Excitement builds for Orlando Magic’s season opener

The Orlando Magic held their last practice before their season opener as the excitement builds for the Wednesday game against the Miami Heat. Evan Fournier‘s breakout season last year did not get off to a good start. On Opening Night in 2016, Evan Fournier made just one of his seven shots as the Magic lost […] Excitement builds for Orlando Magic’s season opener - Orlando Magic...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
16 minutes ago

Biyombo's Magic debut delayed due to 1-game suspension

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Bismack Biyombo era in Orlando will be delayed one game. The Magic's prized free agent signee this summer is suspended by the NBA for the Wednesday night's season opener against Miami because the center exceeded the flagrant foul limit during last season's playoffs when he was with the Toronto Raptors. Biyombo was assessed a flagrant foul in Game 6 of the...
Via Associated Press
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Orlando Magic’s identity makes path to success clearer

The Orlando Magic have a clear defensive identity for their team this season, and that is something that hasn’t been said in a long time. Many analysts are confused about the future of the Orlando Magic, and with good reason. They traded Victor Oladipo for a veteran in Serge Ibaka on the final year of […] Orlando Magic’s identity makes path to success clearer - Orlando Magic...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
3 hours ago

Orlando Magic Daily Mailbag Volume 18: Let’s figure this out

The 2017 season is here and the Orlando Magic still have plenty of questions that need answering. We open up the mailbag to answer some of those questions. Another Orlando Magic season is quickly approaching. The games count tomorrow. All the mystery and questions from throughout a tumultuous offseason come to a head on Oct. […] Orlando Magic Daily Mailbag Volume 18: Let’s figure...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
9 hours ago

MBO Roundtable: 2016-2017 Part 1 Orlando Magic Preview

We are on the doorsteps of an immensely critical 2016-2017 Orlando Magic regular season, and the path of the franchise is very difficult to foretell. I’m Adam Papageorgiou, and joining me for this terrific trio of a Part I chat are Brian Serra and Spenser Strode. Before we venture into actual predictions in Part II, we preview some thoughts and questions about this current...
Via Magic Basketball Online
17 hours ago

Orlando Magic Prop Bets

How wise are you about the Magic’s prospects? Ed Note: This is for fun. With the Magic looking to be improved, we wanted to have some fun, and let you guys jump in with the chances of winning a prize from us. Much of the fun of the preseason revolves around predicting what’s going to happen. October is the time of year everyone writes their team previews, records their over...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
1 day ago

WATCH: Anthony Randolph dunks over a defender effortlessly in a European league game

Anthony Randolph was selected in the first round by the Golden State Warriors in the 2008 NBA Draft, and while his skills didn’t translate to a long and joyous NBA career, Randolph is still playing the game and is showing up some people in the European league. Randolph is averaging a shade under 15 points per game for Real Madrid, and using his seven-foot frame to his advantage...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic retain Onuaku, Rudez for regular season

Orlando made its final roster cuts Saturday The Orlando Magic have elected to keep center Arinze Onuaku and forward Damjan Rudez for the regular season. The decision came Saturday when Orlando announced it had waived guards Ramon Galloway and Nick Johnson. The Magic signed Galloway on Friday with plans to send him to the Erie BayHawks, their affiliate in the NBA D-League. Onuaku...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
2 days ago

WATCH: Mario Hezonja and Orlando’s Season Preparation Tweaks

Few Orlando Magic players have been as critiqued as much as Mario Hezonja so far this month. The 21-year-old and coach Frank Vogel don’t seem to be concerned with what was not an ideal preseason showing. Hezonja was the only Magic man to play all 7 exhibition contests this month, averaging 6.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, and 1.6 apg on just 28.0 FG% and 23.8 3PT%. He needed as many reps as...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago

Magic Keep Rudez and Onuaku, Waive Johnson and Galloway

The Orlando Magic on Saturday announced that they waived Nick Johnson and the recently signed Ramon Galloway. The team is expected to retain Damjan Rudez and Arinze Onuaku. It will be a 15-man roster – the NBA’s maximum – for when the regular season begins on October 26th as Frank Vogel’s Magic will host the Miami Heat at Amway Center. The 30-year-old Rudez being chosen...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago

Reshaped Magic ready to make another run at playoffs

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) It's become almost a ritual in Orlando in recent years: The Magic tip off the season with the goal of ending their postseason drought after a dramatic offseason of changes. They hope they got it right this time. After coach Scott Skiles walked away after going 35-47 in his only season in Orlando the team parted ways with emerging star guard Victor Oladipo....
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What's next? The Magic head into the wilderness

The theme for most of these players is that they have reached a crossroads unique to their respective careers. Most of them have an aura of the hopeful springtime of youth. But some paths appear wintry and barren. Four years ago, Serge Ibaka was an Olympian, NBA Finalist, and a flourishing, energetic power forward with freakish athleticism and defensive timing. He appeared to be...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic to dedicate home opener to victims of terrorist attack

The Orlando Magic will host the Miami Heat in their home opener on October 26. Not only is this a big game for the Florida rivals, it will give the Magic an opportunity to pay their respects to the 49 people that lost their lives in the June terrorist attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. “Several tributes are planned, including a video highlighting the city’s unity,...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Thirty Futures: Orlando Magic

This past May, Jesse Hassenger and Devin Faraci wrote a pair of essays on the curdling of fan culture. Hassenger's piece was a measured examination of two phenomenons: the eggplant-faced boy-rage inspired by the all-female Ghostbusters reboot and the hectoring push to give Frozen's Anna a girlfriend. One movement was regressive and the other was vaguely enlightened but, troublingly...
Via RealGM - NBA
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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