Magic Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Fournier out indefinitely with foot injury

    CBS Sports "Fournier recently aggravated his bruised right heel and will be sidelined for the foreseeable future, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Fournier was previously sidelined from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2 with the injury, missing five games in the process. He then played in the Magic's..." January 16

  • Jokic, Mudiay help Nuggets overpower Magic

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nikola Jokic has made headlines with his highlight-worthy passing ability. Now his talent is spreading to his team. Jokic continued his strong play with a career-high 30 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Orlando Magic 125-112 on Monday...." January 16

  • Jazz down Magic in shootout, 114-107

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Despite a sluggish defensive start -- and 40 percent shooting from three by the Orlando Magic -- the Utah Jazz defeated the Magic 114-107. The game was Utah's second in a rare home back-to-back set. In many ways, this game lived up to the scarcity of an NBA team playing two games..." January 15

  • Magic halt four-game skid with 115-109 win

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- There's something about the Portland Trail Blazers that lights a fire under Nikola Vucevic. The 7-foot center was at it again Friday night at Moda Center, scoring a season-high 30 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the Orlando Magic's 115-119 victory. Vucevic, who..." January 14

  • Magic have expressed interest in acquiring Dragic

    Real GM Basketball "The Orlando Magic are one of multiple teams who have expressed interest in trading with the Miami Heat for Goran Dragic. Miami gave up two future first rounders to the Phoenix Suns for Dragic in 2015 and will holdout for a sizable trade package in return for him. Dragic has a player option..." January 13

  • Clippers beat Magic for 5th consecutive win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers extended the woes of the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. J.J. Redick scored 22 points and the Clippers won their fifth in a row with a 105-96 victory over the Magic at Staples Center. Chris Paul contributed 18 points, seven rebounds and six..." January 12

  • Magic inducting Penny Hardaway into team's Hall of Fame

    Orlando Sentinel "Penny Hardaway will be inducted into the Orlando Magic Hall of Fame this month, team officials said Thursday. The induction ceremony will be held Jan. 20, and Hardaway will be honored during the Magic’s game that night against the Milwaukee Bucks at Amway Center. Hardaway will be the Magic’s..." January 12

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Lakers stifle Magic in second half

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers feasted on the Orlando Magic's inconsistent offense and breakdowns on defense Sunday night. Julius Randle scored 19 points and D'Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram contributed 17 apiece as the Lakers earned a 111-95 victory over the Magic on Sunday night..." January 09

  • Rockets top Magic for 7th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Even on their off nights, the Houston Rockets are good enough to win now with their bombs-away style. Ryan Anderson scored 19 points and Patrick Beverley and Eric Gordon each added 17 points, leading the Rockets to a 100-93 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night at..." January 06

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017

    NBA.com "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told ESPN.com. "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Hawks handle Magic for fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- This was payback time for the Atlanta Hawks, who got what they came looking for Wednesday night. The Hawks, who were embarrassed by the Orlando Magic in Atlanta last month, smothered their Southeast Division rivals this time, dominating throughout a 111-92 victory at the..." January 04

  • Vucevic, Payton propel Magic past Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- After watching film of the previous night's loss to the Indiana Pacers, Frank Vogel challenged his Orlando Magic team to put forth a better collective effort against the New York Knicks on Monday. The Magic responded with a lopsided 115-103 win over the Knicks at Madison Square..." January 02

  • Turner powers Pacers past Magic

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan has noticed center Myles Turner's development with each outing. "He's a second-year player for us and it's a huge learning curve from not starting much playing the (power forward spot) to now being the anchor of an NBA team and you have to..." January 01

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • Walker, Hornets overwhelm Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Charlotte Hornets had won three of their past four games, yet still had an uneasy feeling about their play. The Hornets had a 14-point lead in their last outing against the Brooklyn Nets, only to lose it on a buzzer-beater. It was the kind of loss that left a bad taste..." December 28

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • Magic sizzle in 112-102 win over Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic finally are beginning to like what they see. The Magic, who haven't been to the playoffs since 2012, led from start to finish for the second consecutive game, smothering the Memphis Grizzlies, 112-102, Monday night at the Amway Center. Their future..." December 26

  • Magic use early block party to set tone in win over Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- First-quarter flurries don't usually last very long in the NBA, but they did this time, carrying the Orlando Magic to a wire-to-wire, 109-90 victory over the slumping Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. Reserve point guard Elfrid Payton scored a game-high 25 points, but it..." December 23

  • Hernangomez steps in to help Knicks top Magic

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- With their top big man forced to leave Thursday's game against the Orlando Magic with a contused knee early in the fourth quarter, the New York Knicks turned to three role players to provide a spark. Willy Hernangomez scored 15 points, 12 in the fourth quarter after power forward..." December 22

  • GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz. Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped..." December 22

  • Guards To Watch on Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "Trade talk around the league has been relatively quiet compared to previous years as teams waited for updates on the new CBA. Teams are also trying to figure out if they’re contenders or pretenders due to league-wide parity. However, it won’t be long before trade winds begin to swirl. The No. 3..." December 22

  • Magic beat Heat in double overtime

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Orlando Magic continue to enjoy the comforts of road arenas. Two nights after an embarrassing 30-point home loss against Toronto, the Magic rallied from late deficits and defeated the Miami Heat 136-130 in double overtime on Tuesday night. Nikola Vucevic and Evan Fournier..." December 21

  • The NBA's New "Kevin Durant Rule" Will Incentivize Young Superstars To Stay Put

    Deadspin "We knew the new CBA made life a little sweeter for the NBA’s superstars, but it’s a dense thing to parse, and explanations have been dribbling out slowly. ESPN’s new Q&A with salary cap expert Larry Coon argues that the most noteworthy development is the owners’ new weapon to keep their superstar..." December 20

  • Report: NBA salary cap to rise to $120 million by 2020 season

    Fanrag Sports "Details of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and NBPA came out last week, but nothing was reported about the projected salary cap escalation. However, on Tuesday afternoon, he Vertical reported that the NBA’s salary cap will rise to $120 million by the 2020 season. That..." December 20

  • NBA maximum contracts could approach $250 million by 2020

    Fox Sports "The NBA is awash in cash these days, and that means future free agents are going to get paid. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported that the NBA salary cap is expected to rise from approximately $94 million in 2016 to an astonishing $120 million in 2020: Of course, that salary cap is just a..." December 20

  • Craig Sager’s Memorial Service Was A Collection Of Painfully Beautiful Moments And Tributes

    Uproxx "Craig Sager’s memorial service was held in Atlanta on Monday. His family and friends from decades of covering sports came out to say goodbye, including his long-time co-worker and friend Ernie Johnson, who delivered a touching tribute to Sager in the form of a poem. NBA TV aired the service..." December 20

  • Magic coach Frank Vogel gained strength from traumatic fire 26 years ago

    Orlando Sentinel "Glass shattered. The noise snapped 17-year-old Frank Vogel out of a deep sleep. He opened his bedroom door. Black smoke filled the air from floor to ceiling, and he saw an orange tint in the distance. Heat engulfed him, and he thought he burned his face. He fell to the floor to protect..." December 20

  • New CBA prohibits players from using hoverboards, guns

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith bummed around with a beer on hoverboard after the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals. Cleveland then banned hoverboards from its locker room and won the 2016 championship. Coincidence? If there’s good fortune in ridding hoverboards from the picture, the..." December 20

  • DeRozan scores 31 as Raptors rout Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Toronto Raptors used the first quarter Sunday night as a wake-up call. They went to work in the next three periods, showing just how good they can be. The Raptors smothered the Orlando Magic 109-79 finding a defensive intensity that matched their usual high-scoring..." December 18

  • Magic halt six-game home skid

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- After struggling for much of the night, Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier suddenly elevated his game down the stretch. That's what the good players are supposed to do. Fournier scored 21 points, including 11 in the final 2:26, sparking the Magic to a 118-111 victory..." December 16

  • 'Kevin Love Rule' in CBA allows teams to keep 2 designated first-time free agents

    ESPN "A rule that contributed to the Minnesota Timberwolves losing Kevin Love is being adjusted in the new collective bargaining agreement and could help the team keep both Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins long term, sources told ESPN on Thursday. In the previous CBA, teams could only give one..." December 15

  • Longtime sideline reporter Craig Sager dies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "TV reporter Craig Sager, who held a very public years long battle with leukemia, has died. He was 65. Sager got his first taste on the sidelines as a mascot at Northwestern. A walk-on on the football and basketball teams, injury turned him to cheerleading. He got his start in television as..." December 15

  • Union Sought 'Zero And Two' Rule For NBA Draft Eligibility

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to keep the current "one and done" rule in place without any alteration. Under the 2005 collective bargaining agreement, the owners and players agreed to require players from the United States to be one year removed from high school before entering the draft. The..." December 15

  • From players' perspective, warm reaction to new work agreement

    ESPN "While Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green may have posted some dismissive tweets to Wednesday's news that the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, reaction seemed to be generally positive from NBA..." December 15

  • NBA and players association have one month to ratify new collective bargaining agreement

    Sports Day "The NBA and its players have agreed in principle on a new collective bargaining agreement, one that still needs to be ratified by players and owners in the coming weeks. The league announced the tentative agreement Wednesday night, one day before the sides faced a deadline for opting out of the..." December 15

  • NBA, players union reach tentative new labor agreement

    ESPN "The NBA and the NBA Players Association jointly announced Wednesday night that they have a reached tentative agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement pending ratification by the league's players and team owners. The sides have agreed to extend its mutual deadline to opt out of the..." December 15

  • Rivers gets back in the flow with seven 3s in Clippers' win

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers returned to action better than before he left. Four days after sustaining a concussion and missing the next game, Rivers hit seven 3-pointers and scored a season-high 25 points on Wednesday night, leading the Clippers to a 113-108..." December 14

  • Magic use long ball, bench to defeat Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Orlando Magic didn't look a thing like the team that was next to last in the NBA with an average 94.8 points per game coming into their Tuesday night contest against the Atlanta Hawks. The Magic hit 15 3-pointers while shooting 58.6 percent overall, and Orlando got 62 points..." December 13

  • NBA, NBPA Remain Close On New CBA, Discussing Group Licensing

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA and NBPA continue to work towards completing a new collective bargaining agreement. The final sticking point of the talks has been their group licensing arrangement. The union would like to have control over the licensing of player likenesses." December 13

  • What's the holdup in new NBA deal?

    ESPN "The last several months, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have been quietly working hard on a new collective bargaining agreement to avoid a work stoppage, which took place before a deal was struck in 2011. The negotiations have been building toward this week, when a..." December 13

  • Magic will be champs by 2030

    Orlando Sentinel "Despite the Orlando Magic's struggles the past few seasons, Magic CEO Alex Martins predicts that downtown will be holding an NBA title parade for the team by the year 2030. "I certainly believe by 2030 we will have won at least one championship," Martins said. "And I say 'at least.' I firmly..." December 13

  • NBA to test bigger ref crews in D-League

    Toronto Star "The laboratory that is the NBA D-League is open for business again. The NBA will use its farm league to experiment for nine games with four- and five-person officiating crews starting later this month in an attempt to see if more eyes can create a better game. The expanded crews will be..." December 13

  • John Legend to headline 2017 NBA-All Star halftime show

    Pro Basketball Talk "After setting the bar impossibly low last year, the NBA improved its headliner for this year’s All-Star halftime show. NBA release: The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that 10-time Grammy® Award-winning recording artist John Legend will headline the 66th NBA All-Star..." December 12

  • NBA season has been full of surprises so far

    USA Today "The 2016-17 NBA season was supposed to be many things, but chock full of surprises was not among them. Some even feared that it would be boring, what with the Golden State Warriors having added Kevin Durant to their cast of All-Star characters in the West and LeBron James’ defending champion..." December 12

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