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  • Gilbert Arenas suing ex-girlfriend for $10 million

    Larry Brown Sports "Gilbert Arenas has had his fair share of trouble with women over the years, and the former NBA star is now seeking a lot of money from an ex-girlfriend as a result. According to a report from TMZ, Arenas has filed a lawsuit against a woman who got a restraining order against him..." September 20

  • Matt Barnes Says He Smoked Weed Before NBA Games

    TMZ "If you've seen Ex-NBA tough guy Matt Barnes play basketball, chances are you've seen him high as a kite ... because MB says he smoked weed before every game he played ... SINCE HIGH SCHOOL.  Barnes appeared on Van Lathan's 'Red Pill Podcast' and..." September 18

  • Steve Clifford says Aaron Gordon has to improve defense, rebounding to get All-Star consideration

    Clutch Points "Aaron Gordon had a timely breakthrough season in 2017-18, finally showing more than mere flashes of brilliance for the Orlando Magic throughout the entirety of the campaign. New head coach Steve Clifford has taken notice of his star’s prowess, but notes he must make a jump..." September 17

  • Magic forward Jonathan Isaac? calls for more abstinence education

    Pro Basketball Talk "In the NBA lately, most noteworthy political and social stances have been opposition to President Donald Trump. But Magic forward Jonathan Isaac is taking up another cause. Isaac: September 11

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • Magic owner Rich DeVos planned for future, handed franchise off to his family

    Orlando Sentinel "The passing of 92-year-old Orlando Magic owner and philanthropist Rich DeVos was met with much sadness within the entire organization Thursday, which should come as no surprise to anyone who ever came in contact with the man they called the “Magic’s biggest..." September 07

  • Orlando Magic Owner Richard DeVos Dies at 92

    Hoops Rumors "Orlando Magic senior chairman Richard DeVos, who has owned the franchise since 1991, died this morning at age 92, the team announced on its website. “Complications from an infection” was listed as the cause of death. DeVos, who made his fortune as a co-founder of..." September 06

  • Magic Sign Gabe York, B.J. Johnson To Exhibit 10 Deals

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic have added a pair of players to their 20-man offseason roster, according to Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel, who reports (via Twitter) that Gabe York and B.J. Johnson have signed Exhibit 10 contracts with the team. The Magic have confirmed the signings in a pair of press..." September 05

  • Magic forming an identity. On purpose, though?

    Pro Basketball Talk "In evaluating Magic president Jeff Weltman’s first offseason last year, I wrote it could take him years to put his stamp on the franchise. He inherited a roster so gummed up with bad contracts for at-least-half-decent veterans. There was no quick fix, up or down. One year later,..." September 04

  • Ross sliding into final season of his contract with the Magic

    Hoops Rumors "Magic guard Terrence Ross is about to enter the final season of a three-year, $31.5MM rookie contract extension that he signed in November 2015. And according to Dan Savage of OrlandoMagic.com, Ross, 27, is intent on improving upon an injury-riddled 2017/18 season that limited him to 24..." August 30

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Magic To Make Nikola Vucevic Available?

    Hoops Rumors "Having re-signed Aaron Gordon and drafted Mohamed Bamba this summer, the Magic head into the 2018/19 season with a crowded frontcourt. In addition to Gordon and Bamba, the big men seeking roles in Orlando’s rotation will include Nikola..." August 28

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • NBA All-Star Game won’t return to Orlando in near future

    Orlando Sentinel "The earliest the NBA All-Star Game could potentially return to Orlando is 2024, the Orlando Sentinel has learned. Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins said Sunday the Magic put in a bid to host the 2023 All-Star Weekend and have been informed by league officials..." August 15

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • NBA teams with the most nationally televised games in 2018-19

    247 Sports "The NBA schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season was officially released in full on Friday, and it features 2,460 total games - a whole lot of basketball.  Between ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV there will be no shortage of games to see on the screen throughout the '18-19..." August 12

  • Kawhi Leonard Will Return To San Antonio In January And More Highlights From The 2018-19 NBA Schedule

    Dime Magazine "Earlier this week, the NBA revealed the schedules and television information for its three marquee regular season dates: Opening night (with the entire televised opening week schedule included), Christmas Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fast forward to Friday afternoon and the league..." August 10

  • Best Free Agents Still Available That Teams Need to Pounce On

    Bleacher Report "Believe it or not, NBA free agency isn't over yet. The marquee players have already gone about their business, but some noteworthy names remain on the market. None of them have the leverage necessary to broker huge deals, which is part of their charm. They pack a..." August 09

  • Shelvin Mack, Grizzlies Reportedly Agree to 1-Year Contract

    Bleacher Report "Free-agent point guard Shelvin Mack has agreed to a one-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday. Mack appeared in 69 games for the Orlando Magic in 2017-18, averaging 6.9 points and a team-high 3.9..." August 07

  • The Orlando Magic Will Play Two Home Games In Mexico City This Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s continued efforts to expand the game globally have led them to playing regular season games in Mexico and England in recent years, and that won’t be any different in 2018-19. The NBA and the Orlando Magic announced on Tuesday that the Magic will host a pair of..." August 07

  • How much does scorekeeper bias affect NBA box scores?

    The Score "Statistics are meant to be objective. But it's always worth remembering how they're recorded: by an employee of an NBA team. Each NBA team employs a scorekeeping crew, whose job is to watch each game in real time and instantly categorize and credit every play in an official..." August 07

  • A 2016 salary cap spike helped the Warriors and hurt the NBA. Worse, nobody saw that coming.

    Washington Post "A month into the NBA’s annual free agency period, many available players have had to scrounge for whatever they can get or opt into existing deals. After teams’ wild spending in 2016, there simply isn’t enough money to go around. A decision made in 2015 by the..." August 07

  • Magic Reach Two-Way Deal With Amile Jefferson

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic have reached a two-way contract agreement with forward Amile Jefferson, Michael Scotto of The Athletic tweets. The former Duke power forward was on the Timberwolves’ roster last season. He signed a two-way contract in January, then..." July 27

  • Grizzlies trade Jarell Martin to Magic for Dakari Johnson

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Memphis Grizzlies have traded forward Jarell Martin to the Orlando Magic, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  In exchange, the Grizzlies will receive backup center Dakari Johnson. In 31 games (6 starts) with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the 7-foot Johnson averaged 1.8..." July 23

  • How Teams Are Using 2018/19 Mid-Level Exceptions

    Hoops Rumors "In addition to receiving nearly $102MM in cap room and being allowed to surpass that threshold in order to sign players using Bird Rights or the minimum salary exception, each NBA team also receives a mid-level exception. The value of this exception varies depending on a..." July 23

  • Report: Thunder, Magic To Swap Dakari Johnson, Rodney Purvis

    Norman Transcript "Oklahoma City has traded backup center Dakari Johnson to the Orlando Magic, according to a report from Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. The departure of Johnson was likely after the acquisition of Mavericks center Nerlens Noel via free agency. As a rookie out of Kentucky and..." July 20

  • Grizzlies in talks to sign guard Shelvin Mack

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Grizzlies' active summer continues. A source close to proceedings indicates the team is getting close to a deal with point guard Shelvin Mack, an NBA veteran most recently with the Orlando Magic. Mack's signing would bring the Grizzlies to 16 players on their roster, one..." July 20

  • Magic sign rookie free agent Isaiah Briscoe

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic finalized a contract with rookie free agent point guard Isaiah Briscoe on Friday, a few hours before their team was scheduled to make its NBA Summer League debut. Magic officials, following team policy, did not disclose the terms of the deal. But Orlando’s..." July 16

  • Steve Clifford sees possibilities with Jerian Grant, Timofey Mozgov

    Orlando Sentinel "Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford sees some intriguing possibilities now that Orlando has acquired 6-foot-4 point guard Jerian Grant and 7-foot-1 center Timofey Mozgov in a three-team trade that sent center Bismack Biyombo and a pair of future..." July 12

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Grant has a new opportunity to shine with the Magic

    Yardbarker "Newly-acquired point guard Jerian Grant expected to have a bigger role with the Magic than he had with the Bulls, John Denton of the team’s website reports. Grant was traded to Orlando as part of a three-team deal also involving the Hornets. He’ll compete with D.J...." July 12

  • Magic Sign Troy Caupain To Two-Way Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic have filled one of their two-way contract slots, with the team confirming today in a press release that it has signed Troy Caupain to a two-way deal. Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel first broke word of the agreement after a report in..." July 11

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • In NBA going small and offensive, Orlando trying big and defensive

    Pro Basketball Talk "You can see the potential. There was a moment Sunday night, in the first minute against Memphis, when Jaren Jackson — the best rookie through Summer League so far — drove the lane only to see Mohamed Bamba and Jonathan Isaac both rotate over into his..." July 11

  • Magic Likely Done In Free Agency

    Orlando Sentinel "With 14 players currently under guaranteed or partially-guaranteed contracts for the upcoming season and depth added behind incumbent starting point guard D.J. Augustin, the Orlando Magic very likely are finished adding players to their main roster through free agency this summer, Magic..." July 10

  • Bamba keeps photo of Ayton being drafted No. 1 as his screensaver

    The Score "Prior to last month's NBA draft, Mohamed Bamba made his case that the Phoenix Suns should select him first overall. "I do more and require less," he said. The Suns, as expected, however, picked fellow center DeAndre Ayton. Bamba went No. 6 to the Orlando Magic. While..." July 10

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • Magic, Bulls, Hornets execute trade involving Bismack Biyombo, Timofey Mozgov and Jerian Grant

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic completed a three-team trade Saturday with the Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls in which Orlando received center Timofey Mozgov from Charlotte and point guard Jerian Grant from Chicago in exchange for center Bismack Biyombo and two future second-round draft..." July 08

  • Orlando Magic sign rookie draft pick Melvin Frazier Jr.

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic formally signed second-round draft pick Melvin Frazier Jr. on Friday, shortly before the team was scheduled to open its NBA Summer League schedule. Frazier, a 6-foot-6 defensive-minded swingman, was the 35th pick in the draft last month. The team, per team..." July 06

  • Isaiah Thomas, Magic working together on deal

    Clutch Points "Isaiah Thomas had an interesting 2017-18 season. After a year in which he blossomed into a superstar as part of the Boston Celtics, Thomas was shipped to the Cleveland Cavaliers via a blockbuster trade in exchange for Kyrie Irving. Then he had to pack his belongings at the trade..." July 04

  • Orlando Magic sign Mohamed Bamba

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic have signed first-round draft pick Mohamed Bamba to his rookie-scale contract, the team announced this morning. Team officials did not disclose the terms of the deal. But as is customary in the NBA, Bamba’s first- and second-year salaries almost..." July 03

  • Terrence Ross Roasted After Trying to Troll LeBron for Going to the Lakers

    Complex "Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross is one of the more entertaining Twitter users in the NBA. The 27-year-old consistently shares his hilarious perspective. He learned a tough lesson Sunday night, though—the internet is merciless, and if you come at King James, you best not..." July 02

  • Magic, Aaron Gordon Agree to Four-Year Deal Worth $84 Million

    SI "The Orlando Magic are nearing a deal to re-sign forward Aaron Gordon, according to ESPN's Marc Spears. The deal is reportedly for four years and worth about $84 million, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports. The Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns were reportedly interested..." July 01

  • Lakers Among Teams Interested In Aaron Gordon

    Lakers Nation "On the first day of free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers are exploring all options in an effort to end the team’s five-year playoff drought. Although all the attention is on LeBron James, the Lakers have been linked to DeMarcus Cousins and Clint Capela..." July 01