Magic Rumors & News

  • Will the real Vucevic stand up at FIBA EuroBasket 2017?

    FIBA "His form for Orlando Magic is undeniable, but can Nikola Mirotic now replicate his club numbers in a national team jersey? We see his numbers in the NBA year after year. Nikola Vucevic is a statistical giant, racking up points and rebounds like there is no tomorrow for the Orlando Magic. Yet..." April 24

  • Magic interested in Cavaliers GM David Griffin

    CBS Sports "One of the Cleveland Cavaliers' most coveted free agents isn't even a player -- it's general manager David Griffin. Griffin, whose contract expires after this season, is a target for the Orlando Magic's vacant general manager position, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski: The..." April 21

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Nine worst NBA free agent signings from last summer

    Sportsnaut "Last summer, the NBA’s salary cap spiked upward in a way we had never seen before. The result was a bevy of contracts that, by previous standards, were enormous. Most look fine now, in accordance with the cap spike, but the bad contracts look much worse than normal. Instead of Allen Crabbe and..." April 17

  • Scott Skiles warned Magic of Rob Hennigan's shortcomings

    Orlando Sentinel "Running off at the typewriter … In the wake of firing general manager Rob Hennigan, Magic CEO Alex Martins admitted that former coach Scott Skiles was right about the failed GM and should have stuck around until the team figured out what to do about it. Skiles quit after only one season..." April 15

  • Grant Hill ‘not interested’ in Magic front office job

    Larry Brown Sports "The Orlando Magic on Thursday fired GM Rob Hennigan after five years on the job and will be looking for new leadership. They could consider hiring a president of basketball operations who chooses a GM, or they could just fill Hennigan’s shoes with a general manager replacement. One name that..." April 14

  • The Magic’s Leaked Whiteboard Photo Reportedly Played A Role In Their GM Getting Fired

    Dime Magazine "The Orlando Magic fired general manager Rob Hennigan on Thursday, quickly making official what many expected to happen once this season ended after the Magic’s failure to make any notable improvements. While there are plenty of reasons you can point to for why the Magic needed to make this move —..." April 13

  • Magic Interested In Grant Hill As President Of Basketball Operations

    Real GM Basketball "The Orlando Magic have interest in hiring Grant Hill as president of basketball operations. Hill would have to divest his small ownership stake in the Atlanta Hawks and it is also unclear if he has interest in the job. Hill currently works as an analyst for Turner and CBS." April 13

  • Rob Hennigan rejected DeMarcus Cousins trade that Magic assistant GM wanted to make

    Pro Basketball Talk "In mid-February, Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report reported talks between the Magic and Kings involving DeMarcus Cousins, Nikola Vucevic and Evan Fournier: Multiple league sources say the Magic turned down the chance to deal Nikola Vucevic and either Evan Fournier or draft picks to the Kings..." April 13

  • Magic fire GM Rob Hennigan

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic fired Rob Hennigan on Thursday, ending his five-year tenure as the team’s general manager. The move occurred after the Magic finished their 2016-17 season with a 29-53 record and failed to reach the playoffs for a fifth consecutive season. Even worse, the rebuilding plan..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Magic end season with win vs. Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- One last victory doesn't change another disappointing season, but it did provide a hint of hope for the Orlando Magic. The young guns shined on the closing night of the NBA season. Forward Aaron Gordon scored 32 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and point guard Elfrid..." April 12

  • Nikola Vucevic will work on 3-point shooting this summer

    Orlando Sentinel "Like most NBA players, Nikola Vucevic tries to add something to his game every offseason. Improving his 3-point shooting ranks among his top priorities in the months ahead. During his first five NBA seasons, Vucevic attempted a grand total of 26 treys, and at least some of those were on..." April 11

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Bulls crush Magic, move closer to playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- For the Chicago Bulls, the season boils down to one final game. If the Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets at home on Wednesday night in their regular-season finale, they will be in the playoffs -- no matter what. Robin Lopez scored 18 points, and Jimmy Butler and Jerian Grant each..." April 10

  • Terrence Ross Plans to Spend Much of Offseason in Orlando "Terrence Ross is a thousand miles away from where he was this time a year ago – literally and figuratively in basketball terms – but with each passing day sunny Orlando feels more and more like home to him. Still in the hotel where he’s stayed for nearly two months after being traded to the..." April 10

  • George powers Pacers in rout of Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Paul George and the Indiana Pacers are peaking at just the right time. The playoffs are within reach once again. George scored a game-high 37 points and the Pacers won their third consecutive game in impressive fashion, pounding the Orlando Magic 127-112 on Saturday..." April 08

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Magic defeat Nets, snap five-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton is driven today by the thought of next season. It's the only way to be. Payton is finishing with a flourish, even if his team is not, as Orlando snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the lowly Brooklyn Nets, 115-107..." April 06

  • James' triple-double sparks Cavs' rout of Magic

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- No, really. This was a big game for the Cavaliers. Yes, Cleveland plays the Boston Celtics on Wednesday with the two teams tied for first place in the Eastern Conference and five games left on the schedule. But to make it so, the Cavs had to first deal with the Orlando..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Magic's Aaron Gordon, Frank Vogel address leak of off-season plans

    Orlando Sentinel "Magic coach Frank Vogel spoke with Aaron Gordon today after a photo that went viral over social media suggesting Orlando had discussed or contemplated a potential trade of Gordon to the Philadelphia 76ers for Dario Saric. The photo surfaced on Twitter on Monday after the Magic signed Patricio..." April 04

  • Magic GM says player lists in agent's tweeted photo not revealing

    ESPN "Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan downplayed a photo Monday night that appeared to show confidential lists of the team's free-agent and trade priorities in a tweet posted by the agent of newly signed guard Patricio Garino. Hennigan addressed the lists with the Orlando Sentinel after a..." April 04

  • Magic Sign Patricio Garino

    Real GM Basketball "The Orlando Magic will sign Patricio Garino for the rest of the season. Garino will also have a non-guaranteed salary for the 17-18 season. Garino, 23, is a 6-foot-6 swingman who played summer-league ball for the Magic last July. He went to training camp last fall with the San Antonio Spurs..." April 03

  • Marcus Georges-Hunt back in the NBA

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Former Georgia Tech star Marcus Georges-Hunt will sign with the Orlando Magic for the remainder of the season. Georges-Hunt will join the team for its final five regular-season games, a good friend of Georges-Hunt’s confirmed. An Orlando Sentinel article reported on Sunday that the signing..." April 03

  • Celtics pull out win over Magic to stay atop conference

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- On paper, there was every reason to believe the Boston Celtics would easily handle the Orlando Magic on Friday night. After all, Boston already had a pair of 30-point wins over the Magic this season and Orlando had lost 12 straight games at TD Garden. As we said, on..." March 31

  • Vogel wants David West to join his coaching staff when West retires

    Larry Brown Sports "With Lance Stephenson reuniting with the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, we may soon be getting another throwback to that 2013 era team. ESPN’s Zach Lowe reports that Orlando Magic head coach Frank Vogel would like Golden State Warriors big man David West, whom he coached on the Pacers for four..." March 30

  • Westbrook scores 57 as Thunder down Magic in OT

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Russell Westbrook keeps making the spectacular look so easy this season. Westbrook recorded the highest scoring triple-double in NBA history Wednesday night, totaling 57 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a come-from-behind, 114-106..." March 29

  • Frank Vogel wants David West to join his coaching staff upon retirement

    Larry Brown Sports "With Lance Stephenson reuniting with the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, we may soon be getting another throwback to that 2013 era team. ESPN’s Zach Lowe reports that Orlando Magic head coach Frank Vogel would like Golden State Warriors big man David West, whom he coached on the Pacers for four..." March 29

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • DeRozan leads Raptors to sixth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors had lost to the Orlando Magic the two previous times the teams faced each other. Things are different now, several weeks later. Despite the absence of injured All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry, the Raptors are rolling toward the playoffs in good form. DeMar..." March 27

  • Payton's triple-double leads Magic past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Detroit Pistons have given up on the Eastern Conference playoff race. At least, it looked that way Friday night. The Pistons played lethargically for the second consecutive game, continuing their downward slide in an embarrassing, 115-87 loss to the Orlando Magic at the..." March 24

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Kaminsky sparks Hornets past Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla.-- Frank Kaminsky kept alive the Charlotte Hornets' playoff hopes Wednesday night. His timing was perfect. And so was his shot. Kaminsky scored 13 of his 18 points in a flawless fourth quarter as he led the Hornets to a come-from-behind, 109-102 victory over the Orlando..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Magic beat 76ers in overtime

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- It doesn't take much to make a bad team happy. The Orlando Magic, who have struggled throughout a disappointing season, celebrated their first back-to-back victories since late December after beating the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 in overtime Monday night. "Winning..." March 20

  • Rob Hennigan's job in jeopardy as Magic conclude fifth straight losing season

    ESPN "The Orlando Magic are giving strong consideration to a big change in their front office, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that Magic general manager Rob Hennigan's job is under threat at season's end in the wake of a fifth straight non-playoff season since he was hired. The..." March 20

  • Clippers Coach Doc Rivers denies reports that he may join Magic

    Los Angeles Times "Doc Rivers insisted Saturday that his immediate future doesn’t have him departing the Clippers and bound for the Orlando Magic. Rivers was responding to questions about a report that had him perhaps leaving his role as coach and president of basketball operations with the Clippers to take a..." March 19

  • Magic slip past Suns, end four-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- A night after being embarrassed by 30 points against the Golden State Warriors, the Orlando Magic regrouped and made enough plays down the stretch to pay back the Phoenix Suns. Evan Fournier scored 25 points and Nikola Vucevic had his 30th double-double of the season with 18..." March 18

  • Pat Garrity Considered Candidate For Magic GM Job

    Real GM Basketball "If the Orlando Magic decide to fire Rob Hennigan but keep Frank Vogel as head coach instead of a more ambitious plan such as hiring Doc Rivers, Pat Garrity has emerged as a potential target. Garrity is working with the Detroit Pistons under Stan Van Gundy. Garrity played for the Magic from..." March 18

  • Magic GM likely to be fired, Doc Rivers a potential replacement

    ESPN "Chris Paul will become an unrestricted free agent in 106 days. Ditto for Blake Griffin. The uncertain future of the two cornerstone players in Clipperland has been felt (and feared) by this franchise every single day since training camp commenced way back on Sept. 26. So it goes when the..." March 18

  • Thompson, Warriors shoot past Magic

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- For a team with eight 30-point wins already this season, the Golden State Warriors sure embraced their ninth Thursday night. Klay Thompson exploded for 21 of his game-high 29 points in the first quarter as the Warriors ran away from the Orlando Magic early en route to a..." March 17

  • Dwight Howard Expected Magic To Trade Him To Brooklyn In 2011

    Real GM Basketball "Now that Dwight Howard has had a quiet and productive existence with the Atlanta Hawks, he talked about the end of his time with the Orlando Magic. Howard claims the Magic agreed to trade him after the 2011 lockout before he could opt out in 2012. Howard ended up opting in with the Magic in..." March 17

  • Kings top Magic, end eight-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Through all the losses and his team's drop in the standings, Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger stayed steady in his message that he was seeing positive things from his players. What he liked even more Monday was seeing the ball go in the basket, particularly down the..." March 14

  • James' triple-double helps Cavs snap skid vs. Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- LeBron James did what he always does -- dominate the game -- but this time the Cleveland Cavaliers followed his lead perfectly. James had 24 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds in leading a well-balanced attack that beat the Orlando Magic 116-104 and snapped a troubling,..." March 11

  • Hornets crush Magic 121-81

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For once, the Charlotte Hornets showed some killer instinct. The Hornets routed the Orlando Magic 121-81 on Friday night at the Spectrum Center in what was clearly their most dominant performance of the season. It was also their first wire-to-wire victory of the..." March 10

  • Payton's triple-double leads Magic over Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- The second triple-double of the week for point guard Elfrid Payton felt a whole lot better than the first. Winning does that. Payton had 22 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists Wednesday in leading the Orlando Magic to a 98-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls at the Amway..." March 08

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