Magic Rumors & News

  • Stephenson sparks Clippers victory over Magic

    Orange County Register "Before the Clippers’ game Wednesday night in Los Angeles, Lance Stephenson shoveled orange wedge after orange wedge into his mouth. He’d grab a wedge, put in his mouth, eat the fruit, throw the peel away. Then, he did it again – and again and again and again ... And Friday in Orlando, just..." February 06

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka thrill in final seconds to top Magic on OKC's off defensive night

    The Oklahoman "As Kevin Durant fingered at the black tape stretching the length of his left ring finger, he described a move that he's been doing since he says he was 6 years old. At the end of what he called “the left-right cross,” Durant elevated and made a 3-pointer on the left wing for the game-winning..." February 04

  • These 2016 NBA restricted free agents could be trade bait in the next few weeks

    SB Nation "Three of the biggest names dealt at last year's NBA trade deadline (Brandon Knight, Reggie Jackson, Enes Kanter) had something in common: they were fourth-year players on the verge of getting paid in free agency. None of the three were top-level stars, and their incumbent teams didn't see the..." February 04

  • Report: LaVine, Drummond, Barton, Gordon to participate in Slam Dunk Contest

    The Score "Minnesota Timberwolves high-flyer Zach LaVine will reportedly be in Toronto for NBA All-Star Weekend to defend his Slam Dunk Contest win from a year ago. The 20-year-old guard will be facing some stiff competition, though, with Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons, Will Barton of the Denver..." February 04

  • Magic have options for trade deadline

    Orlando Sentinel "With the NBA trade deadline looming on Feb. 18, the Orlando Magic soon will have some critical decisions to make. "We'll be very active in our discussions," Magic GM Rob Hennigan told the Orlando Sentinel on Jan. 21. "It's our job to constantly search for ways to improve the team. It doesn't..." February 03

  • Aldridge in scoring mode, leads Spurs to victory over Magic

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs started the month off on a good note, beating the Orlando Magic, 107-92, at AT&T Center, where they improved to 26-0 this season. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with a game-high 28 points and five blocks, while Patty Mills added 22 points off the bench. Kyle Anderson added nine points,..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • Magic reportedly planned to select Kristaps Porzingis in NBA Draft

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "Going into the 2014 draft, the Orlando Magic were in a position to make a big splash. Holding the fourth and the 12th picks, the Magic were in a position to make a big splash as they dove even deeper into their rebuild. What was unknown at the time, however, was the fact the Magic had their eyes..." February 01

  • Orlando Magic beat Boston Celtics 119-114 to snap 8-game losing streak

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic can salvage their season if, and only if, they replicate the spirit and effort they showed during the final 21 minutes of their game Sunday night against the Boston Celtics. That stretch must serve as the Magic's benchmark from now on. The critical turning point arrived..." February 01

  • Magic use brutal January to examine future as teams target Channing Frye trade

    Sporting News "The Magic managed that rarest bit of good fortune Sunday: a January win. That brought the month to a merciful end at 2-12, a run that saw Orlando go from six games over .500 and holding a comfortable spot in the Eastern Conference standings to three games and four teams out of a postseason..." February 01

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Celtics blow out Magic 113-94 for fifth straight win

    CSN New England "It would have been so easy for the Boston Celtics to have a letdown Friday night. They were riding a four-game winning streak. Isaiah Thomas was named an NBA all-star for the first time less than 24 hours earlier. And in front of them was the Orlando Magic, losers of seven in a row...." January 30

  • Magic Sign Keith Appling To 2nd 10-Day Contract

    Real GM Basketball "The Orlando Magic have signed Keith Appling to a second 10-day contract. Appling has appeared in two games for the Magic averaging 3.0 ppg. in 7.5 minpg. Prior to joining the Magic with his first 10-day contract" January 30

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

  • 8d
    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • JJ Redick: Dwight Howard told us he was headed to the Nets

    Hoops Hype "Clipers guard JJ Redick was a guest on Adrian Wojnarowski‘s The Vertical podcast and had juicy stuff to say about Dwightmare, which he lived first hand since he was a teammate of Dwight Howard in Orlando back in those days. Said Redick: “There was a deal on the table right before the season..." January 28

  • Jerryd Bayless turns the tables as Bucks outlast Orlando

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Jason Kidd's return to the bench had a happy ending Tuesday night. But it took eight dunks by Giannis Antetokoumpo, two clutch three-pointers in the fourth quarter by Jerryd Bayless and one crucial assist by Khris Middleton to make it happen. The Milwaukee Bucks survived another barrage of..." January 27

  • Standing pat is the Magic's best bet at the trade deadline

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "As the NBA's trading deadline rapidly approaches, more and more teams begin to stick their feet into the water to test the temperature not only of their own players, but other teams' as well. Some of those teams will turn into buyers at the deadline, while others will turn into a rapid fire sale,..." January 26

  • Jeff Green’s 30 points power Griz past Orlando in 108-102 overtime win

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Jeff Green put together one of his best performances in a Grizzlies uniform, and the latest effort was simply a continuation of what he's done over the past two weeks. Perhaps point guard Mike Conley best summed up Green's season-high 30-point scoring outburst that propelled the Griz to a..." January 26

  • Kemba Walker leads Charlotte Hornets to comeback OT win at Orlando

    Charlotte Observer "Trailing by 15 points after the third quarter, the Charlotte Hornets figured their chances were slim with Kemba Walker on the floor, and perhaps none without him. Walker played the entire fourth quarter and overtime, finishing with 40 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and four steals to..." January 23

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Victor Oladipo will play tonight, Scott Skiles said.

  • 15d
    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

  • Sixers overcome injuries to beat Magic for 1st Eastern Conference win

    CSN Philly "Go into the game down a starter? They can handle that. Lose two to injury in the first half? They can overcome that, too. The Sixers knew entering Wednesday night's matchup against the Magic they would be without Nik Stauskas (left shoulder contusion), who had been ruled out that morning..." January 21

  • Orlando GM Rob Hennigan discusses his team's inconsistent season

    Yahoo! Sports "Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan was tasked with presiding over one of the tougher rebuilding projects in recent memory back in 2012, with only the Brooklyn Nets’ ineptitude saving him from digging out of the league’s deepest hole. He inherited a team with no coach, and a franchise..." January 21

  • This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

    SB Nation "On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench player for the first five fouls. This is not basketball. While intentional fouling is only an..." January 21

  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    Washington Post "Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five”..." January 21

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Will Explore the Idea of Weekday Morning Games

    Complex "Imagine a world where you have a day off from work, wake up a little later than usual, grab a bowl of cereal, turn on the TV and watch a live NBA game. Sounds too good to be true? It could become a reality. It's an interesting approach by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, but do the positives..." January 21

  • Forbes: Knicks, worth $3 billion, pass Lakers as NBA’s most valuable team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Five years ago, Forbes named the Knicks the NBA’s most valuable team, appraising them at $655 million. Now, that would barely top the last-place Pelicans. Forbes released its latest valuations of NBA teams today, and the Knicks ($3 billion) overtook the Lakers ($2.7 billion) for the top..." January 20

  • Stephen Curry No. 1 On Jersey Sales List, Kristaps Porzingis No. 4

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors retained top honors on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists. Results are based on NBAStore.com sales from October 2015 through December 2015 and reflect a record-breaking holiday shopping season. NBAStore.com had its largest Black..." January 20

  • Hawks go wire-to-wire, blow past Magic

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Al Horford led the Hawks with 15 points, and Paul Millsap logged a double-double, but Monday’s matinee special was in some ways one of the Hawks’ best showings because they drilled the visiting Magic 98-81 without any one player putting up huge numbers. And they played good defense, too, without..." January 18

  • Magic deactivate Victor Oladipo vs. Hawks due to right knee sprain

    Fox Sports "Orlando will reportedly play without Victor Oladipo (knee sprain) and C.J. Watson (calf injury) against Atlanta. Despite scoring a season-high 27 points in London against the Raptors, Oldaipo suffered a sprained right knee and is not available against the Hawks." January 18

  • Magic Sign Keith Appling To 10-Day Contract

    Real GM Basketball "Keith Appling will sign a 10-day contract with the Orlando Magic. Appling was averaging 16.8 points, 5.7 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 steals in 31.3 minutes per game for the Erie Bayhawks of the D-League." January 18

  • USA Basketball Announces 30 Finalists For 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Team

    USA Basketball "Three-time Olympic medalists Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) and LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) headline the list of 30 finalists today named for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team by USA Basketball. The player selections were approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors. The..." January 18

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    Brian K. Schmitz @MagicInsider

    Magic SG Victor Oladipo out Monday vs. ATL with sprained right knee

  • Raptors bench the x-factor in overseas win over Magic

    Toronto Sun "It was the kind of night that had Kyle Lowry throwing the stat sheet in the garbage and still smiling about it. Lowry and the Raptors are heading back to Toronto today happy to have gotten out of here with a win. They leave behind a rabid NBA fan base that deservedly received a bonus five..." January 15

  • Adam Silver says NBA may eventually schedule morning games to accommodate international audiences

    SB Nation "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league will consider experimenting with scheduling games during the morning on week days to accommodate the international audience, according to USA Today's Jeff Zilgitt. He said this in a press conference prior to Thursday's Raptors-Magic game in..." January 15

  • NBA's Adam Silver shoots down expansion to Europe

    Sporting News "Before the Magic and Raptors played in London, NBA commissioner Adam Silver made clear that the league is not seeking to add a European franchise any time soon. "We are not actively taking steps to bring a franchise to Europe or to expand to Europe," Silver said in a London press conference...." January 15

  • Joe Harris traded to Orlando Magic to free up roster spot, save money

    Fear The Sword "When the Cavs made it official with Jared Cunningham that he would be sticking around for the year, it seemed as though the team had given up a bit of flexibility. With fellow shooting guard Joe Harris out for an extended amount of time, it wasn't clear that he could be traded, and the Cavs were..." January 12

  • The NCAA is actually considering new NBA Draft rules more favorable for student athletes

    SB Nation "The NCAA will consider a proposal that would push back the date for when men's college basketball players must declare for the NBA Draft, according to NCAA Associate Director of Public and Media Relations Michelle Brutlag Hosick. The current declaration date is the day before the start of the..." January 12

  • Wizards stand up to Magic’s physicality in win

    Washington Post "When the Washington Wizards gathered for a team meeting Saturday morning in this balmy city, they watched film of their loss to the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. They scrutinized frustrating failures that permeated both ends of the floor and spawned a third straight defeat. They vowed to make..." January 10

  • Magic end 4-game losing streak with 83-77 win in Brooklyn

    Fox Sports "The Orlando Magic were just good enough to extend Brooklyn's bad stretch at home. Victor Oladipo and Nikola Vucevic each scored 20 points Friday night to lead the Magic to an 83-77 victory over the Nets, who have lost nine straight home games. Aaron Gordon added 14 points and Evan Fournier..." January 09

  • Awfully Quiet On The NBA Trade Front

    Basketball Insiders "Normally when the NBA calendar flips to the new year, trade talks and rumors heat up. However, this season the amount of trade chatter has been surprisingly low and the number of consummated trades is equally low. So far since training camp, there have been two trades: Ish Smith was traded to..." January 08

  • Orlando Magic begin process of bringing D-League team to Florida

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic hope to have a Florida-based NBA Development League affiliate that will begin play in the 2017-18 season. On Wednesday, the Magic sent requests for proposals to eight potential locations to serve as a home base for the team, Magic officials said. Four of the potential..." January 07

  • Pacers top Magic 95-86

    Indy Cornrows "It wasn't pretty, but the Indiana Pacers fought their way back into the win column with a victory over the Orlando Magic. The Pacers held an 11-point lead with about three minutes remaining, but quickly watched it dissipate behind back-to-back Orlando threes, with Victor Oladipo adding two more at..." January 07

  • Channing Frye quietly playing leading role in Magic turnaround

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Channing Frye signed a four-year, $32 million contract the Magic in 2014 – the team’s most expensive free agent signing in years – he spoke with his cousin, Orlando forward Tobias Harris. “He says, ‘We need what you do,'” Frye said. “I was like, ‘Well, I need you to do what you do for me..." January 06