Magic Rumors & News

  • 2d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    The Magic will be able to extend NVucevic's contract between July & Nov. 1. Vucevic said he wants to remain in ORL.

  • 2d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    As expected, Victor Oladipo will play in the summer league for the Magic but not necessarily all the games, Hennigan said.

  • Pacers wrap up regular season with win over Magic 101-86

    Indy Cornrows "With home court wrapped up and the playoffs scheduled to begin on Saturday (time yet to be determined), the Indiana Pacers opted to rest a handful of players in their regular season finale against the Orlando Magic. Roy Hibbert and George Hill were the only two starters to receive game action..." April 17

  • Season finale might be Jameer Nelson's last game with the Orlando Magic

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic's game tonight at Amway Center will close their 2013-14 season. It also could mark the end of the team's Jameer Nelson era. Nelson might not be with the franchise next season. Although he's about to complete just the second year of a three-year contract, his salary for the..." April 16

  • 5d
    John Denton @JohnDenton555

    Vucevic, who has missed the past 4 games with a sore Achilles' tendon, won't play in final 3 games as #Magic play it safe with his injury.

  • 5d
    John Denton @JohnDenton555

    #Magic will be WITHOUT veteran PG Jameer Nelson tonight because of a sore groin. Rookie Victor Oladipo will start at PG.

  • Wizards regain No. 6 seed with win over Magic

    CSN Washington "Needing an easy mark to bounce back from a disappointing loss earlier in the week, the Wizards had what appeared to be an easy mark with the Orlando Magic but it was anything but that. Nene came off the bench to score 17 points in his second game back from a left knee injury to spark his team,..." April 12

  • Led by Arron Afflalo, the Orlando Magic beat the Brooklyn Nets 115-111

    Orlando Sentinel "Arron Afflalo took a foul shot and saw the basketball hit off the back of the rim. The ball caromed toward him, and as he approached it, splitting two Brooklyn Nets in the process, the ball bounced off him and toward the Orlando Magic bench. Afflalo could've allowed the ball to roll out of..." April 10

  • 10d
    John Denton @JohnDenton555

    #Magic C Nikola Vucevic WILL NOT play tonight vs. #Nets because of his sore left Achilles' tendon.

  • Orlando Magic chairman Dan DeVos says the franchise is not for sale

    Orlando Sentinel "The DeVos family, which owns the Orlando Magic, has no plans or desire to sell the franchise, the team's chairman, Dan DeVos, told the Orlando Sentinel on Sunday. "As a family, the topic of selling the team has not come up," DeVos wrote in an e-mail message. "In fact, we are enjoying the team..." April 07

  • Kyle O'Quinn bounces back as the Magic beat the Timberwolves 100-92

    Orlando Sentinel "On March 8, Jacque Vaughn fundamentally altered the Orlando Magic's starting lineup. Vaughn made second-year big man Kyle O'Quinn the team's starting power forward, partly to see how O'Quinn would fare against better players. Saturday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves offered the..." April 06

  • Charlotte Bobcats hold off Orlando, cut ‘magic number’ to 1

    Charlotte Observer "Usually it’s point guard Kemba Walker’s job to assist center Al Jefferson. This time it was the other way around. Jefferson heard Walker scream, “I’ve got this one!” on a late-game rebound. Jefferson wasn’t sure what all the urgency was about until after the Charlotte Bobcats’ 91-80 home..." April 05

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

  • Kyrie Irving scores 17 points in return as Cavaliers clobber Magic, 119-98

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It took only two questions before someone asked Cavaliers coach Mike Brown about his team's big game on Friday at Atlanta. The dust had barely settled after Kyrie Irving's seamless return in the Cavs' 119-98 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night when the attention turned to the next..." April 03

  • Raptors keep fans happy with record road win in Orlando

    Toronto Star "In the moments before tipoff, Jonas Valanciunas likes to stand directly under the basket, tipping up missed balls as his teammates take target practice. He couldn’t do that on Sunday. There were four drunken bros sitting at the baseline, shrieking at him like schoolgirls on..." March 31

  • Magic beat Charlotte Bobcats 110-105 in overtime

    Orlando Sentinel "All day Friday, starting at his team's shootaround, Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford and his assistant coaches told their players how critical it would be to keep Orlando Magic center Nik Vucevic off the glass and to counter physicality with physicality. Vucevic still outworked the..." March 29

  • 22d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Jameer Nelson is expected to play and start tonight against the Bobcats, Jacque Vaughn said.

  • Magic beat Trail Blazers 95-85, snapping losing streak

    Orlando Sentinel "Perhaps no Orlando Magic player is more adept at dealing with time zone changes than center Nik Vucevic. The 7-foot center hails from Europe and traveled from Montenegro to Los Angeles and back throughout his final year of high school and his three years at the University of Southern..." March 26

  • Shaquille O'Neal under investigation for alleged assault

    WSB-TV Atlanta "Channel 2 Action News has learned former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is under investigation by the Atlanta Police Department for an alleged assault. Channel 2’s Ryan Young obtained a police report detailing the incident, but so far, O’Neal has not been charged with anything. Shaquille O’Neal..." March 25

  • Lakers beat Magic, 103-94, but it's a rough night for Pau Gasol

    Los Angeles Times "The surreal state of the Lakers — they lose even when they win. They beat the Orlando Magic, 103-94, Sunday at Staples Center and ended a four-game losing streak with a career-high 28 points from Jordan Hill. But Pau Gasol couldn't finish the game, staying in the locker room at halftime after..." March 24

  • Hapless Magic lose seventh straight against Utah Jazz

    Salt Lake Tribune "There is still at least one team in the NBA that doesn’t relish playing the Utah Jazz. Orlando has lost seven straight against Utah, with the last five of those losses by six points or less after a Trey Burke corner 3-pointer lifted the Jazz to an 89-88 victory on Saturday night at..." March 23

  • Sponsor Logos "Inevitable" For NBA Jerseys "Get ready to sponsor logos on NBA jerseys. It's most likely coming in the next five years, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told an audience at the IMG World Congress of Sports on Wednesday. "It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get to get that much..." March 20

  • Suns use 27-5 run to bury Magic

    Bright Side Of The Sun "The Phoenix Suns have lately been very good at making other teams' offenses look better than they are, and tonight's game was no exception. The Orlando Magic stayed close by using opportunistic hustle plays to convert broken plays into points on a regular basis. Until a game-deciding 27-5 run by..." March 20

  • 30d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Jameer Nelson won't play tonight because of a sore left knee. Victor Oladipo will start in his place.

  • No Iguodala or Bogut, no problem for W's versus Magic

    CSN Bay Area "In the hours before the game, Stephen Curry spoke of the Warriors not allowing themselves to let up against lowly Orlando. Curry went out Tuesday night and kept his word, scoring a game-high 23 points to lead the Warriors to a 103-89 romp over the Magic before a sellout crowd (19,596) at Oracle..." March 19

  • Kings conjure OT magic, beat the Wizards 117-111

    Sactown Royalty "Rudy Gay hit some huge shots, and Isaiah Thomas recorded his first career triple double. I had most of my recap written. The Kings were down by six or so points, they couldn't get a stop, and time was running out. I was writing about how the Kings had given away another game, like so many..." March 19

  • Orlando Magic will sign Dewayne Dedmon for the rest of the season

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic will sign rookie center Dewayne Dedmon for the remainder of this season after his second 10-day contract expired at 11:59 Sunday night. Dedmon gives the Magic another big man — a spot on the roster that thinned out when the team waived Solomon Jones on Jan. 4 and then bought..." March 17

  • Wizards defeat Magic, 105-101 in overtime

    Washington Post "Bradley Beal and John Wall have never played meaningful NBA games in March, never had to understand the importance of valuing each possession, staying focused and not giving in to the grind of a long season that can offer pockets of adversity against foes long eliminated from playoff..." March 15

  • Tracy McGrady to try hand at baseball

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "After a successful NBA career which included seven All-Star appearances, two scoring titles, and seven All-NBA selections, one might think that Tracy McGrady wouldn't have much left to prove. But the former Orlando Magic superstar has decided to pursue his dream of playing pro baseball. The..." March 14

  • Nuggets' team effort proves effective in victory at Orlando Magic

    Denver Post "The Nuggets mostly sigh through moments of validation these days. The season has slipped through their fingers like salt. But sometimes those moments come anyway, and the Nuggets will take them, as they did in a complete 120-112 victory over the Magic on Wednesday night at the Amway..." March 13

  • Going small works for Bucks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Just like Saturday, the Milwaukee Bucks found themselves in a big hole in the first half. Just like Saturday, they refused to quit in the second half. Unlike Saturday, the Bucks did enough to win, fighting back from an 18-point deficit to beat the Orlando Magic, 105-98, on Monday night at the..." March 11

  • Tony, Manu, Kawhi key as Spurs outlast Magic

    Pounding The Rock "Saturday night, the Spurs played the Magic in San Antonio. The Spurs were looking for their sixth straight win while Orlando was hoping to win their fifth road game of the season. These two teams are on very different paths. San Antonio beat the Heat in their last outing, and after that..." March 09

  • 42d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Jameer Nelson, who missed Orlando's last 2 games, is slated to play tonight against the Spurs.

  • 42d
    John Denton @JohnDenton555

    #Magic G Victor Oladipo WILL NOT play tonight vs. #Spurs because of a sore left ankle.

  • Rockets start slow, rally in 2nd half for win over Magic

    Houston Chronicle "As measuring sticks go, nights against the Miami Heat and the other contenders that crowd the Rockets schedule this month might offer more meaningful insight. The Rockets, however, knew better. They learned that the hard way. There was a time this season that the Rockets lost games perilously..." March 06

  • 44d
    Orlando Magic @Orlando_Magic

    Victor Oladipo (sore left ankle) and Jameer Nelson (illness) are out tonight against the @HoustonRockets. #letsgomagic #magiclive

  • 45d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    The Magic will re-sign Dewayne Dedmon & Adonis Thomas to 2nd 10-day contracts. The current 10-days expire at 11:59 p.m. Thurs.

  • Orlando Magic beat the hapless Philadelphia 76ers 92-81

    Orlando Sentinel "Tobias Harris stepped to the free-throw line with 14.1 seconds remaining Sunday night with a personal milestone at stake. He needed to sink both foul shots to score his 30th and 31st points of the night and reach a new career high. Harris made both shots, and the Orlando Magic finished their..." March 03

  • 47d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Jameer Nelson will not play tonight because of a sore calf, team officials said. Ronnie Price will start in Nelson's place.

  • 47d
    Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers

    #magic F Arron Affalo out and PG Jameer Nelson a game-time decision against #Sixers .

  • 47d
    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Arron Afflalo will not play tonight against the 76ers after missing the Magic's last 4 games, Jacque Vaughn said.

  • Heat send clear message in 112-98 rout of Magic

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It was back to LeBasics on Saturday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. A more mundane mask for LeBron James. A routine victory over the Orlando Magic. And for the Miami Heat, the winning continued, this time with a 112-98 victory that extended the winning streak to seven and lifted the..." March 02

  • As season winds down, Magic trying to find the right role for Tobias Harris

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "As the 2013/14 season draws to a close one of Orlando Magic's priorities is to find a role that best suits Tobias Harris. The third-year combo forward has seen his productivity slip in his first full season with Orlando, posting per-game averages of 14.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.5 assists on..." February 28

  • Knicks offered Raymond Felton for Jameer Nelson at trade deadline, according to report

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "One day after noting that the Washington Wizards attempted to acquire Jameer Nelson, scribe John Denton tweeted another NBA trade rumor involving the Orlando Magic's veteran point guard: the New York Knicks, says Denton, attempted "to unload Raymond Felton on them" in exchange for..." February 27

  • Wizards reportedly tried hard to trade for Jameer Nelson

    Pro Basketball Talk "It was no secret the Washington Wizards needed point guard help behind John Wall. It’s also no secret the rebuilding Orlando Magic are no longer a great fit for 32-year-old Jameer Nelson. The two teams would have made sense as trade partners before last week’s deadline. In fact, the Wizards..." February 27

  • Magic end road losing streak by beating the 76ers 101-90

    Orlando Sentinel "The game ended minutes earlier, but fans inside the arena congregated around the tunnel leading from the court toward the Orlando Magic locker room. Jameer Nelson completed a postgame TV interview, walked toward the corridor and paused as people yelled his name, "Jameer! Jaameeeer!" He took off..." February 27

  • Wizards made 'several attempts' to trade for Jameer Nelson "John Denton of reports that the Wizards made several efforts to trade for Magic point guard Jameer Nelson at the trade deadline. Nelson would have been a phenomenal fit for the Wizards, giving them a subsantiallly better backup than Andre Miller who they traded Jan Vesely and..." February 26

  • No Nene, but Wizards still move over .500 with a convincing 115-106 win over Magic

    Washington Post "Their most talented big man and highest-paid player was back home, immobile because of a sprained left knee, and not expected back on the floor in a game for six weeks. But the Washington Wizards couldn’t mope without Nene, or allow their past failings in his absence to affect their staying..." February 26

  • NBA executives have discussed adding a four-point line

    USA Today "Once upon a time in NBA lore, Antoine Walker was asked why he shot so many three-pointers and replied, “There are no fours.” Now, the idea of a four-point shot is not only not outrageous but an actual possibility. In an ESPN interview, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn and VP of..." February 26

  • Magic's 10-day signees Dewayne Dedmon and Adonis Thomas face steep learning curve

    Orlando Sentinel "Dewayne Dedmon and Adonis Thomas are experiencing the NBA equivalent of a whirlwind right now. This morning, the Orlando Magic formally signed them to 10-day contracts. A short while later, Dedmon and Thomas joined their new team at a shootaround at Verizon Center to prepare for tonight’s..." February 25

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