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Orlando Magic : The inefficient market inefficiency

The Orlando Magic are, by no stretch of the imagination, an efficient offensive team. At 99.3 points per 100 possessions they ranked second-to-last in the NBA last season offensively, better only than Philadelphia and Philadelphia isn’t an NBA team so much as it’s a collection of vaguely athletic human beings with long legs wearing basketball uniforms. They shot only 44.5 percent...
Via The Sports Post
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic take process over results, Rockets take win

At this point in the preseason, players are about rounded into form. The anticipation for the regular season takes over and the games take on a strange waywardness to them. The Magic led by eight points after three quarters and had the lead almost the entire night in the game. They yo-yoed the lead up to as much as 12 points and were rarely threatened. Again, if such things matter...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lock ‘Em Up, Rob Hennigan

It was not that long ago when the Orlando Magic’s top priority was dealing away a disgruntled Dwight Howard, and the Magic fans’ top priority was winning the break up. When Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan signed, sealed and delivered Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers, Walt Disney’s neighbors were not so pleased. That was especially true because Magic fans never heard of the...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic 8-Ball: An Old #12 Returns to Orlando

  In our Magic 8-Ball you’ll find quotes, tweets, Magic player social media posts, a random prediction that sticks to the Magic 8-Ball theme, any stats or tidbits you don’t find in our other MBO postings, and more. Basically a buffet of things that may slip through the cracks that are worth bringing up.    #1: VUCCI MANE GOT PAID I imagine the next big team meal check will...
Via Magic Basketball Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic signs 4-year, $53M extension with Orlando Magic

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Orlando Magic and center Nikola Vucevic have reached terms on a four-year, $53 million contract extension. The 23-year-old averaged 14.2 points and 11.3 rebounds for the Magic last season. By finalizing the deal, the Magic prevent Vucevic from becoming a restricted free agent next summer. He’s thought to be a key piece of the franchise’s future...
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vucevic signs 4 year, $53M extension with Magic

According to Yahoo! Sports, The Orlando Magic and Center Nikola Vucevic have reached terms on a four year, $53 million contract extension. The 23 year old averaged 14.2 points and 11.3 rebounds for the Magic last season. By finalizing the deal, the Magic prevent Vucevic from becoming a restricted free agent next summer.  He’s thought to be a key piece of the franchise’s future...
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No searching for a center, it is Nikola Vucevic

In the years after Shaquille O’Neal left the Magic, the team searched for someone — anyone — who could play center. From Felton Spencer to Rony Seikaly to Isaac Austin to Andrew Declercq to Shawn Kemp to Patrick Ewing to Kelvin Cato. There was no consistency and no plan other than stop gaps (maybe Seikaly and Austin were “plans” that never came close to fruition). After...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Orlando Magic, Nikola Vucevic agree to four-year extension

The Orlando Magic re-sign their franchise center 10 days before the October 31st deadline for contract extensions. According to Joshua Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, Nikola Vucevic signed to a four-year, $54M extension which will take effect the next offseason.BREAKING: The Orlando #Magic and Nik Vucevic are finalizing a contract extension:— Josh Robbins...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Youth Foundation raises $165K at golf tournament

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Playing under a cloudless sky, in humidity-free temperatures and a Chamber of Commerce sort of sunshine, approximately 200 golfers hit the links at Disney on Thursday, Oct. 16 with two things in mind: raising money for the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF) and making birdies. It's rare for golfers to put anything ahead of thrill that comes with holing...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Orlando Magic: Rising Up

(Victor Oladipo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)   It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always...
Via Hoops Manifesto
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Magic News: Orlando to pick up options on four players

According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Orlando Magic will be picking up the 2015/16 team options for four key young prospects on the team. The total amount of money being given to the following players is around $12.75MM.An obvious point, but the Magic will pick up their 15-16 options on Oladipo, Fournier, Harkless & Nicholson before the 10/31 deadline— Josh...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic to mix youth, veterans In Year 3 of rebuild

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Since their arrival, Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and coach Jacque Vaughn have avoided making too many predictions about their team. Instead, what they have preached is a deliberate approach in trying to secure the players they wanted, and in building chemistry on the floor with the rosters assembled. But as they enter the third season of what Hennigan...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo back on the court, but when will he return?

The Magic had an open practice Monday at Amway Center. The team went through a light practice as Jacque Vaughn and the team got the fans involved and put on a good show for the estimated 2,000 that appeared and filled the lower bowl. The question remained on the new face who was on the floor. Not quite a new face, but it has been a while since he had practiced with the team — or...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Interviews After the Open Practice

The Orlando Magic revealed a few things during their open practice on Monday night. Victor Oladipo seems to be close to returning, but there’s no timetable. I wouldn’t rule him out in being ready for the regular season opener. Kyle O’Quinn has the green light to shoot 3-pointers as long as defense and the rest of his game doesn’t fall off. Here are some interviews following...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Entertain Their Fans at Open Practice

For a lot of Orlando Magic fans inside Amway Center on Monday night, the team’s free open practice meant it was their first or second time seeing this group of Magic players in action. The Magic came out throwing t-shirts to the fans. Then they stretched, did some lateral drills, zig-zagged across the parquet floor, and got to dribbling and shooting drills for the first half...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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