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Three thoughts after Magic’s 99-86 win over Pistons

The Magic continue to roll in the preseason, putting in a solid first quarter and continuing to get great games from the auditioning Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris. Orlando took an 11-point lead after the first quarter and opened the team’s lead back up with another impressive defensive performance in the fourth quarter. Of course, the starters were out by then so do not put...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pistons-Magic Postgame Preseason Locker Room Interviews

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images Orlando Magic fans are getting large 3-point contributions from two guys they may not have expected it from: Kyle O’Quinn and Aaron Gordon. It’s only exhibitions, but Head Coach Jacque Vaughn should be very encouraged with how his players are defending and how the ball is being distributed around the court. We’re also seeing Tobias...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bill and Jalen Compare the Magic to Will Smith

Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose are doing their NBA team previews on Grantland and have slotted the Orlando Magic as team #25, one spot above the Los Angeles Lakers.  If you can make sense of their Magic-Will Smith comparison, let us know in the comments below. Overall, Simmons and Rose were very complimentary of the Magic and their past draft, but think there are still some growing...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton and Aaron Gordon: Predestined Duo?

Screenshot via Grantland’s Orlando Magic season preview The question was raised on the Grantland NBA Season Preview for the Orlando Magic, was Elfrid Payton put on this earth to throw Aaron Gordon alley-oops? LEGITIMATE QUESTION! Or maybe it works both ways… as seen in the video below. Regardless, these two having the chemistry and engagement with each other that they do, is...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Willie Green works out kinks, jitters with Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Even a veteran of 10 or more NBA seasons is not immune to a case of the nerves before making a preseason home debut with a new team. Case in point: Willie Green. After bouncing around the last five years between Philadelphia, New Orleans, Atlanta and Los Angeles, Green is among the group of players 30 and older signed by the Orlando Magic over the summer. He missed...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons-Magic preseason preparation interviews

The Orlando Magic held practice Thursday morning in preparation for Stan Van Gundy and his Detroit Pistons visiting on Friday. Coach Jacque Vaughn has been pleased with Andrew Nicholson and how his game is beginning to fine a proper balance. Jacque also discussed what it's like having four ball-handlers on the floor at times for his squad. Kyle O'Quinn talked about his new...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon Crushes a Monster Slam

Entering the draft Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon drew comparisons to another high-flying forward based in Los Angeles you probably heard of named Blake Griffin, and with this dunk on a Flamengo guard who pretended to take a charge. I can’t say that comparison is far off with regards to his jumping ability. The amount of air Gordon was able to catch with a single dribble for...
Via Hooped Up
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Orlando Magic defeat Flamengo to win preseason home opener

The Orlando Magic made their 2014-2015 home debut on Wednesday night with a preseason victory against the Brazilian powerhouse Flamengo. Despite the home opener, it often seemed like the Flamengo cheers and chants were overtaking the building. While the chants were energizing, it wasn’t enough to propel the visiting Rio squad who ultimately fell to the Magic 106-88. Nik Vucevic...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Give the young guys a shot

When the Orlando Magic traded the rights to Dario Saric to the Philadelphia 76ers for the rights to Elfrid Payton during the 2014 NBA Draft, I would have needed Indiana Jones to lead me through that maze of Magic fan boos. All of my friends and colleagues who follow the Magic, they all deployed the face-palm reaction. The writing was on the wall for Jameer Nelson. Orlando knew it...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic support Draft Lottery reform

“The Orlando Magic support a proposal to reform the NBA Draft Lottery in which the teams with the four worst overall records would have nearly identical chances to win the top overall pick, according to an industry source with knowledge of the Magic’s thinking.” –Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel The reported recent proposal would even out the odds for the four worst teams in...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Injury Update: Channing Frye steadily increasing workload

The Orlando Magic lost to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday by the score of 99-97 to move to 2-1 on the preseason. Tobias Harris and Elfrid Payton lead the Magic with 14 points. The Magic were without forward Channing Frye, who is out with a knee injury. The good news is that Frye is increasing his workload in practice.   Keith Allison from Owings MillsOur own Riley Jones reported...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Orlando Magic

The Magic have yet to recover from losing Dwight Howard, but they’ve collected a cache of young talent and the future of the team is starting to emerge from the haze. They’ve released the last connection to their finals team, Jameer Nelson, and flipped their leading scorer for a 21 year-old shooting guard. It’s easy to make the playoffs in the east, but they’re a breakout...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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