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Tim Duncan will return at Orlando in final game before All-Star break

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game at the Orlando Magic, the final game before the extended All-Star break, the team announced.Duncan had missed the last eight games with a sore right knee. The Spurs went 6-2 in that stretch with the most notable loss being the 30-point defeat at the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 25.It appeared as...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic interested in Blake Griffin trade?

It almost seems a matter of time before the Los Angeles Clippers ship Blake Griffin away, though most might not have considered the Orlando Magic as one of the teams willing to give up a boatload of assets to bring on the embattled forward. Those unconvinced might want to reconsider. Though the Magic seem to have a quality young core in place, it sounds the front office would be...
Via The Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Talk Orlando Trade Candidates and Deal Scenarios

The February 18th trade deadline is fast approaching and the Orlando Magic are in a position in the standings where they will miss the playoffs if they don’t make some kind of deal. No fan or member of the media views the Magic and its pieces in the same light. When I look at the 14-man Magic roster and its contracts, I break the squad down into three parts: Tradeable, Open to...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

If Steven Adams Was Trying to Kill You, Could You Escape?

It started innocently enough. I did the perfectly rational thing of cursing out Steven Adams as he torched my beloved Orlando Magic for an alley oop finish, something I’m sure he did with relative ease and measurable enjoyment. It’s also easy to call out an NBA player from hundreds of miles away from the NBA The post If Steven Adams Was Trying to Kill You, Could You Escape?...
Via No Coast Bias
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vucevic leads Magic comeback for 117-110 OT win over Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) Nikola Vucevic scored 25 of his 28 points after halftime, and Orlando rallied from 20 points down to beat Atlanta 117-110 in overtime on Monday night, helping the Magic beat the Hawks for the second time in two nights. Orlando, which trailed by 20 in the opening period and by 18 in the third, took its first lead at 96-94 on Mario Hezonja's 3-pointer with 3:33 remaining...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic reportedly not shopping Tobias Harris, but that hasn’t stopped them from listening to offers for him

The Orlando Magic have a lot of good young talent but for them to push this team to another level, they need to make some trades. One name that has constantly come up in trade talks is forward Tobias Harris. The former Tennessee Volunteer has been pretty good in Orlando, but he has been open to being traded in the past. As the trade deadline approaches, the Magic are still considering...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Willing To Listen To Tobias Harris Offers

The Orlando Magic are willing to listen to offers for Tobias Harris, though they're not 'outright shopping' him. Harris signed a four-year, $64 million contract with the Magic in free agency last year. Harris is averaging 13.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 32.9 minutes per game.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orlando Magic’s problem with Aaron Gordon

The Orlando Magic have many important players that together, make them a formidable group to play against. The youthful and exciting backcourt duet consisting of Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo provide much excitement and energy to not only the fans, but the rest of the team as well. A skilled Nikola Vučević is a threat to most other big men in the league due to his defensive...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic Nails a Game-Winning Buzzer Beater

Nikola Vucevic rescued the Orlando Magic and sunk the Hawks with just with 2.2 seconds left. Nailing a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer that was followed by a mean mug celebration. “I’m just glad we got the win,” Vucevic said. “After a rough month with a lot of losses it’s good to come out and win against a good team like the Hawks are.” Vucevic finished the night with...
Via Hooped Up
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic's buzzer-beater propels Magic past Hawks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Nik Vucevic hit an 18-footer at the buzzer and the Orlando Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks 96-94 on Sunday.Elfrid Payton, who set up Vucevic's winning shot with an inbounds pass, scored or assisted the Magic's final six baskets as they won for only the third time in 18 games in 2016.The Magic had gone scoreless since Payton's jump shot with 3:41 left, squandering...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic beat Hawks on Vucevic's shot

Orlando, Fla. (AP) Nik Vucevic hit an 18-footer at the buzzer and the Orlando Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks 96-94 on Sunday. Elfrid Payton, who set up Vucevic's winning shot with an inbounds pass, scored or assisted the Magic's final six baskets as they won for only the third time in 18 games in 2016. The Magic had gone scoreless since Payton's jump shot with 3:41 left, squandering...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic Hopes Magic Don't Make Deadline Trade

Nikola Vucevic hopes the Orlando Magic don't make a trade at the deadline. "That's no reason to think we need to change anything. We have to find a way within each other to get back to what we were doing early in the year," Vucevic said. "We just got to find a way to get out of this [slump]. "Trades or whatever … I don't think about that — that's not my job — and I never will...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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...
5 days 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
6 days 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
6 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
6 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...
7 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Victor Oladipo more valuable off Orlando's bench or as a starter?

Orlando's Victor Oladipo was ruled out for Wednesday's game against the 76ers. When he does come back, the Magic may want to keep him out of the starting lineup.According to Basketball Insiders, Orlando is 13-7 when Oladipo is used as an option off the bench. When he's a starter, however, the Magic are just 6-11 this season. Oladipo averages 13.5 points per game, which is the lowest...
Via Fox Sports
21 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
January 10, 2016  |  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 Nov. 25, 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 was out...
Via RealGM - NBA
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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