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Do You Believe in the Magic? Orlando Magic 2015-16 Season Preview

After a few seasons near the bottom of the Eastern Conference, Orlando is hoping that their young players can work a little magic and help return the team to contention. Last Year’s Record: 25-57 Key Additions: Mario Hezonja C.J. Watson Greg Stiemsma Keith Appling Key Departures: Ben Gordon Luke Ridnour Kyle O’Quinn Season Outlook: The Orlando Magic have endured several...
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New Warrior Gordon went vegan this offseason ... will it work?

  Ben Gordon ate avocados any time of day for their healthy fat, and also fueled his workouts with oatmeal and different juices or nutrient-rich smoothies. Gordon went the vegan route -- no dairy or meat -- for a stretch a few months back. "With that diet you have to kind of be creative," the new Golden State guard said. "At that time I had a chef so it was a little bit easier....
Via AP on Fox
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Ben Gordon goes vegan for a stint, notices improved energy

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Ben Gordon ate avocados any time of day for their healthy fat, and also fueled his workouts with oatmeal and different juices or nutrient-rich smoothies. Gordon went the vegan route - no dairy or meat - for a stretch a few months back. ''With that diet you have to kind of be creative,'' the new Golden State guard said. ''At that time I had a chef so it was a...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The 2015 Orlando Magic Scavenger Hunt Takes Place October 24th

It’s back, baby! The 2015 Orlando Magic Scavenger Hunt will look to entertain folks that wish to participate in the activities that will occur around downtown. Occurring Saturday October 24th from 9 a.m. to Noon EST, click here to register your team no later than October 20th. The organization is limiting the sign-ups to 500 total participants, so sign up fast. 2 to 4 people per...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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Magic Squad Entertains Fans at Free Open Practice

The Orlando Magic held their free open practice inside Amway Center on Monday night. It was mostly 5-on-5 scrimmage work as Scott Skiles said he didn’t want to ‘bore’ the fans who showed up with drills. We can only estimate on the amount of folks who showed up, but my guess is there were about 2,500 spectators. It probably would have been more had I-4 accidents not made life...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

50 Questions for 2015-’16: Will Orlando Take The Next Step?

Getting ready for the 2015-’16 season? I’m asking 50 questions before things get under way. Have an important question for the upcoming NBA season you want answered? Find me on Twitter (@thatjoemags). Thanks for reading! The Orlando Magic won 25 games in 2014-’15 under one of the least inspiring coaching staffs in recent memory. Technically, the Magic have improved each of...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Mario Hezonja makes solid debut in Magic's preseason loss to Hornets

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Jeremy Lin had 17 points, Jeremy Lamb added 16 and the Charlotte Hornets held on to beat the Orlando Magic 106-100 on Saturday night in their exhibition opener. Hornets: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left in the second quarter with a right shoulder injury after going to the floor following a foul in the second quarter. Magic: Reserve big man Andrew Nicholson made the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton hangs on rim after slam dunk against Hornets

As we have entered day two of the preseason, the Orlando Magic faced off today against the Charlotte Hornets and Elfrid Payton showed off his aerial abilities. After making a steal in the first half of play, Payton took a pass from Victor Oladipo and soared for a one-handed slam dunk where afterwards he decided to hang on the rim: Elfrid Payton, everybody! *** Payton Slam Dunk...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
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Magic Open To Trading Channing Frye

Channing Frye has been made available in trade talks by the Orlando Magic. Frye signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Magic in the 2014 offseason and doesn't fit in their long-term plans. Frye is one of the NBA's best stretch bigs.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic preseason game date change

Orlando, Fla. -- Due to the Indiana Fever hosting Game #3 of the WNBA Finals on Oct. 9, the preseason game between the Orlando Magic and Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse has been rescheduled for Oct. 8. Game time remains 7 p.m. The Orlando Magic will open the 2015 preseason at Amway Center against Charlotte on Saturday, October 3. Tip-off is 7 p.m. Orlando Magic season tickets...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic's Tobias Harris: 'I want to have a great 3-point shot'

The Orlando Magic are betting big on forward Tobias Harris with the reported four-year, $64 million contract Harris signed this offseason. And he knows that the pressure is on to become the best player he can be. For Harris, that's meant extensive work on his jump shot this summer, which he hopes will lead to wins for Orlando.Harris told the Magic's official team site that he got...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Day 1 Magic Training Camp Scrimmages, Drills, and Sprints

It was fun to see some actual Orlando Magic scrimmaging on Day 1 of training camp. Scott Skiles in their morning session split up his 17 players – remember Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier can’t scrimmage right now – into three teams: red, white, and black. The Amway Center practice court was very active on Saturday. For ‘red’, it looked like they had Mario Hezonja, Melvin...
Via Magic Basketball Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic enter training camp hoping to build defensive identity

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Orlando Magic want to establish a new identity this season. If new coach Scott Skiles has his way, it will be all about defense. Orlando posted its third straight season of 25 or fewer victories last year, and ranked in the bottom third of the NBA in both points allowed and opponent field goal percentage. Skiles said that working to change that will be the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback: Von Wafer's laughable dunk attempt

Basketball feels too far away, as I think many of you can agree with. So with over a month until regular season NBA action I might as well try my hand at a nice throwback like another great writer on Celtics Life.Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo Sports recently took a look back at the infamous Von Wafer "dunk" of 2011, so what better way to pass the late portion offseason than with some reminiscing...
Via Celtics Life
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Fournier's Place In Orlando's Perimeter Clog

As you would expect for a national team coming off a third place finish at the World Cup and overflowing with NBA talent, France has gotten off to an excellent start at Eurobasket, with a 5-0 record through group play. The French have a solid core of veterans who have played at the international level for a decade - Tony Parker, Boris Diaw and Nic Batum - complemented by a new generation...
Via RealGM - NBA
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon fractures jaw horsing around with brother

For high-flying Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon, a couple of bumps and bruises here and there are to be expected, perhaps as he hurls himself at the rim or rises up to send an opponent’s shot sailing into the third row. Fracturing a jaw horsing around with an older brother probably does not fall into...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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