Magic Rumors & News

  • 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

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Pistons, Magic, Lakers expected to make run at Al Horford

    Peachtree Hoops "The free agency buzz hasn’t quite shifted into high gear yet but teams are making preparations for what will be a wild month of July. The Atlanta Hawks figure to be at the forefront of a lot of that with two key players in Al Horford and Kent Bazemore hitting the open market. Horford in particular..." June 22

  • Report: Chauncey Billups declined offer to become Magic assistant

    The Score "The Orlando Magic have reportedly struck out in their pursuit of former NBA All-Star Chauncey Billups to serve as the team's lead assistant coach, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Wojnarowski reports that the two sides engaged in serious discussions for Billups to become Frank..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • Keith Appling reportedly arrested on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon

    Sportando "Authorities say former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been arrested again on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody said Appling was arrested early Saturday after officers stopped a fast-driving Dodge Charger. " June 18

  • Hornets GM Rich Cho: Team could trade up, trade down or trade out of NBA draft

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets general manager Rich Cho on Friday prepared fans for anything and everything in the upcoming NBA draft. “We’re looking at a lot of different options: moving up, moving back, moving out of the draft altogether,” Cho said of what might happen Thursday night. The Hornets pick..." June 18

  • Magic Trying To Hire Chad Forcier As Frank Vogel's Top Assistant

    Real GM Basketball "Frank Vogel is pursuing Chad Forcier to be his top assistant with the Orlando Magic. Forcier has been an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs since 2007 " June 16

  • Five potential trade destinations for Derrick Rose

    Sportsnaut "While a lot of the talk surrounding the Chicago Bulls has involved Jimmy Butler, there’s a growing sense that the team might look to move former MVP Derrick Rose this summer instead. This makes a ton of sense for multiple reasons. First off, it’s become readily apparent that Butler and Rose..." June 16

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Moving the pick would be the Magic's best move

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "After three years of holding picks in the top-5 in the draft, the Orlando Magic have their first pick outside of the top-10 since 2012 when they selected Andrew Nicholson 19th overall. That pick, 11th overall selection, puts the Magic in a tricky position. In what many consider to be a weak..." June 09

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • Orlando Magic the next big investment for Orlando

    Orlando Magic Daily "Orlando became something of a hub for the sports world and news this week. By January and the early part of 2017, all focus will be on Camping World Stadium for some major sports events. Last Wednesday, the NFL announced the Pro Bowl would be coming to Orlando for the next several years. In..." June 07

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07

  • NBA creates Pride Month T-shirt line with every team's logo in rainbows

    OutSports.com "The NBA has unveiled a new line of apparel for Pride Month, the likes of which hasn't been done before in men's professional sports, to our knowledge. The League, in conjunction with Teespring, has created T-shirts of every one of the NBA's 30 teams that feature each team's logo in rainbows...." June 07

  • Are Al Horford And Ryan Anderson A Good Free Agency Fit For The Magic?

    Orlando Sentinel "In the pursuit of a big forward to complement center Nik Vucevic, the Magic should be on Al Horford's crowded doorstep the minute free agency opens July 1. The line will be long. They might also need to express their love for 3-point shooting forwards Ryan Anderson and Chandler Parsons. The..." June 06

  • Magic's Jennings predicts LeBron will leave Cleveland this summer

    The Score "A fourth-quarter run by the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 had Orlando Magic point guard Brandon Jennings questioning LeBron James' loyalty to his hometown team. "Lebron is leaving dude," Jennings tweeted Thursday." June 03

  • Adam Silver, faced with surge, to seek rule nullifying Hack-a-Shaq

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he would use his "bully pulpit" to try to force through reform to eliminate the intentional fouling of poor free throw shooters, also known as the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy. Silver was speaking in his annual address before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. In the same..." June 02

  • Orlando Magic, Dwight Howard have no interest

    Orlando Magic Daily "The Orlando Magic have been seemingly tied to former All-Star center Dwight Howard ever since a Bleacher/Report post came out during the season stating Howard, or someone in his camp, had tried to reach out to the Magic through back channels to gauge their interest. From there, the rumor mill..." June 01

  • Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League

    Wired "Los Angeles Clippers were just getting used to being a good basketball team. After more than three decades of irrelevance—and only four winning seasons—they’d finally found that magic mix of talent and cohesion and had become a division-winning powerhouse practically overnight. But then they hit..." May 31

  • Magic expect to be active players in free agency, could target Al Horford

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic’s free-agency ambitions should surprise no one. The franchise potentially opened $16.8 million in salary-cap space when it traded 23-year-old Tobias Harris a few months ago for a pair of role players on cap-friendly deals. The team opened $7.8 million more in space when it traded..." May 26

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Elfrid Payton Excited About Frank Vogel Hire, Magic’s Future

    Basketball Insiders "On Friday, the Orlando Magic announced that they officially hired head coach Frank Vogel to replace the recently resigned Scott Skiles. General manager Rob Hennigan looked at a number of candidates, but ultimately zeroed in on Vogel, who was widely regarded as one of the top available..." May 23

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