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Orlando Magic Youth Foundation raises $165K at golf tournament

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Playing under a cloudless sky, in humidity-free temperatures and a Chamber of Commerce sort of sunshine, approximately 200 golfers hit the links at Disney on Thursday, Oct. 16 with two things in mind: raising money for the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) and making birdies. It's rare for golfers to put anything ahead of thrill that comes with holing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Orlando Magic: Rising Up

(Victor Oladipo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)   It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always...
Via Hoops Manifesto
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic News: Orlando to pick up options on four players

According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Orlando Magic will be picking up the 2015/16 team options for four key young prospects on the team. The total amount of money being given to the following players is around $12.75MM.An obvious point, but the Magic will pick up their 15-16 options on Oladipo, Fournier, Harkless & Nicholson before the 10/31 deadline— Josh...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic to mix youth, veterans In Year 3 of rebuild

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Since their arrival, Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and coach Jacque Vaughn have avoided making too many predictions about their team. Instead, what they have preached is a deliberate approach in trying to secure the players they wanted, and in building chemistry on the floor with the rosters assembled. But as they enter the third season of what Hennigan...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

FOX Sports Florida to air all 82 Orlando Magic games in 2014-15

ORLANDO, Fla.-- FOX Sports Florida and the Orlando Magic jointly announced the team's 2014-15 NBA regular season television broadcast schedule, featuring all 82 games broadcast exclusively on the network. FOX Sports Florida will start the season on the road as the Magic travel to New Orleans to take on the Pelicans. Coverage will start at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28 for viewers...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo back on the court, but when will he return?

The Magic had an open practice Monday at Amway Center. The team went through a light practice as Jacque Vaughn and the team got the fans involved and put on a good show for the estimated 2,000 that appeared and filled the lower bowl. The question remained on the new face who was on the floor. Not quite a new face, but it has been a while since he had practiced with the team — or...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic Interviews After the Open Practice

The Orlando Magic revealed a few things during their open practice on Monday night. Victor Oladipo seems to be close to returning, but there’s no timetable. I wouldn’t rule him out in being ready for the regular season opener. Kyle O’Quinn has the green light to shoot 3-pointers as long as defense and the rest of his game doesn’t fall off. Here are some interviews following...
Via Magic Basketball Online
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic Entertain Their Fans at Open Practice

For a lot of Orlando Magic fans inside Amway Center on Monday night, the team’s free open practice meant it was their first or second time seeing this group of Magic players in action. The Magic came out throwing t-shirts to the fans. Then they stretched, did some lateral drills, zig-zagged across the parquet floor, and got to dribbling and shooting drills for the first half...
Via Magic Basketball Online
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic Celebrate NBA Cares Week with Two Volunteer Projects

The Orlando Magic will participate in two Central Florida community service projects as part of the NBA Cares program. The projects are the Hoops for Troops “Commitment to Service” volunteer initiative at The Mustard Seed Furniture and Clothing Bank (12 Mustard Seed Lane, Orlando, FL 32810) on Tuesday October 21st from 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., and Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three thoughts after Magic’s 95-84 loss to Sixers

The Magic suffered their second preseason loss in Allentown, Pa., 95-84 in a game that probably should have had the Sixers’ owner apologizing for bringing two NBA teams resting many of their “star” players. Of course, the Sixers even with Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel have made a mockery of NBA teams with their tanking schemes. Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three thoughts after Magic’s 99-86 win over Pistons

The Magic continue to roll in the preseason, putting in a solid first quarter and continuing to get great games from the auditioning Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris. Orlando took an 11-point lead after the first quarter and opened the team’s lead back up with another impressive defensive performance in the fourth quarter. Of course, the starters were out by then so do not put...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Willie Green works out kinks, jitters with Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Even a veteran of 10 or more NBA seasons is not immune to a case of the nerves before making a preseason home debut with a new team. Case in point: Willie Green. After bouncing around the last five years between Philadelphia, New Orleans, Atlanta and Los Angeles, Green is among the group of players 30 and older signed by the Orlando Magic over the summer. He missed...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon Crushes a Monster Slam

Entering the draft Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon drew comparisons to another high-flying forward based in Los Angeles you probably heard of named Blake Griffin, and with this dunk on a Flamengo guard who pretended to take a charge. I can’t say that comparison is far off with regards to his jumping ability. The amount of air Gordon was able to catch with a single dribble for...
Via Hooped Up
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Injury Update: Channing Frye steadily increasing workload

The Orlando Magic lost to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday by the score of 99-97 to move to 2-1 on the preseason. Tobias Harris and Elfrid Payton lead the Magic with 14 points. The Magic were without forward Channing Frye, who is out with a knee injury. The good news is that Frye is increasing his workload in practice.   Keith Allison from Owings MillsOur own Riley Jones reported...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Orlando Magic

The Magic have yet to recover from losing Dwight Howard, but they’ve collected a cache of young talent and the future of the team is starting to emerge from the haze. They’ve released the last connection to their finals team, Jameer Nelson, and flipped their leading scorer for a 21 year-old shooting guard. It’s easy to make the playoffs in the east, but they’re a breakout...
Via Analytics Game
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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