MAGIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
3 hours 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
2 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
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic’s lottery position set

With the close to the season, the Magic’s odds in the NBA Draft Lottery, to be held May 20, is officially set. Here are the lottery odds in their beautiful tanking glory: Tankathon – NBA Draft Tracker via kwout The Magic have a 46.9 percent chance of landing in the top 3 with their own pick. It is still possible that the Nuggets and Knicks could...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers – Orlando Magic Postgame Interviews

It began with Indiana and it ended with another Pacers defeat. We made it to the conclusion of the Orlando Magic’s 25th Anniversary. Though their record doesn’t show it, a lot of optimism can be had for what was accomplished this season for the team and its individuals that represent it. Now the focus is making the step towards playoff contention. Victor Oladipo looked back on...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Orlando finishes off season with home loss to Indiana

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic ended their season the same way it began in late October, with a loss to the Indiana Pacers. Although the Pacers rested three of their regular starters with the playoffs starting this weekend, they had more than enough firepower to post a 101-86 victory over the Magic, who again saw several of their reserves play more than usual. In addition to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic's Jameer Nelson will not play versus Pacers

The Orlando Magic enter the final game of the 2013-2014 season tonight against the Indiana Pacers following a 108-95 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. The Magic will play tonight without guard Jameer Nelson, who is out with groin injury. Victor Oladipo wll start and expect Doron Lamb, Ronnie Price and E'Twaun Moore to see significant time off the bench. Mike...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic were defeated by the Chicago Bulls 109-95 on Monday. The Indiana Pacer, who have clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference. These two teams met on opening night when the Pacers defeated the Magic 97-87 behind 24 points from Paul George. They met again February 3 and the Pacers blew out the Magic 98-79. On February, the Magic held off the Pacers for a 93-92...
Via Magic Basketball Online
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

USA TODAY: Magic to get own D-League team

“The Orlando Magic plan to enter a single-affiliation hybrid relationship with the NBA Development League’s Erie BayHawks, people familiar with news told USA TODAY Sports. They requested anonymity because the deal has not been finalized.” –Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY The Magic have used the D-League sparingly as they have had to share their affiliation with several other teams...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic To Enter Into Single-Affiliate Relationship With Bayhawks

The Orlando Magic will enter a single-affiliation hybrid relationship with the Erie BayHawks of the D-League. An official announcement is not expected until late May as the parties finalize details. The Magic will run basketball ops and the ownership will handle business operations and community relations. Orlando has wanted to run a D-League team, and when the Knicks ended their...
Via RealGM
5 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
5 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
6 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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