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Magic waive four to reach 15-player roster limit

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic got down to the required 15-man roster limit Saturday by waiving forward Kadeem Batts and guards Drew Crawford, Seth Curry and Peyton Siva. The moves were expected since none of the four played in any of the Magic's eight preseason games. If they clear waivers, all four will end up with the Erie BayHawks, who are beginning their first season...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Jameer Nelson Returns to Orlando and Receives Loud Ovation

  It’s to no surprise that Jameer Nelson got properly acknowledged by the Orlando Magic organization and any fans inside Amway Center on Friday night. It was the celebrated return of Nelson, even if after 10 years in Orlando he’s now in a Dallas Mavericks jersey. Those cheers were definitely louder than what Stan Van Gundy received a week ago. During a first period timeout...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic Rumors: Tobias Harris won't sign contract extension, would "receive bonus in bigger market"

This week has been a roller-coaster ride for Orlando Magic fans. They managed to re-sign their franchise center, Nikola Vucevic, to a solid deal, but they might have hit an impasse in regards to re-signing forward, Tobias Harris. Harris, 22, will reportedly not sign an extension before the Halloween deadline, therefore becoming a restricted free-agent this upcoming offseason.Keep...
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Victor Oladipo Out Indefinitely With Facial Fracture

As of today the Orlando Magic announced that their 2nd overall pick in 2013, Victor Oladipo, will be out for the 2014-2015 NBA season. If you had not known already, Victor Oladipo already was dealing with the injury of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee, hence why he hasn’t played at all this preseason. While practicing on Thursday he had suffered the facial...
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic : The inefficient market inefficiency

The Orlando Magic are, by no stretch of the imagination, an efficient offensive team. At 99.3 points per 100 possessions they ranked second-to-last in the NBA last season offensively, better only than Philadelphia and Philadelphia isn’t an NBA team so much as it’s a collection of vaguely athletic human beings with long legs wearing basketball uniforms. They shot only 44.5 percent...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic observations: Defense continuing to make strides

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It's only seven preseason games, but the numbers tell an encouraging story for the Orlando Magic. Although they lost 90-89 Wednesday night to the Houston Rockets to drop their record to 4-3, the way in which the Magic have displayed a commitment to ramping up their defensive effort is something they can point to with pride. They went into the game first in the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic 8-Ball: An Old #12 Returns to Orlando

  In our Magic 8-Ball you’ll find quotes, tweets, Magic player social media posts, a random prediction that sticks to the Magic 8-Ball theme, any stats or tidbits you don’t find in our other MBO postings, and more. Basically a buffet of things that may slip through the cracks that are worth bringing up.    #1: VUCCI MANE GOT PAID I imagine the next big team meal check will...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic signs 4-year, $53M extension with Orlando Magic

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Orlando Magic and center Nikola Vucevic have reached terms on a four-year, $53 million contract extension. The 23-year-old averaged 14.2 points and 11.3 rebounds for the Magic last season. By finalizing the deal, the Magic prevent Vucevic from becoming a restricted free agent next summer. He’s thought to be a key piece of the franchise’s future...
Via Basketball Bicker
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vucevic signs 4 year, $53M extension with Magic

According to Yahoo! Sports, The Orlando Magic and Center Nikola Vucevic have reached terms on a four year, $53 million contract extension. The 23 year old averaged 14.2 points and 11.3 rebounds for the Magic last season. By finalizing the deal, the Magic prevent Vucevic from becoming a restricted free agent next summer.  He’s thought to be a key piece of the franchise’s future...
Via Basketball Bicker
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No searching for a center, it is Nikola Vucevic

In the years after Shaquille O’Neal left the Magic, the team searched for someone — anyone — who could play center. From Felton Spencer to Rony Seikaly to Isaac Austin to Andrew Declercq to Shawn Kemp to Patrick Ewing to Kelvin Cato. There was no consistency and no plan other than stop gaps (maybe Seikaly and Austin were “plans” that never came close to fruition). After...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Orlando Magic, Nikola Vucevic agree to four-year extension

The Orlando Magic re-sign their franchise center 10 days before the October 31st deadline for contract extensions. According to Joshua Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, Nikola Vucevic signed to a four-year, $54M extension which will take effect the next offseason.BREAKING: The Orlando #Magic and Nik Vucevic are finalizing a contract extension:— Josh Robbins...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Orlando Magic: Rising Up

(Victor Oladipo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)   It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always...
Via Hoops Manifesto
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic News: Orlando to pick up options on four players

According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Orlando Magic will be picking up the 2015/16 team options for four key young prospects on the team. The total amount of money being given to the following players is around $12.75MM.An obvious point, but the Magic will pick up their 15-16 options on Oladipo, Fournier, Harkless & Nicholson before the 10/31 deadline— Josh...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo back on the court, but when will he return?

The Magic had an open practice Monday at Amway Center. The team went through a light practice as Jacque Vaughn and the team got the fans involved and put on a good show for the estimated 2,000 that appeared and filled the lower bowl. The question remained on the new face who was on the floor. Not quite a new face, but it has been a while since he had practiced with the team — or...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three thoughts after Magic’s 95-84 loss to Sixers

The Magic suffered their second preseason loss in Allentown, Pa., 95-84 in a game that probably should have had the Sixers’ owner apologizing for bringing two NBA teams resting many of their “star” players. Of course, the Sixers even with Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel have made a mockery of NBA teams with their tanking schemes. Score Off. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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