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  • 14 NBA Teams Lost Money in 2016-17

    SLAM Online "As many as 14 NBA teams lost money last season before accounting for revenue sharing, according to an ESPN report. Five of those teams—Memphis, Charlotte, Indiana, Milwaukee and Utah—have reportedly received at least $15 million in payouts each of the past four seasons. After revenue sharing..." September 19

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • Let’s Not Forget About How Bad the Orlando Magic Are

    The Sports Post "Expected Conference Ranking: 12th Best Move of the Offseason: Remember Rob Hennigan’s whiteboard? Look at all of the bad players on that board. If you Voltron’d up that board you might not win the Sun Belt Conference. The Lakers would trade Luol Deng for cholera right now and Hennigan still..." September 16

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: Magic promised to draft Kristaps Porzingis in 2014

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kristaps Porzingis initially entered the 2014 NBA draft, and the Magic – who held the No. 12 pick (which they ultimately used to trade up for No. 10 pick Elfrid Payton) – tried to entice him to remain in the draft. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN: They tried to get Porzingis to stay in the draft..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • Magic Re-Sign Damjan Rudez

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic have re-signed 31-year-old forward Damjan Rudez, the team announced in a press release." September 07

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • Magic hiring former NBA coach Randy Wittman as coaching consultant

    Pro Basketball Talk "Frank Vogel is entering year two of a four-year coaching contract with the Magic. When blame had to fall somewhere for the team’s mismatched roster and struggles last season, Vogel was safe and GM Rob Hennigan was out (replaced by the very capable John Hammond formerly of the Bucks). But now..." September 03

  • Jonathon Simmons rescued from flood by Houston rapper Trae tha Truth

    NBA.com "Already tired and famished from the four mostly sleepless nights he had to stay sheltered from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey in suburban Houston, Jonathon Simmons found himself treading through knee-high, muddy waters with a child in his arms on Tuesday. Rather than being upset..." August 31

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • D.J. Augustin says potential Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers split may give other teams hope

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When news broke that Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving demanded a trade in July, it sent shockwaves throughout the entire NBA. But maybe more than anything else, it gave hope to the other teams in the Eastern Conference. Orlando Magic guard D.J. Augustin was in New Orleans on Wednesday..." August 03

  • Magic Waive Patricio Garino

    Hoops Rumors "A day after waiving Marcus Georges-Hunt, the Magic have reduced their roster count again, announcing today in a press release that they’ve also parted ways with Argentinian swingman Patricio Garino. Garino will become an unrestricted free agent on Thursday, assuming he clears waivers. Like..." August 02

  • Center Marreese Speights brings veteran experience to Magic

    Orlando Sentinel "Marreese Speights grew up in St. Petersburg, roughly 100 miles from where the Orlando Magic play their home games. When he was 5 years old, Speights would wear a tiny Magic jersey with Penny Hardaway’s number on it as he watched the Magic on TV. Now, even after nine NBA seasons, Speights..." July 28

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Magic Sign Wesley Iwundu To Three-Year, $4.1M Deal

    Real GM Basketball "The Orlando Magic have agreed to a three-year, $4.1 million deal with Wesley Iwundu. The deal is fully guaranteed. Orlando selected Iwundu No. 33 overall out of Kansas State." July 25

  • Magic, Arron Afflalo Agree To One-Year Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent swingman Arron Afflalo, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). The deal will be worth the veteran’s minimum, per Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today (Twitter link). Once the signing is official, Orlando looks to be capped..." July 25

  • Marreesse Speights, Magic Reportedly Agree to 1-Year, $2.1 Million Contract

    Bleacher Report "The Orlando Magic improved their frontcourt rotation on Sunday when they agreed to terms with big man Marreesse Speights. USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt reported the deal is for the veteran's minimum, which is one year and $2.1 million. This comes after Speights opted out of his contract with the..." July 24

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • Report: Spurs never offered Jonathon Simmons contract above qualifying offer

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs extended Jonathon Simmons a $1,671,382 qualifying offer and were reportedly preparing a $9 million-per-year contract offer. But San Antonio rescinded Simmons’ qualifying offer, and he signed a three-year contract with the Magic. That Orlando contract is $20 million fully guaranteed..." July 17

  • Jonathon Simmons did not get along with Gregg Popovich

    Yardbarker "Did a rift with head coach Gregg Popovich help precipitate Jonathon Simmons’ sudden departure from the San Antonio Spurs? In an appearance on ESPN’s “The Jump” on Thursday, Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated said Simmons and Popovich did not get along particularly well. “Toward the end of last..." July 14

  • Jonathon Simmons goes from D-League tryout to three-year deal with the Magic

    CBS Sports "Jonathon Simmons is leaving the San Antonio Spurs, agreeing to a three year-deal with the Orlando Magic on Friday, according to The Vertical. Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express News later reported the deal to be worth $20 million. He's the type of player one would expect to emerge from..." July 14

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • Magic waive C.J. Watson

    Real GM Basketball "The Orlando Magic will waive C.J. Watson." July 10

  • Shelvin Mack: Finalizing two-year deal with Magic

    CBS Sports "Mack is finalizing a two-year, $12 million contract to join the Magic, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Mack, between injuries and DNP-CDs, played just 55 games last season. When he did see the floor, however, he averaged 7.8 points and 2.8 assists across 21.9 minutes per game while shooting..." July 07

  • Cavaliers, forward Jeff Green agree to one-year deal

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers and free agent forward Jeff Green agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million deal, sources told cleveland.com. Green, 30, averaged 9.2 points and 3.1 rebounds for the Orlando Magic last season." July 07

  • Magic Waive Stephen Zimmerman

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic have parted ways with the 41st overall pick from last year’s draft, according to Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel, who tweets that the team has waived second-year center Stephen Zimmerman. Zimmerman, 20, saw limited action during his rookie season in Orlando, averaging 1.2 PPG and..." July 04

  • Orlando Magic sign Jonathan Isaac

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic signed draft pick Jonathan Isaac on Saturday, about an hour before Isaac was scheduled to make his Orlando Pro Summer League debut. Isaac’s first-year salary will be $4,186,320, which is 120 percent of the rookie-scale contract figure for the sixth overall pick in the 2017 NBA..." July 01

  • Magic May Offer Ingles 4-Year Deal

    Hoops Rumors "It may not be long before Jazz forward Joe Ingles has a $60MM contract in front of him, Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post writes. The scribe tweets that he’s heard the Australian free agent could have a four-year deal in the $60MM range coming from the Magic. If that’s the case, Bontemps..." July 01

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Orlando Magic to wear Disney ad on jerseys next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "There will be massive international conglomerates like GE. There will be ticket sellers such as Stub Hub. There will be almond growers. There will even be a charity logo. A number of NBA teams will have an ad on its jerseys next season, and some seem to fit better than others. Maybe the best..." June 21

  • Disney becomes Magic jersey sponsor

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic and Walt Disney World have reached an agreement to have the Disney logo appear on Magic players’ game jerseys. As part of the NBA’s pilot program testing ads on jerseys, the Disney name will appear in an approximately 2½-inch-by-2½-inch space on the front left of Magic jerseys..." June 20

  • Glaring needs for 2017 NBA Draft Lottery teams

    Sportsnaut "The countdown has officially begun for the 2017 NBA Draft. This year stands to be one of the deepest drafts in recent memory, with solid players throughout the lottery and deep into the first round. It’s also one of the most consequential. The Boston Celtics — not listed here because they..." June 13

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

  • Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over that role from David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s..." May 31

  • Sit Down, Be Humble: An NBA Champion's Guide to Ring Chasing

    Bleacher Report "For the last two seasons, veteran power forward David West has sacrificed bigger roles and much bigger contracts for the sake of being on championship-contending teams. So if he fails to win a ring with the Golden State Warriors in the next few weeks, as he did with the San Antonio Spurs this time..." May 31

  • LeBron And Other NBA Stars Are High On ESPN’s List Of 100 Most Popular Athletes

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James isn’t the most popular athlete in the world, but he’s close. ESPN released its annual list of the 100 most popular athletes on the planet on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the top spot again. James, the top NBA player on the list, was second yet again. Other NBA players..." May 30

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Raptors to receive second-round pick from Magic for Weltman

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors will be receiving a 2018 second-round draft pick from the Orlando Magic as compensation for the loss of general manager Jeff Weltman, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski‏. The pick will be the least desirable of Orlando’s two second-rounders. The Magic currently..." May 25

  • Magic hire Bucks GM John Hammond for same role

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond is leaving the organization to take the same role with the Orlando Magic. The Magic announced Wednesday that Hammond -- who interviewed for the Orlando president of basketball operations job that went to Toronto Raptors executive Jeff Weltman -- will..." May 23

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