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  • 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

    NBA.com "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

  • James Harden, LeBron James headline 2017-18 All-NBA First Team

    Sporting News "The NBA on Thursday announced James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant have been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team. May 24

  • Magic Have 'Expressed Interest' in Michigan State Head Coach Tom Izzo

    Bleacher Report "The Orlando Magic are reportedly interested in hiring one of the most successful coaches in the college basketball ranks to fill their head coaching vacancy for the 2018-19 campaign and beyond. According to Michael Scotto of The Athletic, the Magic "expressed..." May 24

  • Gobert, Davis, Oladipo, Holiday, Covington On 2018 NBA All-Defensive Team

    Real GM Basketball "Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans lead the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive First Team. Gobert was voted to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the second year in a row, as selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.  The..." May 23

  • Glen 'Big Baby' Davis Arrested For Felony Assault After Surrendering

    The Big Lead "TMZ is reporting that former NBA player Glen Davis has been arrested for felony assault with intent to cause a great bodily injury. After almost hitting a man with his car, Davis slammed him on to concrete after the victim confronted the former Boston..." May 23

  • Mitchell, Simmons Voted Unanimous All-Rookie First Teamers

    SLAM Online "Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Sixers guard Ben Simmons were voted as unanimous NBA All-Rookie First Team selections, the NBA announced on Tuesday. Celtics wing Jayson Tatum would have been unanimous First-Team, if not for one Second-Team..." May 22

  • NBA playoffs mired in worst pre-Finals competitive-game drought ever

    Pro Basketball Talk "Exciting games. Clutch plays. Close finishes. Remember those? The NBA playoffs have hit a lull. It has been 11 days since the last game decided by fewer than 10 points. Longer competitive-game droughts have occurred – though not many, and never before..." May 22

  • After disappointing lottery result, the Magic must make their own luck

    Orlando Sentinel "On April 13, 2017, the day he fired General Manager Rob Hennigan and Assistant General Manager Scott Perry, Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martinsacknowledged that the franchise received no good fortune in the draft lottery during Hennigan’s tenure. “Some..." May 18

  • 2018 NBA Draft Picks By Team

    Hoops Rumors "While the Sixers were knocked out of the 2018 playoffs in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the underdog Celtics, few teams are better positioned in this year’s draft than Philadelphia. The 76ers own six of the 60 picks in the 2018 NBA draft, including a pair of..." May 17

  • Magic reportedly eyeing Kelvin Sampson as head coach

    Sporting News "The Magic are keeping their search for a new head coach very close to the vest, but they may be favoring a man from the college ranks. According to the New York Times, there is a growing belief around the NBA that the Magic are favoring Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson..." May 16

  • NBA Owners To Gain From Legalized Sports Betting, Players Could Be Next

    Hoops Rumors "New Jersey is expected to offer sports bets by the end of the month and many states will likely open up their own shops in the coming months. It’s a huge win for the gambling community and those in the gaming industry, but it’s also a huge win for owners of NBA..." May 16

  • Here Are The Odds For Every Team (And Every Pick) In The 2018 NBA Draft Lottery

    Dime Magazine "The 2018 NBA Draft order will finally be set on Tuesday night when the league completes its annual Draft Lottery to determine who gets the first 14 picks of the first round. The Phoenix Suns hold the top spot in the lottery, earning themselves a 25 percent at landing the top pick, but..." May 15

  • Magic hope to find luck in 2018 NBA Draft Lottery with help from Lil' Penny

    Orlando Sentinel "A daughter’s toy wooden pig. A nephew’s fidget spinner. A daughter’s Lego figure. Orlando Magic officials have brought all sorts of good-luck charms with them to the NBA Draft Lottery the last five years. None of those trinkets worked —..." May 15

  • Magic To Interview Ime Udoka For Coaching Job

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic are scheduled to interview Spurs assistant Ime Udoka for their head coaching job this week, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). Udoka, a former NBA player for the Lakers, Knicks, Trail Blazers, and Spurs, transitioned to coaching in 2012 following his retirement. He has..." May 01

  • Magic To Interview David Fizdale

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic will add David Fizdale to their pool of head coaching candidates, Josh Robbins of The Orlando Sentinel writes, the two parties have a forthcoming interview scheduled. Fizdale will have at least one leg up on other reported candidates in that he’s served as a head coach in the NBA..." May 01

  • Orlando Magic will interview David Vanterpool for their coaching vacancy

    Orlando Sentinel "In the first overt sign of movement in the Orlando Magic’s coaching search, the team has received permission from the Portland Trail Blazers to interview Trail Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool, an NBA source confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel. Vanterpool, 45, has worked for the Blazers..." April 28

  • Report: NBA eyeing 2020 as earliest draft allowing high schoolers

    Sportsnaut "Although it feels inevitable the NBA will eliminate the one-and-done rule, the change isn’t expected to happen for next year’s class of high school prospects. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, conversations between the NBA and Players’ Association have centered on 2020 as the “earliest..." April 25

  • Magic interested in the Blazers’ Terry Stotts if he becomes available

    Clutch Points "The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off the heels of a disappointing four-game sweep in the first round of the playoffs against the New Orleans Pelicans. It has marked the second straight exit in the opening round by way of a sweep for the franchise. This latest discouraging end to the..." April 22

  • Kenyon Martin Says 85 Percent of NBA Smokes Marijuana

    SLAM Online "While the NBA bans the use of marijuana, Kenyon Martin estimates that “85 percent” of the League continues to find ways to smoke marijuana. In a roundtable discussion with B/R Mag’s Master Tesfatsion, Matt Barnes added that not only the players—but coaches and executives—smoke weed. “Some of..." April 20

  • Adam Silver: 'We Should Be Compensated' If Sports Gambling Is Legalized

    Bleacher Report "NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Friday the league believes it should receive compensation if sports betting becomes legal in the United States. Silver explained his stance during an appearance on ESPN's Get Up!, per Andrew Joe Potter of The Score. "We've joined the fray ... and we..." April 20

  • Adam Silver on NBA’s handling of tanking incentives: ‘We’re not there yet’

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has defined tanking so narrowly – a team purposefully losing – he can deny it happens. A team sitting good healthy players? Not necessarily tanking. A team using suboptimal lineup combinations? Not necessarily tanking. Players giving less effort as they feel..." April 18

  • NBA owner reportedly berated coach for not tanking

    Larry Brown Sports "As long as the NBA keeps its draft system the way it currently is, tanking will always be a huge issue across the league, particularly late in the season. For at least one team owner, tanking was an absolute must down the stretch. In the latest edition of his podcast with Bobby Marks, ESPN’s..." April 17

  • Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players

    New York Times "The N.B.A. is instituting a long-anticipated salary increase in its developmental league, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans. Effective next season, players signed to G League contracts will earn $35,000 — or $7,000 per month — in addition to housing and insurance benefits..." April 17

  • NBA Leaves 18-19 Cap Projection At $101M, 19-20 At $108M

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has not changed their preseason salary cap projection of $101 million for the 18-19 season and $108 million for 19-20 in a new memo to teams." April 17

  • Jerry Stackhouse To Interview With Hornets, Magic, Knicks

    Real GM Basketball "The Charlotte Hornets and Orlando Magic plan on interviewing Jerry Stackhouse. Stackhouse will also interview with the New York Knicks" April 16

  • 2018 Pre-Lottery NBA Draft Order

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA conducted its draft tiebreakers on Friday evening, further cementing the draft order for 2018. While we’ll have to wait until the lottery to determine the exact order for this year’s event, we now know what most of the 60 selections look like. Listed below is the pre-lottery 2018 NBA..." April 16

  • Aaron Gordon says it would be ideal to get max contract with Magic

    Clutch Points "With Aaron Gordon becoming a restricted free agent this summer, he has set his sights high on what kind of contract he would like to sign. He has made it clear he thinks he is worth a max contract, but ideally, he would like to stick around and play with the Magic. The Magic weren’t able to..." April 12

  • NBA viewership up year-over-year on both ABC and TNT

    Awful Announcing "It has been a good year for the NBA. Both conferences have featured more exciting races than expected, with mildly surprising results atop the standings and all kinds of unexpected outcomes (Jazz! Blazers! Pacers!) just a bit lower down. Superstars have played like superstars, young players have..." April 12

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