Magic Rumors & News

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05

  • Magic's Dedmon a work in progress with a defensive mindset

    Fox Sports Florida "During a stretch in January and February where the Orlando Magic gave up more than 100 points in 14 consecutive games, Dewayne Dedmon played a total of 61 minutes. That statistic would seem confounding in that Dedmon, more than anyone else on the Magic, is defensive-minded to the point where..." May 04

  • NBA Commissioner Sends Veiled Warning to Players' Union Regarding Labor Deal

    Bleacher Report "If NBA players opt out of the league's labor agreement in 2017, they might find themselves staring at some familiar and unsettling proposals: a hard salary cap, shorter contracts, smaller raises and perhaps an end to guaranteed contracts. No one is making that threat directly, at least not yet,..." May 04

  • Willie Green open to exploring return to Magic

    Fox Sports "After being on teams the previous four seasons which made the NBA playoffs, Willie Green got to see how the other half lives with the Orlando Magic. Green played in 52 of a possible 82 games for a team which finished with a 25-57 record. That represented the fewest games in which he played..." May 04

  • The pace of the Magic's coaching search may revolve around Tom Thibodeau

    Orlando Sentinel "Of all the issues the Orlando Magic must confront this offseason — whom to draft, how to upgrade the roster via free agency or via trade and what to do with Tobias Harris' upcoming restricted free agency — nothing looms larger than hiring a head coach. "It's essential for us," Magic general..." May 03

  • Magic extend GM Rob Hennigan's contract through the 2017-18 season

    Orlando Sentinel "In an endorsement of the team's current rebuilding plan, the Orlando Magic have finalized a contract extension for general manager Rob Hennigan that will run through the 2017-18 season. The Magic have compiled a 68-178 record during Hennigan’s three seasons as general manager, including a..." April 30

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

  • Magic, Nuggets Expected To Have Interest In Scott Brooks

    Real GM Basketball "Scott Brooks will become a top candidate for the head coaching vacancies of the Orlando Magic and Denver Nuggets. Brooks was fired by the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday." April 22

  • Harkless takes step back in third season with Magic

    Fox Sports Florida "A year ago, the Orlando Magic could point with some pride after a disappointing season that at least they found much-needed playing time for Maurice Harkless. His future with them appears far less promising now. Except for Andrew Nicholson and frequently-injured rookie Devyn Marble, no..." April 20

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that' "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • Payton Plays in Every Game in Rookie Season "When asked what his biggest surprise of his first season at the NBA level was Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton repeatedly stressed that it was the rigors of the marathon-like, 82-game schedule. But the talented rookie never succumbed to the fatigue or the inevitable bumps and bruises..." April 19

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    Bryan Gutierrez @BallinWithBryan

    Devin Harris aggravated his turf toe. The tape job he got bothered his surgically repaired toe. Has to work trial & error to make both happy

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Report: Orlando Magic to Play Preseason Game in Brazil

    Sportsnaut "Get your passports ready, Orlando Magic fans, your team is headed to Brazil. According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Magic will travel to Rio De Janeiro to play a preseason game against Brazilian team Flamengo on Oct. 17 at HSBC Arena. As Robbins noted, the franchise’s..." April 16

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    John Denton @JohnDenton555

    .@OrlandoMagic Luke Ridnour said his fam - wife & 4 boys - has given him OK to keep playing. "I'll take a couple of months & pray about it."

  • Nets beat Magic season finale, get help and make playoffs

    New York Post "The Nets did everything they could to miss the playoffs, but the ineptitude of the Eastern Conference proved to be too much to overcome. Thanks to the combination of a 101-88 victory over the Magic in Brooklyn and the Pacers’ 95-83 loss in Memphis, the Nets managed to find a way to make it to..." April 16

  • Report: Magic interested in Tom Thibodeau, Billy Donovan, Scott Skiles

    Pro Basketball Talk "Tom Thibodeau is – or at least his people are – reportedly interested interested in the Magic if the Bulls let him go. Bill Donovan is reportedly interested in jumping to the NBA. And Scott Skiles was reportedly believed to be a lead candidate for the Magic back when they still had Jacque..." April 16

  • Magic will make Kyle O'Quinn a restricted free agent in 2015, according to report

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The Orlando Magic will extend to Kyle O'Quinn a qualifying offer to make him a restricted free agent, reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, despite the 25-year-old big man's decline in minutes as the season has progressed. "By issuing a qualifying offer, the Magic would ensure O'Quinn..." April 15

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    Brian K. Schmitz @MagicInsider

    Yes, I'm told that former Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone "would love to coach" the Orlando Magic.

  • Heat live for another day, down Magic 100-93, as Nets fall

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "is time it isn't cliche. The Miami Heat are taking it one day at a time. They have no other choice. The Heat's playoff hopes lived for another day when they defeated the Orlando Magic 100-93 Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena and the Chicago Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets 113-86 at..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Also, Luke Ridnour will not play tonight because of personal reasons.

  • 22d
    John Denton @JohnDenton555

    .@OrlandoMagic will start @IamAaronGordon (7th start) tonight in place of @d_dedmon3 Also G/F @EvanFourmizz (hip) is out for precaut reasons

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

  • Knicks win ugly one against Magic

    New York Post "Is there something called a “bad win?’’ The Knicks and Magic made ignomious NBA history by combining for a league-worst 15 points in the second quarter on Saturday night. Then the Knicks hurt their chances of finishing with the undisputed NBA-worst record — and the top lottery seed — with an..." April 12

  • Tobias Harris is trying to focus on the present — not on restricted free agency

    Orlando Sentinel "measure of finality to the Orlando Magic's 2014-15 season will arrive this weekend. After the Magic host the Toronto Raptors on Friday night, the Magic will play their home finale against the New York Knicks on Saturday night. There's a possibility this weekend will be an ending of sorts for..." April 11

  • Kyle Lowry’s return spurs Raptors win over Magic

    Toronto Star "Down by one with the game on the line, DeMar DeRozan got the call to lift the Raptors to victory. He drove hard to the basket, two Magic defenders peeling off to stop him under the hoop. Then he spotted Lou Williams, Toronto’s clutch sixth man, alone in the corner. “Once I seen him, I knew I..." April 11

  • Report: People connected to Tom Thibodeau exploring options if Bulls let him go, including Magic

    Pro Basketball Talk "Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls’ front office clearly have issues with each other. The key question: How significant? Thibodeau is an excellent coach, in spite of his tendency to run his players into the ground. He’s also under contract for two seasons after this one. The Bulls could very..." April 11

  • Tobias Harris is trying to focus on the present — not on restricted free agency

    Orlando Sentinel "A measure of finality to the Orlando Magic's 2014-15 season will arrive this weekend. After the Magic host the Toronto Raptors on Friday night, the Magic will play their home finale against the New York Knicks on Saturday night. There's a possibility this weekend will be an ending of sorts for..." April 10

  • Oladipo's driving layup with 1.5 seconds left lifts Magic to 105-103 win over Bulls

    Orlando Sentinel "On a night Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose returned to the court after a 20-game absence, the Orlando Magic — and, especially, Victor Oladipo — stole the spotlight. With the score tied 103-103 with 6.5 seconds to go, Elfrid Payton inbounded the ball to Oladipo, who was the Magic’s top..." April 09

  • Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier step up when called upon for Magic

    Fox Sports Florida "As recently as a week ago, the only time Aaron Gordon was likely to get much of a run in the fourth quarter was in games where the Orlando Magic were hopelessly behind. And any hope of Evan Fournier returning from a sore right hip by the end of the season seemed to have faded away. Yes,..." April 09

  • Aaron Gordon is offering the Magic a glimpse of his potential

    Orlando Sentinel "A sequence with almost two minutes remaining in Saturday night's first quarter revealed why the Orlando Magic drafted Aaron Gordon. Milwaukee Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams brought the ball upcourt and his teammate Jared Dudley screened Magic point guard Elfrid Payton. So, without..." April 08

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

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    The 2014-15 Kennedy Citizenship Award finalists are: Tobias Harris, Greg Monroe, Joakim Noah, Chris Paul & Zach Randolph.

  • 32d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Luke Ridnour is not with the team on this trip because his wife is expecting their 4th child any day.

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    SiriusXM NBA Radio @SiriusXMNBA

    Aaron Gordon weighs in on Kevin Durant's foot injury this week on #YearOne

  • Spurs pound Orlando, clinch playoff berth for 18th straight season

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up It was a pseudo-rest game Wednesday in Orlando, where a season-high 69 points from the bench allowed light nights for the likes of Tim Duncan (13 minutes) and Kawhi Leonard (21) as the Spurs romped 103-91. The Spurs 15th victory in their past 18 games secured the 18th straight..." April 02

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) practiced yesterday and appears highly likely to play tonight vs the Spurs.

  • Elfrid Payton's late push won't be enough for Rookie of the Year

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "With the NBA season slowly winding down, the yearly award races are beginning to heat up. From the league's Most Valuable Player, to the leading reserves, down to the league's best first-year players, the awards races are picking up steam, even if some might already be decided. For the second..." March 31

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

  • Orlando Magic will seek to extend GM Rob Hennigan's contract

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic soon will seek to extend general manager Rob Hennigan's contract beyond the 2015-16 season, an industry source with knowledge of the team's plans told the Orlando Sentinel. The DeVos family and CEO Alex Martins are pleased with the job Hennigan has done since Hennigan was..." March 30

  • Stan Van Gundy: 'Absolutely no chance' Magic induct into team Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "Stan Van Gundy coached the Orlando Magic for five seasons, but exited the club by way of a messy divorce. The Dwight Howard saga that played out so publicly claimed Van Gundy as one of its primary victims, and Orlando has been in a full-fledged rebuild ever since. The Magic inducted..." March 29

  • Shaq Says He Regrets Leaving the Magic for the Lakers

    Complex "When Shaquille O'Neal left the Magic in free agency back in the summer of 1996 to sign with the Lakers, he reportedly did so for a number of reasons. According to reports that were released at the time, Shaq wasn't happy with Orlando's head coaching situation. He also didn't have the greatest..." March 28

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • Kyle O'Quinn's dwindling role with Orlando Magic

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The likes of Dewayne Dedmon and Andrew Nicholson appear have overtaken O'Quinn in Orlando's rotation. In his first 16 appearances of the 2014/15 campaign--which included nine starts--Kyle O'Quinn averaged 9.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, shot 51.8 percent from the floor, and tallied three..." March 27

  • Hawks end three-game slide with big fourth quarter vs Magic

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Take a deep breath. A season-long three-game losing streak came to an end – but not without a fourth-quarter rally. The Hawks used a 22-2 run in the final period to score a 95-83 victory over the Magic Wednesday night at Amway Center. The Hawks held the Magic to 12 fourth-quarter and 31..." March 26

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    John Denton @JohnDenton555

    As expected, @OrlandoMagic F @tobias31 WILL PLAY tonight vs. @ATLHawks He missed last 3 gms with a sprained ankle. @d_dedmon3 (ankle) active

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