MAGIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

Orlando Magic want to draft Dante Exum

The Orlando Magic are once again looking at having one of the NBA’s top draft picks in the 2014 NBA Draft, and they reportedly would like to select a young point guard. They tried last years first round pick Victor Oladipo at the point, but they would rather bring in a fellow young guard to pair with him. According to recent reports out of Orlando, the Magic would really like to...
Via Sports-Glory
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Went Wrong: Still losing

Now that the season is over, it is time to review the last five months. This is our yearly look back at what went right and what went wrong during the 2013-14 season. Losing sucks. You could see it in the face of Tobias Harris and in the face of Arron Afflalo after every defeat. You could see it in Victor Oladipo, a player hungry to win but understanding somewhat of the process....
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What Went Right: The bigger picture

Now that the season is over, it is time to review the last five months. This is our yearly look back at what went right and what went wrong during the 2013-14 season. This was a rough season. Any 23-win season is going to inevitably be rough. The Magic’s rebuild somewhat necessitated another rough season to continue laying the foundation for the future of the organization. Unfortunately...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Review: Victor Oladipo, Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic selected shooting guard Victor Oladipo out of Indiana University with the second overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, and that pick has completely changed the outlook of their franchise. Oladipo was expected to be a very special player, but he surprised some people with the versatility that he has shown in his first season with the Magic. There are quite a few analysts...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Ronnie Price happy to lend a hand to young Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Ronnie Price hadn't played in so few games for so few minutes since his rookie season with the Sacramento Kings nine years ago. In spite of that, he wouldn't trade his first season with the Orlando Magic for anything. "This year has been kind of refreshing for me in a lot of ways," the 30-year-old guard said. "And I can't really explain...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic searching for team growth ☆

With the season now over, we know the Magic have matched and surpassed last season’s win total. That should be some sign that things are heading in the right direction. The Magic have made modest improvements in the win-loss column — if that is what you tend to focus on. Yet, there are still the moments when questions have to be asked. What happened to Andrew Nicholson’s post...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle O’Quinn wins Aleve ‘Hustle Player of the Year’

Kyle O’Quinn poses with Conductive Education Centers of Orlando student Kylie Thacker and her family Todd, Danielle and Emma Thacker after accepting the Aleve Hustle Player of the Year award. Photo taken by Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic. Kyle O’Quinn was named the Aleve ‘Hustle Player of the Year’ at halftime of the Orlando Magic’s regular season home finale Wednesday evening...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Could Discuss Extensions For Vucevic, Harris After Initial Free Agency

The Orlando Magic's officials likely won't make a decision on whether to pursue contract extensions for Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris until after they see how free agency impacts the salary cap. Vucevic and Harris will be eligible for extensions this summer. "I'd love to stay in Orlando," Vucevic said. "I like it here a lot. I like the team. I like...
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic seek patience as youth develops

ORLANDO, Fla. -- From general manager Rob Hennigan to coach Jacque Vaughn down to the players who finished out the season, the Orlando Magic insist they have improved from the year before. But going from 20 to 23 victories doesn't represent the type of accelerated growth that makes those around the NBA sit up and take notice. And when Hennigan was asked Thursday what Magic fans...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Rob Hennigan’s Orlando Magic 2014 Exit Interview

Here’s Orlando Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan answering a lot of important questions as the franchise moves into a key period that is the 2014 offseason. As always with ‘Henny’ there was a plethora of information to be digested in regards to the draft, evaluating Jacque Vaughn, how the team met his benchmark goals, what may happen with Arron Afflalo and Jameer Nelson, and...
Via Magic Basketball Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Season finale might be Jameer Nelson's last game with the Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic's game tonight at Amway Center will close their 2013-14 season. It also could mark the end of the team's Jameer Nelson era. Nelson might not be with the franchise next season. Although he's about to complete just the second year of a three-year contract, his salary for the 2014-15 season is only partially guaranteed. If the Magic waive him before July...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Orlando caps off road slate with loss to Bulls

The lineup combination that the Orlando Magic employed for the majority of the fourth quarter Monday night at Chicago might have looked unfamiliar to anyone who has followed the team this season. But the outcome was entirely too familiar. The Magic concluded their worst season away from home in the franchise's 25-year history with a 108-95 loss to the Bulls. A season-high 20...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Grading And Analyzing The Season

Orlando Magic: Grading and Analyzing the Season By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content… Record: 23-56 13th in East Analysis: There was plenty of young talent coming into the season for the Magic but the inconsistencies and almost ineptitude on the offensive end led to a bottom third finish in the East. The playoffs were never a possibility but I expected more from a team with...
Via HoopStuff
10 days ago  |  Discuss

E’Twaun Moore wants to stay with Magic

The Orlando Magic have had a very rough past few seasons, but they do have a bright future ahead of them with all of the young players on the roster. One of their younger players, E’Twaun Moore, has made it clear that he would like to return to Orlando and help make something happen in the future. According to Moore, he wants to stay in Orlando and wants to stick with the guys...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Unveil Hall of Fame, Induct Nick Anderson & Pat Williams

Nick Anderson will never be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. It’s unknown if Anderson’s #25 jersey will be raised to the arena rafters and be retired. One thing is certain, Nick Anderson was down right honored and emotional to be part of the inaugural class of the brand new Magic Hall of Fame. Nick is Orlando’s #1 draft...
Via Magic Basketball Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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