Magic Rumors & News

  • NBA reveals dunk contest lineup

    ESPN.com "Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, Minnesota's Zach LaVine, Orlando's Victor Oladipo and Brooklyn's Mason Plumlee will be the contestants in the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk contest, the NBA announced Tuesday night. Plumlee tweeted he was "thrilled" to be taking part in the contest. The dunk..." January 28

  • Pacers top Magic 106-99

    Indy Cornrows "The Indiana Pacers overcame a rocky third quarter with a big fourth, getting winning contributions from Damjan Rudez and George Hill, who led Indiana to a 32-17 fourth quarter win, leading them to a 106-99 win. Rudez had 16 points in the fourth quarter as part of his 18. George Hill scored 17 in..." January 26

  • 5d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Elfrid Payton, who had his left knee examined after last night's game, is not listed on the Magic's injury report for 2moro.

  • Tobias Harris has Knicks atop free agency list

    New York Post "Long Island’s Tobias Harris will face the Knicks on Friday at the Garden as a member of the Orlando Magic, but it won’t be nearly as emotional as Thursday night was. Harris, a free agent forward the Knicks plan to pursue this summer, broke down and wept during a speech at Half Hollow Hills West..." January 23

  • Brandon Jennings' 20-20 leads Detroit to 128-118 win over Magic

    Detroit Bad Boys "The Detroit Pistons bounced back from a cold shooting day in Hotlanta with a magical 128 points against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. The Pistons lit the nets on fire from the start, knocking down 58 percent of their shots in the first quarter en route to a 128-118 win, the most points the..." January 22

  • Lakers Top 2015 List Of NBA's Most Valuable Teams; Average Franchise Is Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion

    Forbes.com "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21

  • 8d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    The Magic have announced that Tobias Harris will be active tonight and Moe Harkless will join Andrew Nicholson on the inactive list.

  • Thunder hammers Orlando 127-99

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant picked off an errant pass by Evan Fournier, took off the other way and spotted a streaking Russell Westbrook before tossing a sky-high alley-oop attempt that sailed high and well left of the rim. Westbrook, of course, went up and got it anyway, saving the ball from flying out of..." January 19

  • 11d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Jacque Vaughn said Tobias Harris (sprained ankle) is making progress -- taking shots and doing individual workouts on the court.

  • 11d
    Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA

    Per the #Magic, Aaron Gordon has been activated with Andrew Nicholson now inactive tonight vs. the #Thunder

  • 13d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Aaron Gordon has been cleared to play in games, JV said. It's unclear if he'll be activated for tonight's game.

  • Faster pace propels Magic to a 120-113 win over the Rockets

    Orlando Sentinel "If this Orlando Magic season will have a turning point, a soggy, cold night in Portland, Ore., may be remembered as that moment. The intensity changed that night. According to center Nikola Vucevic, it started with the Magic's backcourt of the future, Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo,..." January 15

  • Magic shock the Bulls 121-114 and snap a 6-game losing streak

    Orlando Sentinel "Late in the third quarter Monday night, Nikola Vucevic faced up against Pau Gasol, drove to the hoop and threw down a vicious left-handed dunk over the 7-foot-tall Spaniard. Gasol and Vucevic landed on their backsides, and every player on the Orlando Magic’s bench leaped off his seat for..." January 13

  • 19d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Fournier (right knee), Harris (left ankle) & Ridnour (right ankle): listed as questionable for tonight. AGordon (foot): listed as out.

  • Magic to retain Dewayne Dedmon, according to report

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The NBA's deadline to waive players before all contracts become fully guaranteed will pass without the Orlando Magic's releasing Dewayne Dedmon, reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. Dedmon's salary--worth the league minimum, according to ShamSports' database--will thus remain on the..." January 08

  • Ty Lawson scores 23 as Nuggets defeat Orlando for third win in a row

    Denver Post "The Nuggets were looking for their third consecutive win Wednesday night, and they found it. The momentum gained from it meant everything for a franchise not yet ready to give up on its postseason goal. "Despite our struggles, it's still there for us," Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly..." January 08

  • 25d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    X-rays on Channing Frye's injured right elbow showed no fractures. Team officials say he's day to day.

  • Pistons throttle Magic to win third straight

    Detroit News "Confidence is an amazing thing isn't it? The agenda-less, unselfish basketball Stan Van Gundy has been begging for has showed up in spades and his team played the part of party crashers in the place that Van Gundy made his name as a top coach against his former team. Whether it was Andre..." December 31

  • LeBron James acknowledges Tobias Harris' trash-talking 'absolutely' woke him up for dominating performance

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris was having a nice game. He was scoring at will as he mixed it up on his defender, Cavaliers All-Star LeBron James. He even played some defense, swatting one of James' layup attempts into the front row. The fourth-year small forward had it going and his team..." December 28

  • 33d
    John Denton @JohnDenton555

    .@OrlandoMagic F @IamAaronGordon (fract. 5th metatarsal) progressing so nicely he didn't need a checkup in CHAR -- site of surgery on Nov 21

  • Cleveland Cavaliers rally in fourth to get hard-fought 98-89 victory over Orlando Magic

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James and the Cavaliers' defensive intensity came alive in the fourth quarter to sneak out with a hard-fought 98-89 road victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday. After starting off on a subpar note, James flipped the switch and registered 15 of his game-high 29 points n the final..." December 27

  • Magic snap four-game losing streak, beat Celtics 100-95

    Orlando Sentinel "For the past week, as the Orlando Magic’s losing streak reached two and three and four games, players and their coach often remarked how the team typically responds poorly to adversity. Missed shots, opponents’ runs and referees’ missed calls seem to unnerve the Magic to an uncanny degree,..." December 24

  • Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris coming into their own for Magic

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nikola Vucevic is more confident than ever and playing the best basketball of his life. Perhaps, it’s because the Magic gave him a four-year, $54 million contract extension last offseason. “It just kind of gives you a kind of peace of mind, to where you do what you do, and you don’t have to..." December 24

  • 37d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Tobias Harris' right pinkie appears to be OK or at least better. He did not wear tape or a splint on it at shootaround.

  • 37d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Aaron Gordon is no longer in a walking boot -- a sign that he's making progress w/his surgically repaired 5th metatarsal.

  • Spat between MCW, Noel sparks Sixers to win over Magic

    CSN Philly "We all know the saying "boys will be boys." Sunday night, the better phrase was "teammates will be teammates." In the first quarter at the Amway Center with 3:08 on the clock, the Sixers trailed the Magic, 16-13, and a timeout was called. As players walked to the sideline, two got into a heated..." December 22

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose'

    ESPN.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

  • Favors, Hayward lead victory over Magic, 101-94

    Salt Lake Tribune "By the middle of the fourth quarter, Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward were simply taking turns. With each possession and each dagger thrown at the Orlando Magic, the two best Utah Jazz players pushed their team ever closer to a winning streak. Three minutes away from finishing off a 101-94..." December 20

  • Payton dismisses "rookie wall" talk

    Orlando Sentinel "Magic PG Elfrid Payton played 35 college games last season for the Lousiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns. Friday night at Amway Center against the Utah Jazz, Payton will play in his 28th regular-season NBA game. Counting his eight preseason games, he has participated in 36 games as a pro. He is..." December 19

  • 42d
    Brian K. Schmitz @MagicInsider

    Magic F Aaron Gordon (broken foot) says he will get x-ray today to check on healing month after suffering injury.

  • Celtics 'turned up the heat' to close out Magic

    CSN New England "Fourth quarter play was once again a much-talked about topic following a Boston Celtics game. Only this time it wasn't the Celtics choking away a late-game lead or fumbling and bumbling their way to an end-of-game-collapse. Their execution at both ends of the floor down the stretch was..." December 18

  • Darko Milicic will make his kickboxing debut on December 18

    Sportando "Milicic will fight against Radovan Radojcin in a “prestige fight” during the “Soul Night of Champions” event Darko Milicic will make his kickboxing debut on December 18 in Novi Sad, Serbia. The Serbian big man born in 1985 was selected by the Detroit Pistons as the second overall pick in..." December 18

  • Raptors get big outing from Kyle Lowry in win over Magic

    Toronto Sun "The Orlando Magic are a nice, developing young team, but they don’t have Kyle Lowry. For that reason, the Magic couldn’t close a winnable game against the Raptors on Monday, instead falling 95-82. The 19-6 Raptors continue to lead the East thanks to a sterling third quarter that was the..." December 16

  • Magic's Nikola Vucevic returns from back injury

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic moved one step closer Saturday to being fully whole. Center Nikola Vucevic returned from a six-game layoff caused by a lower-back injury and was in the Magic's starting lineup when they hosted the Atlanta Hawks at Amway Center. "It was very annoying just not being able to..." December 14

  • Hawks play ugly versus Magic, but win ninth straight

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks turned in their worst offensive quarter of the season Friday, and yet they might have crafted as powerful a message as in any game yet this fall. It wasn’t just the barrage of 3-pointers that Paul Millsap and his teammates unleashed while he scored 14 of his 23 points in the second..." December 13

  • For Wizards, Beal, the tip is included in a 91-89 win over Magic

    Washington Post "Andre Miller took the ball from the referee and scanned the landscape. The Washington Wizards were tied with the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night, eight-tenths of a second remained on the clock and Miller, one of the greatest passers in NBA history, had formulated a simple plan for an inbounds..." December 11

  • 53d
    John Denton @JohnDenton555

    .@OrlandoMagic rookie @DevMarble is active tonight for 1st time in month. His sprained rotator cuff injury was a bad one. He could help on D

  • Orlando Magic's Maurice Harkless -- Accused of Strip Club Thievery

    TMZ.com "There are rules in the strip club -- no touching, no pictures and NO JACKING STRIPPER'S CELL PHONES ... but an NBA player has been accused of breaking Rule #3 ... TMZ Sports has learned. The man in hot water is Orlando Magic player Maurice Harkless -- who's been named in a police report filed..." December 05

  • Clippers slam Magic 114-86

    Clips Nation "And that is how it's done. The Clippers jumped out to an early 9-0 lead and never looked back. JJ Redick and Blake Griffin were on fire to start the game sinking most everything that they threw up. I must admit, when I heard Nicola Vucevic would miss the game I was looking at the Magic roster..." December 04

  • 56d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Kyle O'Quinn has been fined $15,000 for making excessive contact above Blake Griffin's shoulders, the NBA has announced.

  • Curry nails game-winner, W's win 10th straight

    CSN Bay Area "Stephen Curry had missed two chances to put away the Orlando Magic. Given a third opportunity, he nailed it. Curry's 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining Tuesday night pulled the Warriors out of hole and into a 98-97 victory over Orlando before a sellout crowd at Oracle Arena. The comeback –..." December 03

  • Channing Frye admits 'tension' in Phoenix exit but has no ill will

    Arizona Republic "Channing Frye always appreciated the rare opportunity to have a NBA run in his hometown. It was made even better when he bonded with different waves of Suns teammates to the point that his first return to Phoenix included a Saturday dinner with former teammates Miles Plumlee and P.J...." December 03

  • Channing Frye receives warm welcome in his return to Phoenix

    Orlando Sentinel "You could tell Channing Frye felt amped to play the Phoenix Suns as early as the Orlando Magic's shootaround Sunday morning at the US Airways Center. As he walked off the court, he decided to dunk the ball. "Look at him," said Frye's first cousin, Tobias Harris. "He's dunking over there, so..." December 01

  • The Magic dial up the physicality in 93-90 win over the Suns

    Orlando Sentinel "Orlando Magic players must’ve hated what they saw Saturday when Jacque Vaughn showed them video clips from their loss the night before in Indianapolis. The Magic looked like a timid, lazy team in their loss to the Indiana Pacers, and the film offered countless instances of Magic players giving up..." December 01

  • Return of West, Watson trigger win for Pacers over Magic

    Indianapolis Star "David West had sat so long on the Indiana Pacers' bench this season that he was, admittedly, too hyped for his Friday night debut. West's first foul at Bankers Life Fieldhouse came in the game's second minute. Thirty-eight seconds later he had another, leading to a slow walk back to that..." November 29

  • Warriors handle Magic, extend streak to seven

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors got back to scrimmage mode Wednesday night, and Stephen Curry once again emerged as the star. One night after scoring 40 points in Miami, the All-Star point guard poured in 28 in 24 minutes to lead the Warriors to a 111-96 annihilation of the Magic at Amway Center in..." November 27

  • 64d
    Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic

    .@Tobias31 (calf), @EvanFourmizz (quad) & @Kyle_OQuinn (ankle) all active tonight vs. @Warriors. (Via @JohnDenton555) pic.twitter.com/KrTcYMEWhz

  • 64d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Tobias Harris (strained calf) watched the opening portion of the Magic's shootaround from the sidelines.

  • LeBron James comes out of 106-74 rout of Magic smelling like roses for Cavs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James carried the Cavaliers to a vital 106-74 rout of the Orlando Magic at the Q on Monday to break a four-game losing streak. James completely dominated Monday. There was a clear, definitive pep to his step that has been absent for some time and the Cavaliers are certainly glad he found..." November 25

  • Kevin Love: The Cavaliers 'must win' their game against the Magic

    Orlando Sentinel "Just how important is tonight’s matchup against the Orlando Magic to the Cleveland Cavaliers? Important enough that Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love labeled the game a “must win” for the Cavs. “I don’t think we expected to be 5-7 at this point, but we also didn’t expect it to be easy,”..." November 24

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