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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
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton Enjoys Special Day at Gretna Middle School

Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton was on familiar soil on Friday. The 21-year-old was in his hometown of Gretna, Louisiana giving out free school supplies to about 700 students at Gretna Middle School. Gretna attended classes there and also played basketball. It was supposed to be only a charitable-type visit for Elfrid. However...
Via Magic Basketball Online
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mario Hezonja Drops 24 Points in EuroBasket Tune-Up Game

Photo: Igor Kralj/PIXSELL Orlando Magic #5 Draft pick Mario Hezonja chose a great time to have an outstanding contest for his Croatian national team with EuroBasket just over a week away. Croatia defeated Bosnia Herzigovina 97-79 in a friendly on Thursday. ‘Super Mario’ scored 24 points on 5-for-6 3-point shooting. The 20-year-old also racked up 6 rebounds and 2 assists. It’s...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic's Evan Fournier looks sad about his NBA 2K rating (PHOTO)

While the football world is enjoying its time with the latest installment of the Madden franchise, NBA video games are right around the corner. And with the release date coming soon, the powers that be over at NBA 2K are releasing player ratings for this year's NBA 2K16.That includes Orlando Magic wing Evan Fournier, who rated a solid but unspectacular 72, as he shared in a screen...
Via Fox Sports
2 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
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Does the Magic's all-time starting five include Shaq?

The dog days of August are as good a time as any to reflect on where a franchise has been and where it might be going. And although the Orlando Magic are still one of the youngest teams in the league, their past has been bright.Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer has been naming the all-time starting fives for each NBA team, and this week brings the Magic's turn. The biggest question is...
Via Fox Sports
4 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
5 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
11 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo best highlights from 25 points at USA Basketball Showcase

As USA Basketball prepares for the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics, Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo showed that he was worth consideration with his performance in the USA Basketball Showcase. Oladipo finished the game with an impressive stat-line of twenty-five points, nine rebounds, and five assists in less than twenty-four minutes of play. Check out some of Victor’s best highlights...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
13 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
16 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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(Feb. 12, 2015 – Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… *This is an analysis of who should be the starting five in Orlando, not a prediction of what it will be. PG- Elfrid Payton Elfrid Payton was among the best rookie performers last season and has cemented his spot as the starting point guard long term in Orlando. He’s an...
Via HoopStuff
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Marble helps local kids get Magic fit

ORLANDO -- Fourteen-year-old Damen Seals stepped to the mock photo booth, tugged an Orlando Magic hat down onto his head and proudly raised the authentic NBA jersey to his chest. As camera flashes popped, Seals allowed himself to dream a little bit about possibly posing onstage following the NBA Draft in six years or so. "Man, my future looks really bright – and I'm not just...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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
25 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
27 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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

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...
Via Sportsnaut
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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