Discussing Serge Ibaka with Welcome to Loud City

The Orlando Magic’s controversial move to acquire Serge Ibaka is not without question. Lots of them. We learn who Ibaka is from Welcome to Loud City. The Orlando Magic pushed their chips to the center of the table on draft night, acquiring Serge Ibaka from the Oklahoma City Thunder. It came at a heavy price, […] Discussing Serge Ibaka with Welcome to Loud City - Orlando Magic...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 hours ago

Free agency preview: Point Guards

Point guard is pretty light this summer, but there are a few guys who could help the Magic. After sending shockwaves through the NBA with their draft night trade for Serge ibaka, the Orlando Magic turn their attention to free agency. With holes across the roster positionally, and needs that need to be filled, the Magic could potentially be very busy over the next few weeks. After...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
7 hours ago

Serge Ibaka was promised, not given larger role on Thunder

Oklahoma City’s decision to trade Serge Ibaka caught people by surprise, but the more we learn, the more it makes sense why they did what they did. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Saturday that Ibaka was unlikely to remain with the Thunder after his contract expired next summer, and that he had damaged his relationship with the team and some players due to his lobbying...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic’s Summer League team takes shape

The Orlando Magic’s Summer League will be notable for who is not there as Mario Hezonja is playing for Croatia. The roster is taking shape though. With the NBA Draft over, the Orlando Magic are focusing on free agency and mining the undrafted rookies and low-level free agency for some bargains to fill their Summer […] Orlando Magic’s Summer League team takes shape - Orlando...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 days ago

Report: Kevin Durant is 'fine' with the Serge Ibaka trade

One of the big questions in the wake of the Oklahoma City Thunder trading Serge Ibaka to Orlando was how Kevin Durant would react. It turns out that Durant is reportedly accepting of the trade. According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, Durant is understood to be “fine” with the deal, and the trade seems unlikely to impact his free agency decision. There was some concern that trading...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Select Stephen Zimmerman with 41st Draft Pick

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports The Orlando Magic selected 7-foot UNLV center Stephen Zimmerman with the 41st pick of the 2016 NBA Draft on Thursday. The 19-year-old spent one season with the Runnin’ Rebels, averaging 10.5 ppg, 8.7 rpg, and 0.8 bpg on 47.7 FG%, 29.4 3PT%, and 62.4 FT%. Zimmerman was a McDonald’s All-American in 2015. He also won gold with the U.S. national...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago

Magic select Domantas Sabonis, who says he is headed to OKC

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Magic have selected Gonzaga's Domantas Sabonis with the 11th pick in Thursday night's NBA draft, but Sabonis says the Magic will deal him to the Oklahoma City Thunder in a proposed trade. Sabonis said on ESPN after he was greeted by Commissioner Adam Silver that he had been informed that he will be traded to Oklahoma City. Neither the Thunder nor the Magic...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder's reason for trading Serge Ibaka emerges

Oklahoma City’s decision to trade Serge Ibaka on draft day was a shocker, but the surprising move is starting to make some sense. The Thunder traded Ibaka, who has been with the team since 2008, to the Orlando Magic for Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis and Ersan Ilyasova. Though bringing in Oladipo, Sabonis and Ilyasova may be good for the team long-term, it’s a risky move...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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NBA Draft 2016: Magic take Domantas Sabonis eleventh overall

The Orlando Magic have not made the playoffs in four years and with Frank Vogel now their head coach, the team looks to turn their luck around. They got a big player on the inside by selecting Gonzaga big man Domantas Sabonis. The Magic select @Dsabonis11 with the No. 11 overall pick. #MagicDraft — Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) June 24, 2016 He is...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

High Price Tag or Not, Orlando Must Keep Evan Fournier

This is an MBO series of 2015-2016 Orlando Magic seasonal player recaps and evaluations. Throughout this month of June – as the NBA Draft and free agency approach – we’ll dive into statistics, highlights, and more as we dissect the 14-man roster and figure out who should stay and who should go as we enter a crucial offseason in the franchise’s history. Previously in the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago

Will Devyn Marble See a 3rd Season in Orlando Pinstripes?

This is an MBO series of 2015-2016 Orlando Magic seasonal player recaps and evaluations. Throughout this month of June – as the NBA Draft and free agency approach – we’ll dive into statistics, highlights, and more as we dissect the 14-man roster and figure out who should stay and who should go as we enter a crucial offseason in the franchise’s history. Previously in the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
4 days ago

Three players the Orlando Magic should target in the first round

The Orlando Magic have the No. 11 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft coming up this Thursday, June 23. This will be the fourth time the Magic have picked at No. 11 in their team history. In their inaugural season in 1989, the Magic selected Nick Anderson with the No. 11 pick. Anderson went on to be a key player in the Magic’s Championship run in the 1994-95 season. In 2005, the Magic selected...
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The 1986 draft proved anything but magical for Philadelphia 76ers

By all accounts, Philadelphia will use the first pick in Thursday's NBA Draft to take LSU star Ben Simmons, widely considered to be the best player in the field. But if 76ers history is any guide, Philly is no guarantee to use the pick wisely -- or use it at all.Thirty years ago this month, the Sixers held the No. 1 pick in the draft for the second time in franchise history, and...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Will They Draft A Shooter?

The Orlando Magic have a talented group of young athletes, but lack strong outside shooters. What options are available to them in the 2016 NBA Draft? Can a team without shooting survive in the modern NBA? That’s a question the Orlando Magic have been asking the past few years as they have gone through the initial stages of their rebuild. Stan Van Gundy stocked the roster with...
Via The Lottery Mafia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Michigan State Guard Keith Appling Arrested Again, Could Face Additional Weapons Charges

Twitter/@keith11appling Former Michigan State guard Keith Appling was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon, according to the Associated Press. According to the AP, Appling was the passenger in a speeding Dodge Charger that was stopped early Saturday morning. As officers approached the vehicle, they allegedly saw Appling place a weapon under...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Michigan State star Keith Appling arrested on weapons charge

Already in trouble with the law, Keith Appling has reportedly been arrested again for carrying a concealed weapon Saturday morning. Police stopped a “fast-driving Dodge Charger” early in the morning, per, and spotted Appling, a passenger, putting a weapon under the seat. Appling is set to face a hearing for drug and weapons charges stemming from a May incident...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Free Agency Targets

The Orlando Magic are under renovation. A talented young roster and a 10 win improvement for the Magic in 2016 was not enough to keep head coach Scott Skiles interested. Skiles resigned May 12, 2016 because he felt that he was not the right head coach for the team. The Magic found their coach a couple weeks later. Frank Vogel was hired to help this young team find an identity. Vogel’s...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Marvin Williams Will Sign With the Orlando Magic

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on June 14, 2016. Ready for the surprise team you’re going to hear involved in every major free agent on July 1st? It’s the Orlando Magic. They have the third most cap space in the league. They have decent-ish players at every position but nobody locked in as a long-term stalwart. Frank Vogel is a popular coach among...
Via The Sports Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando sports teams rally to raise funds for Pulse victims

In the aftermath of Sunday's horrific mass shooting in Orlando, which claimed 49 lives and injured 53 others at a gay nightclub in the downtown area, the city's pro sports teams have banded together in support of the Orlando Untied movement.On Tuesday, the Orlando Magic announced that the team had joined forces with Orlando City Soccer Club of MLS, the Orlando Pride of the NWSL,...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic volunteering at blood center following terrorist attack

The Orlando Magic have stepped up to help out their local community in the wake of a senseless terrorist attack early Sunday morning that killed 49 people. As the United States mourns the loss of so many of its citizens, the help that those impacted have received from their countrymen continue to tell us a story of a people that will not be destroyed due to the hatred others possess...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sports world reacts to mass shooting in Orlando

The sports world reacted strongly Sunday to the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Baseball teams across the country held moments of silence after a gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday. At least 50 people were killed and the gunman died in a gunfight with SWAT officers, according to police...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Orlando Magic's NBA Draft Could Determine The Rest Of Their Summer

You can hear whispers from around the league. Are Al Horford and Chandler Parsons going to sign with the Magic? Will Mike Conley join them too? Could they make a deal for Paul George?! And there are audible shouts too. Rich DeVos made a splash in hiring former Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel on May 20th. Vogel has developed a reputation as one of the game's defensive masterminds...
Via The Sports Quotient
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NBA player Brooks Thompson dies at 45

Former Orlando Magic first-round pick and Texas-San Antonio head coach Brooks Thompson passed away at the age of 45 on Thursday after complications stemming from organ failure. UTSA confirmed Thompson’s passing on Friday. “The UTSA family is very saddened to learn that Brooks Thompson passed away on Thursday,” athletic director Lynn Hickey said in a statement, via ESPN...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Vogel is right coach at right time in Orlando

Fun. That’s the most important part of all of this. Frank Vogel was introduced as the Orlando Magic’s 12th coach in franchise history today, and that’s what he talked about. “We’re going to win and we’re going to have fun winning,” he told the assembled media. "We're going to win and we're going to have fun winning." - @OrlandoMagic coach Frank Vogel https://t...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Frank Vogel agrees to become Magic head coach

Former Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel agreed to become the new head coach of the Orlando Magic Thursday, as first reported by the Orlando Sentinel. Vogel, who was let go by the Pacers two weeks ago, replaces Scott Skiles, who stepped down last week after his first season, claiming he wasn’t the right head coach for the Magic. Vogel led the Pacers to a 250-181 record and five...
Via The Sports Daily
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

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