Magic Rumors & News

  • Magic experiment with playing Biyombo and Vucevic together

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic spent significant portions of their scrimmage time on Thursday and Friday experimenting by playing big men Bismack Biyombo and Nikola Vucevic simultaneously on the same team. The combination is an intriguing one. Biyombo and Vucevic could complement each other. On..." October 01

  • Serge Ibaka says he wants to stay with Magic forever, and they want him long-term

    Orlando Sentinel "The biggest acquisition of the Orlando Magic’s 2016 offseason indicated on Monday that he has no plans to go elsewhere when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2017. “I’m looking to stay here to play forever — for [as] many, many years as possible,” Serge Ibaka said during the Magic’s..." September 30

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Serge Ibaka: ‘I’m looking to stay here to play forever’

    Orlando Sentinel "The biggest acquisition of the Orlando Magic’s 2016 offseason indicated on Monday that he has no plans to go elsewhere when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2017. “I’m looking to stay here to play forever — for [as] many, many years as possible,” Serge Ibaka said during the Magic’s..." September 27

  • Rob Hennigan says Orlando Magic expect to make playoffs in 2016-17

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic and their general manager, Rob Hennigan, face a critical season. The franchise has not posted a winning record or reached the playoffs since it traded Dwight Howard four years ago. The team also has endured significant turnover with its head coaches. Jacque Vaughn was fired..." September 24

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Magic’s Jodie Meeks is on track to return in November

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic’s Jodie Meeks appears to be progressing in his recovery from a mid-July surgery to stabilize the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. Meeks probably will be available to play at some point in November, a team official told the Orlando Sentinel. Meeks’ exact return date will..." September 20

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Ben Gordon hopes for one more shot in NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "Two seasons ago, Ben Gordon was coming off the bench for the Orlando Magic in his 11th NBA season, but his skills had been in decline, and the team didn’t pick up the option on the second year of his deal. Last season he got an invite to the Golden State Warriors camp, but he was the first guy cut..." September 08

  • Shaquille O'Neal: I Only Played 30 Percent Of My Real Game

    Real GM Basketball "Shaquille O'Neal will enter the Hall of Fame this week as one of the most dominant big men in basketball history. “I only played 30 percent of my real game,” O’Neal told The Vertical. “I had a great career, but I didn’t get a chance to showcase what I can really do. That’s because the double-..." September 07

  • Evan Fournier “hated” being left off the French national team

    Pro Basketball Talk "One of the most surprising developments of the summer came when Evan Fournier, coming off an excellent year with the Magic, was left off the French national team that went to Rio to compete in the Olympics. Fournier himself doesn’t have a good answer for why he wasn’t included, according to an..." August 30

  • Serge Ibaka: ‘I never asked to be traded’ from Oklahoma City

    Larry Brown Sports "The prevailing narrative surrounding Serge Ibaka this summer seems to be one of a disgruntled big man who was bothered by a marginalized role and wanted out of Oklahoma City, either via trade or via free agency next summer. But Ibaka insists that this wasn’t the case. In a feature for Sports..." August 30

  • Shaq Says Both His Sons Will Make NBA

    TMZ "The O'Neal reign in the NBA ain't even close to being over -- with Shaq telling TMZ Sports BOTH of his sons are bound for the league. You've heard about 16-year-old Shareef O'Neal for a while ... he's one of the top high school players in the country. But Shaq says his other son -- 13-year-old..." August 30

  • Former Magic Player Keith Appling Arrested on Gun Charges for Third Time in 2016

    Complex "Keith Appling, who spent time with the Orlando Magic during the 2015-16 NBA season, has been arrested yet again on gun charges in Michigan. The former Michigan State guard has now been arrested three times in 2016 for illegally possessing firearms. According to The Detroit News, Appling was..." August 29

  • Brandon Jennings stokes controversy by preferring career of Robert Horry to Reggie Miller

    Larry Brown Sports "Ah, the great debate in every sport. If given the choice between a Hall of Fame career and a pile of championships, which would you want your legacy to be? Brandon Jennings’s answer? The rings. That’s why he’d rather have Robert Horry’s resume than Reggie Miller’s." August 29

  • Evan Fournier pokes fun at his ‘NBA 2K’ likeness

    Pro Basketball Talk "The release of NBA 2K17, the latest edition of the popular 2K video-game series, is less than a month away. Players are starting to get their likenesses in the game, as well as their player ratings, and tweet them out. Magic forward Evan Fournier wasn’t too happy with the way his came out." August 27

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Magic unveil alternate for 2016-17

    The Score "The Orlando Magic will don some unique threads during the 2016-17 NBA season after unveiling their new "Stars" alternate uniforms Tuesday morning. The jerseys, which will only be worn for select games, feature the Magic logo squarely in the middle, the player's number on the right shoulder, and..." August 09

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Damjan Rudez has a deal with Orlando

    EuroHoops.net "Free agent Croatian forward Damjan Rudez has a deal for a next season contract with the Orlando Magic. According to Eurohoops sources the two sides agreed to terms and the official announcement is expected soon." August 04

  • Ben Gordon eyeing NBA return

    The Score "Last season marked the first year Ben Gordon wasn't playing in the NBA since being drafted in 2004. He's set to suit up for Great Britain to help it qualify for Eurobasket 2017, and hopes the exposure will get him back in the big leagues. "I would definitely love to get back in the league after..." August 03

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Raptors reportedly planning to target Serge Ibaka next summer

    Larry Brown Sports "The Toronto Raptors must want revenge on the Orlando Magic for stealing Bismack Biyombo away this offseason. According to a report by Doug Smith of the Toronto Star, the Raptors are planning to pursue three-time All-Defensive First Team big man Serge Ibaka next summer with a run at Ibaka said..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Vogel: Gordon is going to be the Magic's small forward

    The Score "Aaron Gordon was a starter for the Orlando Magic for much of the latter half of the 2015-16 campaign. However, with the arrival of Serge Ibaka from the Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason, the power forward position is no longer his to have. That doesn't mean he's going to be demoted to the..." July 27

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • 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

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