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  • Michael Carter-Williams Embracing His Latest Opportunity

    Hoops Rumors "Michael Carter-Williams is on his fifth team since becoming the No. 11 overall pick out of Syracuse back in 2013. His latest team, the Magic, needed point guard help and he needed an opportunity. On Friday, a day 10-contract was printed and signed. “I don’t know how many..." March 18

  • Magic sign Michael Carter-Williams to 10-day deal

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic have signed free agent guard Michael Carter-Williams to a 10-day contract, the team announced Friday. The 6-foot-6 Carter-Williams made one start in his 16 appearances this season with the Houston Rockets. He averaged 4.3 points and 1.3 assist in 9.1 minutes per..." March 15

  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two 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 (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • Isaiah Briscoe Undergoing Surgery To Repair Torn Meniscus

    Hoops Rumors "Magic backup point guard Isaiah Briscoe will undergo arthroscopic surgery this Wednesday to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee, the team announced today (via Twitter). According to the club, there’s no set timeline for Briscoe’s recovery — his return to..." March 11

  • Potential Mavericks free-agent target Nikola Vucevic praises Luka Doncic, Dirk Nowitzki

    Sports Day "It was an at-times emotional night for Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic, but not because Friday night's opponent, Dallas, is rumored to be one of free-agent-to-be Vucevic's potential destinations this summer. Mostly, it was emotional because Serbian Vucevic grew up in..." March 09

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • Magic President Jeff Weltman: Markelle Fultz 'in a Very Good Place' While Still Rehabbing Shoulder

    SI "Orlando Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman told Josh Robbins of The Athletic that Markelle Fultz is "making significant progress" while rehabbing his shoulder in Los Angeles currently. Fultz, who was acquired by the Magic at the trade..." March 08

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • Magic coach Steve Clifford: Markelle Fultz likely is done for season

    Sporting News "The Markelle Fultz experiment in Orlando likely will have to wait until next season. Magic coach Steve Clifford told SiriusXM NBA Radio Monday that Fultz probably won't suit up for the team this season due to his injured shoulder. "I don't think so,"..." March 04

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • NBA Rumors: Magic in no rush to play Markelle Fultz

    Clutch Points "The Orlando Magic are reportedly in no rush to play second-year point guard Markelle Fultz, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders. The Magic acquired Fultz from the Philadelphia 76ers at the NBA trade deadline. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017..." February 27

  • Mo Bamba Continues To Progress On The Sidelines

    Hoops Rumors "Mohamed Bamba’s rookie season took a rough turn when tests revealed that he suffered a stress fracture in his left leg. However, the 7’0″ center sees a silver lining in the injury. Bamba tells Hoops Rumors that he believes his time off the court has given him a..." February 25

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • Magic Become First NBA Team To Use AI Player Tracking Data

    Real GM Basketball "The Orlando Magic announced an exclusive deal as the only NBA team with access to AutoSTATS, a revolutionary new artificial intelligence (AI) technology from STATS. The Magic will use tracking data produced by AutoSTATS to analyze collegiate players and improve evaluation and..." February 25

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • Markelle Fultz Is Happy To Be In Orlando Where Coaches Won’t ‘Just Tell You What You Want To Hear’

    Dime Magazine "After two tumultuous seasons in Philadelphia, Markelle Fultz, once thought to be the final piece of The Process alongside Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, was shipped off to Orlando at the trade deadline. After the 76ers traded up to select Fultz no. 1 overall in the 2017 NBA Draft, the..." February 14

  • Magic optimistic about Markelle Fultz's future in Orlando, but won't rush his return: 'We're going to do it right'

    CBS Sports "The Orlando Magic took a gamble leading up to the trade deadline when they acquired Markelle Fultz from the Philadelphia 76ers. Despite having a very strange tenure with the Sixers, the Magic are encouraged about what he can bring to the table. President of basketball operations Jeff..." February 09

  • Orlando Magic preach patience with Markelle Fultz

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The fans clamored for a point guard, and the Orlando Magic front office finally answered the call moments before the deadline. The Orlando Magic jumped aboard the Markelle Fultz carousel, hoping to resurrect the playing career of the number one consensus NBA prospect from just..." February 08

  • 76ers coach Brett Brown on Markelle Fultz trade: I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel sad

    Sporting News "The 76ers moved on from the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday when they traded Markelle Fultz to the Magic. Fultz had a tumultuous time in Philadelphia where he dealt with a hitch in his jump shot, a couple of injuries and a fair amount of..." February 08

  • Report: Markelle Fultz Traded to Magic from 76ers for Jonathon Simmons, Picks

    Bleacher Report "Markelle Fultz was a Philadelphia 76er for less than two seasons.   The Sixers traded the 2017 No. 1 overall pick to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Jonathon Simmons, a Oklahoma City Thunder first-round pick and a Cleveland..." February 07

  • Markelle Fultz Trade Rumors: Hawks, Magic Talking with 76ers Before Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz hasn't played since November, but teams around the NBA remain interested in him heading into Thursday's trade deadline. On Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the Atlanta Hawksand Orlando..." February 06

  • NBA Team Values 2019: Knicks On Top At $4 Billion "oaring local media deals, new arenas and basketball’s international popularity continue to push the value of NBA franchises higher. The average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13% over last year and three times the level of five years ago. The New York Knicks lead..." February 06

  • Kyle Kuzma, Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic headline 2019 Skills Challenge

    Pro Basketball Talk "If the 3-Point Contest is the most consistently entertaining part of the NBA All-Star Weekend — and if the Slam Dunk is the one with the highest variance — then the Skills Challenge is perhaps somewhere in the middle. The 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend is nearly upon us, and..." February 06

  • Magic's Bamba out indefinitely with stress fracture in leg

    The Score "The Orlando Magic's Mo Bamba has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left tibia, the team announced on Tuesday. There is no exact recovery timeline for the 20-year-old, though the team is optimistic the rookie center will be able to recover without undergoing..." February 05

  • Mavs Had Interest In Aaron Gordon Before Kristaps Porzingis Trade

    Real GM Basketball "The Dallas Mavericks had interest in Aaron Gordon before they made the Kristaps Porzingis deal. Gordon re-signed with the Orlando Magic in 2018 and is on a descending contract. " February 04

  • Orlando’s Plan At The Trade Deadline Remains Unclear

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic, with a record of 21-31, remain just five games back in the loss column of playoffs in the Eastern Conference and most of the league doesn’t have a feel for what Orlando is going to do before the trade deadline, ESPN’s Zach Lowe writes. While many in the organization feel..." February 02

  • Mavericks to set their sights on Orlando Magic C Nikola Vucevic in free agency this summer

    Sports Day "The Dallas Mavericks may not be finished making big splashes this year. Having just acquired a reigning All-Star in Kristaps Porzingis via a blockbuster trade with the New York Knicks, a league source told SportsDay's Brad Townsend that the Mavericks will now set their sights on a..." February 01

  • Andre Drummond responds to Nikola Vucevic's All-Star selection with Soulja Boy meme

    Sporting News "Quite a few NBA players are upset about All-Star snubs. Pistons center Andre Drummond is a two-time All-Star. He might not have been too thrilled about Magic center Nikola Vucevic making the roster over him, so he took to Twitter to post a meme possiby directed at Orlando's big..." February 01

  • Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook Are Among The 2019 NBA All-Star Game Reserves

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, the NBA announced the pool of 14 players that will be reserves in the 2019 All-Star Game. 2019 All-Star Reserves Western Conference Eastern Conference Russell Westbrook Victor Oladipo Anthony Davis Kyle Lowry Nikola Jokic Blake..." January 31

  • Why NBA All-Star Game rosters should be more than only 12 players

    NBC Sports Bay Area "No fewer than 20 NBA players, including Klay Thompson and Draymond Green of the Warriors, have spent the past seven days wondering where they will be on Valentine’s Day. They’ll have a much better idea in a few hours. Will it be Charlotte, N.C. for the..." January 31

  • The Orlando Magic need a real rebuilding plan

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "After a back-to-back pair of wins versus the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets, the Orlando Magic surely imagined they were about to bounce back from the December slide, and fans surely shared the sentiment. Six losses later, broken up by just a single win versus the..." January 30

  • Luka Doncic, Trae Young Headline USA vs. World NBA Rising Stars 2019 Rosters

    Bleacher Report "The NBA continues to fill out rosters for All-Star Weekend, with Tuesday seeing the release of the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge. Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic leads the way for the World squad, and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young carries the torch for Team..." January 30

  • The NBA Supermax Contract is an Utterly Failed Concept

    12 Up "In 2017, the NBA created a new type of contract called the Designated Veteran Contract, widely regarded as the 'Supermax' contract. It essentially allows a team to offer a player, coming off his rookie extension, a contract that equates to up to 35 percent of the team's..." January 29

  • The Orlando Magic are a cautionary tale for the New Orleans Pelicans

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "A generational talent requests a trade. A small market team is painted into a corner. A long road to recovery begins. If that scenario isn’t frightening enough for the New Orleans Pelicans and their fans in the wake of Anthony Davis requesting a trade, there is also this:..." January 28

  • Chris Paul planning to play tonight against Magic

    Sportsnaut "Chris Paul has been out of the Houston Rockets lineup the past 17 games, but according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN he’s planning to finally make his return. Paul injured his hamstring back in December and has missed the past month recovering — far more time than his..." January 27

  • Should the Orlando Magic make an offer for Mike Conley?

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "Grit and Grind is gone. The (relative) glory years in Memphis were already in the rear view mirror, but with yesterday’s report that the front office is now willing to listen to trade offers for cornerstones Mike Conley and Marc Gasol we have confirmation. The..." January 23

  • Magic Veterans Feeling Urgency To Win

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic haven’t made the postseason since 2012, but they’re in position to push for a playoff spot this year. While their 20-27 record puts them just 11th in the Eastern Conference, they’re only 2.5 games removed from the No. 8 seed. And, as Josh Robbins of..." January 22

  • Magic's Fournier: 'If we don't make the playoffs, this is probably it for us'

    Orlando Sentinel "After a rough start, Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford saw the defensive effort he wanted. His team also gave him plenty of offense. It turned out to be a winning combination for the Magic. Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic scored 29 points apiece as the Magic..." January 21

  • 2018/19 Salaries For Two-Way Players Become Guaranteed

    Hoops Rumors "As of today, the 2018/19 salaries for players on two-way contracts will become fully guaranteed. The NBA’s calendar calls for that salary to become guaranteed if a player remains under contract through January 20, so the 57 players currently on two-way deals should be..." January 21

  • Report: Sixers, Nets, Magic, Kings, Rockets, Pelicans, Clippers are top trade deadline buyers

    Clutch Points "A new report has come out about which teams are the most active in trying to add to their rosters, with the Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, and New Orleans Pelicans topping the list. According to Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports, in addition to the aforementioned..." January 18

  • NBA To Televise All-Star Draft On February 7

    Hoops Rumors "February 7 is shaping up to be an eventful day on the NBA calendar this season. Already the date of the 2018/19 trade deadline (at 2:00pm central time), Thursday, February 7 will also be the day on which the NBA televises an All-Star draft for the first time. The league confirmed..." January 17

  • The Ringer Suggests CJ McCollum for Aaron Gordon Trade

    Blazer's Edge "The NBA Trade Deadline is exactly three weeks away, which means hypothetical trade ideas are all the rave. One Portland Trail Blazers trade idea comes via The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks, who suggests a deal centered on swapping CJ McCollum and Orlando..." January 17

  • 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