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  • 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

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Magic To Guarantee Khem Birch’s Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic have decided to guarantee center Khem Birch‘s $1.38MM contract for next season, Michael Scotto of The Athletic tweets. Birch, an undrafted 25-year-old Canadian native, was a pleasant surprise in an otherwise dreary season for Orlando. The 6’9” Birch saw..." June 29

  • Magic could be a partner in a three-team trade for Leonard, Lonzo Ball

    The Sports Daily "A lot of times during the NBA offseason, blockbuster trades can require more than two partners to get done for various reasons. Like the Dwight Howard trade in 2012 for instance, which took four teams to complete which ended up being a disaster for Los Angeles. Now, the Lakers could be looking..." June 28

  • Joel Embiid Dunked On Mo Bamba And Told Him ‘Welcome To The F*cking League’

    Uproxx "The Summer of Joel Embiid Dunks has gotten off to a rip-roaring start, with the Philadelphia 76ers forward taking his frustrations out on various members of the Philadelphia pickup basketball community. But after a while, yamming on some not-so-NBA-ready players can get a little boring, so..." June 28

  • Aaron Gordon wants to stay with Magic, but ultimately seeks a max contract

    CBS Sports "Aaron Gordon is one of the more interesting names in the upcoming free agency period. The Magic forward might be more known for his dunking, but at just 22 years old, he's filled with talent and athleticism. A lot of teams wouldn't mind having him as a piece to build toward the future,..." June 28

  • Pacers Eyeing Aaron Gordon As Potential Target

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers project have a chunk of cap room available this summer, and one player the team has its eye on is Magic power forward Aaron Gordon, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). Gordon, 22, received a qualifying offer from the..." June 28

  • Magic Waive Shelvin Mack

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic are waiving veteran point guard Shelvin Mack before his salary becomes fully guaranteed for 2018/19, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). The team has confirmed the move in a press release. Mack, who inked a two-year, $12MM with Orlando..." June 25

  • Aaron Gordon Receives Qualifying Offer From Magic

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic have tendered a qualifying offer to power forward Aaron Gordon, officially putting him on track for restricted free agency, per RealGM’s NBA transactions log. Players eligible for restricted free agency don’t become RFAs by default. A team..." June 25

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

  • Tyrone Corbin is the new addition to Magic staff

    Yardbarker "Tyrone Corbin will be the next addition to Steve Clifford’s coaching staff in Orlando, according to Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel. Corbin had been with the Suns for the past two years and was promoted to lead assistant under Jay Triano when Earl Watson was fired in..." June 24

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Mo Bamba estimated to have 200 people with him at NBA Draft

    Yardbarker "New York native Mo Bamba is, not surprisingly, a very hot item this fine Thursday ahead of the 2018 NBA Draft, which is being held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Sean Deveney of Sporting News tweeted a couple hours ahead of the draft that “It’s estimated he will have..." June 21

  • Magic Select Mohamed Bamba With Sixth Pick "An Orlando Magic franchise in desperate need of the size, shot-blocking, rim protection and mega-watt star power that they have lacked for the past six seasons was able to check all the boxes with their first pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Mohamed Bamba, a 7-footer with the..." June 21

  • Mavs, Magic, Nuggets Trying To Move Up To No. 3 To Select Luka Doncic

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks very well could control the direction of the draft at No. 3 as they zero in on either selecting Luka Doncic, or trading the slot to a team looking to move up to select him. "Teams know this right now, they have to get to No. 3 to get Luka Doncic," said..." June 20

  • Grizzlies, Magic getting draft trade inquiries

    Yardbarker "Teams near the top of the draft continue to explore trade options as Thursday approaches. The Grizzlies are one of those teams, as they continue to receive significant interest in scenarios that would see them send out Chandler Parsons along with the No. 4 pick, per Marc Stein of The New York..." June 18

  • Three teams in the top half of lottery that might consider trading down

    CBS Sports "The top of the 2018 NBA Draft has a strong boom-or-bust mentality. There are some incredible talents such as Deandre Ayton, Luka Doncic and Marvin Bagley III that could turn into franchise cornerstones. At the same time, many of these players projected for the top don't have the feeling of..." June 16

  • Aaron Gordon wants max contract, ideally in Orlando

    Hoops Rumors "Newly hired head coach Steve Clifford recently visited Aaron Gordon in San Jose, California, recently as part of an effort to get to know his players, tweets Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel. Gordon is a restricted free agent this summer but reports have..." June 15

  • Orlando’s Jonathan Simmons had wrist surgery just after end of last season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last summer, Jonathan Simmons looked like a steal of a pickup by the Orlando Magic — the Spurs had to renounce his rights so the Magic swooped in with a three-year, $18 million offer. Simmons put up career numbers —  13.9 points per game while shooting 33.8 percent from three..." June 13

  • Report: Magic (Aaron Gordon) and Bulls (Zach LaVine) would match max offer sheets for restricted free agents

    Pro Basketball Talk "The new Collective Bargaining Agreement prohibits teams from publicly declaring an intent to match all offers for restricted free agents. But the NBA probably won’t investigate anonymous leaks. So, the Bulls (Zach LaVine) and Magic (Aaron Gordon) can fairly safely put..." June 12

  • Lonzo Ball, JR Smith Lead Betting Odds for Next NBA'er Busted for Burner Account

    Bleacher Report "Burner social media accounts are apparently all the rage in the NBA. Just ask former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. And now, you can bet on which player will be caught using one..." June 08

  • Glen Davis charged with felony assault, facing 7 years in prison

    TMZ "Ex-NBA star Glen "Big Baby" Davis has been officially named a suspect in an assault with a deadly weapon case that left a man seriously injured ... TMZ Sports has learned.  We're told cops believe Davis got into a physical altercation with a man..." June 06

  • Nikola Vucevic Interested In Long-Term Deal With Magic

    Hoops Rumors "Magic center Nikola Vucevic is happy in Orlando and can see a long-term future with the franchise, as he told Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype. Vucevic has one year and $12.75MM remaining on his contract, then becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer. Vucevic would like to..." June 05

  • NBA To Experiment With Coach Challenges During Summer League

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA will use this July’s Las Vegas Summer League to test out a new coach’s challenge system for referees’ calls, sources tell ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. According to Windhorst, league officials are still working out the exact details of how the system will work,..." June 04

  • NBA Explains Why They Will Seek Royalty From Sports Betting

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver expounded on the NBA's position on seeking a royalty from legal sports betting now that it will be widely legalized in the United States. "One of the issues we had on the table and have been seeking is a so-called integrity fee," said Silver. "And the..." June 01

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: No anthem policy alterations needed

    San Francisco Gate "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the league has no plans to change its longtime policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem, in the wake of the NFL adopting a similar rule last week. The NFL’s decision followed a tumultuous season in which several players..." June 01

  • NBA Still Not Interested In Pursuing Expansion

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA continues to resist the idea of expansion despite an obvious location in Seattle and strong candidates in Las Vegas, Mexico City and Kansas City. "As I said before, expansion is not on our agenda right now. We may turn back to it at some point," said Silver when..." June 01

  • Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan to headline NBA Africa Game 2018

    247 Sports "The NBA released some details about the third NBA Africa Game on Thursday, including the date and location of the event.  From the NBA:  "The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)..." May 31

  • Orlando Magic hire Steve Clifford as coach

    Orlando Sentinel "Steve Clifford engineered a major turnaround once before. Now the Orlando Magic hope he will do the same for them. The Magic have reached a deal with Clifford for Clifford to become the team’s new coach, a league source confirmed. ESPN was the..." May 30

  • Magic To Interview Steve Clifford

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic’s long, deliberate search for a new head coach will continue this week, as the team is set to interview former Hornets coach Steve Clifford, league sources tell Marc Stein of The New York Times (Twitter link). Clifford, who was let go by Charlotte at..." May 24

  • Tom Izzo Won't Be Orlando's Next Head Coach

    Bleacher Report "Tom Izzo reportedly won't leave Michigan State University to become the new head coach of the Orlando Magic, according to Graham Couch of the Lansing State Journal. Michael Scotto of The Athletic reported earlier Thursday that the Magic expressed interest in hiring Izzo to..." May 24

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