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Evaluating the Current State of the Orlando Magic

Led by Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucevic, the Orlando Magic are steadily moving in the right direction. In 2012, the Orlando Magic were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs for the second consecutive season. Despite qualifying for the postseason six years in a row (2007-12), the team made just one NBA Finals appearance, a 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. To make matters...
Via The Lottery Mafia
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. When coach Jacque Vaughn told his Orlando Magic to pick up the tempo and increase the scoring output, he insists he didn't mean that it should come at the expense of defense. The Magic will try to have a more balanced approach as they look to snap a four-game skid and deal the visiting Indiana Pacers a season worst...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pacers-Magic Preview

When coach Jacque Vaughn told his Orlando Magic to pick up the tempo and increase the scoring output, he insists he didn't mean that it should come at the expense of defense. The Magic will try to have a more balanced approach as they look to snap a four-game skid and deal the visiting Indiana Pacers a season worst-tying eighth straight defeat. Orlando (15-31) ranked 28th in the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic Team Up with UnitedHealthcare for Fit Week

You’ve seen the red shirts. As part of the Orlando Magic and UnitedHealthcare’s commitment to a healthy community, the two are teaming up to tip off Fit Week on Sunday January 25th when the Magic take on the Indiana Pacers. The activities will start at 4:00 p.m. outside at Fan Fest presented by FanDuel on Church Street with timed skills and drills competitions, a cooking demonstration...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orlando’s Tobias Harris wants to win a championship…with a DIFFERENT team

Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris has lofty expectations and apparently they aren’t for his current team. The 22 year-old Tennessee product from New York has been long rumored to be a target for the Knicks after this season and it looks like Harris has high aspirations for the New York Knicks if he lands with them. Via NY Post: Harris, a free agent forward the Knicks plan to...
Via New York Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phil Rawlins Q&A: The evolution and expectations of Orlando City SC

Phil Rawlins is the founder and president of Orlando City SC, which officially begins play March 8 as one of two MLS expansion franchises. Orlando City won three USL PRO regular-season titles and two postseason championships in the four years after Rawlins moved the franchise from Austin, Texas. Orlando City, also known as the Orlando Lions, will play 34 regular-season games from...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton Answers NBA Reddit Questions

Photo by D. Williams/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images 20-year-old Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton is with the squad in New York City in preparation to take on the Knicks on Friday. Elfrid today had time to participate in some Q&A with fans on the NBA’s Reddit page. Other than smoothly ignoring the Dwight Howard ‘crazy hair’ question, there are some very fun responses...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Harris Plans Draft Entry Despite Unexpected Role Cut In Providence Junior Season

Providence junior forward Tyler Harris has plans to enter the NBA Draft in June in spite of a puzzling role reduction that has fueled a belief that he’s being regressed to stay in school for his senior season of eligibility, sources told RealGM. One season after starting in all 35 games of Providence’s run to the NCAA Big East tournament championship, Harris has started 11 of...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Fantasy Basketball: Box Score Browsing

Victor Oladipo The Magic aren’t going anywhere this season, but it won’t be Oladipo’s fault. After starting the season on the sidelines with a facial fracture suffered in practice before the season even started, Dipo did very little to get any of his optimistic followers (cough me cough) excited even when he did make his way onto the court. Through his first 23 games to start...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant blocks Ben Gordon’s lay-up in Thunder-Magic

Ben Gordon had two choices on this two-on-one fastbreak. A. He could easily lob it to his super athletic teammate, Aaron Gordon. That would be an easy two points and it would get the home crowd going because Aaron Gordon has hops and he can do whatever the heck he want with the ball in the air. B. Challenge the much taller Kevin Durant and try to convert a lay-up. Ben Gordon chose...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic handed big loss but get lift from return of rookie Aaron Gordon

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Talk about getting thrown into the fire. In his first game for the Orlando Magic in more than two months, Aaron Gordon began the second quarter Sunday night with the unenviable assignment of having to try to guard Kevin Durant. But on a night where no one on the Magic was spared from the red-hot shooting of the Oklahoma City Thunder, seeing Gordon in uniform instead...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Westbrook's amazing rock the cradle dunk

Russell Westbrook decided to pay homage to MJ by rocking the cradle on the Orlando Magic. The post VIDEO: Russell Westbrook Just Rocked The Cradle On The Orlando Magic appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Roberson’s Free Throw Airball Makes Case For Worst Ever

Andre Roberson took a free throw airball against the Orlando Magic that could very well be the worst you've ever seen. The shot is impressively bad.
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

O’Quinn and Magic Unveil Court Refurbishment at Palmetto Elementary

So many great Central Florida community actions of late. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, the Orlando Magic and Chase banked teamed up on Saturday to unveil a newly refurbished basketball court at Palmetto Elementary. Kyle O’Quinn, Magic Community Ambassadors Bo Outlaw and Nick Anderson, STUFF the Magic mascot, and Magic Dancers joined the celebration. After...
Via Magic Basketball Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Green destroys Victor Oladipo with vicious slam dunk (Video)

Memphis Grizzlies forward Jeff Green destroyed Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo with a massive slam dunk during Friday night's game at the Amway Center.Green stood over Oladipo and stared him down after scoring the basket and drawing the foul on the play.It's safe to say that the recent acquisition of Green is working out for the Grizzlies, as he led the team in scoring with 21...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeff Green dunks all over Victor Oladipo

We officially have our first true highlight of Jeff Green in a Memphis Grizzlies uniform. Green was limited to 10 points Wednesday in a nondescript Grizzlies debut after being traded from the Boston Celtics, and he failed to make a field goal in the first half of Friday’s meeting with the Orlando Magic. Good Jeff Green showed up in the third quarter, though, as the ex-Celtic...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon will return tonight for the Magic

Orlando Magic rookie forward Aaron Gordon has been cleared to play in tonight’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Via  While there very well could still be some rust, Gordon has been cleared by doctors to play and he could be active tonight when the suddenly surging Magic (15-27) host the rugged Memphis Grizzlies (27-11) at the Amway Center. Tipoff is just after 7...
Via Pass The Pill
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo serves up a tasty 360 jam

The NBA All-Star Dunk contest is still weeks away but the Magic’s Victor Oladipo brought some excitement to the court early. Against Houston, Victor brought the jams to the Magic fans with one sweet 360 dunk as the game was sealed for an Orlando win. Why you got to hurt the Rockets Victor? Why????? The post Victor Oladipo serves up a tasty 360 jam appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Crossover Chronicles
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo ices Magic win over Rockets with 360 slam dunk (Video / GIF)

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo was the star of Wednesday night's 120-113 win over the Houston Rockets as he scored 32 points, highlighted by this 360 breakaway slam dunk which iced the game in the final minute.Oladipo's dunk excited the crowd - and the Magic bench:Video via NBA. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Via Holdout Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic Posterizes Pau Gasol (Video)

Nikola Vucevic climbs the escalator for the one-hand-jam posterizing Pau Gasol with authority. The post Nikola Vucevic Posterizes Pau Gasol (Video) appeared first on Basketball Bicker by Gary Altenor.
Via Basketball Bicker
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic Threw the Hammer Down on Pau Last Night

It’s been an unexpected rough stretch for the Bulls lately as they have dropped three of four, including two at home in games they were favored by double digits. None of this has been the fault of Pau Gasol who has been playing out of his mind, but he got absolutely destroyed by Nikola Vucevic last night: That’s a vicious hammer. Check out Pau stumbling over afterwards like...
Via Sports Mockery
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic throws down hammer on Pau Gasol (Video / GIF)

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic had a tremendous game Monday night against Chicago, highlighted by this nasty dunk right over Bulls center Pau Gasol that put him on his back.Vucevic led the way for the Magic with 33 points and 11 rebounds in the 121-114 victory over the Bulls.Video via NBA. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Via Holdout Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Is Tobias Harris an All-Star?

The Orlando Magic recently put an advertisement out prompting fans to vote forward Tobias Harris into the All-Star game. At first, I laughed. Tobias Harris? I mean he’s evolved into a solid rotation player but All-Star? Surely the Magic’s marketing team had lost their minds. Then, I started to investigate. After a thorough investigation, I have changed my mind. 22 year-old Tobias...
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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