Magic Rumors & News

  • Allen's defense helps Grizzlies edge Magic

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- With 6:12 remaining in the fourth quarter Thursday, the Orlando Magic had a 14-point lead following a three-point play by forward Jeff Green. They were rolling. Then Memphis Grizzlies swingman Tony Allen, a frequent visitor to the NBA's All-Defensive Team, re-entered the..." December 02

  • Magic sail past rested 76ers 105-88

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Orlando Magic were coming off a difficult loss. The Philadelphia 76ers were coming off three days of rest. The Magic nonetheless beat the Sixers 105-88 on Friday night as Aaron Gordon scored a season-high 20 points to lead six players in double figures. Orlando also..." December 02

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Magic snap 10-game slide to Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Serge Ibaka scored 18 points and Nikola Vucevic added 12 points and 10 rebounds off the bench as the Orlando Magic stunned the San Antonio Spurs 95-83 on Tuesday at AT&T Center, snapping a four-game losing streak. Evan Fournier added 13 points, Aaron Gordon scored 11 and Efrid..." November 30

  • Magic GM Rob Hennigan quickly on hot seat

    Orlando Sentinel "The Magic's vision in the rubble of Dwight Howard's exit was to build an enduring winner. Their model of inspiration (and everyone else's): The San Antonio Spurs, Orlando's opponent on Tuesday night. The Magic aren't close to being accused of plagiarizing the perennial contenders. The irony..." November 30

  • Henson helps Bucks topple Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Unheralded center John Henson went from warming the bench on Friday to dominating a game on Sunday, leading the Milwaukee Bucks to 104-96 victory over the Orlando Magic. Two days made a world of difference. Henson, whose playing time and role with the Bucks this..." November 27

  • Wizards' Beal fined $15K for grabbing Fournier's throat

    NBA.com "Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal has been fined $15,000 for grabbing at the throat of Orlando Magic guard/forward Evan Fournier, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations." November 27

  • Bradley Beal tries to choke Evan Fournier during scuffle

    USA Today "With a little under eight minutes left in the Magic-Wizards game on Friday night, a scuffle broke out on the court. As the officials were reviewing what had happened, it became apparent that Bradley Beal had grabbed Evan Fournier's neck. The ruling was two double technicals for Fournier and..." November 26

  • Wall helps Wizards seal 94-91 win over Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- John Wall scored six points of his 26 points in the final two minutes, helping Washington erase a small deficit in the fourth quarter and stave off an Orlando comeback in the Wizards' 94-91 victory over the Magic on Friday night at Amway Center. Wall was everywhere and did..." November 25

  • Magic players said they won't overeat on Thanksgiving

    Orlando Sentinel "Nikola Vucevic grew up in Belgium and Montenegro, but he still expected to enjoy the American holiday of Thanksgiving. He planned to go to a friend's home, eat turkey and even enjoy his favorite Thanksgiving dish: stuffing topped with cranberry sauce. But there's another American tradition..." November 24

  • Suns lean on Len in 92-87 win over Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- There is something about playing in Orlando that brings out the best in Phoenix center Alex Len. Len, in his fourth NBA season out of Maryland and the Ukraine, had 17 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots to lead the Suns to a 92-87 victory over the Orlando Magic on..." November 23

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Bucks stop three-game slide with 93-89 win

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- It might have been the weather outside, or the sparse crowd in the Bradley Center seats or even a hangover of sorts after taking the Golden State Warriors to the wire just two days earlier. Whatever the reason, the Milwaukee Bucks looked absolutely listless at the start of their..." November 21

  • Magic slip past shorthanded Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO -- Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel pulled veteran point guard D.J. Augustin aside in the fourth quarter and told him he was being too unselfish. The coach chided his veteran point guard for passing up shots. Augustin would provide that last little push to give Orlando (6-7) its..." November 19

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Magic take advantage of Davis-less Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Nikola Vucevic didn't end his puzzling slump, but the center still found a way to win a game for the Orlando Magic. He finished strong. Vucevic hit two hook shots and grabbed two key rebounds in the final 1:09 Wednesday night, lifting the Magic to an 89-82 victory over..." November 16

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • Pacers handle Magic, former coach

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- NBA defense returned to Bankers Life Fieldhouse Monday night and the irony of former Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel being in the building for a low-scoring game wasn't lost on some of his old players. "It was a Frank Vogel game, you know?" reserve guard/forward C.J...." November 14

  • George Hill: Pacers’ handling of Frank Vogel ‘unfair’

    Orlando Sentinel "Frank Vogel will return to a special place Monday night. Sure, he was raised in southeastern New Jersey and worked for a bunch of teams before the Orlando Magic hired him as their coach in May. But his life changed in Indianapolis. Vogel will coach a game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for..." November 14

  • Ibaka leads Magic over Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Every professional athlete who has ever been traded wants to pummel their former team the next time they face off. They may not admit, but Orlando's Serge Ibaka is no different. After playing in Oklahoma City for seven years, Ibaka was jettisoned in the offseason when many around..." November 13

  • Hayward, Jazz too strong for Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Gordon Hayward and the Utah Jazz believe they are ready to take the next step. They look ready, too. Hayward had 20 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists Friday night in leading the Jazz to an 87-74 victory over the Orlando Magic, punctuating the win with an..." November 11

  • Jalen Rose: NBA players will refuse to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to visit the White House on Thursday — the same day that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump. It may also be the last time a full NBA championship team makes that trip for at least four years. During ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday,..." November 10

  • Frank Vogel doesn't expect to make lineup change 'anytime soon'

    Orlando Sentinel "Elfrid Payton, Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka and Nikola Vucevic found themselves in their customary spots when the Orlando Magic tipped off their game Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Each player was on the floor, in the Magic lineup. Coach Frank Vogel..." November 10

  • NBA announces plan for youth basketball academy in Australia

    USA Today "The NBA and Basketball Australia today announced their plan to launch NBA Global Academy — an elite youth basketball training center in Australia's capital city, Canberra. The academy, which will be at the Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, will serve as a "global hub"..." November 10

  • LaVine, Wiggins, Towns carry 'Wolves over Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO -- The Minnesota Timberwolves put their budding Big Three on display Wednesday night, providing a brief glimpse of a potentially very bright future. Zach LaVine scored a career-high 37 points, Andrew Wiggins added 29, and Karl-Anthony Towns chipped in 20, carrying the Timberwolves to..." November 09

  • Bulls tighten up defensively, breeze past Magic

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Midway through the first quarter, there was a timeout that ultimately went a long way in leading the Chicago Bulls to a 112-80 victory against the Orlando Magic on Monday night at the United Center. The Magic led 20-16 after hitting 10 of their first 12 shots, but coach Frank..." November 07

  • Fournier shoots Magic past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO -- This is the kind of game the Orlando Magic expect regularly from Evan Fournier. It is why they gave him the five-year, $85 million contract this summer and traded away shooting guard Victor Oladipo. They expect Fournier to be the offensive leader, as he was Thursday night...." November 04

  • Jerry Colangelo to step down from chairmanship of USA Basketball

    Philly.com "USA Basketball announced Thursday afternoon that Jerry Colangelo will step down from the role of chairman of the organization. A new chairman will be elected on November 14. Colangelo had been in the role since 2009. He officially served two elected four-year terms. Colangelo continues to..." November 03

  • Nikola Vucevic, amid trade and demotion rumors, off to hot start for Magic

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Magic traded for Serge Ibaka – then called Nikola Vucevic. The Magic signed Jeff Green – then called Vucevic. The Magic signed Bismack Biyombo – then called Vucevic. After each move to add to a big-man rotation that already included Vucevic and Aaron Gordon, someone from Orlando –..." November 03

  • Magic's Vucevic: Trade from Sixers 'worked out for me great'

    Philly.com "There are times when Nik Vucevic thinks about how things would have been had he remained a 76er. The 7-foot center averaged just 5.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 15.9 minutes as a rookie with the Sixers during the 2011-12 season. In the doghouse of then-Sixers coach Doug Collins, Vucevic was traded..." November 02

  • Magic sneak past 76ers in final seconds

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The way Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel sees it, his team just needed a little luck. "Sometimes," he said, "the ball bounces your way." It did on the Magic's final possession Tuesday night, when Serge Ibaka collected a loose ball and dropped in two free throws with 1.4..." November 01

  • NBA to host postseason awards show in June 2017

    Today's Fastbreak "The NBA announced on Tuesday that they will host the first-ever NBA awards show next June. The event will take place in New York City following the conclusion of the NBA Finals on June 26, 2017, and will be televised by TNT. The venue, host and award presenters will be announced at a later..." November 01

  • Orlando Magic decline C.J. Wilcox fourth-year option

    Today's Fastbreak "Add C.J. Wilcox to the Orlando Magic’s growing list of blown opportunities. Rather than paying the guard a little over $2 million next season, which will be his fourth in the NBA, the Magic have declined Wilcox’s fourth-year rookie-scale option. That means he will be an unrestricted free agent..." November 01

  • Which NBA Star Needs A Trade The Most?

    SI "It doesn't take long for the NBA rumor mill to get churning once the season begins. But before reports and sources start putting the full-court press on your timeline, we thought we'd examine the NBA trade landscape ahead of the madness. The Crossover asked its writers which star they would..." October 31

  • Cavaliers improve to 3-0 by squeezing past Magic

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- No matter how long J.R. Smith's contract dispute dragged on, Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue never went there. He never allowed himself to think about what life would be like without his top 3-point shooter. "I didn't look at (life) without him. Nope," Lue said. "I knew he..." October 29

  • Harris burns former team as Pistons rout Magic

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons returned to the United States still smarting from the beating they took in Toronto. They made sure they didn't feel the same way about their home opener. Tobias Harris scored 18 points against his former team and the Detroit Pistons opened up a..." October 28

  • More Athletes And Sports Figures Are Donating To Hillary Clinton Than Donald Trump

    Uproxx "With less than two weeks remaining for people to end relationships and alienate friends and family over which presidential candidate they support, it’s not a stretch to say that most of us can’t wait for this election to be over. However, people can always be just a little bit angrier if we want..." October 27

  • Players Who Can’t Be Traded Until January 15

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s in-season trade market typically doesn’t pick up until the winter, since players who signed free agent contracts in the offseason aren’t eligible to be moved until December 15. By that point, with the regular season approaching the two-month mark, teams have a better idea of where they..." October 27

  • Heat begin new era with 108-96 win over Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Miami Heat have lost all their stars, but they didn't forget how to win. With a rebuilt roster that has little name recognition, the Heat used a well balanced attack, unusual energy and a newfound defensive toughness to open the season with a convincing, 108-96 victory..." October 26

  • Cap Holds For Players Coming Off Rookie Contracts Could Increase

    Real GM Basketball "Cap holds attached to free agents coming off rookie deals could jump to 250 and 300 percent of their prior salaries, which is an increase from 200 and 250 percent in the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement. The San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards held off on..." October 26

  • NBA sets record for international representation on rosters

    Today's Fastbreak "The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Tuesday that the league’s opening night rosters have set new records for both the number of international players in the league and the number of countries represented. Opening night rosters feature a total of 113 international players from 41..." October 26

  • Magic Exercise 2017/18 Options On Gordon, Hezonja, Payton

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic have exercised three of their four available team options for 2017/18, announcing today (via Twitter) that Aaron Gordon, Mario Hezonja, and Elfrid Payton are now locked in for that season. Gordon’s fourth-year option is worth $5.504MM, Hezonja’s third-year option is worth $4.078MM, and..." October 25

  • 5 Necessary NBA Trades Teams Are Too Scared to Make

    Complex "The job of an NBA general manager is to maximize value. Whether it's wringing the most that you can out of a player, a contract, or a trade, the mantra stays the same: maximize value. This is not always easy. In a league with 29 direct competitors and only one champion, it's difficult to always..." October 25

  • 'Huge Influx Of Money' Motivated Both Sides On New CBA

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver said the NBA and their players are close to a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement but aren't quite there yet. Multiple reports have indicated a deal on the main parts of the CBA have been agreed upon. "The reports aren't far off, but we're not quite there, yet," Silver..." October 25

  • Where Are All the White American NBA Players

    The Undefeated "J.J. Redick will be entering his 11th season in the NBA this week and for the first time he has noticed he is part of a small — and shrinking — club as a white American NBA player. The NBA certainly has its long list of European players. But the Los Angeles Clippers starting guard says he..." October 25

  • Every NBA team's best-case scenario and worst nightmare this season

    Fox Sports "The start of another NBA season is the time for hope to spring eternal — even if we're all seemingly counting the days until we crown an inevitable champion. But seasoned sports fans know a new season also brings the potential for everything to fall apart. With opening night upon us, we dived deep..." October 25

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