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Aaron Gordon must channel inner Paul George for Orlando Magic to succeed

The Orlando Magic are searching for a star and are hoping Aaron Gordon can take the next step. Much like Paul George did in his third year in the league. Whichever way you look at it, Aaron Gordon is still the most exciting player on the Orlando Magic’s roster, despite this summer’s comings and goings. […] Aaron Gordon must channel inner Paul George for Orlando Magic to succeed...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 hour ago

Orlando Can Play The ‘Disrespect’ Card This Season

Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic It’s not difficult to figure out what the Orlando Magic did this offseason, or how great they could be this upcoming 2016-2017 NBA campaign. Yet why are some national media outlets perplexed and even outraged at some of their moves? In my eyes, Orlando’s defense improved a lot. Especially on the interior. Their 3-point shooting will be better....
Via Magic Basketball Online
12 hours ago

Orlando to Open 2016 Preseason in Memphis on October 3rd

The NBA should be releasing the 2016-2017 schedule within the next few weeks. On Thursday, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reported what is now the second known Orlando Magic preseason contest. The first game in the Frank Vogel coaching era will occur Monday October 3rd against the Grizzlies in Memphis at the FedEx Forum. Orlando will be bringing a roster that is half new....
Via Magic Basketball Online
16 hours ago

Serge Ibaka, Orlando Magic can help each other in contract year

Serge Ibaka is entering the vaunted contract year. For Ibaka and the Magic to achieve their goals in 2017, they will need to maximize each other. The Orlando Magic made their big play in acquiring Serge Ibaka at the Draft for Victor Oladipo. Ibaka was the so-called power forward unicorn — a big who could […] Serge Ibaka, Orlando Magic can help each other in contract year - Orlando...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
18 hours ago

Orlando Pinstriped Post is looking for more contributors

An opportunity to join and help grow our team and site. With the NBA entering the dog days of the summer, Orlando Pinstriped Post is looking for more contributors for the upcoming season. After four long, losing filled years, the Magic appear, on the surface, ready to begin to turn the corner in their rebuild, which is an exciting time for fans, and writers alike. Over the next...
Via Orlando PInstriped Post
20 hours ago

Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 56: CARMELO Player Rankings

On this episode of the Orlando Magic Daily Podcast, we break down the CARMELO rankings and what they mean in predicting the Magic’s future for 2017. With the NBA offseason virtually over, it is getting to be prediction time. The NBA has entered its quiet season leaving everyone to wonder what will happen when teams […] Orlando Magic Daily Podcast Episode 56: CARMELO Player Rankings...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
21 hours ago

Von Wafer pleads on Twitter for another chance in NBA

Von Wafer last played in the NBA in 2012. However, he hasn’t given up on playing in the league and wants one more opportunity to show he can contribute. Wafer was drafted in the second round of the 2005 draft by the Lakers. From there, he went on to spend time with the Clippers, Nuggets, Blazers, Rockets, Celtics, and Magic. Wafer has also played in leagues in Greece, Italy, China...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic's Meeks has surgery to stabilize injured foot

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The tenure of Jodie Meeks with the Orlando Magic has hit a snag before getting started. The team announced the recently acquired guard underwent surgery on Tuesday to stabilize the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. Meeks, acquired in a trade with Detroit on June 29, will be out indefinitely. His return will depend on how he responds to rehabilitation. The...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic open themselves up to world of pain on Twitter

The Orlando Magic had a...vexing...offseason of acquisitions and front office maneuvering.The team brought in addition rim protection in Serge Ibaka in exchange for a insignificant cache of talent in Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyosova and the rights to 2016 first-round draftee Domantas Sabonas.That move gave fans pause, and only became more vexing when the team doubled down on lane enforcement...
Via FOX Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs GM reveals why Tim Duncan couldn't come back for one more year

The NBA watched one of its greatest eras come to a close earlier this week, as San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan announced that his career is over. Duncan's retirement made for a litany of celebrations, remembrances, and lists of ridiculous statistics surrounding the future Hall of Famer. Truly, we're not ready to say goodbye to the big guy. The league won't be the same without...
Via FOX Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Love and dunks reign at Aaron Gordon's Dunk Fest in Venice Beach

Aaron Gordon is out here dunking in jeans. More accurately, Aaron Gordon is out here dunking in skinny, cut-off jean shorts. And he's not "dunking" so much as attempting to fry our planet's natural laws atop Venice Beach's storied public basketball courts.The packed crowd at Sunday's first annual Aaron Gordon Dunk Fest is spotted with bucket hats and #BlackLivesMatter shirts, and...
Via FOX Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Aaron Gordon drop a young camper to the floor with a crossover

Aaron Gordon doesn't care if you're 6-foot-5 or 4-foot-nothing. He will embarrass you. The crazy-athletic Orlando Magic star showed no mercy on this little camper Thursday. Gordon crossed the youngster up, sending him to the floor with a pair of broken ankles. Rather than helping the poor kid up, Gordon left him on the hardwood and threw down a dunk. You savage, Aaron.
Via FOX Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Videos: Young Campers Mob Former Arizona Star Aaron Gordon After He Throws Down 360 Dunk

Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon can do magnificent things on a basketball court. Gordon helped bring down the house with his amazing NBA Dunk Contest performance during the 2016 All-Star break, and he showed off those skills during a youth basketball camp. After rejecting a young player, Gordon took the ball all the way across the court, and threw down a 360 slam with ease. He...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks sign Brandon Jennings

The New York Knicks are continuing what has been a very active summer for the fledgling franchise. After adding Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Courtney Lee to the mix, New York has reportedly signed former lottery pick Brandon Jennings. The Knicks are about to strike a deal with Brandon Jennings, according to league sources — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 4, 2016 Jennings...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka Finally Gives Orlando Some Direction

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on June 26, 2016. The Orlando Magic overpaid for potentially one year of Serge Ibaka. Let’s get that part out of the way. Without a commitment on a contract extension, giving up a lottery pick, a useful rotation player and a high-end starter for a non-All Star is usually never a good decision. But for the first time since...
Via The Sports Post
26 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Magic, Fournier agree on a five-year deal

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says swingman Evan Fournier has agreed to a five-year contract to remain with the Orlando Magic. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal cannot be finalized until at least July 7, when the NBA's offseason moratorium on player movement ends. Earlier this week, the Magic...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Evan Fournier Re-Signs With Magic On $85M Deal

In what appears to be one of the first overtly team-friendly deals so far this offseason, the Orlando Magic re-signed Evan Fournier on a five-year, $85 million deal. Fournier wisely rejected a four-year, $32 million extension this past offseason, giving himself an annual average increase of $9 million from that offer. Playing nearly 1,000 more minutes in his fourth NBA season than...
Via RealGM - NBA
27 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Magic, D.J. Augustin agree to terms

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Orlando Magic have agreed on a contract with veteran point guard D.J. Augustin.Terms of the deal agreed to early Friday morning were not immediately available. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract cannot be signed until July 7.Adding Augustin gives new Magic coach Frank Vogel an...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: updated free agent targets

The Orlando Magic got the defensive stopper they needed. The Magic made news last week over a huge trade that sent Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova, and 2016 first round draft choice Domantas Sabonis to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Serge Ibaka. Ibaka’s experience and defensive presence in the paint is something the Magic lacked all last season. Orlando now looks to fill the void...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss
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