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  • NBA Owner Sounds off on NBA All-Star Weekend King of Court Proposal

    Heavy "NBA All-Star weekend is one of the most anticipated during the NBA season with dazzling and jaw-dropping events, such as the celebrity game, the rising stars’ game where you get you to see the league’s upcoming talent all in one place. There’s the three-point..." January 17

  • Markelle Fultz takes over late in win vs. Lakers: Showed 'what I can do'

    ESPN "With his game uniform bunched up in a plastic bag in one hand and a satisfied smile across his face, Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz walked out of Staples Center victorious on Wednesday. The Magic edged the Los Angeles Lakers 119-118, snapping..." January 16

  • Rodney Dangerfield is the Most Disrespected Man in the NBA History

    The Big Lead "Disrespect is a funny thing. Athletes and those tasked with motivating athletes find it everywhere. Draft position. Public opinion. Betting odds. Predictions from talking heads. If you aren't with a team, you're against them. If you're not propping them up, you're bulletin board..." January 16

  • Magic Sign Gary Clark To 10-Day Deal, Cut Josh Magette

    SLAM Online "The Orlando Magic have inked free agent guard Gary Clark to a 10-day contract, the team has revealed. Clark passed through waivers earlier this month when he was released by the Houston Rockets. Clark’s 10-day pact will give him an opportunity to audition with an Eastern..." January 15

  • Tony Parker Is The Only Player With A Positive Record Against All 30 Teams, Including San Antonio Spurs

    Hoops Hype "Tony Parker announced his retirement last summer following a memorable career that saw him win four NBA titles and make the All-Star Game six times. His final year with the Hornets was not the stuff of legend, but one particular event during that season made his NBA career even more..." January 14

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler reveals his 5 toughest players to guard

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is widely considered as one of the best defenders in the league today. Recently, the four-time All-Defensive team member penned an article for The Players’ Tribune, wherein he openly spoke about some of the most challenging..." January 13

  • Two-Way Contract Situations To Watch This Week

    Hoops Rumors "January 15 is the last day that NBA teams can sign a player to a two-way contract this season. After that date, teams can still waive two-way players or promote them to their 15-man rosters, but they can’t bring aboard new players on two-way contracts as replacements. With that..." January 13

  • Vic Law Inks Two-Way Deal with Orlando

    SLAM Online "The Orlando Magic have signed Vic Law to a two-way contract, the club announced, immediately filling the vacancy created by the conversion of Josh Magette’s previous deal. " January 11

  • Ranking the Top 10 Centers in the NBA

    The Big Lead "1. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets Generally, building your franchise around a 7-foot, 250-pound center in the year 2020 is frowned upon, but Jokic is more of a point guard trapped in Bryant Reeves' body. He was the All-NBA First Team center last season and will turn 25 next month. It..." January 10

  • Deal between Warriors’ D’Angelo Russell, Magic’s Aaron Gordon ‘unlikely’ to happen

    Clutch Points "A potential trade between the Golden State Warriors and the Orlando Magic has been among the few storylines of this upcoming trade deadline. The potential of trading the recently-acquired D’Angelo Russell for Aaron Gordon has become prominent, but as Sam..." January 10

  • Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Sportress of Blogitude "The All-Star Celebrity Game during NBA All-Star Weekend is often one of the more entertaining events of the three-day league showcase, simply due to the novelty of watching stars chucking up shots. With ESPN televising the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 14, it is not a..." January 10

  • Instagram model Tammy Hembrow: Entire sports team has invaded my DMs

    New York Post "Model and fitness influencer Tammy Hembrow is Australia’s hottest Instagram star right now — and at least one sport team agrees. The 25-year-old social media starlet has opened up on the number of direct messages she has been receiving recently from athletes around the..." January 10

  • Magic Apply For Two Disabled Player Exceptions

    Real GM Basketball "The Orlando Magic have applied for Disabled Player Exceptions for both Jonathan Isaac and Al-Farouq Aminu. " January 10

  • 3 Players That Can Help Joel Embiid And Ben Simmons Win A Championship This Season

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers looked like the team to beat entering this season. After an eventful offseason, many expected this team to coast through the Eastern Conference, but this doesn’t seem like the case. The Sixers have fallen back to Earth after their 5-0 start and this recent..." January 09

  • Inside How Markelle Fultz Revived His Career In Orlando

    SI "The chant started in the lower bowl on Monday, a handful of powder blue clad fans leading it. M-V-P … M-V-P … It picked up a few dozen more voices, enough to catch Markelle Fultz’s ear. M-V-P … M-V-P … M-V-P..." January 09

  • Magic’s Jonathan Isaac will not need surgery for his knee injury

    Clutch Points "Though he’s still expected to be out of commission for a couple of months due to a sprained left knee and bone bruise, Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac will not need surgery. Instead, Isaac will be treated with a rest and rehab program as he..." January 08

  • Eric Stern opens up about his dad David Stern, former NBA commissioner

    USA Today "Eric Stern appreciated all the words said and written about his father, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died on New Year’s Day. “It’s all very nice,” Stern told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview. But what also had tremendous meaning to..." January 08

  • Magic’s Al-Farouq Aminu Out At Least 12 Weeks Following Knee Surgery

    Hoops Rumors "It looks like it may be a lost first season for Al-Farouq Aminu in Orlando. The Magicannounced today in a press release that the veteran forward has undergone successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. Orlando doesn’t offer a..." January 08

  • The Top 5 Best Destinations For Lakers' Kyle Kuzma

    Fadeaway World "With the Trade Deadline approaching, many teams are expected to make changes to their rosters. While many of the teams expected to make some moves are fringe playoff teams, there are a handful of teams at the top of the league record-wise that could look to dabble in the trade market. One team..." January 08

  • NBA reconsidering playoff reseeding proposal

    Sportsnet "The NBA is reportedly reconsidering a proposal that would have reseeded the four conference finalists during the playoffs based on regular season record, re-shaping the league’s playoff structure, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. Under the NBA’s..." January 07

  • NBA Execs Rip Load Management

    Bleacher Report "Want a surefire way to get almost any NBA coach to roll their eyes, snort or make some other derisive gesture? Mention load management. That is, as long as they're sure no one is looking. To be caught dismissing the practice would be "career suicide," says..." January 07

  • 3 potential trades for Kevin Love

    The Score "Kevin Love could use a change in scenery. The veteran power forward's stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers appears to be coming to a head after a reported outburst toward general manager Koby Altman on Saturday was followed up by an on-court..." January 06

  • From Danilo Gallinari to Chris Paul, 75 players who could be moved before Feb. 6

    CBS Sports "Just before the 2019 trade deadline, the Toronto Raptors acquired Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies, hoping that he would be the final piece of a championship-worthy puzzle. On their way to their first title in franchise history, they outlasted the Philadelphia..." January 06

  • 6 Blockbuster Trades We Want To See This Season

    Fadeaway World "A couple of weeks ago, we finally had our first trade of the 2019-20 NBA season. Jordan Clarkson was traded to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Dante Exum and 2 second-round picks and this trade looks to be a win-win for both sides. Clarkson wasn’t in the plans for the Cleveland Cavaliers..." January 04

  • Three Trade Destinations For Pistons Center Andre Drummond

    The Big Lead "The Detroit Pistons went all-in when they traded for Blake Griffin in February of 2018. Just under two years later, nothing has gone right. Griffin had a career year in 2018-19, but his body failed him as the playoffs approached and Detroit was swept by Milwaukee in the first round. Three..." January 04

  • From Charles Barkley to Joel Embiid: The fight to modernize the NBA big man

    ESPN "JOEL EMBIID RELISHES the opportunities to launch 3-pointers. The execution of that shot, the 7-foot Philadelphia 76ers center believes, classifies him as a modern NBA player, a multifaceted big man whose skills and athleticism should not -- and will not -- confine him to a..." January 03

  • The NBA Wouldn't Be the NBA Without David Stern

    Complex "The 1984 NBA Draft, held in the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden, was a revolution that was barely televised—it was shown on the USA Network in the middle of a weekday afternoon. What are today household names didn’t get beamed into many households. There were future Hall of..." January 02

  • Jimmy Garoppolo’s Ex-Adult Film Star Hookup Kiara Mia Reveals She Has an NBA Player Who Pays Her For Sex

    Black Sports Online "Mia Kiara says she is the reason that Jimmy G and the 49ers are back in the playoffs. Hard to argue her point. Jimmy G has been balling and it started when he took her out on a date before having sex with her.  " January 02

  • Jonathan Isaac Out Indefinitely With Hyperextended Left Knee

    Hoops Rumors "1/2/20: The Magic have released a statement (Twitter link) declaring that, following an MRI today, ascendant third-year forward Jonathan Isaac suffered “a posterior lateral corner injury and a medial bone contusion.” The team also noted that Isaac..." January 02

  • LeBron James on David Stern: ‘He definitely should have something named after him’

    USA Today "LeBron James eulogized David Stern for his global vision and shrewd negotiating tactics. But with Stern passing away on Wednesday at age 77, the Lakers star suggested another way to honor the late NBA Commissioner. “He definitely should have something named after..." January 02

  • All NBA teams will wear black jersey stripe for the rest of the season as tribute to David Stern

    The Big Lead "David Stern, longtime former commissioner of the NBA, passed away on New Year's Day at the age of 77. The league released a statement on his passing, and teams and players everywhere have been giving their thoughts on the man who became a figurehead for the game of basketball. " January 02

  • Mavs’ Luka Doncic, Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead 1st All-Star voting returns

    NBA.com "The Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the NBA and their respective conferences in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting presented by Google.  Doncic leads Antetokounmpo by 599 votes for the top spot among all players...." January 02

  • Buying or Selling NBA's Biggest Breakout Players

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season was always destined to be one for the ages. The injury bug dismantled the Golden State Warriors dynasty (or at least put it on a one-year hiatus). Dynamic duos sprouted up across the hoops landscape with Hollywood as the backdrop, where the Los Angeles Lakers..." January 02

  • ‘He thought big’: David Stern ushered in the modern NBA

    Sportsnet "The NBA All-Star Game is an annual gathering of some of the most gifted people on the planet — where some of the biggest and brightest among us shine. But so often in years past at All-Star Weekend, the event that carried the most weight — that was most anticipated by..." January 01

  • Jonathan Isaac Suffers Apparent Left Knee Injury

    Hoops Rumors "Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports that ascendant third-year Magic forwardJonathan Isaac was carried off the hardwood of the the Capital One Arena, home to the Wizards, on a stretcher. Isaac injured his left knee this afternoon, while driving for a..." January 01

  • Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 after brain hemorrhage

    CBS Sports "David Stern, the former commissioner of the NBA, has died at 77 after suffering a brain hemorrhage in December, the NBA announced Wednesday.  Stern was the commissioner of the NBA from 1984 through 2014, presiding over a period of immense growth for professional..." January 01

  • Ranking the top five sports video games of the 2010s

    Sporting News "The landscape of sports gaming has changed dramatically over the last decade, with a reduction in the number of games produced, evolution of distribution and a shift in newly prioritized features to maximize the revenue they generate. While there is legitimate reason to be frustrated..." December 31

  • Again: Cord Cutting is NOT the Biggest Reason For NBA Ratings Hiccups

    The Big Lead "The reasons for NBA ratings declines this season have been debated ad nauseam, but I keep seeing the decline in cable and satellite subscribers presented as the biggest variable. While it is certainly a factor, it is not the prevailing one. Every other major sport this year has weathered cable..." December 31

  • Sixers face questions about playing down to opponents after disappointing loss to Magic

    USA Today "The Philadelphia 76ers are considered championship contenders, and that is still true. But another loss to the Orlando Magic on the road has people scratching their heads about this team. They obliterated the Milwaukee Bucks on Christmas Day, but then lost to the inferior..." December 28

  • Free Agent Stock Watch 2019: Southeast Division

    Hoops Rumors "Every week, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents next offseason. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Southeast Division: Allen..." December 28

  • Magic's Al-Farouq Aminu suffers setback in knee recovery

    ESPN "Orlando Magic forward Al-Farouq Aminu suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee injury and will be reevaluated, according to coach Steve Clifford. Aminu, who has a torn meniscus in his right knee but opted against surgery, has been sidelined since late..." December 27

  • 3 Teams Dumb Enough to Trade for Russell Westbrook

    12 Up "It was only a matter of time before the Houston Rockets realized that trading for Russell Westbrook was a mistake. Despite their 21-10 start to the year, the Rockets have struggled to find success when Westbrook is on the court, and now they're reportedly open to moving..." December 27

  • 76ers' Brett Brown 'proud' of Markelle Fultz after growth with Magic

    The Score "Ahead of Friday's meeting between the Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic, Sixers head coach Brett Brown said he still keeps tabs on Markelle Fultz and is happy to see him thriving with his new club. "I still take great interest in him and I think..." December 27

  • Players Eligible For Veteran Extensions During 2019/20 Season

    Hoops Rumors "As we noted in our glossary entry on veteran contract extensions, rookie scale extensions have historically been the most common form of contract extension in the NBA. However, the league’s latest Collective Bargaining Agreement loosened the rules on eligibility for veteran..." December 27

  • Jeff Green clears waivers, is free agent. What teams could use him?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jeff Green was signed last summer by Utah to bolster their wing depth, making the Jazz his seventh team in the past six years. However, Green struggled so much with his shot this season — 38.5 percent overall and 32.7 percent from three — that Utah decided to waive..." December 27

  • 10 NBA Players Who Should be Traded This Season

    Sportsnaut "We’re just over two months into the 2019-20 NBA season, and contenders are already separating themselves from pretenders. A total of six teams find themselves 10-plus games under .500. That includes a Golden State Warriors squad ravaged by injury. Back east, the..." December 26

  • Eastern Conference All-Stars: Who Should Start?

    Hoops Rumors "Voting for the NBA 2020 All-Star Game has opened up and let’s examine who should be voted in for the Eastern Conference. Backcourt Selections Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards There are many permutations to consider..." December 26

  • Mark Cuban Blasts NBA Over In-Season Tournament Plan

    Sportsnaut "The NBA is considering a change to its regular-season schedule that includes a shortened slate and a potential in-season tournament that would enable teams to automatically earn a trip to the playoffs. This seems to be somewhat of a ridiculous premise and has a ton of..." December 25

  • 'You can only go up from there': How jersey No. 0 took over the NBA

    The Score "Once upon a time, Orlando Woolridge and Olden Polynice could have staged their own rendering of the Spider-Man meme: two sinewy big men pointing cross-court at each other as though staring into a mirror. Imagine how Woolridge must have felt early in the 1990-91 season when, after a decade as an..." December 25

  • NBA Still Mulling Draft Pick Prize For Proposed Tournament

    Hoops Rumors "As we relayed last week, the NBA sent a proposal to all 30 teams outlining possible changes to the league’s schedule for the 2021/22 season. One of those changes would be an in-season tournament which would reward the winning team with $1MM-per-player bonuses. While that..." December 24