MAGIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bismack Biyombo travels to Middle East for Right to Play

Bismack Biyombo is making the most of his summer, giving back to where he came from. Biyombo is in the Middle East as part of Right to Play. Bismack Biyombo’s journey to basketball and the NBA is a long and heartbreaking story. Biyombo grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, not the most […] Bismack Biyombo travels to Middle East for Right to Play - Orlando Magic Daily...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
3 hours ago

2016-17 Orlando Magic Player Evaluations: Jodie Meeks

The Orlando Magic hoped Jodie Meeks would help provide the team some much-needed shooting. He did. But injuries kept him from reaching his full impact. Jodie Meeks arrived in Orlando in a trade with the Detroit Pistons just before Summer League began. He spent his time that first week of July working out on the […] 2016-17 Orlando Magic Player Evaluations: Jodie Meeks - Orlando...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
8 hours ago

Orlando Magic try to pinpoint when things went wrong

The Orlando Magic believed they had a good plan to make the Playoffs and found some early success. Then things went terribly wrong. And everyone wonders why. The Orlando Magic were riding relatively high heading into December. Things were shaky on offense, but the team was hurtling toward an identity. With so many new players […] Orlando Magic try to pinpoint when things went wrong...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago

Orlando Magic Should Take A Long Look At David Griffin

Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Magic reportedly interested in Cavs GM David Griffin

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin is in the final year of his contract, and it appears at least one other team would be interested in hiring him if the Cavs decide to go in a different direction.Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that the Orlando Magic are likely going to wait a while to fill the open vacancy they have in their front office that once belonged...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout victimized in prank by Astros mascot Orbit

Mike Trout became a victim of shenanigans courtesy of Orbit, the mascot of the Houston Astros, ahead of Tuesday’s game at Minute Maid Park.And to the Los Angeles Angels slugger’s credit, he had a great sense of humor about it, laughing with Orbit upon learning he’d been played as a victim to a funny prank.Orbit approached Trout on the field before the game and under the auspices...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Season MVP: Nikola Vucevic

Via FOX Sports
7 days ago

15 Prince songs made famous by other artists

Over the course of his career, it is estimated that Prince wrote thousands of songs, many of which were never released. And when Prince couldn't get around to recording a song, he sometimes handed it over to another artist. No one wrote music like Prince, so it was usually easy to identify his influence – though in some cases the artist would transform the song into something that...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Orlando Magic

Shortly after the 15-16 season ended, the Orlando Magic began the process of moving back towards the playoffs for the first time since 2012 when they traded Dwight Howard away. Unfortunately, the 16-17 season ended with their fourth straight trip to the lottery. Things started off optimistically enough, as Orlando fired Scott Skiles and replaced him with Frank Vogel. After five...
Via RealGM - NBA
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Grant Hill ‘not interested’ in Magic front office job

The Orlando Magic on Thursday fired GM Rob Hennigan after five years on the job and will be looking for new leadership. They could consider hiring a president of basketball operations who chooses a GM, or they could just fill Hennigan’s shoes with a general manager replacement.One name that was mentioned as a potential target for the Magic was former player Grant Hill. However...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic fire GM Rob Hennigan after five years of poor roster decisions

As expected, after another disappointing season, the Orlando Magic have fired general manager Rob Hennigan.Poor trades, free agent signings, and draft picks prevented Orlando from ever taking the next step. In five years, Hennigan’s Magic failed to win more than 35 games in a single season.Looking over the 35-year-old’s moves, it’s surprising he wasn’t fired earlier. Hennigan...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic fire general manager Rob Hennigan

Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon throws down off-the-backboard alley-oop dunk with one shoe

The Orlando Magic pulled off a play that looked straight out of a streetball game on Thursday night against the Brooklyn Nets. Of course, a streetball game may present better defense than what the 2016-17 Nets have to offer.With under two minutes to go in the third quarter, Orlando’s Mario Hezonja threw a no-look pass to Elfrid Payton, who threw an off-the-backboard pass to Aaron...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton has 22 points, Magic beat Nets 115-107 (Apr 06, 2017)

Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic GM on leaked whiteboard photo: ‘Not indicative of plans’

Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan is doing his best to douse the flames of Whiteboardgate.Hennigan was asked for comment on Monday night about the photo tweeted by new signee Patricio Garino’s agent that appeared to leak the team’s offseason player targets listed on a whiteboard. The 35-year-old executive downplayed the image, saying it was “not indicative of plans”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orlando Magic may have leaked their own trade and free agency plans

The Orlando Magic may have screwed up in a big way. After signing Argentinian rookie Patricio Garino, they let an Argentinian sports agent who was with him to tweet out a picture as he signed the contract. How nice, right? The problem was the backdrop: a whiteboard that appears to show all of Orlando’s postseason targets for trades and free agency. With the picture blown up,...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic fans showered Russell Westbrook with ‘MVP’ chants and it was weird

It’s rare that you see a home team actually praise a player on the visiting team, but that’s what happened during Wednesday night’s Thunder-Magic game at Amway Center. Magic fans, midway through the overtime period, began chanting “MVP!” when Russell Westbrook spun and scored in the lane. It was just one of many baskets on the night for Russ, who was unguardable. He dropped...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook breaks Durant’s franchise record for 40-point games in a season

The cupcake has been surpassed.Following his 57-point performance against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night, Russell Westbrook has now crossed the 40-point plateau a whopping 15 times this season.That breaks the Oklahoma City Thunder’s franchise record for most 40-point games in a season. The man he replaces on this list is no other than current Golden State Warriors forward...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic’s Terrence Ross finally getting hot

Last month, any typical NBA fan would have said that the Orlando Magic traded away Serge Ibaka for an unproven talent in Terrence Ross. Granted, Ross has been able to eclipse the 50-point mark earlier in his career, proving that he has the capability to explode for huge nights at any moment. However, those days seem to have become a rarity because Ross is now an afterthought for...
Via isportsweb.com
March 27, 2017  |  Discuss

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Steph Curry pushes OKC's buttons

The NBA has created a hotline for players to call and complain about NBA referees. They can complain about calls, clarify official rules, and leave Foot Locker-based Missed Connections posts. It's the telecommunications version of Chris Paul throwing his arms out and making an incredulous face. Each week, we’ll present a look at the hotline’s responses, which are about as real...
Via Yardbarker
March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers shoots down rumors about Magic reunion

Doc Rivers, like many, has thus far fallen short of propelling the Los Angeles Clippers to the top of the NBA. But he’s not in any mood to discuss abandoning his current project, either.On Saturday night, Rivers made it clear that he still wants to continue coaching and has no designs on doing it anywhere besides Los Angeles.“Clippers head coach Doc Rivers shot down a question...
Via Sportsnaut
March 19, 2017  |  Discuss
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