Magic Rumors & News

  • Victor Oladipo Looking For Max Extension From Thunder

    Real GM Basketball "Victor Oladipo was traded by the Orlando Magic to the Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason just as he became eligible for an extension from his rookie deal." July 26

  • Magic In No Rush To Pursue Trade Of Nikola Vucevic

    Real GM Basketball "The Orlando Magic are in no rush to pursue a trade of Nikola Vucevic. The Magic traded for Serge Ibaka while also signing Bismack Biyombo in free agency to create a logjam at the big positions. Rob Hennigan, the team's GM, called Vucevic shortly after the Biyombo signing to reassure him, but..." July 26

  • How the Magic let the Lakers steal Shaquille O'Neal

    CBS Sports "Twenty years ago this month, Shaquille O'Neal, 24 years old and already poised to become one of the most dominant forces in NBA history, left the Orlando Magic to join the Los Angeles Lakers. Looking back, it was perhaps the most significant free agent signing ever. In any sport. Never before,..." July 22

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Jodie Meeks undergoes surgery on his right foot

    Orlando Sentinel "One of the Orlando Magic's offseason acquisitions may not be able to contribute as much in the season ahead as team officials had originally hoped. Shooting guard Jodie Meeks underwent surgery this morning to further stabilize the fifth metatarsal in his right foot — the same bone he fractured..." July 19

  • Magic's Serge Ibaka says he's safe during attempted military coup in Turkey

    Orlando Sentinel "Serge Ibaka, who is visiting Turkey, reports he and others are “safe” as a military coup is underway in the country. The Orlando Magic big man is in Antalya, Turkey, to support and attend a charity soccer match Saturday organized by Cameroonian professional soccer player Samuel Eto’o. On Friday..." July 16

  • Clippers finalizing deal to acquire Orlando's Devyn Marble for guard C.J. Wilcox

    CBS Sports "Wilcox (hand) will be traded to the Magic in exchange for Devyn Marble and a 2020 second-round pick, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. The Magic will also receive a sum of cash in the deal. Since entering the league as the 28th selection in the 2014 draft, Wilcox has been quiet,..." July 15

  • The Magic's bizarre offseason actually makes sense

    SB Nation "The Magic were one of the most confounding teams in free agency this summer. They made a win-now move on draft day, trading a lottery pick and Victor Oladipo for a declining Serge Ibaka and added players who seem to replicate the skill set of others already on the roster with the signings of D.J...." July 14

  • Orlando Magic to waive Devyn Marble

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "Devyn Marble's time with the Orlando Magic is coming to an end. With a Friday deadline to guarantee his contract for the 2016/17 season, the Magic are expected to waive the third-year swing man, according to the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins. Marble, 23, appeared in 44 games for the Magic,..." July 14

  • It Looks Like Shaq Agreed to a WrestleMania Match With Big Show at the ESPYs

    Complex "John Cena hosted the 2016 ESPY Awards on Wednesday night, and the WWE used it to their full advantage. If you missed the show, you can check out Cena’s opening monologue here, which featured him referencing the world of pro wrestling while poking fun at some of the professional athletes who were..." July 14

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Knicks’ Brandon Jennings eyes award in embracing bench role

    New York Post "Brandon Jennings is 18 months removed from Achilles tendon surgery, but he could turn into the Knicks’ most economical, smart free-agent move, especially if something bad happens to Derrick Rose’s knees. Knicks president Phil Jackson expects Jennings to quell the skeptics and win an..." July 09

  • Magic sign second round pick Stephen Zimmerman

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "Amid their frenzy of free agent moves, the Orlando Magic officially signed their 2016 second round pick Stephen Zimmerman. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced. Zimmerman, 19, spent one year at UNLV before entering the NBA draft. Once a highly recruited player out of high..." July 07

  • Aaron Gordon Pulled Off a Between the Legs 360 Dunk During the San Francisco Pro-Am

    The Big Lead "Aaron Gordon played in the San Fracisco Pro-Am on Wednesday. His team lost, but he got to do his thing when he talked an opponent into giving him the ball so he could throw down a between-the-legs 360 as time expired. There is the possibility that Gordon leads the league in steals next season..." July 07

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Vogel on Larry Bird: 'He's different and you still love him'

    The Score "In the wake of Frank Vogel's dismissal by the Indiana Pacers in May, team president and NBA legend Larry Bird was hit with some significant blowback. Many felt the move was harsh, but Vogel isn't one to hold a grudge. The new Orlando Magic coach even had lunch with Bird on Monday. "Larry's..." July 05

  • Report: Wizards agree to 3-year deal with Jason Smith

    The Score "The Washington Wizards have reportedly agreed to a three-year, $16-million deal with free-agent center Jason Smith, sources tell Shams Charania of The Vertical. Smith appeared in 76 games with the Orlando Magic last season, averaging 7.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks in 15.5 minutes." July 05

  • Portland Trail Blazers trade for Shabazz Napier from Orlando Magic

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to trade for Shabazz Napier from the Orlando Magic for cash considerations, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinal. Napier, 24, is a 6'1" point guard, with two years of experience in Miami and Orlando. He was drafted 24th overall in 2014." July 05

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors

    Covers.com "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Report: Knicks, Brandon Jennings agree to one-year deal

    SI "The New York Knicks are close to a deal with free-agent guard Brandon Jennings, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. The deal will be for one year and $5 million, reports CSN Chicago’s Vincent Goodwill. Jennings seemingly confirmed the news on Twitter. Jennings, 26, played in 48 games last season with..." July 05

  • Wizards, Nicholson agree on 4-year, $26M contract

    Sportando " Free agent Andrew Nicholson reached a 4-years agreement with Washington Wizard, for 26 total million dollars." July 03

  • Bismack Biyombo Agrees To Four-Year Deal With Magic

    Real GM Basketball "The Orlando Magic have agreed upon a four-year deal with Bismack Biyombo. Biyombo emerged with the Toronto Raptors this past season after agreeing upon a two-year, $10 million contract in 2015 that included a player option." July 02

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • Orlando Magic reach deal with Jeff Green

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic reached a deal late Friday afternoon to add some scoring punch, agreeing with forward Jeff Green on a one-year contract worth $15 million, an NBA source confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel. Green averaged 11.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game this past season in combined action..." July 01

  • Report: Spurs among 7 teams in hunt for Ian Mahinmi

    The Score "After a big chunk of the NBA free-agent market got bitten off Friday, teams are swarming the remaining available players like moths to a flame. Free-agent center Ian Mahinmi is one such player, and he reportedly has at least seven teams currently pursuing him. The San Antonio Spurs,..." July 01

  • Evan Fournier will re-sign with the Magic, report says

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic have reached a deal to re-sign restricted free agent Evan Fournier, agreeing Friday to a five-year deal worth an average of $17 million per season, according to ESPN. Re-signing Fournier was one of the Magic’s top priorities this summer, and Fournier wanted to get a deal done,..." July 01

  • Magic, D.J. Augustin Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic have reached an agreement on contract terms with point guard D.J. Augustin, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (Twitter link). Financial terms of the deal aren’t yet known. Augustin, 28, split his time between Oklahoma City and Denver last season, after a deadline deal sent..." July 01

  • Magic interested in Jeff Green

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "In need of depth on the wing, the Orlando Magic began making calls on Thursday night. According to Basketball Insiders Alex Kennedy, the Magic showed interest in former Los Angeles Clippers swingman Jeff Green. Green started his career in Oklahoma City when Rob Hennigan was part of the..." July 01

  • Magic interested in Eric Gordon

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "With NBA free agency knocking on the door, more and more players are being linked to teams that could have interest in them. After reportedly having interest in reigning Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford, the Orlando Magic are once again rumored to have interest in another shooting guard...." June 30

  • Corliss Williamson leaves Sacramento to join Orlando's coaching staff

    Sactown Royalty "The Orlando Magic announced their coaching staff under new head coach Frank Vogel today, and Corliss Williamson was among the new additions. Williamson has served as a Kings assistant for the past three seasons, and was retained along with Nancy Lieberman when George Karl and the rest of staff..." June 29

  • Report: Clippers, Suns, Magic interested in Cole Aldrich

    The Score "The Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, and Phoenix Suns have all expressed interest in center Cole Aldrich once he hits free agency July 1, according to the Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner." June 29

  • Pistons trading Jodie Meeks to Magic

    Yahoo! Sports "The Detroit Pistons are nearing a deal to send guard Jodie Meeks to the Orlando Magic, league sources told The Vertical. The Pistons are receiving a 2019 future second-round pick, sources said. The Magic have room to acquire Meeks because they are $7.3 million below that cap." June 29

  • Magic extend qualifying offer to Evan Fournier

    Fox Sports "The Orlando Magic have extended qualifying offers to center Dewayne Dedmon and guard/forward Evan Fournier, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced Wednesday. Per team policy, terms of the deals are not disclosed. By extending qualifying offers to Dedmon and Fournier prior to the June 30..." June 29

  • Magic Hire Chad Forcier As Top Assistant Coach

    Real GM Basketball "The Orlando Magic have hired Chad Forcier to become the top assistant coach of Frank Vogel. Forcier was hired away from the San Antonio Spurs. " June 28

  • Magic submit qualifying offer to Dewayne Dedmon

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic submitted a qualifying offer to center Dewayne Dedmon on Tuesday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Dedmon will become a restricted free agent when free agency begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, giving the Magic the right to match any offer sheet he might sign..." June 28

  • Al Horford To Receive Interest From Lakers, Rockets, Magic, Pistons, Wizards, Celtics, Nets

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks will compete to re-sign Al Horford with the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. Horford is a free agent for the first time in his career." June 28

  • Kevin Durant on the Serge Ibaka for Victor Oladipo trade: "It's a good move"

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant was officially announced as part of Team USA in New York City on Monday afternoon. As part of the team's unveiling, each member was available to the media. Durant was predictably mum on his impending free agency -- "We'll figure things out, it's three days away," he told reporters..." June 28

  • Report: At least seven teams interested in Jamal Crawford

    The Sports Daily "There will be no shortage of suitors for free-agent shooting guard Jamal Crawford. At least seven teams are interested in the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, reports Dan Woike of the OC Register. They are the New York Knicks, the Miami Heat, the Toronto Raptors, the Dallas Mavericks, the..." June 28

  • Magic will not extend qualifying offer to Andrew Nicholson

    Today's Fastbreak "Zach Lowe of ESPN reports that the Orlando Magic will not extend a qualifying offer to Andrew Nicholson, who has just completed his four-year rookie contract. This means that, instead of being a restricted free agent starting on July 1, Nicholson will be an unrestricted free agent, with Orlando..." June 28

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster

    NBA.com "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Report: Clips, Warriors among six teams interested in DeRozan

    USA Today "If the Toronto Raptors want DeMar DeRozan, they can have DeMar DeRozan. All it takes is a five-year, maximum salary contract offer of nearly $153 million. Put that on the table when free agency tips off on July 1, and he may never even visit with another team. But the truth about DeRozan’s..." June 27

  • Shaq: My Fam's the Next Kardashians ... In a Good Way

    TMZ "Shaquille O'Neal has changed his mind -- and officially given the green light for a bunch of his kids to star in a brand new reality show ... TMZ Sports has learned. It's been a work in progress for years. Our sources say Shaq was initially a little chilly on the idea -- but things have..." June 26

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Serge Ibaka was promised, not given larger role on Thunder

    Larry Brown Sports "Oklahoma City’s decision to trade Serge Ibaka caught people by surprise, but the more we learn, the more it makes sense why they did what they did. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Saturday that Ibaka was unlikely to remain with the Thunder after his contract expired next summer, and..." June 26

  • Undrafted Alex Poythress to play for Magic in summer league

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Kentucky’s Alex Poythress, who wasn’t selected in the NBA Draft on Thursday night in Brooklyn, N.Y., will play for the Magic in the Orlando Summer League, according to a report by DraftExpress. The 6-foot-8 forward from Clarksville, Tenn., was named to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America Second Team..." June 24

  • Thunder to guarantee Ersan Ilyasova’s contract

    Pro Basketball Talk "This is the best indication yet the Thunder believe they can re-sign Kevin Durant. Ersan Ilyasova – acquired from the Magic in the Serge Ibaka trade – will make $8.4 million season unless he’s waived by July 1. If dropped by then, his salary is just $400,000 guaranteed. Anthony Slater of The..." June 24

  • Did The Thunder Consult With KD Before Ibaka Trade?

    Black Sports Online "The Oklahoma City traded Serge Ibaka to the Magic earlier today in a some-what surprising move, and it appears that the Thunder made the decision without consulting Kevin Durant. Thunder beat writer Anthony Slater shared the below tweet, which states that the Thunder decided to trade Ibaka..." June 24

  • Once again the Thunder make a shrewd Thunder move by trading Serge Ibaka

    CBS Sports "The eyes of the NBA will be on the Oklahoma City Thunder on July 1 when Kevin Durant officially becomes a free agent. They made a preemptive move into the spotlight on draft night, sending Serge Ibaka to the Orlando Magic, league sources confirmed to CBS Sports. For a team that won 55 games and..." June 24

  • Serge Ibaka Reportedly Traded to Magic in Deal Involving Victor Oladipo

    Bleacher Report "Fresh off a dispiriting collapse in the Western Conference Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly traded forward Serge Ibaka. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Ibaka has been dealt to the Orlando Magic. Wojnarowski reported the Magic will trade Victor Oladipo, Ersan..." June 23

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