Magic Rumors & News

  • 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' "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

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    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

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    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 "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

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    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

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    Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic

    .@Tobias31 (calf), @EvanFourmizz (quad) & @Kyle_OQuinn (ankle) all active tonight vs. @Warriors. (Via @JohnDenton555)

  • 26d
    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

  • Bosh's outside touch lifts Heat over Magic 99-92

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The contrast in the middle was undeniable. On one end, Nik Vucevic was bulling his way to the rim, often with impunity. On the other end, Chris Bosh was lofting feathery jumpers, his effort more art form than muscle work. This time, the style points made the difference. With Bosh scoring..." November 23

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Tobias Harris will not play tonight because of a calf strain, Jacque Vaughn said.

  • Magic’s Aaron Gordon undergoes foot surgery, out indefinitely

    Pro Basketball Talk "Aaron Gordon, the No. 4 pick of the Orlando Magic in the last draft, had foot surgery on Friday and he is out indefinitely." November 21

  • Clippers Mystify Magic 114-90

    Clips Nation "With the Clippers coming into one of the longest road trips of their season, preparing for 7 games in 11 nights including three back to backs, many thought this could be a make or break stretch after 9 games of lackluster play. If the first game of this trip is any sign, the Clippers are beginning..." November 20

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    Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic

    Magic G @EvanFourmizz (sore left heel) will not play tonight against the @LAClippers.

  • Magic revisit 'Hoosiers' script to beat the Pistons 107-93

    Orlando Sentinel "Monday night's first half between the Orlando Magic and the Detroit Pistons played out like the opening sequences of the Indiana high-school state title game depicted in the movie "Hoosiers." The Magic resembled undersized Hickory High. The Pistons looked like South Bend Central, a group of..." November 18

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    John Denton @JohnDenton555

    .@OrlandoMagic F @IamAaronGordon fractured a bone in his left foot on Sat & is out indefinitely. AG, 19, fractured 5th metatarsal (outside).

  • Washington Wizards shake off Orlando Magic to improve to 7-2

    Washington Post "An eerily familiar sequence surfaced in the third quarter at Verizon Center on Saturday night. For 24 minutes, the Washington Wizards stitched together the sort of all-around performance they now expect against teams like the middling Orlando Magic. But repeated lapses plagued the Wizards in the..." November 16

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Luke Ridnour is not with the Magic today to attend to a family matter, the team said. O'Quinn and Marble also will not play.

  • Victor Oladipo gives Magic energy boost in 101-85 win over the Bucks

    Orlando Sentinel "For the first eight minutes Friday night, the Orlando Magic looked as bad as they’ve looked all season. It’s one thing to miss shots, and the Magic did plenty of that against the Milwaukee Bucks. But the Magic did something worse: They began the game lethargically and with little focus. Victor..." November 15

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    Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

    Magic could have gotten a 1st for Afflalo in various deals, but they liked Fournier, and he's making that deal look better right now.

  • 37d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    The Magic will activate Victor Oladipo for tonight's game.

  • Magic beat Knicks 97-95 to close out back-to-back

    Orlando Sentinel "With the Orlando Magic clinging to a two-point lead, the New York Knicks’ J.R. Smith launched the ball over Evan Fournier’s outstretched left arm with 1.2 seconds left on the clock. As the ball traveled in a steep arc, Magic players and coaches looked helpless as they tracked its flight toward..." November 13

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Magic’s Tobias Harris could be fit for Knicks in 2015

    New York Post "Tobias Harris, the Magic’s second-leading scorer, turned down a recent contract-extension offer and will become a restricted free agent this summer. According to a source, Harris, who went to high school at Long Island’s Half Hollow Hills West, has a lot of interest in his hometown Knicks after..." November 12

  • Raptors come back to beat Magic

    Toronto Sun "Maybe it was the sleeves. Maybe it was the fact that the Raptors had already played this particular opponent, didn’t play particularly well and still won. Whatever the reason, the Raptors made this one way tougher than it had to be before eventually escaping with a 104-100 win to improve to..." November 12

  • Garnett relieves Lopez to help Nets beat Magic

    New York Post "As Sunday’s game between the Nets and Magic wore on, a familiar pattern began to emerge. Whenever Magic center Nikola Vucevic was in the game against Brook Lopez, he would run a pick-and-roll with one of his guards, pop out toward the 3-point line and calmly drain a jumper. It was a pattern..." November 10

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Devyn Marble has a strained rotator cuff and he is not available to play today.

  • Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton lead Magic to 112-103 OT win over 'Wolves

    Orlando Sentinel "Aaron Gordon stood alone in the right corner, slightly bent at the knees and waist in case a teammate hurled the ball to him. Tobias Harris drove along the right edge of the lane, collided with a Minnesota Timberwolves player and threw the basketball to Gordon. In one smooth motion, Gordon..." November 08

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    John Denton @JohnDenton555

    .@OrlandoMagic PF @Kyle_OQuinn will NOT play on Sun in Brooklyn. He won't join team on road trip at least until Monday.

  • Magic notch 1st win of the season on Tobias Harris' buzzer-beater

    Orlando Sentinel "Over a span of six days, Tobias Harris experienced the wildest of emotional swings. The deadline for teams to sign fourth-year players to contract extensions passed with no agreement between Harris and the Orlando Magic. And two losses followed, leaving the Magic with an 0-4 record. But on..." November 06

  • Without stars, Jimmy Butler helps Bulls prevail over Magic

    CSN Chicago "Despite injuries to their two biggest stars, the Bulls dug and scrapped their way to another victory, downing Orlando 98-90 on Tuesday night to improve to 3-1 overall. It was the second-straight game the Bulls were without Derrick Rose, who injured both his ankles last Friday against..." November 05

  • Raptors beat Magic to improve to 2-0

    Toronto Sun "Dwane Casey was rightfully worried about this one. He knows all too well the dangers of taking a team lightly and, with this already young Orlando Magic team missing the one guy it will likely build around in Victor Oladipo, the alarm bells were going off like crazy for Casey. Oladipo, who..." November 02

  • Tobias Harris contract extension: Forward, Magic can't agree on new deal

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The Orlando Magic had until midnight on October 31st to agree to terms with fourth-year forward Tobias Harris on an early contract extension, but the deadline passed without the parties coming to an accord. As such, Harris will become a restricted free agent on July 1st, 2015, once Orlando extends..." November 02

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Kyle O'Quinn (left ankle) will remain on the inactive list for tonight's game against the #Raptors.