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What We Learned from Orlando Magic Exit Interviews

Orlando Magic players, interim Head Coach James Borrego, and General Manager Rob Hennigan on Thursday reflected back on the 2014-2015 season and look to the offseason to improve the franchise from the 25-win mess they were this campaign. Using video footage, let’s pick out some of the more important things said as well as try and interpret some responses.  ...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic Will Travel to Brazil in October for 2015 Preseason

The Orlando Magic will be heading to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in October for upcoming preseason action, per a report by Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. The Magic are slated to play Brazilian champions Flamengo. If you recall, last October the Magic played Flamengo at Amway Center. Orlando won that contest 106-88 as the atmosphere was fantastic. The NBA Global Games Rio 2015...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic invested in young core headed into offseason

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Three seasons removed from overhauling their front office, coaching staff and roster, this was supposed to be the year the Orlando Magic be playing in meaningful basketball games by season's end. Instead the Magic entered the offseason Thursday with almost as many unknowns as they had three years ago. Orlando did improve, winning 25 games after notching just 23...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic to play preseason game in Brazil

Get your passports ready, Orlando Magic fans, your team is headed to Brazil. According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Magic will travel to Rio De Janeiro to play a preseason game against Brazilian team Flamengo on Oct. 17 at HSBC Arena. As Robbins noted, the franchise’s participation in this exhibition “is no accident.” Magic executives sought this trip due...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ben Gordon Had to Reassure People He’s Not Retiring

Orlando Magic veteran guard Ben Gordon is a few weeks into his fresh new Instagram account. He also hasn’t played a contest since March 22nd. Still, the man stays positive and he wanted to give his thanks for his 11th season of NBA basketball.   …it’s over after tonight…#curtains THANK YOU GOD for my 11th season in the NBA my child hood dreams manifested and fully...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks 8, Magic 7: Fan Appreciation Night in Orlando

On Saturday night, the New York Knicks and Orlando Magic set an NBA record by combining to score 15 points, an all-time low for a single quarter. 8-7. The record of a football team heading into the last week of the season. The score of a set in tennis that goes to tie-breakers. The score of the New York Knicks (8) versus Orlando Magic (7) in the second quarter. Two lottery sweethearts...
Via The Lottery Mafia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks, Magic combine to set embarrassing record

Now in the final week of the regular season, there is going to be some pretty bad basketball come down the pike. Teams are either resting stars in preparation for the playoffs or playing out the string in the cellar of their respective divisions. Saturday night’s game between the Orlando Magic and New York Knicks was no exception. These two teams, a combined 40-118 on the season...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors beat Magic thanks to late shot from Williams

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Lou Williams made a 3-pointer with 9.9 seconds left to lift Toronto to a 101-99 win over the Orlando Magic, the Raptors' 11th straight win over the Magic. DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 29 points. Tyler Hansbrough added 16 points and Williams finished with 13. Orlando was led by Victor Oladipo with 19 points, but Oladipo missed a 15-footer in the final second that...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo Buries Bulls With Game-Winning Layup

Victor Oladipo pushes the Orlando Magic ahead for good with a clutch drive to the hoop to beat the visiting Bulls. The post Victor Oladipo Buries Bulls With Game-Winning Layup appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Elfrid Payton; Franchise Point Guard

(Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America) Orlando Magic: Elfrid Payton; Franchise Point Guard By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The evolution experienced by Elfrid Payton throughout the entirety of his rookie campaign has been truly intriguing. The skinny kid from the small school in Louisiana is finally finding his footing at the NBA level, and he’s beginning...
Via HoopStuff
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando’s Harris, Gordon forget they’re on the same team

Hey fellas! Same team! Same team! Against the T-Wolves, the Magic’s Tobias Harris and Aaron Gordon were trying their best to secure the ball and fight for a rebound. Just one thing… they were not fending off Wolves players from getting the board… they were fighting each other. I guess that’s why coaches...
Via Crossover Chronicles
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Payton, Vucevic bright spots during a dark season

Victor Oladipo slamming it home Orlando Magic fans have very little to celebrate this season because the team looks to be heading down the path of another losing season. The team is currently on a three game loosing streak and have an overall record of 22-52.  James Borrego is currently the interim Head coach for the Orlando Magic and is having a tough time leading his team to...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Orlando Magic nearly passed on drafting Shaquille O'Neal ... by accident

Younger readers in the audience, take noet. It's not just a recent phenomenon: Technical difficulties have been messing things up for a long, long time.  There was never any doubt that the Orlando Magic would take Shaquille O'Neal with the first overall pick in 1992. But they almost missed out on the legendary big man anyway due to a communications breakdown in their draft room...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orlando Magic to Extend Contract of GM Rob Hennigan

Despite a turbulent season that culminated in the firing of head coach Jacque Vaughn, the Orlando Magic are looking to extend the contract of general manager Rob Hennigan, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. On the surface, it would seem such a decision is premature. The Magic are in the third year of a rebuilding effort and remain a long way from contention in the...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marcus Smart ejected for elbowing Elfrid Payton

Marcus Smart didn’t quite make it to the end of Sunday’s Boston Celtics-Orlando Magic matchup. With 28 seconds remaining in an eventual 103-98 Magic win, Smart was ejected for elbowing Orlando’s Elfrid Payton in the face during a drive to the basket.   This embed is invalid   " /> The infraction was initially deemed a common offensive foul, but the officials...
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2015 NBA most unappreciated team

Point Guard: Brandon Knight, Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Point Guard Brandon Knight Knight has burst onto the scene this year under new Bucks coach Jason Kidd. Knight was better known for getting posterized by DeAndre Jordan, and for getting his ankles broken by Kyrie Irving in the Rookie-Sophomore game. Since coming to Milwaukee as a sign-and-trade for Brandon Jennings, Knight has...
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zach LaVine wins dunk contest, leaves Dr. J stunned

As awesome as Zach LaVine’s first dunk was at the Slam Dunk contest Saturday, the best part about it was the reaction from the judges. Specifically, Dr. J’s stunned face was the highlight. After the Minnesota Timberwolves rocked an awesome dunk on a lob to himself, Dr. J.’s jaw hit the floor. Here is LaVine’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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