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Gordon dominates, Hezonja hits winner for Magic in Summer League opener

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It didn't take long for Orlando Magic rookie Mario Hezonja to make an impression on his new team. The No. 5 overall pick hit a game-winning 3-pointer in overtime to give the Magic Blue squad a 75-72 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in their first game of the 2015 Summer League on Saturday at the Amway Center. "You just have to take the shot with no fear,"...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Mario Hezonja and Magic Teammates Discuss Day 1 Overtime Win

Orlando Magic fans could not have scripted today’s finish much better than with a Mario Hezonja game-winner. The Croatian conducted his first postgame interview. Mario Hezonja:   Below are interviews of Aaron Gordon, Devyn Marble, Elfrid Payton, and lead assistant Adrian Griffin.   Aaron Gordon:   Devyn Marble:   Elfrid Payton:   Adrian Griffin:   Adam Papageorgiou is...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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AP source: Magic agree to new 4-year deal with Tobias Harris

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A person with knowledge of the details says Tobias Harris has agreed to sign a new contract to remain with the Orlando Magic. The person says the deal for Harris - a restricted free agent - is for four years and $64 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because contract can't be officially signed until next week. The 22...
Via AP on Fox
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Elfrid Payton does incredible crossover for slam dunk at Orlando Summer League

As we are midway through the first day of the Orlando Summer League, Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton is showing off his incredible moves. During today’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers, watch as Payton drives the lane past two Clippers defenders for the easy slam dunk: Elfrid Payton, everybody! *** Payton slam dunk [Eric Buenning] Payton image courtesy of GEtty Images
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Aaron Gordon slams off-the-backboard windmill dunk at Orlando Summer League

As the Orlando Summer League officially gets underway today, many notable players for the Orlando Magic will participating in the event. One of those players happens to be second-year forward Aaron Gordon who showed off his aerial abilities with this impressive off-the-backboard windmill dunk: Impressive dunk, Aaron! *** Gordon windmill dunk [Orlando Magic] Gordon image courtesy of Getty Images
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Report: Magic will sign Tobias Harris to 4-year deal

The Orlando Magic missed out on top target Paul Millsap, but they’re not letting Plan B skip town. According to RealGM’s Shams Charania, the Magic have agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract with restricted free agent Tobias Harris. Tobias Harris agreed on a four-year, $64 million deal with Orlando, league sources tell RealGM. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July...
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C.J. Watson, Magic Agree to Three-Year, $15 Million Contract

Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsThe Orlando Magic are looking to sign a few veteran players in order to help speed up their rebuilding mode in the Eastern Conference. They went after Paul Millsap very aggressively, but he ended up choosing to re-sign with the Atlanta Hawks. According to a report from Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Magic have agreed to a three-year, $15 million...
Via Hoops-Nation
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Tobias Harris Stays in Orlando with New 4-Year Contract

Multiple sources are reporting that the Orlando Magic and Tobias Harris have come to a new contract agreement. Nothing can officially be signed until July 9th at the earliest due to the free agency moratorium period. Shams Charania of RealGM was the first to report on the new Harris deal, then others such as David Aldridge of TNT quickly confirmed Charania’s report.   Tobias...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Magic will not offer the max to rumored Celtics' target Tobias Harris

The Celtics' free agency hasn't gotten off to the best start. But, things may be looking up: Have been told the #Magic will not match a max offer to Tobias Harris, so the market value has been set. #Celtics — gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) July 1, 2015Harris is still only 22 and would be a pretty nice addition to a Celtics team in need of players who can put it in the basket....
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Mario Hezonja Offers the Orlando Magic Plenty of Versatility and Confidence

ORLANDO, FL – MARCH 27: Nikola Vucevic #9 of the Orlando Magic grabs a rebound against the Detroit Pistons on March 27, 2015 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice:...
Via The Sports Journal
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What can Mario Hezonja do for the Orlando Magic?

Faced with the opportunity to make the fifth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic selected the sharpshooting Mario Hezonja from Barcelona.  In doing so, Hezonja became the highest-ever drafted Croatian, edging out Peja Stojaković who was drafted 14th in 1996. At first glance, Hezonja appears like the poster child for your typical European player: tall, lanky, talented...
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Magic draft pick Hezonja reaches buyout agreement with FC Barcelona

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The following statement has been issued by Orlando Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan: "The release agreement between Mario Hezonja and FC Barcelona has been finalized and we look forward to Mario's arrival in Orlando in the coming days. We would like to thank Mario, Arn Tellem and FC Barcelona for their cooperation and diligence." Hezonja was selected by Orlando...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Magic waive Gordon; draft pick Hezonja completes buyout

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Orlando Magic have lost one player and will soon pick up another. General manager Rob Hennigan said Monday the team waived guard Ben Gordon and learned draft pick Mario Hezonja had completed a buyout with European club FC Barcelona. The 20-year-old Hezonja was the fifth overall pick in last week's draft. He is expected to soon arrive in Orlando. Hennigan said...
Via AP on Fox
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Mario Hezonja ready to make an impact for the Orlando Magic

During the 2015 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic made another move toward rebuilding their organization. With the No. 5 overall pick the Magic decided to choose a player they were confident could make an immediate impact on the team. The Magic looked far and wide for a player they felt would be the most appropriate choice. They chose Mario Hezonja with their first pick in the draft....
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Hezonja’s NBA Passion Can’t Be Questioned With Buyout Talks

The Orlando Magic will be introducing Mario Hezonja to the franchise’s fan base in the Amway Center press conference room, and it’s going to happen some time this week. It’s just not known at the moment when exactly. That’s due in part to a buyout that needs to be negotiated and finalized between Hezonja and FC Barcelona. According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Orlando Magic select Mario Hezonja with No. 5 pick

The international players are beginning to fly off of the board. After the New York Knicks selected Latvia’s Kristaps Porzingis with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic selected 20-year-old Croatian winger Mario Hezonja. The Orlando Magic will select Mario Hezonja with the No. 5 pick in the NBA Draft, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via Campus Sports Net
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Former Spur Elie ‘Frontrunner’ to be Orlando Magic Assistant

According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, former San Antonio Spur Mario Elie has emerged as a favorite to join the staff of newly hired Orlando Magic Head Coach Scott Skiles. Mario Elie is a strong frontrunner to be hired as an assistant on Orlando Magic coach Scott Skiles’ staff, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — […]
Via Project Spurs
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Orlando's Draft Options As Franchise Hopes To End Rebuilding Era

Slowly but surely coming out of the Dwight Howard era since 2012, the Orlando Magic have started piecing together a young, talented team that is a piece or two away from becoming a playoff team in the Eastern Conference. The Magic have won just 68 games since trading away Howard, but Rob Hennigan and the front office have drafted well in Victor Oladipo, Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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