Team officials say Oladipo received an accidental elbow in the face during a practice drill, and he will undergo surgery Sat.
Keep eye on Tobias Harris. Won't sign ext w/Orlando b4 10/31. Restricted FA next summer. Nike deal gives him upgrade if he in LA, NY or CHI
Orlando Sentinel "One extension (more or less) done for the Orlando Magic. Perhaps another to go. Although the Magic and Nik Vucevic’s primary agent are finalizing an extension for Vucevic, the Magic still have until the end of Oct. 31 to reach an extension with forward Tobias Harris. Without an extension,..." October 23
The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.
Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic and the representatives for center Nik Vucevic are finalizing a contract extension that will add four years to his current deal and will run through the 2018-19 NBA season, industry sources told the Orlando Sentinel. The deal will pay Vucevic a total of $53 million over four..." October 22
After reaching terms on Nik Vucevic extension, Orlando will keep working on Tobias Harris talks. Still significant gap there, sources say.
Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21
Kyle O'Quinn has added three-point shooting to his arsenal. Story: http://t.co/F59xREMHdc
Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16
Fox Sports Florida "This wasn't quite the same as Magic Johnson jumping into the arms of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar after a last-second victory by the Los Angeles Lakers in Johnson's first NBA regular-season game. But Aaron Gordon, barely six months removed from his only year of college basketball, could also hardly..." October 15
Orlando Sentinel "Magic point guard Luke Ridnour said Monday he will seriously begin assessing how much longer he will play after this season. "It all goes by so fast," he said of his career, now in its 12th season. "My family is the most important thing. . . . After this [season,] I'll just take it season to..." October 14
Channing Frye, Victor Oladipo are on Magic's Charlotte trip. Coach Jacque Vaughn said both progressing from knee sprains, doing pool work.
Victor Oladipo (knee) is highly unlikely to play tomorrow night in Charlotte. Willie Green (knee) is questionable to play.
NBA.com "Thumbing through the myriad of coaches that he has played for over the last half-dozen years in the NBA, Ben Gordon came to a sudden and stark revelation: His most productive seasons were when he was taking orders from head coaches who once manned guard positions at the professional..." October 12
Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12
Tobias Harris says Ben Gordon has helped push him to become a better long-range shooter.
Sporting News "Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo suffered an MCL sprain to his right knee in practice, the team announced on Monday. The second-year player was hurt when he landed awkwardly in a Friday night scrimmage. Oladipo finished the scrimmage, but felt the effects of the injury the next day and his..." October 06
Orlando Sentinel "Well, if Tobias Harris wanted to show the Magic he’s worth the big money, here’s his chance. With the injury to Channing Frye, Harris should be the logical and immediate replacement at power forward for how ever long Frye is out with a sprained knee. Frye could miss anywhere from one to two..." October 04
Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01
Fox Sports Florida "Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo couldn't be more alike in many ways. No, Oladipo doesn't walk around with a hairstyle which, strange as it sounds, already has its own Twitter account. But the similarities between the two Orlando Magic guards go beyond their penchant for the type of defensive..." September 30
Orlando Sentinel "Tobias Harris and Nik Vucevic made it clear Monday: Each said he wants to sign a contract extension with the Orlando Magic by the Oct. 31 deadline to do so. "Obviously, I want to be here," Harris, a 22-year-old forward, said during the Magic's annual media day at Amway Center. "But I think..." September 29
Magic bringing Seth Curry, Kadeem Batts, Peyton Siva, Drew Crawford to camp. Then all could be headed to D-League assignments in Erie.
Pro Basketball Talk "The Magic’s cap sheet is so clean, they could sign Ben Gordon for $9 million, and anyone who criticized the offer – raises hand – had to admit the griping was likely only theoretical. Orlando has so little money committed, it’s very unlikely Gordon’s salary interferes with other..." September 15
Real GM Basketball "Behind a resurgent desire to pursue the NBA culminating in a successful World Cup showing, Slovenian shooting guard Zoran Dragic has maintained discussions with the four teams interested in signing him for next season: the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, league..." September 10
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel "Victor Oladipo still lives in the gym. Does that surprise you? He still works way past the norm. Would you expect anything less? Some NBA players, once they attain wealth and success, as this former Indiana standout and NBA No. 2 overall pick has as he prepares for his second season with the..." August 28
SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26
Orlando Pinstriped Post "Citing "sources," Sports Talk Florida reporter Mary Stevens writes former Orlando Magic combo guard E`Twaun Moore will continue his NBA career with the Chicago Bulls. He is expected to sign there "in the next few days." Prior reports from other outlets indicated that Moore was set to sign with..." August 14
CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13
Hearing: Pistons are in advanced talks to try to secure former Magic GM Otis Smith as COACH of their new D-League franchise in Grand Rapids
Don't be surprised if E'Twaun Moore lands in Cleveland after LeBron trade goes down. He's on top of Cavs list.
Tobias Harris is participating in the Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa activities this week in Johannesburg.
Orlando Sentinel "Victor Oladipo had an idea of what to expect when he and Orlando Magic teammate Tobias Harris joined USA Basketball’s select team. Oladipo knew the select team’s job was to help the national team prepare for the upcoming FIBA World Cup, and he also understood just how good national team..." August 01
Peyton Siva has agreed to terms with the Orlando Magic, a source told Yahoo Sports.
Pro Basketball Talk "Three members of the All-Big Ten first team entered the NBA draft. Nik Stauskas went No. 8 to the Kings. Gary Harris went No. 19 to the Nuggets (via the Bulls). And Devyn Marble went No. 56 to the Magic. Stauskas and Harris were better than Marble in college, but the difference wasn’t..." July 24
Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic have signed second-round pick Devyn Marble. The contract will be for three seasons, according to an industry source familiar with the terms of the contract. Marble’s rookie season will be fully guaranteed. His second and third seasons are non-guaranteed but would become..." July 24
Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23
ESPN sources say Mavs will be hosting free-agent point guard Jameer Nelson in Dallas for a face-to-face visit Thursday
Andrew Nicholson said he is “going back to basics” trying to get back to solid rookie form. More time in post, etc. Magic deep up front now
Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22
Orlando Pinstriped Post "Orlando Magic standouts Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo will reportedly join Team USA in Las Vegas to train with it in advance of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Harris and Oladipo are part of the Select Team. Other members of the Select Team include..." July 18
CBSSports.com "As we've noted before, former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady tried his hand at pitching this season for the Sugar Land Skeeters (Independent league, not affiliated with MLB). And now he's announced that he's retiring. McGrady's final outing came in the Atlantic League All-Star Game, in which he..." July 17
SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16
Orlando Pinstriped Post "The Orlando Magic will soon sign Luke Ridnour, reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. A veteran of 11 NBA seasons, Ridnour averaged five points and 2.9 assists in the 2013/14 campaign, which he split between the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Bobcats. The Oregon product shot 38.5 percent..." July 16
The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15
Orlando Pinstriped Post "The Orlando Magic struck quickly in free agency, agreeing to contract terms with veteran shooters Ben Gordon and Channing Frye early in the negotiating period and inking both players to contracts soon after the moratorium ended. Addressing the media Monday after the team formally signed Frye,..." July 15
Pro Basketball Talk "The Bulls must have really liked Doug McDermott. Chicago has essentially given up two first-round and three second-round picks for the Creighton forward. On draft night, the Bulls traded the No. 16 and No. 19 picks and a 2015 second rounder for the No. 11 pick and Anthony Randolph. Now,..." July 15
ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bulls have agreed to send Anthony Randolph to Orlando Magic in exchange for two future second round picks, according to a league source. The Bulls acquire the draft rights to Milovan Rackovic from the Magic. Randolph was acquired by the Bulls on draft night as part of the deal that..." July 14
Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic likely will begin talking with Nik Vucevic's representatives about a potential contract extension for the 23-year-old center around Labor Day, according to an industry source familiar with team officials' thinking. The collective bargaining agreement allows teams to extend..." July 11