Orlando Magic will look for more stability at the position as they try to build on their promising young core. Following the dismissal of Jacque Vaughn on Feb 5, 2014, the Magic appeared to already have his replacement in mind. Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojranowski tweeted this just hours after the Magic formally announced...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic taking trips to Rio, Louisville during preseason

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic will open the 2015 preseason at Amway Center against Charlotte on Saturday, October 3. Tip-off is 7 p.m. The Magic will play a total of eight preseason games, including four at Amway Center. The other three home games are Tuesday, October 13 vs. Miami, Wednesday, October 21 vs. New Orleans and Friday, October 23 vs. Memphis. Orlando will also participate...
Via Fox Sports Florida
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic’s 2015-16 Schedule Presents Early Tests

The 2015-16 NBA schedule was released Wednesday and whether or not the Orlando Magic can take a huge step forward this upcoming season may be known early. The Magic have not won more than 25 games in any of the last three seasons, but will be led this season by a new head coach in former point guard Scott Skiles. Skiles has a career record of 443-433 with the Phoenix Suns, Chicago...
Via Crossover Chronicles
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is the Orlando Magic’s best player?

The Orlando Magic’s roster is filled with young, talented players that still have a ways to go before reaching their ceiling. It’s impossible to definitively say whom their best player will be 5 years from now, but what about right now? Tobias Harris makes the most money on the team, but big man Nikola Vucevic was their leading scorer and rebounder last season. And what about...
Via isportsweb.com
24 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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic 2015 Offseason Grade

The Magic made a number of small, but smart decisions this summer. In: Scott Skiles (head coach – free agency), Tobias Harris (re-signed), Jason Smith (power forward/center – free agency), C.J. Watson (point guard – free agency), Shabazz Napier (point guard – obtained via trade with MIA), Mario Hezonja (guard/forward – selected fifth overall in 2015 NBA Draft), Keith...
Via The Lottery Mafia
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Orlando Magic make the playoffs?

With arguably one of the three best young cores in the NBA, the Orlando Magic will enter the 2015-16 campaign as one of the most intriguing teams in the Eastern Conference. The arrival of lottery pick Mario Hezonja (if you’re not familiar with the “Croatian Kobe,” familiarize yourself), along with the return of last year’s top-10 picks Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton, gives...
Via isportsweb.com
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic Expects Orlando Magic to Begin Turnaround in 2015

The Orlando Magic have been going through a long rebuilding process ever since Dwight Howard left town, and they are hoping to turn things around in the near future. Nikola Vucevic feels very confident about turning things around during the upcoming 2015-16 season, and he also understands that the team has to begin turning it around for themselves and their fans. Vucevic: “I...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Heat trade Shabazz Napier to the Magic

So much for former first-round pick Shabazz Napier being the future of the point guard position with the Miami Heat. A little over a year after trading up for him in the first round of the 2014 NBA draft, the Heat have reportedly traded the former NCAA Tournament hero to the Orlando Magic for a future second round pick. Yahoo Sources: Orlando finalizing deal for Miami's Shabazz...
Via Sportsnaut
July 26, 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

Mario Hezonja putting on show for Magic in Summer League (Video)

Choosing flashy Croatian forward Mario Hezonja fifth overall in last month’s NBA Draft was a risk. But if the opening days of Summer League are any indication, it’s a risk the Orlando Magic were completely justified in taking. Hezonja is already building his campaign for Rookie of the Year in early July. In the Magic’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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