Magic Rumors & News

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

  • Sources: Channing Frye agrees to $32 million deal with Magic

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Channing Frye has reached agreement on a four-year, $32 million contract with the Orlando Magic, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Frye had opted out of the final season of his contract with the Phoenix Suns to become an unrestricted free agent. Frye passed on his player's..." July 08

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    Ric Bucher @RicBucher

    Ws could've dealt HBarnes to Orl for Arron Afflalo + future 1st, source says. Passed. AA would've eased losing Klay in KLove deal.

  • 6d
    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Marvin Williams solidly on "next" line for threes after top four/five. Talking with Spurs, Heat, Wizards, Hornets, Clips, Magic, Suns.

  • Magic Waive Jason Maxiell "The Orlando Magic have waived forward Jason Maxiell, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Maxiell played in 34 games (13 starts) last season with the Magic, averaging 3.2 ppg. and 2.5 rpg. in 14.4 minpg. He scored in double figures three times, including a season-high 12 points on..." July 04

  • Magic Waive Jason Maxiell "The Orlando Magic have waived forward Jason Maxiell, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Maxiell played in 34 games (13 starts) last season with the Magic, averaging 3.2 ppg. and 2.5 rpg. in 14.4 minpg. He scored in double figures three times, including a season-high 12 points on..." July 04

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Wizards interested in bringing free agent point guard Garrett Temple back, source said, but Miami, Orlando, Chicago also expressed interest.

  • 8d NBA @InsideHoops

    Orlando #Magic sign rookies Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton. Standard operating procedure:

  • 8d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Free agent guard Ben Gordon has agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal with the Orlando Magic, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • 10d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    The Orlando Magic have decided to waive Jameer Nelson, the Orlando Sentinel has learned.

  • 10d
    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    The Orlando Magic picked up G Willie Green off waivers, a source tells @CSNNW. He was recently waived by Clippers.

  • Magic have waived combo guard Doron Lamb

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic have waived third-year combo guard Doron Lamb. Lamb, 22, had struggled to garner consistent playing time with the Magic since the team acquired him, Tobias Harris and Beno Udrih from the Milwaukee Bucks in a trade for J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith in Feb...." June 30

  • 11d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Once they acquired Elfrid Payton on draft night, Magic pulled back tender that would have made E'Twaun Moore restricted free agent. UFA now

  • Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton and Devyn Marble are 'hard-nosed dudes'

    Orlando Sentinel "On Friday, Aaron Gordon fielded a question about how he developed the mindset to become a defensive stopper. Gordon paused for a moment, then spoke. He said: "If somebody really can't score on you, I think that's really what makes you better than them." The Orlando Magic believe he'll..." June 28

  • 14d

    With the No. 12 pick in the 2014 #NBADraft, the @Orlando_Magic select Dario Saric.

  • 14d

    With the No. 4 pick in the 2014 #NBADraft, the @Orlando_Magic select Aaron Gordon.

    2014 NBA Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff Thursday night's draft should be one of the best in recent memory. But more importantly, the draft day rumors should be flying around all day long with dozens of teams looking to move up into the lottery positions. Buckle up! June 26

  • 14d
    Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

    Philly trading Elfrid Payton in a deal for Dario Saric -- which means Sam Hinkie may have drafted 2 guys who won't play to start season.

  • Charlotte Hornets offered Gerald Henderson for Arron Afflalo, according to report

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The Orlando Magic on Thursday agreed to trade Arron Afflalo back to the Denver Nuggets, from whom they acquired him in August 2012, in exchange for Evan Fournier and the 56th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. But according to Chad Ford of ESPN Insider, that offer for Afflalo wasn't the only one..." June 26

  • Magic trade Arron Afflalo to Nuggets

    Yahoo! Sports "The Orlando Magic have traded guard Arron Afflalo to the Denver Nuggets for guard Evan Fournier and the 56th pick in the 2014 NBA draft, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Afflalo gives the Nuggets a shooting guard they were determined to get through a trade or the draft. The Nuggets had traded..." June 26

  • 14d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Cleveland and Orlando nowhere on a possible deal for the No. 1 pick, team sources tell Yahoo Sports. "Total bullshit," one executive says.

  • 14d
    Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

    Sources: Cavs were calling around offering teams Orlando's picks at 4 & 12 for players last night. Interesting

  • Magic offer for first pick intrigues Cavaliers, according to report

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The Cleveland Cavaliers have entertained several trade offers for the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, but according to ESPN scribe Chad Ford, no offer interests them as much as the Orlando Magic's. Orlando, Ford says, is willing to package veteran swingman Arron Afflalo with its own..." June 24

  • Report: Sixers, Magic, Jazz trying to acquire top-2 pick "With news of Joel Embiid's injury and the subsequent surgery a few days ago, the 2014 NBA Draft has been shaken up significantly. It looks like Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins are clearly the two top picks, and several teams were targeting players who now might go higher than expected. The..." June 24

  • Trading Arron Afflalo could have significant benefits for the Magic

    Orlando Sentinel "The clock could be ticking on Arron Afflalo’s tenure with the Orlando Magic. Magic executives like what Afflalo brings to the team, and a league source told the Orlando Sentinel that Afflalo and his agent have not asked for a trade, but it may make sense for the Magic to trade Afflalo sooner..." June 22

  • Sources: Bulls pursuing trade for Magic's Arron Afflalo

    Yahoo! Sports "The Chicago Bulls are pursuing a trade for Orlando Magic swingman Arron Afflalo, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Afflalo, 28, has two years left on his contract – including an Early Termination Option (ETO) provision next summer – and front office executives believe the Magic are prioritizing..." June 22

  • Magic are seeking information on Joel Embiid's injury

    Orlando Sentinel "As they prepare for the 2014 NBA Draft next week, the Orlando Magic are attempting to obtain as much data as possible about Joel Embiid’s right foot injury so they can make an informed decision if Embiid is available when the team picks fourth overall. The Magic currently don’t know any..." June 20

  • Nuggets offer Faried, Chandler and to acquire Afflalo to trade for Kevin Love

    Pro Basketball Talk "We told you earlier today that Denver was in on the bidding for Kevin Love, a surprise new entrant in the bidding mix with Golden State, Chicago, Boston and likely a few others. The more interesting part is that the Timberwolves were looking for players, not just picks. What players would..." June 19

  • Magic going PF then PG on draft day? "Both last year and this year, draft experts projected the Orlando Magic to target a point guard with their top pick. Last year, that was No. 2, and many projected them to take Marcus Smart before the point guard elected to bypass on the NBA and return to college. This year with pick No. 4, a..." June 10

  • Magic’s Aaron Afflalo open to being traded

    Pro Basketball Talk "Arron Afflalo was the best player on the Orlando Magic last season, averaging 18.2 points per game and shot a career high .574 true shooting percentage despite having a much more prominent role in the offense and a lot more attention from defenses than ever before. But the Magic won just 23 games..." June 09

  • Durant, LeBron headline 2013-14 All-NBA First Team "The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and winner of four scoring titles in five seasons, highlights the 2013-14 All-NBA First Team. Durant was the lone unanimous selection, appearing on all 125 ballots as a First-Team pick while LeBron James of the..." June 04

  • Chad Ford Big Board 11.0 "While workouts are only a small part of a much bigger draft picture, they offered an up close and personal look at 14 of our top 17 players. That, combined with additional feedback from NBA GMs and scouts, means it's time for Big Board 11.0 of the 2014 NBA draft. 1 Andrew Wiggins COLLEGE:..." June 04

  • Marcus Smart to have second Magic workout, according to report

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "Following a pre-Draft workout with the Sacramento Kings on Monday, Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart said he plans to work out for the Orlando Magic a second time, reports Jonathan Santiago of Cowbell Kingdom, TrueHoop's Kings blog. Smart reportedly worked out for the Magic on Memorial Day..." June 03

  • Orlando a Possible Destination for David Lee?

    San Jose Mercury News "The draft lottery went down and, for the second consecutive year, the Warriors weren’t focused on ping-pong balls. However, they might have gotten a break with how the draft lottery turned out. Maybe. The Warriors have tried to move David Lee in the past. But it needed to be a no-brainer in..." May 21

  • Magic Extend Contracts of General Manager Rob Hennigan and Head Coach Jacque Vaughn "Working in close concert the past two years, GM Rob Hennigan and head coach Jacque Vaughn have assembled and developed a foundation of promising players that should allow the Orlando Magic to make major strides in the years to come. On Friday the Magic made moves that will ensure that Hennigan..." May 02

  • Is Magic's Rich DeVos next NBA owner to become a target?

    Orlando Sentinel "Sadly, Rich DeVos might be next. In the wake of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's lifetime ban from the NBA for his tape-recorded racist rant to his gold-digging mistress, is the Orlando Magic's DeVos the next owner to be scrutinized for a stance that is considered biased and bigoted..." May 01

  • Bobcats Plan To Target Arron Afflalo, Jameer Nelson In Trade

    Real GM Basketball "The Charlotte Bobcats will target Arron Afflalo and Jameer Nelson in a potential trade. Steve Clifford is believed to be fond of Afflalo and Nelson. Nelson, 32, is entering the final season of his contract at $8 million, but only $2 million of that is guaranteed if Nelson is waived by July..." April 29

  • NBPA VP: Players were prepared to boycott "NBA players were prepared to boycott Tuesday night's playoff games if NBA commissioner Adam Silver did not ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and force him to sell his team, National Basketball Player's Association first vice president Roger Mason Jr. said. "I heard from our players..." April 29

  • NBA Salary cap projected to rise $5M "The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, which could aid clubs such as Chicago and Houston in their attempts to steal free agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, according to sources familiar with the forecasts...." April 21

  • 84d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    The Magic will be able to extend NVucevic's contract between July & Nov. 1. Vucevic said he wants to remain in ORL.

  • 84d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    As expected, Victor Oladipo will play in the summer league for the Magic but not necessarily all the games, Hennigan said.

  • Pacers wrap up regular season with win over Magic 101-86

    Indy Cornrows "With home court wrapped up and the playoffs scheduled to begin on Saturday (time yet to be determined), the Indiana Pacers opted to rest a handful of players in their regular season finale against the Orlando Magic. Roy Hibbert and George Hill were the only two starters to receive game action..." April 17

  • Season finale might be Jameer Nelson's last game with the Orlando Magic

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic's game tonight at Amway Center will close their 2013-14 season. It also could mark the end of the team's Jameer Nelson era. Nelson might not be with the franchise next season. Although he's about to complete just the second year of a three-year contract, his salary for the..." April 16

  • 88d
    John Denton @JohnDenton555

    Vucevic, who has missed the past 4 games with a sore Achilles' tendon, won't play in final 3 games as #Magic play it safe with his injury.

  • 88d
    John Denton @JohnDenton555

    #Magic will be WITHOUT veteran PG Jameer Nelson tonight because of a sore groin. Rookie Victor Oladipo will start at PG.

  • Wizards regain No. 6 seed with win over Magic

    CSN Washington "Needing an easy mark to bounce back from a disappointing loss earlier in the week, the Wizards had what appeared to be an easy mark with the Orlando Magic but it was anything but that. Nene came off the bench to score 17 points in his second game back from a left knee injury to spark his team,..." April 12

  • Led by Arron Afflalo, the Orlando Magic beat the Brooklyn Nets 115-111

    Orlando Sentinel "Arron Afflalo took a foul shot and saw the basketball hit off the back of the rim. The ball caromed toward him, and as he approached it, splitting two Brooklyn Nets in the process, the ball bounced off him and toward the Orlando Magic bench. Afflalo could've allowed the ball to roll out of..." April 10

  • 92d
    John Denton @JohnDenton555

    #Magic C Nikola Vucevic WILL NOT play tonight vs. #Nets because of his sore left Achilles' tendon.

  • Orlando Magic chairman Dan DeVos says the franchise is not for sale

    Orlando Sentinel "The DeVos family, which owns the Orlando Magic, has no plans or desire to sell the franchise, the team's chairman, Dan DeVos, told the Orlando Sentinel on Sunday. "As a family, the topic of selling the team has not come up," DeVos wrote in an e-mail message. "In fact, we are enjoying the team..." April 07

  • Kyle O'Quinn bounces back as the Magic beat the Timberwolves 100-92

    Orlando Sentinel "On March 8, Jacque Vaughn fundamentally altered the Orlando Magic's starting lineup. Vaughn made second-year big man Kyle O'Quinn the team's starting power forward, partly to see how O'Quinn would fare against better players. Saturday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves offered the..." April 06

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