Magic Rumors & News

  • Brandon Jennings stokes controversy by preferring career of Robert Horry to Reggie Miller

    Larry Brown Sports "Ah, the great debate in every sport. If given the choice between a Hall of Fame career and a pile of championships, which would you want your legacy to be? Brandon Jennings’s answer? The rings. That’s why he’d rather have Robert Horry’s resume than Reggie Miller’s." August 28

  • Evan Fournier pokes fun at his ‘NBA 2K’ likeness

    Pro Basketball Talk "The release of NBA 2K17, the latest edition of the popular 2K video-game series, is less than a month away. Players are starting to get their likenesses in the game, as well as their player ratings, and tweet them out. Magic forward Evan Fournier wasn’t too happy with the way his came out." August 27

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Magic unveil alternate for 2016-17

    The Score "The Orlando Magic will don some unique threads during the 2016-17 NBA season after unveiling their new "Stars" alternate uniforms Tuesday morning. The jerseys, which will only be worn for select games, feature the Magic logo squarely in the middle, the player's number on the right shoulder, and..." August 09

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Damjan Rudez has a deal with Orlando

    EuroHoops.net "Free agent Croatian forward Damjan Rudez has a deal for a next season contract with the Orlando Magic. According to Eurohoops sources the two sides agreed to terms and the official announcement is expected soon." August 04

  • Ben Gordon eyeing NBA return

    The Score "Last season marked the first year Ben Gordon wasn't playing in the NBA since being drafted in 2004. He's set to suit up for Great Britain to help it qualify for Eurobasket 2017, and hopes the exposure will get him back in the big leagues. "I would definitely love to get back in the league after..." August 03

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Raptors reportedly planning to target Serge Ibaka next summer

    Larry Brown Sports "The Toronto Raptors must want revenge on the Orlando Magic for stealing Bismack Biyombo away this offseason. According to a report by Doug Smith of the Toronto Star, the Raptors are planning to pursue three-time All-Defensive First Team big man Serge Ibaka next summer with a run at Ibaka said..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Vogel: Gordon is going to be the Magic's small forward

    The Score "Aaron Gordon was a starter for the Orlando Magic for much of the latter half of the 2015-16 campaign. However, with the arrival of Serge Ibaka from the Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason, the power forward position is no longer his to have. That doesn't mean he's going to be demoted to the..." July 27

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Victor Oladipo Looking For Max Extension From Thunder

    Real GM Basketball "Victor Oladipo was traded by the Orlando Magic to the Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason just as he became eligible for an extension from his rookie deal." July 26

  • Magic In No Rush To Pursue Trade Of Nikola Vucevic

    Real GM Basketball "The Orlando Magic are in no rush to pursue a trade of Nikola Vucevic. The Magic traded for Serge Ibaka while also signing Bismack Biyombo in free agency to create a logjam at the big positions. Rob Hennigan, the team's GM, called Vucevic shortly after the Biyombo signing to reassure him, but..." July 26

  • How the Magic let the Lakers steal Shaquille O'Neal

    CBS Sports "Twenty years ago this month, Shaquille O'Neal, 24 years old and already poised to become one of the most dominant forces in NBA history, left the Orlando Magic to join the Los Angeles Lakers. Looking back, it was perhaps the most significant free agent signing ever. In any sport. Never before,..." July 22

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Jodie Meeks undergoes surgery on his right foot

    Orlando Sentinel "One of the Orlando Magic's offseason acquisitions may not be able to contribute as much in the season ahead as team officials had originally hoped. Shooting guard Jodie Meeks underwent surgery this morning to further stabilize the fifth metatarsal in his right foot — the same bone he fractured..." July 19

  • Magic's Serge Ibaka says he's safe during attempted military coup in Turkey

    Orlando Sentinel "Serge Ibaka, who is visiting Turkey, reports he and others are “safe” as a military coup is underway in the country. The Orlando Magic big man is in Antalya, Turkey, to support and attend a charity soccer match Saturday organized by Cameroonian professional soccer player Samuel Eto’o. On Friday..." July 16

  • Clippers finalizing deal to acquire Orlando's Devyn Marble for guard C.J. Wilcox

    CBS Sports "Wilcox (hand) will be traded to the Magic in exchange for Devyn Marble and a 2020 second-round pick, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. The Magic will also receive a sum of cash in the deal. Since entering the league as the 28th selection in the 2014 draft, Wilcox has been quiet,..." July 15

  • The Magic's bizarre offseason actually makes sense

    SB Nation "The Magic were one of the most confounding teams in free agency this summer. They made a win-now move on draft day, trading a lottery pick and Victor Oladipo for a declining Serge Ibaka and added players who seem to replicate the skill set of others already on the roster with the signings of D.J...." July 14

  • Orlando Magic to waive Devyn Marble

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "Devyn Marble's time with the Orlando Magic is coming to an end. With a Friday deadline to guarantee his contract for the 2016/17 season, the Magic are expected to waive the third-year swing man, according to the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins. Marble, 23, appeared in 44 games for the Magic,..." July 14

  • It Looks Like Shaq Agreed to a WrestleMania Match With Big Show at the ESPYs

    Complex "John Cena hosted the 2016 ESPY Awards on Wednesday night, and the WWE used it to their full advantage. If you missed the show, you can check out Cena’s opening monologue here, which featured him referencing the world of pro wrestling while poking fun at some of the professional athletes who were..." July 14

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Knicks’ Brandon Jennings eyes award in embracing bench role

    New York Post "Brandon Jennings is 18 months removed from Achilles tendon surgery, but he could turn into the Knicks’ most economical, smart free-agent move, especially if something bad happens to Derrick Rose’s knees. Knicks president Phil Jackson expects Jennings to quell the skeptics and win an..." July 09

  • Magic sign second round pick Stephen Zimmerman

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "Amid their frenzy of free agent moves, the Orlando Magic officially signed their 2016 second round pick Stephen Zimmerman. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced. Zimmerman, 19, spent one year at UNLV before entering the NBA draft. Once a highly recruited player out of high..." July 07

  • Aaron Gordon Pulled Off a Between the Legs 360 Dunk During the San Francisco Pro-Am

    The Big Lead "Aaron Gordon played in the San Fracisco Pro-Am on Wednesday. His team lost, but he got to do his thing when he talked an opponent into giving him the ball so he could throw down a between-the-legs 360 as time expired. There is the possibility that Gordon leads the league in steals next season..." July 07

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Vogel on Larry Bird: 'He's different and you still love him'

    The Score "In the wake of Frank Vogel's dismissal by the Indiana Pacers in May, team president and NBA legend Larry Bird was hit with some significant blowback. Many felt the move was harsh, but Vogel isn't one to hold a grudge. The new Orlando Magic coach even had lunch with Bird on Monday. "Larry's..." July 05

  • Report: Wizards agree to 3-year deal with Jason Smith

    The Score "The Washington Wizards have reportedly agreed to a three-year, $16-million deal with free-agent center Jason Smith, sources tell Shams Charania of The Vertical. Smith appeared in 76 games with the Orlando Magic last season, averaging 7.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks in 15.5 minutes." July 05

  • Portland Trail Blazers trade for Shabazz Napier from Orlando Magic

    Blazer's Edge "The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to trade for Shabazz Napier from the Orlando Magic for cash considerations, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinal. Napier, 24, is a 6'1" point guard, with two years of experience in Miami and Orlando. He was drafted 24th overall in 2014." July 05

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors

    Covers.com "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Report: Knicks, Brandon Jennings agree to one-year deal

    SI "The New York Knicks are close to a deal with free-agent guard Brandon Jennings, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. The deal will be for one year and $5 million, reports CSN Chicago’s Vincent Goodwill. Jennings seemingly confirmed the news on Twitter. Jennings, 26, played in 48 games last season with..." July 05

  • Wizards, Nicholson agree on 4-year, $26M contract

    Sportando " Free agent Andrew Nicholson reached a 4-years agreement with Washington Wizard, for 26 total million dollars." July 03

  • Bismack Biyombo Agrees To Four-Year Deal With Magic

    Real GM Basketball "The Orlando Magic have agreed upon a four-year deal with Bismack Biyombo. Biyombo emerged with the Toronto Raptors this past season after agreeing upon a two-year, $10 million contract in 2015 that included a player option." July 02

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • Orlando Magic reach deal with Jeff Green

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic reached a deal late Friday afternoon to add some scoring punch, agreeing with forward Jeff Green on a one-year contract worth $15 million, an NBA source confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel. Green averaged 11.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game this past season in combined action..." July 01

  • Report: Spurs among 7 teams in hunt for Ian Mahinmi

    The Score "After a big chunk of the NBA free-agent market got bitten off Friday, teams are swarming the remaining available players like moths to a flame. Free-agent center Ian Mahinmi is one such player, and he reportedly has at least seven teams currently pursuing him. The San Antonio Spurs,..." July 01

  • Evan Fournier will re-sign with the Magic, report says

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic have reached a deal to re-sign restricted free agent Evan Fournier, agreeing Friday to a five-year deal worth an average of $17 million per season, according to ESPN. Re-signing Fournier was one of the Magic’s top priorities this summer, and Fournier wanted to get a deal done,..." July 01

  • Magic, D.J. Augustin Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic have reached an agreement on contract terms with point guard D.J. Augustin, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (Twitter link). Financial terms of the deal aren’t yet known. Augustin, 28, split his time between Oklahoma City and Denver last season, after a deadline deal sent..." July 01

  • Magic interested in Jeff Green

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "In need of depth on the wing, the Orlando Magic began making calls on Thursday night. According to Basketball Insiders Alex Kennedy, the Magic showed interest in former Los Angeles Clippers swingman Jeff Green. Green started his career in Oklahoma City when Rob Hennigan was part of the..." July 01

  • Magic interested in Eric Gordon

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "With NBA free agency knocking on the door, more and more players are being linked to teams that could have interest in them. After reportedly having interest in reigning Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford, the Orlando Magic are once again rumored to have interest in another shooting guard...." June 30

  • Corliss Williamson leaves Sacramento to join Orlando's coaching staff

    Sactown Royalty "The Orlando Magic announced their coaching staff under new head coach Frank Vogel today, and Corliss Williamson was among the new additions. Williamson has served as a Kings assistant for the past three seasons, and was retained along with Nancy Lieberman when George Karl and the rest of staff..." June 29

  • Report: Clippers, Suns, Magic interested in Cole Aldrich

    The Score "The Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, and Phoenix Suns have all expressed interest in center Cole Aldrich once he hits free agency July 1, according to the Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner." June 29

  • Pistons trading Jodie Meeks to Magic

    Yahoo! Sports "The Detroit Pistons are nearing a deal to send guard Jodie Meeks to the Orlando Magic, league sources told The Vertical. The Pistons are receiving a 2019 future second-round pick, sources said. The Magic have room to acquire Meeks because they are $7.3 million below that cap." June 29

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