Magic Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Danilo Gallinari scores 40 to lead Nuggets past Magic

    Denver Post "Danilo Gallinari sat out the first game of the Nuggets' two-step through Florida, getting a couple of extra nights to heal after hurting his foot against Houston in addition to his return from knee surgery. Suffice to say he made up for lost time Sunday night. The big Italian rained down a..." March 23

  • Jameer Nelson: 'My heart is still in Orlando'

    Orlando Sentinel "When Victor Oladipo thinks back to his one season as a teammate of Jameer Nelson, Oladipo often thinks back to Orlando Magic plane trips following road games. Oladipo would sit next to Nelson, and Nelson would offer stories, suggestions and advice. "He did so much for me," Oladipo..." March 23

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Tobias Harris (ankle) and Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) likely will not play tonight vs Denver. Willie Green likely will play.

  • 6d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    James Borrego said decisions whether Dewayne Dedmon, Tobias Harris & Willie Green will play will be made closer to tipoff.

  • Evan Fournier hopes to return from injury before the season's end

    Orlando Sentinel "The last few weeks have felt like torture to Evan Fournier. A hip injury will force him to miss his 13th consecutive game when his Orlando Magic host his old team, the Denver Nuggets, on Sunday night. "It's really the first time in my career where I've missed so many games," Fournier said..." March 22

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Mavs hang on to beat Orlando 107-102

    Mavs Moneyball "The Mavs are fun again?? The start to this game was pretty awesome, am I right? Dallas started the game by hitting all of its first five shots while holding Orlando scoreless, starting on a 12-0 run. They cooled off a bit, mostly thanks to an inordinate amount of turnovers (7 in the first..." March 19

  • Josh Smith provides spark as Rockets surge past Magic

    Houston Chronicle "For all their searching, the Rockets finally found what they were lacking, and it was naturally in the last place they looked – or anyone would. They just needed Josh Smith to take more 3s. With the Rockets sinking late in the third quarter and James Harden seeming unable to save them, Smith..." March 18

  • Examining the Growth of Elfrid Payton

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "With the Orlando Magic struggling through yet another losing season, any glimmer of hope has to come from the team's collection of young talent. And while Nik Vučević and Victor Oladipo have established themselves as ones to watch, it's their promising rookie point guard that's been grabbing the..." March 17

  • Magic have been a fantastic play on the road

    Covers.com "The Orlando Magic have been middle of the road in the NBA when it comes to covering the spread this season (35-32 ATS), but it's been a different story on the road. Orlando is 22-13 ATS in games away from the Amway Center this season. " March 17

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

  • Kyrie Irving continues to shine as Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Orlando Magic 123-108

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Minus one of their Big Three, the Cleveland Cavaliers were still able to do away with the Orlando Magic, winning 123-108 on Sunday night at the Amway Center. Cleveland (43-25) gave Kevin Love the night off for rest purposes, but his absence wasn't enough to give Orlando (21-47) a competitive..." March 16

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Evan Fournier (hip) will not play tonight, James Borrego said.

  • The Magic will honor Shaquille O'Neal, inducting him into their Hall of Fame

    Yahoo! Sports "The Orlando Magic have decided to honor Shaquille O’Neal, which is very nice of them. The former Magic centered played four seasons with the franchise between 1992 and 1996, leading the team to one NBA Finals appearance before leaving to join the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent in the summer..." March 13

  • Clutch plays lift Bucks past Magic, 97-91

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A poor first-half defensive effort was threatening to put the Milwaukee Bucks in a bad way Wednesday night. Then the Bucks decided to play the brand of defense that has marked their season, limiting the Orlando Magic to 34 second-half points to escape with a 97-91 victory at the BMO Harris..." March 12

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    Willie Green (back spasms) is out for Magic tonight.

  • Stuckey leads Pacers' hot shooting past Magic

    Indianapolis Star "The Rodney Stuckey whom the Indiana Pacers pursued last summer in free agency did not look to be the answer to the team's shooting woes. After losing their two best creators and coming off a season in which they functioned with a middle-of-the-pack 44.9 field-goal percentage, the Pacers signed a..." March 11

  • On 'Soccer Sunday,' the Magic gave their fans something to cheer

    Orlando Sentinel "A surreal scene unfolded outside Amway Center on Sunday afternoon. Throngs of Central Floridian sports fans gathered around the arena on an Orlando Magic gameday. And then they went somewhere else. The fans, most of them dressed in purple, boarded buses to travel to the Citrus Bowl a mile..." March 09

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Nik Vucevic, Evan Fournier, Luke Ridnour, Willie Green and Devyn Marble will not play tonight.

  • Orlando Magic withstand late Sacramento Kings rally to win 119-114

    Orlando Sentinel "Of all the split-second decisions Victor Oladipo made Friday night, none mattered more than the one he confronted with 32.0 seconds remaining and the Orlando Magic trailing the Sacramento Kings 111-110. Oladipo received an inbounds pass at the top of the arc and sped toward the center of the..." March 07

  • Brian Shaw interested in Magic coaching job

    Orlando Sentinel "Brian Shaw played in Orlando and now he relishes the chance to return as the Magic's head coach. A person close to Shaw told the Orlando Sentinel that the former Magic guard would "absolutely" be “very interested" if or when the job opens. Shaw, 48, is coming off a bitter break-up with the..." March 06

  • Magic rookie Devyn Marble will undergo surgery to repair detached retina

    Orlando Sentinel "Orlando Magic rookie Devyn Marble has a detached retina in his left eye, team officials announced Wednesday. Marble said he'll undergo surgery early next week. He likely will miss four to six weeks, team officials said, which almost certainly will mean he will not play again this..." March 05

  • Suns have big 3rd-quarter rally, beat Magic

    Arizona Republic "A victory of any sort should have felt like elation after the way the Suns had lost the previous two games. Rallying from a 15-point hole to win on the road is good for a pat on the back, and seeing Brandon Knight play his best Suns game is encouraging, but it was all tempered by whom they..." March 05

  • Channing Frye is trying to live up to his own expectations

    Orlando Sentinel "Big expectations almost always accompany big free-agent contracts, and Channing Frye's case is no exception. Eyebrows raised when the Orlando Magic signed Frye to a four-year, $32 million contract in July. But fans weren't the only ones who expected Frye to contribute immediately. Frye..." March 04

  • Report: Channing Frye upset by Suns owner Robert Sarver's criticism

    Fox Sports "When Orlando Magic forward Channing Frye signed a 4-year, $32-million deal with his new team, there weren't any indications of animosity between Frye and his former team, the Phoenix Suns. Now that we're a few months into the season, however, Suns owner Robert Sarver apparently has some thoughts..." March 03

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    Orlando Magic Radio @Magic_Radio

    The @OrlandoMagic have placed @IamAaronGordon and @EvanFourmizz (sore right hip) on the IL prior to tonight’s game vs @ATLHawks.

  • Heat rallies to force overtime, sneaks past Magic

    Miami Herald "This Heat team refuses to accept its fate. Trailing by seven points with 36 seconds left in regulation, the Heat put together an improbable rally to tie it, then won in overtime to defeat the Orlando Magic 93-90 on Wednesday at Amway Center. Heat center Hassan Whiteside was a defensive force in..." February 26

  • The Parallels Of Derrick Rose And Penny Hardaway

    The Sports Fan Journal "This isn’t the way this was supposed to go. After having the pleasure of watching Derrick Rose lead my hometown Memphis Tigers to the NCAA basketball promised land. After cheering him on that magical, single season, I was supposed to be able to watch him dominate the NBA for years to..." February 26

  • Magic quickly establish defensive identity under Borrego

    Fox Sports Florida "As recently as three weeks ago, few people other than those inside the Orlando Magic organization knew who James Borrego was. That was far less a concern to him than determining exactly who the Magic were. When the 37-year-old native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with no previous head coaching..." February 23

  • Magic dominate in the paint, hold on to beat the 76ers 103-98

    Orlando Sentinel "After six games, what James Borrego will emphasize as the Orlando Magic's interim coach is becoming clearer. His defense will attempt to build a barrier around its paint. On Sunday night, the Magic took advantage of the Philadelphia 76ers' shortage of quality big men, played quality..." February 23

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Devyn Marble will be recalled from Erie of the D-League in time for tomorrow's game.

  • Is There A Market For Moe Harkless?

    Basketball Insiders "The Orlando Magic have had several calls on swingman Maurice Harkless, but sources close to the situation say the Magic have a steep asking price (a first-round pick or talented young player) for Harkless, even though he’s only logged time in 27 games this year and is posting career lows in..." February 19

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  • 38d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Channing Frye, who dislocated a finger last week, is OK to play/practice, James Borrego said.

  • 39d
    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    A player the Magic are willing to deal for mininmal return, I'm told, is forward Moe Harkless, whose minutes have dropped each season w/ORL.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing more and more in coaching circles that Orlando plans to let interim coach James Borrego finish out season on Magic bench

  • MVP Andrew Wiggins out of this World in Rising Star Challenge

    New York Post "The Rising Stars Challenge may have had a new format this year, but the game didn’t look much different. Led by 22 points, six rebounds and four assists from MVP Andrew Wiggins, Team World wound up pulling out a 121-112 victory over Team USA at Barclays Center Friday night, in the first year..." February 15

  • NBA players reject salary cap smoothing, raising projected 2016 cap to more than $90M

    SB Nation "NBA players have rejected a proposal that would "smooth" the projected windfall from the new television deal that the league signed last October, setting up a substantial increase of the salary cap in 2016, according to reports. Per Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, the salary cap is expected..." February 14

  • Report: Magic working to find a trade for Andrew Nicholson

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Orlando Magic have a slew of intriguing young players on the roster, and now is the time when they have to sort out which ones are part of their future and which ones aren’t. From the looks of it, third-year power forward Andrew Nicholson could be the odd man out. According to ESPN.com’s Marc..." February 13

  • Orlando Magic beat the New York Knicks 89-83

    Orlando Sentinel "Over the last week or so, Nikola Vucevic waited for a phone call that never came. He hoped NBA Commissioner Adam Silver would name him to the Eastern Conference’s All-Star team as an injury replacement for Dwayne Wade. Instead, Silver selected Kyle Korver. Over the last two seasons, Dewayne..." February 12

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Luke Ridnour is attending the Magic's shootaround this morning. He'll be available to play tonight.

  • Victor Oladipo partners with charities

    ESPN.com "Magic guard Victor Oladipo wants to make his first appearance in the NBA All-Star dunk contest special, so he is giving part of the prize money to charity. Oladipo is partnering with nonprofit Dunk Cancer to make donations from Saturday night's winnings to three research facilities. "I..." February 11

  • John Wall puts on a show in 96-80 win over Magic

    Bullets Forever "John Wall did a bunch of John Wall things in the second half to help the Wizards put away the Orlando Magic. The thing that made John Wall so tantalizing when he entered the NBA was his rare combination of talent. Players with the potential to have eyes like Magic, speed like Wade and the..." February 10

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