Magic Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Rockets run away from Magic in 128-104 win

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- The Rockets had long lamented their strenuous schedule, one that not only included more games than any team in the NBA but also more road tilts. With a brief, welcome respite complete, the Rockets played like a rested bunch. All-Star guard James Harden recorded his 43rd..." February 07

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Hawks roll to easy win over Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks, who overcame a 20-point deficit in the final eight minutes at Houston in their previous game, didn't have to worry about staging a comeback this time. The Hawks led by 26 points at halftime and coasted to their 15th victory in the past 20 games, defeating the..." February 04

  • Magic knock off Raptors 102-94

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic were clinging to a four-point lead with about two minutes to play as All-Star guard Kyle Lowry began to size up C.J. Watson at the top of the key. One more shot could break the team's will and open the path for the Raptors to steal a win on the road. The..." February 03

  • DeAndre Jordan and Aaron Gordon highlight 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest field

    Yardbarker "With two-time defending NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion Zach LaVine sitting out this year’s edition, many are wondering who will fill the void in his absence? The field this year does have the Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon — who was the runner up last-year with his amazing dunk over the Magic’s..." February 03

  • Pacers dump Magic for fourth win in row

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Four-time All-Star Paul George struggled badly Wednesday night, helping the Indiana Pacers learn a valuable lesson. They can win without him. With George playing his worst game of the season, the Pacers still won their fourth consecutive game, leading almost from start..." February 01

  • Wiggins, Timberwolves dump Magic in OT

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Considering Andrew Wiggins' fourth-quarter heroics, it was only fitting that he led Minnesota to victory in overtime. Wiggins scored six of his game-high 27 points in overtime as the Timberwolves edged the Orlando Magic 111-105 on Monday night at Target Center. Before..." January 31

  • NBA trade rumors: Magic step up efforts to trade Serge Ibaka ahead of free agency

    Sporting News "The Magic played one of their best games of the season Sunday, downing the Raptors in Toronto 114-113. That came on the heels of a cement-footed 30-point loss to the Celtics on Friday, one that had first-year coach Frank Vogel flashing some uncharacteristic rage, especially with the team’s..." January 30

  • Magic hold on to beat Raptors

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The difference for the Orlando Magic was a 19-0 run in the second quarter. It turned a 10-point disadvantage into a nine-point lead and, as it turned out, was the only quarter in which Orlando outscored the Toronto Raptors. The 33-15 second-quarter surge was barely enough..." January 29

  • Celtics Have Talked to Magic About Deal Involving Nikola Vucevic

    CSN New England "If you’ve seen the Boston Celtics play this season, no one can blame Danny Ainge for looking around at any potential big men whose strength is scoring and rebounding. Which brings us to Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic, a 7-foot double-double machine throughout most of his career in the NBA with the..." January 28

  • Thomas paces Celtics in rout of Magic

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Jaylen Brown and Tyler Zeller warmed up the car for Isaiah Thomas, and the Boston Celtics' newly-minted All-Star went off to the races. Brown and Zeller scored 19 of the Celtics' season-high 39 first-quarter points and Thomas finished with 21 to lead Boston in a 128-98 rout of the..." January 27

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • Aaron Gordon To Participate In 2017 Dunk Contest

    Real GM Basketball "Aaron Gordon will compete in the 2017 Slam Dunk Contest. Gordon was the runner-up last year in an epic final with Zach LaVine." January 25

  • Five NBA Players Who Won't Be Traded—But Should Be

    SI "The NBA trade deadline is roughly a month away, and that means we're about to enter peak rumor season around the league. It's already begun, really. In the past week, we learned that Ricky Rubio is reportedly on the block, and that the Pistons and Wolves were discussing a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson..." January 25

  • Magic’s Jodie Meeks out indefinitely after thumb surgery

    Fanrag Sports "Operating as a depth piece for a young Orlando Magic team, Jodie Meeks won’t return to the team’s rotation for a while. The veteran guard underwent surgery to repair his right thumb on Tuesday afternoon and will be out indefinitely. Meeks left midway through a game last week with what was..." January 25

  • Wade leads Bulls over Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Dwyane Wade missed his first six shots and seven of his last eight, but he was vintage in between, finding another way to get a win. Wade had 21 points, seven rebounds and seven steals in leading the Chicago Bulls to a 100-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday..." January 24

  • Magic GM says Orlando will 'be aggressive' on the trade market, targeting shooting

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic own an 18-28 record, the fourth-worst record in the Eastern Conference. Worse, they have struggled lately, losing 10 of their last 13 games. On Monday, the Orlando Sentinel spoke with Magic general manager Rob Hennigan to ask him about the team, the upcoming trade deadline..." January 24

  • Warriors come alive after slow start for seventh win in a row

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Even when they are half asleep, the Golden State Warriors still dominate the NBA. With an East Coast start time of noon (9 a.m. on the West Coast), the Warriors awakened slowly Sunday morning but finished with a flourish, overpowering the Orlando Magic 118-98 at the Amway..." January 22

  • Penny Hardaway says he never should have left Magic

    Orlando Sentinel "It still pains Penny Hardaway to think about what might have been. What if Shaquille O’Neal never left the Orlando Magic to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers? What if Hardaway hadn’t gotten hurt? And what if Hardaway didn’t leave the Magic to join the Phoenix Suns? The mid-1990s Magic had..." January 21

  • Green revives Magic in 112-96 win over Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic still have a pulse. It took veteran reserve Jeff Green to bring it back. Green awakened his team from another bad start Friday night, sparking the Magic with 18 points and some contagious defensive play that fueled a 112-96 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks..." January 20

  • Magic offered Vucevic, 1st-rounder for Dragic

    Hoops Rumors "Orlando tried to pick up Miami point guard Goran Dragic, offering center Nikola Vucevic and a future first-rounder in return, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.com. Miami rejected the offer as the Heat already have Hassan Whiteside manning the middle on a maximum deal he signed in July. Still, it..." January 20

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

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