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In a Sad State, Orlando is Ready to Fold for a 4th Straight Year

In my 27 years of existence, I have never been as disappointed in an Orlando Magic roster as I am in this 2015-2016 group. I was too young during the early years, but that was the honeymoon phase of the franchise and those 15,000 jam-packed O-Rena crowds were far from comatose. Then there were the mid-’90s extravagant years. Anfernee Hardaway kept the team enjoyable for the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Prigioni suffers 'facial contusion' in win over Magic

Los Angeles Clippers backup point guard Pablo Prigioni suffered a facial contusion in the team's 107-93 victory over the Orlando Magic, according to writer Rowan Kavner:Prigioni sustained the injury at the end of the third quarter, falling to the ground and clutching his face, and did not return.It's unclear who exactly caused Prigioni's contusion, but Dan Woike of...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Orlando Magic display signs of life in loss

Another day, another loss, another disappointment. That’s how the Orlando Magic’s season has gone so far. With a record of 21-27, they sit 12th in the Eastern Conference with a team of inexperienced, young, talented players who are having trouble performing. On Wednesday night, the Magic appeared to get their act together against the Oklahoma City Thunder until the final seconds...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

L.A. Clippers at Orlando Magic game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida TIME: Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers attributed a puzzling loss to the NBA's "silly season," and Chris Paul felt losing a winnable game could be damaging.They have another such contest to start a four-game trip Friday night when they face a struggling Orlando Magic team that continues to endure tough luck.Los Angeles...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gainesville ‘Basketball Cop’ to be Honored by Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic will host 10 VIPs at their game against the Atlanta Hawks on Super Bowl Sunday afternoon at Amway Center: Gainesville Police Officer Bobby White and nine Gainesville youth. You may recall seeing them in these videos over the past few weeks. Since that January 15th police call of a bogus noise complaint that turned into a cool pick-up contest, and then the...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch Kevin Durant's incredible game-winning 3 to beat the Magic

As long as Kevin Durant is still on the Thunder, the good people of Oklahoma City will just have to deal with plays like the one they saw last night. They should be just fine with that.Tied at 114 with only seconds remaining, Durant pulled up from at least a few feet beyond the three-point line and launched in what would be a game-winning triple as time almost expired. It wouldn...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Kevin Durant nails buzzer beater as Thunder edge Magic

Kevin Durant was the hero last night with this game winning three-pointer that beats the Orlando Magic….   Clutch. — NBA TV (@NBATV) February 4, 2016 The post Watch: Kevin Durant nails buzzer beater as Thunder edge Magic appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orlando Magic’s options for 2016 free agency

The Orlando Magic as a team, are talented and young. They love to play against tough competition, but the team as a whole is inexperienced, immature, and lacks a leader to turn to when the team is mentally off-beat. The team is aggressive and quick, but easily gets distracted offensively and defensively. In order to be taken seriously by any other team in the league, the Magic need...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic receiving trade offers for Channing Frye

The Orlando Magic look like one of the NBA’s most likely sellers ahead of the trade deadline, with forward Channing Frye leading the way. Over the span of a month, the young Magic went from looking like one of the league’s most promising teams with a strong foundation in place to a 2-12 record in January and a potential trade partner to any team in need. How quickly things...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon Ends Orlando Magic 8-Game Losing Streak

A photo posted by Orlando Magic (@orlandomagic) on Jan 31, 2016 at 7:02pm PST Aaron Gordon had a career-high night to help end the Orlando Magic ended their 8-game losing streak with 19 points, 14 rebounds and 5 dimes to beat the visiting Celtics. “We’re a hustle team,” Skiles said. “We’ve got to be flying around. Even if we make mistakes, we have to stay in plays...
Via Hooped Up
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fournier scores 24, Gordon 22 as Magic rally to beat Celtics

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Evan Fournier scored 24 points and Aaron Gordon had 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Orlando Magic snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 119-114 win over the Boston Celtics. Rookie Mario Hezonja scored 17 points, Tobias Harris had 16 and Nikola Vucevic had 16 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for the Magic. Marcus Smart led Boston with 26 points. Isaiah...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

International Summer Dilemmas Exist for Some Magic Men

As this dreary January continues and the Orlando Magic keep racking up losses, some of the team’s players may already have their minds on what they’ll be doing in July. That’s because a few Magic men have some potential dilemmas ahead: Play for your national team? Not play and focus on that new NBA contract? Sit out and train with the sole focus being on the 2016-2017 Magic...
Via Magic Basketball Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic have a maturity problem

The Orlando Magic have a very promising young team, with an emphasis on young. With just an average age of 24.9 years old, the Magic have a competitive and energetic roster. The problem with being such a young team, and relying on such inexperienced players to carry a franchise who wants to win so badly, is an obvious lack of maturity. Player maturity, in this specific case, is...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers trade Joe Harris to the Orlando Magic

The Cavaliers have traded Joe Harris to the Orlando Magic, the team announced on Tuesday via official release. There were future second round picks involved, too, but those picks -- a 2020 second rounder from the Blazers that would go to Cleveland, and a 2017 second rounder from the Kings that would go to Orlando -- likely won't end up trading hands because they're so heavily-protected...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Figuring Out Orlando’s Magical Start

Does Orlando have the magic needed to continue this impressive start? Do we have anymore corny puns? You’ll have to see it to believe it. When Evan Fournier was traded to the rebuilding Magic in 2014 and Aaron Gordon was drafted alongside Elfrid Payton (via trade with 76ers), Victor Oladipo had just finished his freshman campaign, one that saw him finish second in Rookie of...
Via The Lottery Mafia
27 days ago  |  Discuss

No Magic Trick Here, This Orlando Team's For Real

Raise your hand if you saw this coming. Seriously. The Orlando Magic are currently in possession of a 19-15 record and are seventh in the Eastern Conference. If you have your hand up and are not a die-hard Magic fan, then you have to be lying. After three straight seasons of less than 25 wins, almost every expert predicted that this Magic team would end up with similar results to...
Via The Sports Quotient
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

How Skiles, Frye took Magic from lottery to playoffs

On November 25th, in the 15th game of the 15-16 season, the Orlando Magic were 6-8 and on the outside looking in at the Playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. At that point, Scott Skiles made a permanent (at least to this point) lineup change, shifting Victor Oladipo to the bench and Channing Frye in to the starting lineup. Frye had previously started two games while Oladipo...
Via RealGM - NBA
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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