Magic Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Knicks, without Anthony, dump Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. - New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek gave his team a simple directive between the third and fourth quarters of Monday night's game against the Orlando Magic. After the Knicks gave up 38 points in the third quarter and trailed by seven points, he needed his team to play defense,..." March 06

  • Larry Bird on Magic Johnson as Lakers executive: 'He's got a lot to learn'

    CBS Sports "The Larry Bird-Magic Johnson rivalry might be the most recognized between two players in any team sport -- and it’s not ending any time soon. Bird is the president of the Indiana Pacers, while Magic was recently promoted to president of basketball operations for the Lakers -- and the two wasted..." March 06

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • Terrence Ross Wrote a Heartfelt Letter to Toronto

    Complex "Terrence Ross may have been traded away from the Toronto Raptors, but the player isn't planning to forget the organization or its hometown anytime soon. The 26-year-old took some time out this week to express his love for the city of Toronto, a place he called home for almost five years. It's a..." March 03

  • Vucevic, Gordon lead Magic past Heat

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- In a season filled with disappointment and frustration, the Orlando Magic finally felt good about the direction they are moving. The Magic, whose playoff hopes wilted long ago, beat the Miami Heat 110-99 on Friday night, winning the season series (3-1) for the first time..." March 03

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Knicks pick up intensity, down Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Derrick Rose believes the New York Knicks still have a shot at making the NBA playoffs. He showed it in the way he played Wednesday night. There was more intensity in his drives to the basket. Rose, who was almost traded last month, scored 19 points, grabbed seven..." March 01

  • Ross fits right in with Magic after trade, scores 24 in win

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Terrence Ross is going to blossom in Orlando. Ross, who was traded last week to the Magic after 4 1/2 seasons in Toronto, looked right at home Saturday night when he scored a game-high 24 points in leading his new team to a convincing 105-86 victory over the Atlanta..." February 25

  • Lillard-led Trail Blazers defeat Magic to end skid

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Damian Lillard believes this win was more than just another win in a long NBA season for the Portland Trail Blazers. This win was pivotal, expected to spark a turnaround that puts the Blazers back in the playoff hunt after an often-painful season. Lillard scored 33..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Stan Van Gundy shoots down Reggie Jackson to Orlando trade rumor

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons czar Stan Van Gundy was in the middle of a riff on the unreliability of trade rumors when he shot one down without prompting. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reported Friday the Pistons and Orlando Magic discussed a trade that would send point guard Reggie Jackson to the Magic for D.J...." February 22

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • Aaron Gordon won't compete in 2018 Dunk Contest

    Mass Live "Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon couldn't quite land his dunks in the 2017 NBA Dunk Contest, including one ambitious slam utilizing a drone. One year removed from being an integral part of one of the most impressive dunk contests in NBA history, he bowed out in the first round on..." February 19

  • Magic turned down a deal to acquire DeMarcus Cousins

    Sportsnaut "The Orlando Magic seem to be doing everything possible to revamp what has become a struggling roster. The team moved Serge Ibaka to the Toronto Raptors earlier this month and has been engaged in trade talks surrounding Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson. It makes sense that Orlando would want..." February 17

  • Magic and Pistons have discussed Reggie Jackson trade

    Sportsnaut "The Orlando Magic are reportedly interested in acquiring Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson. The two have talked about a deal that includes D.J. Augustin and Jeff Green. It’s not surprising to see this. Previous reports had both Jackson and Andre Drummond on Detroit’s trading block, which you..." February 17

  • Some Magic players happy to see Serge Ibaka traded

    Sportsnaut "It really shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the Orlando Magic traded Serge Ibaka for pennies on the dollar. He simply didn’t fit in with the team after being acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder during the summer. Now comes this report suggesting that certain unnamed Magic..." February 16

  • Magic GM Rob Hennigan: "The hot seat" is warranted

    Orlando Sentinel "At least Orlando Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan is not in a state of denial. At least he understands why he is being barbecued by the fan based and there are calls for him to be replaced by certain members of the media. He knows the Magic are five years into his post-Dwightmare rebuild..." February 16

  • Spurs demolish hapless Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Center Dewayne Dedmon is having a lot more fun with the San Antonio Spurs than he ever had with the Orlando Magic. Winning does that. Dedmon, who played the previous three seasons in Orlando, returned with the Spurs on Wednesday night, helping them to an easy, 107-79..." February 15

  • Raptors Trade For Serge Ibaka... Because of Kevin Love Injury News

    The Big Lead "The Toronto Raptors have made the first major trade of the NBA season by sending Terrence Ross and a 1st round pick to the Orlando magic in exchange for Serge Ibaka. The Raptors should like this move short and long term. Toronto went 56-26 last season and finished a game behind the Cleveland..." February 14

  • Report: Raptors to acquire Ibaka from Magic for Ross, pick

    TSN "The Toronto Raptors are finalizing a trade with the Orlando Magic to acquire Serge Ibaka in exchange for Terrence Ross and a 2017 first-round pick according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports." February 14

  • Magic, before trading Serge Ibaka to Raptors, feared he’d leave as free agent

    Pro Basketball Talk "Remember when, upon being traded to the Magic last summer, Serge Ibaka said he wanted to stay in Orlando forever? A 21-36 record and an overcrowded frontcourt comes at you fast. The Magic traded Ibaka to the Raptors today, in part, because his feelings about Orlando appeared to..." February 14

  • Recently traded Terrence Ross thanks Raptors fans on Twitter

    Sportsnet "Terrence Ross took to Twitter to thank Toronto fans shortly after it was announced he was being traded to the Orlando Magic for Serge Ibaka. The Toronto Raptors drafted Ross with the eighth-overall pick in 2012. He averaged 9.5 points per game of 42.2 per cent shooting for his career with..." February 14

  • Magic GM Rob Hennigan: "The hot seat" is warranted

    Orlando Sentinel "At least Orlando Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan is not in a state of denial. At least he understands why he is being barbecued by the fan based and there are calls for him to be replaced by certain members of the media. He knows the Magic are five years into his post-Dwightmare rebuild..." February 14

  • Magic end Heat's home win streak

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Miami Heat has officially been cooled off. Evan Fournier scored nine of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter as the Orlando Magic beat the Heat 116-107 on Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Heat (24-32) had won eight straight home games before this loss..." February 13

  • Mavericks earn blowout win over Magic

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Wesley Matthews' hot hand from downtown contributed to a game-high 20 points and to the Mavericks' breezy 112-80 demolition of the Orlando Magic on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center. Matthews drained 6-of-8 from beyond the arc and was 7-of-10 overall as he powered the..." February 12

  • Magic's Serge Ibaka appears in play as trade deadline approaches

    ESPN "While Kevin Durant was reacquainting himself with Oklahoma City soil Saturday night, former teammate Serge Ibaka was a three-hour drive away from the KD-in-OKC tension, playing for the Orlando Magic in Dallas. Stay tuned, though. There's a growing sense around the league ‎that Ibaka could be..." February 12

  • Raptors interested in Serge Ibaka

    Sporting News "The Toronto Raptors continue to look to improve this season and according to Marc Spears of The Undefeated, that improvement may come in the form of Orlando Magic big man Serge Ibaka. Although Jonas Valančiūnas is enjoying a much-improved season, the Raptors are still struggling trying to find..." February 10

  • McConnell's layup lifts 76ers over Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Philadelphia forward Dario Saric didn't look like an NBA rookie Thursday night. He looked like a budding star. Saric, who is often overshadowed by rookie teammate Joel Embiid, scored a career-high 24 points, including nine in the decisive fourth quarter, to lead the..." February 09

  • Serge Ibaka On Heat’s Radar

    Hoops Rumors "Potential trade candidate Serge Ibaka is on the Heat’s radar, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. It’s not clear how seriously Miami would consider pursuing Ibaka, or whether the Heat would have the assets to tempt their division rivals in Orlando. Nonetheless, Ibaka “intrigues” the..." February 09

  • Ryan Anderson wanted to return to Orlando Magic last summer

    Orlando Sentinel "Ryan Anderson has found a happy home. The Houston Rockets need him for their spread-the-floor, 3-pointer-heavy offense. He gives James Harden space to operate on offense, and the Rockets have excelled under their new coach, Mike D’Antoni. They own the third-best record in the Western..." February 09

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Rockets show interest in Serge Ibaka

    Amico Hoops "Calvin Watkins of ESPN revealed Wednesday that the Houston Rockets have shown interest in free-agent point guards Mario Chalmers and Jarrett Jack as possible backups for James Harden and Patrick Beverley. Watkins also writes that the Rockets have shown “some interest” in trading for Orlando Magic..." February 09

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08