Magic Rumors & News

  • Heat rallies to force overtime, sneaks past Magic

    Miami Herald "This Heat team refuses to accept its fate. Trailing by seven points with 36 seconds left in regulation, the Heat put together an improbable rally to tie it, then won in overtime to defeat the Orlando Magic 93-90 on Wednesday at Amway Center. Heat center Hassan Whiteside was a defensive force in..." February 26

  • The Parallels Of Derrick Rose And Penny Hardaway

    The Sports Fan Journal "This isn’t the way this was supposed to go. After having the pleasure of watching Derrick Rose lead my hometown Memphis Tigers to the NCAA basketball promised land. After cheering him on that magical, single season, I was supposed to be able to watch him dominate the NBA for years to..." February 26

  • Magic quickly establish defensive identity under Borrego

    Fox Sports Florida "As recently as three weeks ago, few people other than those inside the Orlando Magic organization knew who James Borrego was. That was far less a concern to him than determining exactly who the Magic were. When the 37-year-old native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with no previous head coaching..." February 23

  • Magic dominate in the paint, hold on to beat the 76ers 103-98

    Orlando Sentinel "After six games, what James Borrego will emphasize as the Orlando Magic's interim coach is becoming clearer. His defense will attempt to build a barrier around its paint. On Sunday night, the Magic took advantage of the Philadelphia 76ers' shortage of quality big men, played quality..." February 23

  • 6d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Devyn Marble will be recalled from Erie of the D-League in time for tomorrow's game.

  • Is There A Market For Moe Harkless?

    Basketball Insiders "The Orlando Magic have had several calls on swingman Maurice Harkless, but sources close to the situation say the Magic have a steep asking price (a first-round pick or talented young player) for Harkless, even though he’s only logged time in 27 games this year and is posting career lows in..." February 19

    NBA Trade Deadline 2015 - Live Stream

    PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NBA Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to Deadline Day. February 19

  • 9d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Channing Frye, who dislocated a finger last week, is OK to play/practice, James Borrego said.

  • 10d
    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    A player the Magic are willing to deal for mininmal return, I'm told, is forward Moe Harkless, whose minutes have dropped each season w/ORL.

  • 10d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing more and more in coaching circles that Orlando plans to let interim coach James Borrego finish out season on Magic bench

  • MVP Andrew Wiggins out of this World in Rising Star Challenge

    New York Post "The Rising Stars Challenge may have had a new format this year, but the game didn’t look much different. Led by 22 points, six rebounds and four assists from MVP Andrew Wiggins, Team World wound up pulling out a 121-112 victory over Team USA at Barclays Center Friday night, in the first year..." February 15

  • NBA players reject salary cap smoothing, raising projected 2016 cap to more than $90M

    SB Nation "NBA players have rejected a proposal that would "smooth" the projected windfall from the new television deal that the league signed last October, setting up a substantial increase of the salary cap in 2016, according to reports. Per Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, the salary cap is expected..." February 14

  • Report: Magic working to find a trade for Andrew Nicholson

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Orlando Magic have a slew of intriguing young players on the roster, and now is the time when they have to sort out which ones are part of their future and which ones aren’t. From the looks of it, third-year power forward Andrew Nicholson could be the odd man out. According to’s Marc..." February 13

  • Orlando Magic beat the New York Knicks 89-83

    Orlando Sentinel "Over the last week or so, Nikola Vucevic waited for a phone call that never came. He hoped NBA Commissioner Adam Silver would name him to the Eastern Conference’s All-Star team as an injury replacement for Dwayne Wade. Instead, Silver selected Kyle Korver. Over the last two seasons, Dewayne..." February 12

  • 16d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Luke Ridnour is attending the Magic's shootaround this morning. He'll be available to play tonight.

  • Victor Oladipo partners with charities "Magic guard Victor Oladipo wants to make his first appearance in the NBA All-Star dunk contest special, so he is giving part of the prize money to charity. Oladipo is partnering with nonprofit Dunk Cancer to make donations from Saturday night's winnings to three research facilities. "I..." February 11

  • John Wall puts on a show in 96-80 win over Magic

    Bullets Forever "John Wall did a bunch of John Wall things in the second half to help the Wizards put away the Orlando Magic. The thing that made John Wall so tantalizing when he entered the NBA was his rare combination of talent. Players with the potential to have eyes like Magic, speed like Wade and the..." February 10

  • 17d
    John Denton @JohnDenton555

    .@OrlandoMagic F @tobias31 is OUT tonight vs. @WashWizards because of a sore right knee. Unsure on starters yet.

  • Bulls pull off late game heroics to top Magic

    CSN Chicago "Wins have been hard to come by for the Bulls. Nobody seems to know that more lately than this team, which has had just about everything about them questioned of late – from the job security of the head coach to the defensive principles the team hangs its hat on. The only thing that can change..." February 09

  • Jacque Vaughn’s firing shows rebuilds have a shelf life

    Boston Globe "The Celtics, Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, and Milwaukee Bucks are in the same rebuilding boat, hoping their draft picks flourish while their general managers secure salary cap space for free agent signings. Meanwhile, the coaches of these teams are supposed to emphasize..." February 08

  • 20d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    The Magic have officially recalled Devyn Marble from the D-League's Erie BayHawks.

  • 21d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    The Magic have received good news about Aaron Gordon. His foot is fine and he's available to play tonight, Borrego said.

  • 21d
    Bill Oram @billoram

    BScott said LAL have to take Jacque Vaughn's firing as "a little bit of a slap in the face." Why? Thinks Magic looked at LAL as fresh start

  • Sources: Magic fire coach Jacque Vaughn

    Yahoo! Sports "The Orlando Magic have fired coach Jacque Vaughn, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Vaughn, 39, was informed of the decision on Thursday in Orlando. The players will be informed at a meeting at 1 p.m. EST, sources told Yahoo. Assistant coach James Borrego will become the interim head..." February 06

  • 22d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    After 10 straight losses, the firing of Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn is imminent, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Spurs taken down to the wire before outlasting Orlando

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up The Spurs (31-18) were less than impressive in their latest outing, needing a last-minute 3-pointer from Tony Parker to hold off a swooning Magic team that had lost nine straight entering Wednesday’s action at the AT&T Center. So, basically, it was like the majority of their..." February 05

  • Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon to sit Wednesday due to sore foot

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The Orlando Magic will be shorthanded Wednesday when they visit the defending champion San Antonio Spurs: the team announced that it has placed Aaron Gordon, its starting small forward, on the inactive list for Wednesday's game due to "a sore left foot." Gordon underwent surgery to repair a broken..." February 04

  • 23d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Victor Oladipo (sore Achilles) emerged from Monday's game in OKC w/no problems. He's on track to play vs. the Spurs.

  • Adam Silver says he's not pro sports gambling, views himself as 'realist'

    The Score "Given the Tim Donaghy scandal of 2007, it is perhaps surprising that the NBA is the professional sports league at the forefront of the push to legalize sports gambling in the United States. NBA commissioner Adam Silver - thought to be the most influential person in the business of sports - has..." February 04

  • Rookie Elfrid Payton taking his lumps, but showing Magic plenty of promise

    Fox Sports Florida "This time a year ago, Elfrid Payton was facing the likes of Arkansas-Little Rock, Louisiana-Monroe and Texas-Arlington as a junior at Louisiana-Lafayette. Not to disparage the quality of play in the Sun Belt Conference, but it doesn't adequately prepare anyone for the challenge of going..." February 03

  • Thunder beats Magic without Kevin Durant in lineup

    The Oklahoman "In a season that’s been short on positives, the Thunder showed plenty in a 104-97 win Monday night against the Orlando Magic, perhaps not nearly enough to get excited about given the quality of the opponent but certainly enough to suggest progress is indeed being made as this team embarks on what..." February 03

  • Jacque Vaughn's 'peace' is helping him during coaching change speculation

    Orlando Sentinel "With speculation swirling that the Orlando Magic will fire him, perhaps even before the All-Star break, coach Jacque Vaughn said he's done well at blocking out all the noise about his job security or lack thereof. "I think you've seen my demeanor: It hasn't changed," Vaughn said Monday, before..." February 03

  • 24d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Victor Oladipo will play tonight and start, Jacque Vaughn said.

  • Adam Silver likes idea of increasing size of All-Star rosters

    Yahoo! Sports "Every year, NBA fans and coaches select the players who will represent the Eastern and Western Conferences in the midseason All-Star Game, and every year, some deserving player finds himself on the outside looking in. This time around, after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver chose Sacramento Kings..." February 02

  • Coaching May Be in Willie Green's Future "Coaches from the East Coast (Orlando’s Jacque Vaughn) to the West Coast (L.A.’s Doc Rivers) and others in between have told Willie Green that he has a bright future in the profession once he’s finally done playing. But the ever-industrious Green decided there was no time like the present to go..." February 02

  • Possible replacements for Magic's Jacque Vaughn abound

    Orlando Sentinel "Magic coach Jacque Vaughn's seat is so hot he might need to wear asbestos trousers. His team is 15-34 and has lost 13 of its last 15 games, including seven in a row. Unhappy with the club's progress, Magic management has told the Sentinel there is no guarantee that Vaughn will finish the season..." February 01

  • Stellar shooting sends Bucks to easy 115-100 win in Orlando

    Brew Hoop "Convincing. Dominant. Precise. And the streak is done. The Milwaukee Bucks grabbed hold of the Orlando Magic from the get-go on Thursday night, and coasted to a 115-100 win at the Amway Center. It's the Bucks' first win in Orlando since 2004, ending a seventeen-game losing streak. Faced..." January 30

  • 27d
    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: 2 names to watch for the Orlando job - Scott Skiles & Mark Jackson

  • Report: Scott Skiles believed to be candidate to replace Jacque Vaughn with Magic

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Magic haven’t fired Jacque Vaughn. Yet. But it seems so imminent, rumors are already swirling about Orlando’s next permanent coach. Chris Broussard of ESPN: several league executives have speculated that former Magic player Scott Skiles could be a front-runner for the job. Maybe..." January 30

  • Sources: Magic moving close to replacing head coach Vaughn

    Yahoo! Sports "The Orlando Magic are close to firing coach Jacque Vaughn and a change could come soon, league sources told Yahoo Sports. As embarrassing losses accumulate, Vaughn is rapidly running out of time to show the progress needed to make it through the next several days – never mind the fourth and..." January 30

  • Report: Magic haven’t ruled out firing Jacque Vaughn in-season

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Orlando Magic lost 115-100 to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night, dropping their record to 15-34 on the season. By all indications, Jacque Vaughn’s days as head coach in Orlando may be numbered due to the poor performance. The Magic are not untalented. Nikola Vucevic is one of the best..." January 30

  • NBA reveals dunk contest lineup "Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, Minnesota's Zach LaVine, Orlando's Victor Oladipo and Brooklyn's Mason Plumlee will be the contestants in the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk contest, the NBA announced Tuesday night. Plumlee tweeted he was "thrilled" to be taking part in the contest. The dunk..." January 28

  • Pacers top Magic 106-99

    Indy Cornrows "The Indiana Pacers overcame a rocky third quarter with a big fourth, getting winning contributions from Damjan Rudez and George Hill, who led Indiana to a 32-17 fourth quarter win, leading them to a 106-99 win. Rudez had 16 points in the fourth quarter as part of his 18. George Hill scored 17 in..." January 26

  • 34d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Elfrid Payton, who had his left knee examined after last night's game, is not listed on the Magic's injury report for 2moro.

  • Tobias Harris has Knicks atop free agency list

    New York Post "Long Island’s Tobias Harris will face the Knicks on Friday at the Garden as a member of the Orlando Magic, but it won’t be nearly as emotional as Thursday night was. Harris, a free agent forward the Knicks plan to pursue this summer, broke down and wept during a speech at Half Hollow Hills West..." January 23

  • Brandon Jennings' 20-20 leads Detroit to 128-118 win over Magic

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Detroit Pistons bounced back from a cold shooting day in Hotlanta with a magical 128 points against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. The Pistons lit the nets on fire from the start, knocking down 58 percent of their shots in the first quarter en route to a 128-118 win, the most points the..." January 22

  • Lakers Top 2015 List Of NBA's Most Valuable Teams; Average Franchise Is Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21

  • 36d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    The Magic have announced that Tobias Harris will be active tonight and Moe Harkless will join Andrew Nicholson on the inactive list.

  • Thunder hammers Orlando 127-99

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant picked off an errant pass by Evan Fournier, took off the other way and spotted a streaking Russell Westbrook before tossing a sky-high alley-oop attempt that sailed high and well left of the rim. Westbrook, of course, went up and got it anyway, saving the ball from flying out of..." January 19

  • 40d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Jacque Vaughn said Tobias Harris (sprained ankle) is making progress -- taking shots and doing individual workouts on the court.