Magic Rumors & News

  • Orlando Magic to wear Disney ad on jerseys next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "There will be massive international conglomerates like GE. There will be ticket sellers such as Stub Hub. There will be almond growers. There will even be a charity logo. A number of NBA teams will have an ad on its jerseys next season, and some seem to fit better than others. Maybe the best..." June 21

  • Disney becomes Magic jersey sponsor

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic and Walt Disney World have reached an agreement to have the Disney logo appear on Magic players’ game jerseys. As part of the NBA’s pilot program testing ads on jerseys, the Disney name will appear in an approximately 2½-inch-by-2½-inch space on the front left of Magic jerseys..." June 20

  • Glaring needs for 2017 NBA Draft Lottery teams

    Sportsnaut "The countdown has officially begun for the 2017 NBA Draft. This year stands to be one of the deepest drafts in recent memory, with solid players throughout the lottery and deep into the first round. It’s also one of the most consequential. The Boston Celtics — not listed here because they..." June 13

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

  • Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over that role from David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s..." May 31

  • Sit Down, Be Humble: An NBA Champion's Guide to Ring Chasing

    Bleacher Report "For the last two seasons, veteran power forward David West has sacrificed bigger roles and much bigger contracts for the sake of being on championship-contending teams. So if he fails to win a ring with the Golden State Warriors in the next few weeks, as he did with the San Antonio Spurs this time..." May 31

  • LeBron And Other NBA Stars Are High On ESPN’s List Of 100 Most Popular Athletes

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James isn’t the most popular athlete in the world, but he’s close. ESPN released its annual list of the 100 most popular athletes on the planet on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the top spot again. James, the top NBA player on the list, was second yet again. Other NBA players..." May 30

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Raptors to receive second-round pick from Magic for Weltman

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors will be receiving a 2018 second-round draft pick from the Orlando Magic as compensation for the loss of general manager Jeff Weltman, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski‏. The pick will be the least desirable of Orlando’s two second-rounders. The Magic currently..." May 25

  • Magic hire Bucks GM John Hammond for same role

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond is leaving the organization to take the same role with the Orlando Magic. The Magic announced Wednesday that Hammond -- who interviewed for the Orlando president of basketball operations job that went to Toronto Raptors executive Jeff Weltman -- will..." May 23

  • Masai Ujiri proud to have lost right-hand man Weltman to Orlando

    Sportsnet "Making suggestions or making decisions. That’s the difference between being second-in-command with an NBA team and running the show. That opportunity is why Toronto Raptors general manager Jeff Weltman is moving his wife and two young daughters from a city they’d grown to love, working for a..." May 23

  • Magic hire Raptors' Jeff Weltman as president of basketball operations

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic hired Toronto Raptors general manager Jeff Weltman as their president of basketball operations on Monday, league sources confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel. Weltman spent the last four seasons as a Raptors executive, working under team president Masai Ujiri and serving as..." May 23

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • Cavs unresponsive to Magic's request to speak with David Griffin

    247 Sports "The Orlando Magic continue to have interest in Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin. The Magic recently reached out to the Cavaliers for permission to speak with Griffin, but they did not receive a response, according to a report from Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski. From..." May 16

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • Magic won't get to interview Markelle Fultz at NBA Draft Combine

    Orlando Sentinel "Markelle Fultz’s time at the NBA Draft Combine will be brief, and it will not include an interview with the Orlando Magic, sources told the Orlando Sentinel. Fultz, a point guard who is arguably the draft’s top prospect, interviewed with some teams Wednesday, but the Magic were not among them...." May 11

  • Frank Vogel To Represent Magic At Lottery

    Real GM Basketball "Frank Vogel will represent the Orlando Magic at the draft lottery on May 16th. Pat Williams will also attend. Williams was general manager of the Magic when they won the lottery in two straight years in the early 1990s." May 09

  • Shaquille O'Neal says he'll run for sheriff in 2020

    ESPN "NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal says he is thinking about running for office, telling an Atlanta TV station that he will try to become sheriff in 2020. O'Neal didn't clarify to WXIA where he would enter a sheriff race. The 2000 NBA MVP holds residency in Florida and Georgia. "This is not..." May 09

  • Magic Interested In John Hammond, Jeff Weltman, Kevin McHale

    Real GM Basketball "While David Griffin remains the top target for the Orlando Magic, they also have interest in John Hammond, Jeff Weltman and Kevin McHale. The Magic are searching for a new general manager after firing Rob Hennigan. Hammond is currently general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks. Weltman is..." May 04

  • Magic have started to interview candidates for president of basketball operations

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic have started to interview candidates to head their basketball operations department, Magic CEO Alex Martins said Wednesday. But Martins cautioned that the hiring process could take a long time. “As we’ve said from the outset, we don’t expect a quick decision or a quick..." May 03

  • Kevin McHale among Orlando Magic front-office candidates

    Orlando Sentinel "Add Kevin McHale to the list of candidates to head the Orlando Magic’s basketball operations department. McHale is among the people the Magic are considering for the job, USA Today Sports reported and the Orlando Sentinel confirmed. McHale, a color commentator for Turner Sports, most..." April 30

  • Magic interested in Larry Bird as candidate for president

    Larry Brown Sports "The reverberations of Larry Bird’s decision to step down as Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations are already being felt. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports on Friday that, though Bird’s current plan is to continue on with the Pacers as a consultant, the Orlando Magic are..." April 28

  • Cavaliers GM David Griffin ‘the top candidate’ in Magic’s front-office search

    Pro Basketball Talk "A week ago, David Griffin was just someone the Magic were researching to run their front office. It seems the Cavaliers general manager has since moved up in the search. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports: For now, Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin remains the top candidate in the..." April 28

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • Will the real Vucevic stand up at FIBA EuroBasket 2017?

    FIBA "His form for Orlando Magic is undeniable, but can Nikola Mirotic now replicate his club numbers in a national team jersey? We see his numbers in the NBA year after year. Nikola Vucevic is a statistical giant, racking up points and rebounds like there is no tomorrow for the Orlando Magic. Yet..." April 24

  • Magic interested in Cavaliers GM David Griffin

    CBS Sports "One of the Cleveland Cavaliers' most coveted free agents isn't even a player -- it's general manager David Griffin. Griffin, whose contract expires after this season, is a target for the Orlando Magic's vacant general manager position, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski: The..." April 21

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Nine worst NBA free agent signings from last summer

    Sportsnaut "Last summer, the NBA’s salary cap spiked upward in a way we had never seen before. The result was a bevy of contracts that, by previous standards, were enormous. Most look fine now, in accordance with the cap spike, but the bad contracts look much worse than normal. Instead of Allen Crabbe and..." April 17

  • Scott Skiles warned Magic of Rob Hennigan's shortcomings

    Orlando Sentinel "Running off at the typewriter … In the wake of firing general manager Rob Hennigan, Magic CEO Alex Martins admitted that former coach Scott Skiles was right about the failed GM and should have stuck around until the team figured out what to do about it. Skiles quit after only one season..." April 15

  • Grant Hill ‘not interested’ in Magic front office job

    Larry Brown Sports "The Orlando Magic on Thursday fired GM Rob Hennigan after five years on the job and will be looking for new leadership. They could consider hiring a president of basketball operations who chooses a GM, or they could just fill Hennigan’s shoes with a general manager replacement. One name that..." April 14

  • The Magic’s Leaked Whiteboard Photo Reportedly Played A Role In Their GM Getting Fired

    Dime Magazine "The Orlando Magic fired general manager Rob Hennigan on Thursday, quickly making official what many expected to happen once this season ended after the Magic’s failure to make any notable improvements. While there are plenty of reasons you can point to for why the Magic needed to make this move —..." April 13

  • Magic Interested In Grant Hill As President Of Basketball Operations

    Real GM Basketball "The Orlando Magic have interest in hiring Grant Hill as president of basketball operations. Hill would have to divest his small ownership stake in the Atlanta Hawks and it is also unclear if he has interest in the job. Hill currently works as an analyst for Turner and CBS." April 13

  • Rob Hennigan rejected DeMarcus Cousins trade that Magic assistant GM wanted to make

    Pro Basketball Talk "In mid-February, Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report reported talks between the Magic and Kings involving DeMarcus Cousins, Nikola Vucevic and Evan Fournier: Multiple league sources say the Magic turned down the chance to deal Nikola Vucevic and either Evan Fournier or draft picks to the Kings..." April 13

  • Magic fire GM Rob Hennigan

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic fired Rob Hennigan on Thursday, ending his five-year tenure as the team’s general manager. The move occurred after the Magic finished their 2016-17 season with a 29-53 record and failed to reach the playoffs for a fifth consecutive season. Even worse, the rebuilding plan..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Magic end season with win vs. Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- One last victory doesn't change another disappointing season, but it did provide a hint of hope for the Orlando Magic. The young guns shined on the closing night of the NBA season. Forward Aaron Gordon scored 32 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and point guard Elfrid..." April 12

  • Nikola Vucevic will work on 3-point shooting this summer

    Orlando Sentinel "Like most NBA players, Nikola Vucevic tries to add something to his game every offseason. Improving his 3-point shooting ranks among his top priorities in the months ahead. During his first five NBA seasons, Vucevic attempted a grand total of 26 treys, and at least some of those were on..." April 11

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Bulls crush Magic, move closer to playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- For the Chicago Bulls, the season boils down to one final game. If the Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets at home on Wednesday night in their regular-season finale, they will be in the playoffs -- no matter what. Robin Lopez scored 18 points, and Jimmy Butler and Jerian Grant each..." April 10

  • Terrence Ross Plans to Spend Much of Offseason in Orlando "Terrence Ross is a thousand miles away from where he was this time a year ago – literally and figuratively in basketball terms – but with each passing day sunny Orlando feels more and more like home to him. Still in the hotel where he’s stayed for nearly two months after being traded to the..." April 10

  • George powers Pacers in rout of Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Paul George and the Indiana Pacers are peaking at just the right time. The playoffs are within reach once again. George scored a game-high 37 points and the Pacers won their third consecutive game in impressive fashion, pounding the Orlando Magic 127-112 on Saturday..." April 08

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Magic defeat Nets, snap five-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton is driven today by the thought of next season. It's the only way to be. Payton is finishing with a flourish, even if his team is not, as Orlando snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the lowly Brooklyn Nets, 115-107..." April 06

  • James' triple-double sparks Cavs' rout of Magic

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- No, really. This was a big game for the Cavaliers. Yes, Cleveland plays the Boston Celtics on Wednesday with the two teams tied for first place in the Eastern Conference and five games left on the schedule. But to make it so, the Cavs had to first deal with the Orlando..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

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