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Kyle O'Quinn's game should develop with the Knicks

Kyle O'Quinn was a solid backup big man for the Magic last year. Now, the Knicks are hoping he can transfer those skills from Florida to New York. O'Quinn signed a four-year, $16 million deal with the Knicks over the weekend. And over at the well-read Knicks blog Posting and Toasting, Seth Rosenthal explains how he game could actually take another step forward while with the Knicks...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic players are excited to play for new assistant coach Adrian Griffin

The Magic brought in assistant coach Adrian Griffin upon hiring Scott Skiles to become head coach of the team. Now, Magic players are talking about how excited they are to play for the man who was once a long-time NBA journeyman as a player.From John Denton of NBA.com:(H/t NBA.com.)Photo Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kyle O'Quinn: 'I love everybody' in Orlando

Kyle O'Quinn has left Orlando for New York, signing a four-year, $16 million deal with the Knicks over the weekend, but that doesn't mean he failed to appreciate his time with the Magic.From Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel:O'Quinn averaged 5.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game with the Magic this past season. He will slot in as a third or fourth big man in the Knicks' rotation...
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Nicholson 2nd Annual 44 Hoops Camp

Canadian National team member and Orlando Magic forward Andrew Nicholson returns home for his 2nd annual basketball camp, 44 Hoops at his alma mater Father Michael Goetz Secondary School, in Mississauga,ON. “44 Hoops Basketball Camp welcomed more than 40 participants last year over a five-day span. Nicholson, offered daily guidance and mentorship to the kids with the help of some...
Via Hooped Up
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon best highlights from 22 points against Clippers at Orlando Summer League

After the first day of the Orlando Summer League, the most amazing performance might have come from second year Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon. In the overtime victory against the Los Angeles Clippers, Gordon scored twenty-two points and grabbed eighteen rebounds. For some of his best highlights from the game, check out the below highlight compilation: *** Aaron Gordon Summer...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Tobias Harris Contract Grade

  (Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… Contract: 4 years, 64 million After the Orlando Magic lost out on Paul Millsap, reportedly offering him a 4 year, 80 million dollar contract, they refocused their attention on retaining their own free agent Tobias Harris. Harris had received his own maximum offer, reportedly...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kyle O'Quinn headed to Knicks in sign-and-trade with Magic

Kyle O'Quinn, one of only two HBCU alumni in the NBA, is on the move. The former Norfolk State star has agreed to a four-year, $16 million dollar deal with the New York Knicks as part of a sign-and-trade deal with the Orlando Magic, according to Yahoo Sports Adrian Wojnarwoski. O'Quinn spent the first three seasons of his career with the Orlando Magic after the team selected him...
Via HBCU Gameday
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gordon dominates, Hezonja hits winner for Magic in Summer League opener

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It didn't take long for Orlando Magic rookie Mario Hezonja to make an impression on his new team. The No. 5 overall pick hit a game-winning 3-pointer in overtime to give the Magic Blue squad a 75-72 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in their first game of the 2015 Summer League on Saturday at the Amway Center. "You just have to take the shot with no fear,"...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Hezonja and Magic Teammates Discuss Day 1 Overtime Win

Orlando Magic fans could not have scripted today’s finish much better than with a Mario Hezonja game-winner. The Croatian conducted his first postgame interview. Mario Hezonja:   Below are interviews of Aaron Gordon, Devyn Marble, Elfrid Payton, and lead assistant Adrian Griffin.   Aaron Gordon:   Devyn Marble:   Elfrid Payton:   Adrian Griffin:   Adam Papageorgiou is...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton does incredible crossover for slam dunk at Orlando Summer League

As we are midway through the first day of the Orlando Summer League, Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton is showing off his incredible moves. During today’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers, watch as Payton drives the lane past two Clippers defenders for the easy slam dunk: Elfrid Payton, everybody! *** Payton slam dunk [Eric Buenning] Payton image courtesy of GEtty Images
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon slams off-the-backboard windmill dunk at Orlando Summer League

As the Orlando Summer League officially gets underway today, many notable players for the Orlando Magic will participating in the event. One of those players happens to be second-year forward Aaron Gordon who showed off his aerial abilities with this impressive off-the-backboard windmill dunk: Impressive dunk, Aaron! *** Gordon windmill dunk [Orlando Magic] Gordon image courtesy of Getty Images
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic will sign Tobias Harris to 4-year deal

The Orlando Magic missed out on top target Paul Millsap, but they’re not letting Plan B skip town. According to RealGM’s Shams Charania, the Magic have agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract with restricted free agent Tobias Harris. Tobias Harris agreed on a four-year, $64 million deal with Orlando, league sources tell RealGM. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

C.J. Watson, Magic Agree to Three-Year, $15 Million Contract

Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsThe Orlando Magic are looking to sign a few veteran players in order to help speed up their rebuilding mode in the Eastern Conference. They went after Paul Millsap very aggressively, but he ended up choosing to re-sign with the Atlanta Hawks. According to a report from Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Magic have agreed to a three-year, $15 million...
Via Hoops-Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tobias Harris Stays in Orlando with New 4-Year Contract

Multiple sources are reporting that the Orlando Magic and Tobias Harris have come to a new contract agreement. Nothing can officially be signed until July 9th at the earliest due to the free agency moratorium period. Shams Charania of RealGM was the first to report on the new Harris deal, then others such as David Aldridge of TNT quickly confirmed Charania’s report.   Tobias...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Orlando’s ‘Blue’ Summer League Squad

The Orlando Magic are gearing up to host their annual Summer League at Amway Center. It all tips off Saturday July 4th and will run for a week. 10 teams will participate, 2 of those squads will actually be the Magic’s. Orlando will have a ‘Blue’ Magic team, and a ‘White’ team. Those two squads won’t face each other unless they were to meet on ‘Championship Friday...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic will not offer the max to rumored Celtics' target Tobias Harris

The Celtics' free agency hasn't gotten off to the best start. But, things may be looking up: Have been told the #Magic will not match a max offer to Tobias Harris, so the market value has been set. #Celtics — gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) July 1, 2015Harris is still only 22 and would be a pretty nice addition to a Celtics team in need of players who can put it in the basket....
Via Celtics Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Hezonja Offers the Orlando Magic Plenty of Versatility and Confidence

ORLANDO, FL – MARCH 27: Nikola Vucevic #9 of the Orlando Magic grabs a rebound against the Detroit Pistons on March 27, 2015 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice:...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What can Mario Hezonja do for the Orlando Magic?

Faced with the opportunity to make the fifth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic selected the sharpshooting Mario Hezonja from Barcelona.  In doing so, Hezonja became the highest-ever drafted Croatian, edging out Peja Stojaković who was drafted 14th in 1996. At first glance, Hezonja appears like the poster child for your typical European player: tall, lanky, talented...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic draft pick Hezonja reaches buyout agreement with FC Barcelona

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The following statement has been issued by Orlando Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan: "The release agreement between Mario Hezonja and FC Barcelona has been finalized and we look forward to Mario's arrival in Orlando in the coming days. We would like to thank Mario, Arn Tellem and FC Barcelona for their cooperation and diligence." Hezonja was selected by Orlando...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mario Hezonja ready to make an impact for the Orlando Magic

During the 2015 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic made another move toward rebuilding their organization. With the No. 5 overall pick the Magic decided to choose a player they were confident could make an immediate impact on the team. The Magic looked far and wide for a player they felt would be the most appropriate choice. They chose Mario Hezonja with their first pick in the draft....
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic select Mario Hezonja with No. 5 pick

The international players are beginning to fly off of the board. After the New York Knicks selected Latvia’s Kristaps Porzingis with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic selected 20-year-old Croatian winger Mario Hezonja. The Orlando Magic will select Mario Hezonja with the No. 5 pick in the NBA Draft, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Spur Elie ‘Frontrunner’ to be Orlando Magic Assistant

According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, former San Antonio Spur Mario Elie has emerged as a favorite to join the staff of newly hired Orlando Magic Head Coach Scott Skiles. Mario Elie is a strong frontrunner to be hired as an assistant on Orlando Magic coach Scott Skiles’ staff, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — […]
Via Project Spurs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando's Draft Options As Franchise Hopes To End Rebuilding Era

Slowly but surely coming out of the Dwight Howard era since 2012, the Orlando Magic have started piecing together a young, talented team that is a piece or two away from becoming a playoff team in the Eastern Conference. The Magic have won just 68 games since trading away Howard, but Rob Hennigan and the front office have drafted well in Victor Oladipo, Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton...
Via RealGM - NBA
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Same Old Front Office Mentality Keeping the Magic from Turning the Corner

The Orlando Magic hired Scott Skiles to become the franchise’s 12th head coach since its inception back in 1989. In a vacuum, the hiring of Skiles isn’t necessarily that bad. Adding a former player with extensive previous head-coaching experience can’t be seen as a bad thing for a young squad. After all, Skiles did take his teams to the playoffs in six of his 13 years as a...
Via Sportsnaut
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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