MAGIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

Magic Wands: vs. Pacers

Orlando, Fla. (55-26) vs. (23-58)    Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida Line: Magic by 4 Tickets: $14-$774 on VividSeats Season Series: Pacers 97, Magic 87 in Indianapolis on Oct. 29; Pacers 98, Magic 79 in Indianapolis on Feb. 3; Magic 93, Pacers 92 in Orlando on Feb. 9; Tonight in Orlando Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Indiana 95.0 101.4 96.8 49.0 24.8 15.9 29...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
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Season finale might be Jameer Nelson's last game with the Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic's game tonight at Amway Center will close their 2013-14 season. It also could mark the end of the team's Jameer Nelson era. Nelson might not be with the franchise next season. Although he's about to complete just the second year of a three-year contract, his salary for the 2014-15 season is only partially guaranteed. If the Magic waive him before July...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Zach Lowe picks Victor Oladipo as ROY

“Oladipo is a bulldog with long arms, and he has predictably fared better on defense. Real plus/minus paints him as a positive on that end, he can check multiple positions, and he has generated steals without gambling irresponsibly. The Magic have allowed six fewer points per 100 possessions when Oladipo plays. Those numbers are noisy, but it’s tough to find much evidence Oladipo...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic To Enter Into Single-Affiliate Relationship With Bayhawks

The Orlando Magic will enter a single-affiliation hybrid relationship with the Erie BayHawks of the D-League. An official announcement is not expected until late May as the parties finalize details. The Magic will run basketball ops and the ownership will handle business operations and community relations. Orlando has wanted to run a D-League team, and when the Knicks ended their...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Anderson and Pat Williams were only choice for Hall of Fame

When the Magic announced there would be a Hall of Fame formed in the Amway Center at the beginning of the year, it was clear who would be the first players and executives to be honored. It could only be the original Magic men. Pat Williams was the driving force for forming the team. There is no Orlando Magic without. No Orlando Arena. Maybe not even an Orlando as we know it. Downtown...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Take Tanking To New Level, Score On Own Basket (Video)

Think the Boston Celtics’ season has been frustrating? Be thankful you’re not a basketball fan in Orlando. The Magic head into the final week of the NBA regular season with a record of 23-57 — good for third-to-last place in the league standings — and suffered the ignominy Sunday of scoring on their own basket during a 97-88 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. Dewayne Dedmon and Kyle...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Grading And Analyzing The Season

Orlando Magic: Grading and Analyzing the Season By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content… Record: 23-56 13th in East Analysis: There was plenty of young talent coming into the season for the Magic but the inconsistencies and almost ineptitude on the offensive end led to a bottom third finish in the East. The playoffs were never a possibility but I expected more from a team with...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Musings: Brooklyn's barrage of 3s sinks Orlando

Despite having both Nikola Vucevic and Jameer Nelson unavailable, the Orlando Magic more than held their own for the first two quarters against the playoff-bound Brooklyn Nets. The third quarter was another matter. The Nets, who gave up 115 points in a loss at Orlando last week, unleashed a barrage of 3-point field goals at halftime and withstood a challenge by the Magic early in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Lose to the Nets

The Orlando Magic fell to the Brooklyn Nets 97-88 on Sunday night in Brooklyn.  The Magic really played well in this one, all things considered.  If not for being on the wrong end of a 13-0 run in the middle of the 3rd quarter, this game was very even throughout.  Orlando was led in scoring by Tobias Harris with 18 points off the bench.  Jameer Nelson and Nik Vucevic sat this...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets

The Orlando Magic were defeated by the Washington Wizards 96-86 on Friday night. The Nets were also in action Friday night, falling to the Atlanta Hawks 93-88. These two teams met back on November 3 in Orlando. Led by 19 points and 12 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic and 17 points and 11 rebounds from Andrew Nicholson, the Magic blew out the Nets 107-86. They played again on January...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Growing pains in crunch time continue for youthful Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It's a certainty that many of the least experienced players on the Orlando Magic are going to get thrown into tight late-game situations as the season winds down. Which players? That can be a mystery. In the fourth quarter of their 96-86 loss Friday night to the Washington Wizards, the Magic used some lineup combinations which were a bit out of the ordinary for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

E’Twaun Moore wants to stay with Magic

The Orlando Magic have had a very rough past few seasons, but they do have a bright future ahead of them with all of the young players on the roster. One of their younger players, E’Twaun Moore, has made it clear that he would like to return to Orlando and help make something happen in the future. According to Moore, he wants to stay in Orlando and wants to stick with the guys...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris sleeps on trainer’s table in Magic locker room

The grind of the NBA season can take it’s tool on the players for each team and apparently, Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris is feeling that burn. Earlier today, Orlando Magic forward Andrew Nicholson caught his teammate taking a cat nap on one of the training tables. Apparently, Tobias had a long night of watch Law and Order: SVU and playing Titanfall: Looks like a late night...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Arron Afflalo, Orlando Magic look to finish season strong

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Although Arron Afflalo led the Orlando Magic in scoring with 25 points Wednesday night in their 115-111 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, it was something he did that didn't register in the box score which might have stood out most. Afflalo dove on the floor for a loose ball in front of the Magic bench during the first quarter with the sort of energy that wouldn...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Unveil Hall of Fame, Induct Nick Anderson & Pat Williams

Nick Anderson will never be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. It’s unknown if Anderson’s #25 jersey will be raised to the arena rafters and be retired. One thing is certain, Nick Anderson was down right honored and emotional to be part of the inaugural class of the brand new Magic Hall of Fame. Nick is Orlando’s #1 draft...
Via Magic Basketball Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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