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  • NBA Rumors: Mavs interested in Magic’s Evan Fournier in potential Dennis Smith Jr. trade

    Clutch Points "There are members of the Dallas Mavericks who think highly of Orlando Magicshooting guard Evan Fournier, and they would like to acquire him in a potential Dennis Smith Jr. trade, according to Mike Fisher of 247Sports. The Magic and Phoenix Suns have..." January 16

  • NBA, NBPA agree to $1.1B ‘NBA 2K’ licensing agreement

    Sportress of Blogitude "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to a lucrative licensing agreement extension with Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creators of the popular “NBA 2K” video game franchise, the league announced this week. The new agreement reportedly spans seven years and is said to be..." January 16

  • Dennis Smith Jr. is available. The Magic are interested. What will it take?

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The Magic had the opportunity to get Dennis Smith Jr. in 2017 and decided not to. Looks like they now have a second chance. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Dallas Mavericks have become more aggressive in shopping the 21-year-old point guard. The Magic, Woj adds, along with the..." January 15

  • Pelicans interested in trade for Orlando’s Terrence Ross

    Yahoo! Sports "No team is more aggressive on the trade market right now than the New Orleans Pelicans. They want to win now and prove to Anthony Davis he can succeed there, but at 20-22 the Pelicans are 2.5 games out of the playoffs in the tightly bunched Western Conference. The Pelicans are trying to add..." January 13

  • NBA Rumors: These teams are willing to give up first-round picks, SN sources say

    Sporting News "The countdown to the NBA’s trade deadline has reached four weeks, and with 25 teams within 3.5 games of a postseason slot, the league swap meet could be as confused as ever. Let’s have a look in this week’s Friday Rumor-rama, or as it is known in Canada,..." January 11

  • NBA Rumors: New Orleans has shown interest in Magic’s Terrence Ross

    Clutch Points "The New Orleans Pelicans need bench help and they apparently feel that Orlando Magic wing Terrence Ross may be the perfect man for the job, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News. This would definitely be something that could make sense for both..." January 11

  • What should the Magic do with Nikola Vucevic?

    The Score "The Orlando Magic have made several damaging moves since they sent a disillusioned Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a four-team deal in 2012, but that deal - which objectively wasn't a bad trade - has always been seen as the one that broke them. In the six-plus..." January 11

  • Magic Second-Rounder Out For The Season

    Hoops Rumors "Justin Jackson, a second-round pick by Orlando who is spending the year with the Lakeland Magic on a G League contract, has suffered a season-ending injury, according to a tweet from the Lakeland team. The Magic weren’t specific about exactly what happened to Jackson,..." January 10

  • Magic emphasize ball movement, hitting Nikola Vucevic early in possessions

    Orlando Sentinel "Evan Fournier made a good point about the Orlando Magic’s offensive woes on Sunday after Orlando’s 106-96 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. The Magic were shooting the ball well in jumping out to a 15-point lead over the Clippers...." January 08

  • Jonathan Isaac has removed himself from the Magic offense in last two games

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "Had Jonathan Isaac shot 0-for-25 over his last two games, his performance wouldn’t have been quite as concerning as it is right now. Truth is, Isaac hasn’t shot much better than that exaggerated figure, going a combined 2-for-13 over his last two games. The more alarming..." January 08

  • Matt Barnes Gets Massive Reduction in Child Support Payments to Gloria Govan

    TMZ "Matt Barnes just got a massive reduction in how much he'll have to pay Gloria Govan in child support for their twin boys. Barnes -- who was paying Govan $20,000 a month -- will now have to pay just $7,500 per month. The two have 10-year-old twins, Carter and Isaiah..." December 31

  • Brandon Ingram sees Lakers injuries as 'chance for me to just up my game'

    ESPN "With LeBron James and Rajon Rondo sidelined for Thursday's game against the Sacramento Kings -- and possibly for more games in the near future -- Brandon Ingram says it's time for him to resume the type of role he played last season for the Los Angeles Lakers. "It's..." December 27

  • Magic guard Terrence Ross fined $25K for tossing ball into stands

    Sporting News "Terrence Ross' hot temper is going to cost him. The Magic guard has been fined $25,000 for tossing the game ball into the stands at the end of his team's 122-120 overtime loss to the Suns on Wednesday. The incident occurred..." December 27

  • Terrence Ross Receiving Trade Interest

    Real GM Basketball "The Orlando Magic are receiving trade interest for Terrence Ross, who is in the final year of three-year, $31.5 million contract. The Magic would prefer to trade Jonathan Simmons. Simmons has two years remaining on his deal " December 19

  • The Orlando Magic have taken the fewest free throw attempts in the league. Here’s why....

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "They say that there are two certainties in life, those being death and taxes. I have thought very carefully about this and would like to add one other inevitability to the list: Orlando’s anemic free throw rate. You have to go all the way back to 2012 to find a season where the..." December 18

  • Magic Forward Wesley Iwundu Is Used To Flying Under The Radar

    Dime Magazine "Orlando Magic forward Wesley Iwundu doesn’t really grab your attention, and most people may not even know who he is. The 6’7 forward out of Kansas State was drafted with the 33rd pick in the 2017 NBA Draft and started 12 games as a rookie, a number he’s already matched this..." December 18

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • Pistons, Magic Among Teams Most Interested in Trading for Markelle Fultz

    Liberty Ballers "According to sources who spoke with Liberty Ballers Wednesday, the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic have recently demonstrated interest in trading for Markelle Fultz. The recent adductor injury to Pistons reserve guard (and former Sixer) Ish Smith, as well as inconsistent play from..." December 13

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • Lakers Eyeing Wayne Ellington, Terrence Ross

    Hoops Rumors "Trevor Ariza isn’t the only veteran trade candidate the Lakers have looked into acquiring, according to Sean Deveney of The Sporting News. As Deveney details, the Lakers have also been eyeing players like Wayne Ellington and Terrence Ross as..." December 13

  • Mo Bamba didn’t play in Dallas because he violated a team rule

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "Mo Bamba made his first official rookie mistake. Steve Clifford decided not to play Bamba in the Magic’s 101-76 loss to the Mavericks because the rookie center violated a team rule, he told reporters after the game. “So, it’s just a one-game thing,”..." December 11

  • With Fred Hoiberg Fired, Which NBA Coach Is On The Hot Seat Next?

    Dime Magazine "It didn’t take the NBA long to start firing coaches this year. Fred Hoiberg is the latest victim after he was fired by the Bulls a mere 24 games into the season. That seems early, but he wasn’t even the first coach to be let go this year. That honor belongs to Tyronn Lue..." December 03

  • Should the Orlando Magic Trade for Frank Ntilikina, Markelle Fultz?

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The Orlando Magic elected not to utilize their Mid-Level Exception this offseason abreast a market constituted of low-risk, mid-reward options such as Shabazz Napier, Seth Curry, and Isaiah Thomas, among others. That doesn’t mean the Magic aren’t interested in upgrading..." December 03

  • Magic Have Shown Interest In Frank Ntilikina

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic have shown some interest in Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina, a league source tells Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic. According to Vorkunov, Orlando had a scout in Philadelphia on Wednesday night watching Ntilikina. There’s no indication that the Knicks are looking to..." November 29

  • Magic interested in Frank Ntilikina, have sent scout to keep eye on him

    Clutch Points "On the heels of reports that the New York Knicks have given up hope in young point guard Frank Ntilikina, the Orlando Magic have set their sights on the French guard, hoping to acquire him, according to Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic. The Magic even sent a..." November 29

  • Nikola Vucevic is one of the East’s best centers — and will get paid like one next July

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Nikola Vucevic’s son grows up — he and his wife are expecting their first child next month — this is the video he’s going to show the boy over and over: Dad posting up LeBron James, using a spin move to blow by him and dunking while the all-time great is..." November 27

  • Jonathan Isaac continues to find ways to impact the game for Magic

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "Every player coming into the NBA faces some sort of an adjustment. Many times young players talk about the speed of the game, how much quicker the pace of play is, and how much of a challenge it can be to adjust. Many of those players get the chance to get acclimated to the speed of..." November 20

  • Magic coach Steve Clifford puts emphasis on ball movement, transition defense

    Orlando Sentinel "Nearly a month into the season, Magic coach Steve Clifford sees a clear framework taking shape for his team. “I think that we have a pretty definitive idea of how we need to play,” he said before the Magic took on the Los Angeles..." November 19

  • Strong offensive play continues to shine for Magic

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "When shots fall, the game just seems to come easier for everyone. For the Orlando Magic, shots are falling, and at such a high rate the team is seeing some record setting performances. Sunday night against the New York Knicks once again proved to be one of..." November 19

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01

  • '107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

    Los Angeles Times "Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice — and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points. The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a..." October 30

  • Report: NBA to Push Back Opening Night 1 Week for 2019-2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season will tip off Oct. 22, 2019, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday. By comparison, the 2018-19 campaign began Oct. 16, when the Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road against the..." October 30

  • NBA Execs Looking Ahead To 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Front office executives around the NBA, even on probable playoff teams, are already looking ahead to 2019’s free agent period, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, who notes that next summer’s group of star free-agents-to-be is generating plenty of early..." October 24

  • Can Mo Bamba become next Joel Embiid? Magic banking on rookie's potential

    Sporting News "Last Saturday, the Magic were in Philadelphia and, for the first time in an NBA regular-season game, Magic rookie Mo Bamba squared off against star Sixers big man Joel Embiid. The contrast was striking. Embiid is filled out, a 7-footer with a dense build that belies his listed weight of 250..." October 24

  • The Blockbuster NBA Trades We Want to See This Season

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is underway. Teams are fighting for initial positioning, stars are asserting themselves as celestial presences and youngsters are trying to carve out larger roles in their rotations. The entertainment level is off the charts. We still want..." October 23

  • Maybe Mo Bamba isn’t the long-term project many thought he was

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "Perhaps it happened when he swatted the ball into the second row. Perhaps it was on one of his putback dunks. Perhaps it was when he was defending Dwyane Wade’s full-length inbounds pass in the final second with his seven-foot, 10-inch wingspan. If you are a..." October 19

  • Mo Bamba signs shoe deal with Under Armour

    Clutch Points "Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba is the latest NBA player to sign a shoe deal. According to a report from ESPN’s Nick DePaula, the former Texas Longhorn standout has reached a multi-year endorsement deal with Under Armour. Though he’s a rookie, Magic fans are excited for..." October 17

  • How can Aaron Gordon become a more efficient shooter?

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "Aaron Gordon’s career thus far has largely been defined by his potential. While there are a few lingering questions concerning the forward’s ceiling, his strengths and weaknesses are largely defined. Even a casual fan could very easily rank the types of shots Gordon shoots best:..." October 16

  • Charles Barkley Thought He Was Going To Become The Magic’s President Last Offseason

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley has carved out a niche as perhaps the NBA’s most prominent analyst, as he’s been firing off takes for TNT since 2000. Apparently, Barkley’s role as someone who observes and comments on the NBA for a living piqued the interest of the Orlando Magic, and according..." October 15

  • Magic Waive Braian Angola-Rodas

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic have reduced their roster count to the regular season limit, waiving camp invitee Braian Angola-Rodas, according to Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel (via Twitter). The team confirmed the move with an announcement of its own (via Twitter). Orlando now has 15 players on standard NBA..." October 13

  • Magic Waive Devin Davis, John Petrucelli

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic have released a pair of players from their 20-man preseason roster, announcing today (via Twitter) that they’ve requested waivers on forward Devin Davis and guard John Petrucelli. Both Davis and Petrucelli were recent additions to Orlando’s roster, and were never..." October 12

  • Magic To Waive B.J. Johnson, Sign John Petrucelli

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic are making a pair of procedural roster moves, according to Josh Robbins of The Athletic, who reports (via Twitter) that the club will sign John Petrucelli and waive B.J. Johnson. Both players are expected to ultimately end up with the Lakeland Magic,..." October 10

  • A toast to Nik Vucevic, who still loves playing for the Orlando Magic despite six miserable years of losing

    Orlando Sentinel "Before it’s too late, before he perhaps gets traded, let us all take a moment today to say thanks to Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic. Thanks, Vooch, for never, ever complaining about being on a bad team. Thanks, Vooch, for never, ever ripping an organization..." October 04

  • Jonathan Isaac practices after suffering “mild” ankle sprain

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "It didn’t take very long for Jonathan Isaac’s ankle issues to resurface. Having missed all but 27 games during his rookie season due to lingering ankle injuries, Isaac suffered a sprain in the opening quarter of the Magic’s first preseason game after stepping on the..." October 04

  • Evan Fournier is not the problem, or the solution, in Orlando

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "As humans, our natural tendency is to prescribe simple, digestible solutions to the complex problems of the world. In those solutions, we find the illusion of control over things that we wish we could do more to change. That may sound like the intro to one of the political tirades..." October 02

  • Report: NBA won't allow Kanye's Yeezy court shoe with reflective panel

    The Score "Adidas' Yeezy basketball shoes will hit the hardwood at some point this season - just not with one design shown in a recent post by creator Kanye West. An industry source told ESPN's Nick DePaula that the sneakers wouldn't be approved as currently presented,..." October 02

  • Magic Sign Devin Davis, Waive Gabe York

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic announced a pair of roster moves on Thursday, signing free agent forward Devin Davis to a contract while waiving guard Gabe York. Davis, 23, played 55 games over two seasons (2016-18) at the University of Houston. He was the only member of his..." September 28