Magic Rumors & News

  • In new role, Victor Oladipo helps Magic beat the Knicks 100-91

    Orlando Sentinel "Scott Skiles broke the news to Victor Oladipo on Tuesday. Skiles informed Oladipo that the Orlando Magic’s starting lineup was going to change and that Oladipo would move to the bench. That information must have jarred Oladipo, but as tipoff approached Wednesday, Oladipo insisted he would..." November 26

  • Magic to bench Victor Oladipo, start Channing Frye

    Larry Brown Sports "The first few months of the NBA season are always prime real estate for lineup tweaks and experimentation, and Orlando Magic head coach Scott Skiles is taking that ball and running with it. After team shootaround on Wednesday, Skiles announced that he was moving third-year guard Victor Oladipo..." November 26

  • Kevin Love's big 2nd quarter leads Cleveland Cavaliers to an 117-103 victory over Orlando Magic

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love's game-high 34 points and eight boards -- highlighted by his monstrous second quarter -- kept the Cleveland Cavaliers on track. The defending Eastern Conference champs lengthened their winning streak to three with a 117-103 victory at home over the Orlando Magic on Monday..." November 24

  • Evan Fournier rejected 4-year, $32 million offer from Magic

    Yahoo! Sports "Family and friends witnessed Evan Fournier devote an offseason to his body, hiring a track-and-field legend to lead one month of training, and they reinforced a message to Fournier: stop settling. As a young star in the French league in 2012, Fournier had no fear, no conscience, and often grabbed..." November 23

  • Kings handle Magic in Cousins' return

    CSN Bay Area "The Sacramento Kings picked up their first road victory of the season Saturday afternoon, outlasting the Orlando Magic for a 97-91 win at the Amway Center. DeMarcus Cousins returned to the court after a one game suspension and destroyed the Magic’s frontline. The All-Star big stuffed the stat..." November 22

  • Evan Fournier came out of nowhere to be the Magic's top scorer

    SB Nation "Evan Fournier was not facing big expectations entering his fourth season. Victor Oladipo was supposed to be the Magic's shooting guard of the future, and rookie Mario Hezonja was slated to be his eventual running mate. Orlando declined to give Fournier a contract extension before the Nov. 2..." November 19

  • Fournier and halftime lineup change spark Magic to 104-101 OT win over T-Wolves

    Orlando Sentinel "Evan Fournier looked awful on Monday and Tuesday. An illness left him with a triple-digit temperature. He could barely get out of bed, and when he did stand up, he felt dizzy. On Wednesday, however, Fournier provided a polar opposite image: He drained a three-pointer over Tayshaun Prince’s..." November 19

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Victor Oladipo has been cleared through the NBA concussion protocol and will start tonight.

  • Champions League set to debut in 2016 with former NBA players, 16 teams

    USA Today "When it comes to jobs that are hard to land, it doesn’t get much tougher than the NBA. At most, there are 450 roster spots to be had by the world’s best players. Consider there were approximately 5,600 Division I men’s college players in 2014 in America alone, and you start to understand it’s..." November 18

  • Billy Hunter files amended wrongful-termination complaint against NBPA

    The Score "Former NBPA boss Billy Hunter continues to seek damages from the union for the circumstances surrounding his termination in 2013. Hunter's attorneys filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, seeking a jury trial on four breach-of-contract claims, reports Ken..." November 17

  • Victor Oladipo's patience is being tested by his concussion

    Orlando Sentinel "Victor Oladipo suffered injuries before — a fractured bone in his foot as a rising high-school sophomore, a sprained ankle as an NBA rookie and facial fractures before his second NBA season — but none of those injuries tested him quite like the concussion he sustained last Wednesday. He felt..." November 17

  • Intense Wizards practices yield simplified defense, win over Magic Saturday

    Washington Post "Three-day breaks are valued once the demanding 82-game NBA schedule tips off and the Washington Wizards enjoyed one this week, though the respite was anything but one in the wake of an alarming three-game losing streak. After a film session Wednesday, the Wizards held intense practices Thursday..." November 15

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Victor Oladipo (concussion) will not play tonight against the Wizards in DC. The Magic also list Jason Smith (knee) as out.

  • Evan Fournier leads Magic to 102-93 win over Jazz

    Orlando Sentinel "Evan Fournier learned the horrific news prior to tipoff. Terrorist attacks rocked Paris on Friday, killing at least 100 people, hurling Fournier's home country of France into chaos and a state of emergency. The reports must have been heart-wrenching. Fournier grew up in a Paris suburb, and..." November 14

  • Hedo Turkoglu retires from the NBA

    USA Today "Hedo Turkoglu announced his retirement Friday in a press release from the Orlando Magic. Turkoglu played 15 seasons in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers. “I am very thankful and grateful for the..." November 13

  • Catching Up With Tracy McGrady "Tracy McGrady reached heights during his NBA career that most players can only dream of. A two-time scoring champion and seven-time All-Star, T- Mac made a huge impact on the game. And a large potion of his success came with his favorite childhood team, the Orlando Magic. McGrady recently..." November 13

  • Magic stun Lakers 101-99 on Vucevic's shot as time expires

    Orlando Sentinel "As a child, Nik Vucevic dreamed about attempting a game-winning shot, but he never figured out how he’d react if the ball sailed through the hoop. He found out Wednesday night. With the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers deadlocked with 1.5 seconds to go, Vucevic caught an inbounds pass,..." November 12

  • Magic guard Victor Oladipo suffers concussion against Lakers

    SI "Magic guard Victor Oladipo left Wednesday’s game against the Lakers with concussion-like symptoms, the team announced. It was unclear exactly when Oladipo was injured, but he left the game in the first quarter with 6:41 remaining on the clock and would not return. He had three points and two..." November 12

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    The Magic are not shooting around this morning, so there aren't any immediate updates on Nik Vucevic (knee) & Jason Smith (knee).

  • Pacers use late run to shut down Magic behind Paul George's 27

    Indy Cornrows "The self-inflicted wounds of the Indiana Pacers gave the Orlando Magic life through the first 41 minutes of action. The Magic used an 8-0 run to grab an 81-78 lead with 7:28 remaining in the fourth, having scored 34 points off of Indiana turnovers, getting an out-of-body experience from Channing..." November 10

  • Skiles: The Magic aren't yet the type of team with a set rotation

    Orlando Sentinel "People who are looking for a set pattern to the Orlando Magic's playing rotation won't find a pattern. Although coach Scott Skiles prefers to stick with a set starting lineup as long as the starters remain effective, Skiles so far has varied his substitutions based on how players are performing..." November 08

  • Orlando Magic beat Philadelphia 76ers 105-97

    Orlando Sentinel "A young rebuilding team's growth often is measured by how it performs against top-flight opponents. That explains why the Orlando Magic derived so much confidence from their home victory Friday night over the previously undefeated Toronto Raptors. It was a big win, no question. But you can..." November 08

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    Tom Moore @tmoore76ers

    #Magic C Nik Vicevic (knee bone bruise) officially listed as questionable vs #Sixers after sitting out last night. Sounds more like doubtful

  • Defense propels the Orlando Magic over the Toronto Raptors 92-87

    Orlando Sentinel "After one of their best defensive first halves in recent memory Friday night, the Orlando Magic suddenly faced a crisis at the beginning of their third quarter against the Toronto Raptors. Starters Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo, Evan Fournier, Tobias Harris and Dewayne Dedmon looked lethargic,..." November 07

  • Shaq Will Dress Up As a Cowboys Cheerleader If They Miss the Playoffs

    Complex "Without Tony Romo the Dallas Cowboys look to be pretty bad. Hopefully most people remember this the next time he commits a crunch-time turnover and gets annihilated on social media. However the rest of the NFC East also appears to suck, and because of that Dallas fans shouldn't yet write-off this..." November 06

  • Rockets outlast Magic in overtime for second win of season

    Houston Chronicle "Finally, the Rockets got the defensive stop they could not waste on the other end. They had gotten a few at the end of regulation, but clanged away those chances by missing three free throws in the final minute. They led by five points with 2:40 left in overtime, but missed five straight..." November 05

  • Nikola Vucevic diagnosed with bone bruise in right knee

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "After going down with what appeared to be a nasty knee injury in the third quarter of Wednesday night's loss to the Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic got good news on Thursday. Following an MRI and further evaluations on the knee, the team announced the fifth-year center had a..." November 05

  • Magic beat the Pelicans 103-94 to notch 1st win

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic appeared to be fading early in the fourth quarter Tuesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. What once had been an 18-point Magic lead had dwindled to seven fragile points. “Oh no, not again,” must’ve crossed some players’ minds. And that’s when C.J. Watson made a..." November 04

  • Oddsmakers say George Karl, Lionel Hollins coaches on hottest seats

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s inevitable. Some team is going to get off to a slow start, ownership/top management will be looking for a scapegoat, and a coach will get fired in the middle of the season. Even though the guys swinging the axe are more likely at fault for the team’s problems than the guy on the receiving..." November 04

  • Magic, Fournier did not reach extension agreement before deadline

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic and Evan Fournier did not agree on a contract extension before Monday night’s deadline, which puts the French swingman on track to become a restricted free agent in July. Teams and former first-round picks in the fourth seasons of their rookie-scale contracts had until 11:59..." November 03

  • Bulls avert crisis in close win over Magic

    CSN Chicago "“Force” and “intent” should’ve been the words written on the whiteboard in the Bulls locker room before Sunday evening’s game against the youthful, athletic Orlando Magic. On the immediate heels of the disappointing loss to Detroit, two things were clear: When cutting down on silly plays and..." November 02

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Magic guard Evan Fournier isn't expected to get a contract extension prior to tonight's deadline, sources tell Yahoo, thus making him a RFA.

  • Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant detonate in wild double overtime win in Orlando

    The Oklahoman "The play was perfectly executed out of the timeout. A powerful pindown screen from Steven Adams. An on-point pass from Dion Waiters. A clean look for Kevin Durant from the top of the key. With 13 seconds left in regulation, KD lofted the 3 right through, completing an 18-point fourth quarter..." October 31

  • NBA All-Star Game will reportedly feature Kia ads on jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has regularly talked up the supposed inevitability of official uniforms featuring advertisements, which would serve as another revenue stream for the league and continue the professional sports world's embrace of leveraging every available surface for financial gain...." October 30

  • Wizards hold off Magic, 88-87, in an opener not lacking for drama

    Washington Post "The ball bounced on the rim seven times, glanced off the backboard and bounced on the orange metal six more times as the seconds ticked off the Washington Wizards’ 88-87 triumph. The anticipation from sold-out Amway Center escalated as the ball hung on the rim and a chance to keep a fresh season..." October 29

  • Elfrid Payton likely to play in Orlando's season opener against Washington

    Orlando Sentinel "Point guard Elfrid Payton appears on track to play in the Orlando Magic’s regular-season opener Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards. Payton missed the Magic’s final five preseason exhibitions because of a sore right hamstring, but he practiced fully for the second consecutive day..." October 27

  • 2016 NBA free agency could dominate this season in an ugly way

    Sporting News "The 2015-16 NBA season is set to get underway. There will be 1,230 games played in the regular season, and another 80-90 games in the playoffs over the next eight months before we finally settle on another champion. And then the real fun begins. That’s because the next free agency period,..." October 27

  • Silver does not expect NBA breaks for FIBA, says preseason will likely be reduced

    The Score "It is highly unlikely the NBA will employ international soccer-like breaks in its regular season in order to accommodate FIBA's new World Cup qualifiers, which will overlap with the NBA season beginning in 2017, commissioner Adam Silver stated Friday. Silver touched on the topic at a news..." October 24

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    Orlando Magic @OrlandoMagic

    The Orlando Magic have waived C Greg Stiemsma. The roster now stands at 15.

  • Lamar Odom crisis spurs union plans to help NBA players adjust to retirement

    Yahoo! Sports "National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts told Yahoo Sports that Lamar Odom's crisis has "reignited" discussions to create a program to aid NBA players who are transitioning toward retirement. Odom was found unconscious at a brothel in rural Nevada last week in..." October 22

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver calls for 'regulatory framework' to daily fantasy sports

    Sporting News "Even though NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league will continue its partnership with daily fantasy sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, he thinks it's time concrete regulations were put into place to keep the multi-billion-dollar industry in check. "There should be a regulatory framework;..." October 22

  • Elfrid Payton's hamstring injury threatens Magic's on-court chemistry

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic have known for months that the beginning of their regular season will be brutal. After they open their season on Oct. 28 against the Washington Wizards, the Magic will play the Oklahoma City Thunder, New Orleans Pelicans, Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors. The schedule..." October 21

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Orlando Sentinel reporting Magic to pick up third-year option (2016-17) on Shabazz Napier, showing more commitment than Heat.

  • Magic waive Keith Appling and Jordan Sibert

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The Orlando Magic announced Monday they've waived Keith Appling and Jordan Sibert. The moves reduce the Magic's roster to 17 players with the regular-season looming eight days away. Once Appling and Sibert clear waivers, they'll join the Magic's NBA D-League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks. The..." October 20

  • Ex-Magic CEO: Howard compared himself to Jordan, Ali, Mandela

    CBS Sports "Years ago, Dwight Howard apparently said something silly. Former Orlando Magic CEO Bob Vander Weide told the Orlando Sentinel's George Diaz that, before Howard was traded to the Houston Rockets, the superstar compared himself to Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela. "When he told me..." October 19

  • NBA moves window for rookie-deal extensions back 2 days to Nov. 2

    ESPN "The window to sign former first-round picks to contract extensions entering the fourth and final year of their rookie contracts will be two days longer than normal this season. The NBA has confirmed to that the usual Oct. 31 deadline for such extensions has been officially moved to..." October 13

  • Aaron Gordon is trying to be productive during his recovery

    Orlando Sentinel "Aaron Gordon is only 20 years old, but he already has learned a valuable lesson about being a professional basketball player: If you're injured, you need to make your time off the court productive so you can be close to your best when you return. As his Orlando Magic teammates scrimmaged during..." October 09

  • Union intends to provide cardiac screening for retired NBA players

    ESPN "The National Basketball Players Association is working on a program that would fund cardiac screening and supplemental health insurance for its retired players, an initiative expedited by the recent sudden deaths of legends Darryl Dawkins and Moses Malone. The joint effort between union..." October 08

  • Commissioner: NBA won't stop season for international competition

    Sporting News "The NBA is becoming increasingly global, perhaps more than any American sports league. That said, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told reporters in Madrid not to expect the league to put a franchise on the continent soon: His league won't pause for international changes. Silver was in Spain..." October 08

  • Ankle sprain helped Evan Fournier deal with EuroBasket disappointment

    Orlando Sentinel "Imagine how excited you'd be if you played for your country's national team and had a once-in-a-generation opportunity to compete in a major international tournament on your home soil. Then envision playing one of your country's biggest rivals in a semifinal game in an arena packed with 27,000..." October 06