Orlando Magic News and Rumors

  • Magic draft pick Mario Hezonja completes buyout

    Magic draft pick Mario Hezonja completes buyout

    nba.com Updated 40 minutes ago
    Orlando Magic draft pick Mario Hezonja has completed a buyout with European club FC Barcelona and is expected to join his new team in the coming days.
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  • Magic waive Gordon; Hezonja completes buyout

    Magic waive Gordon; Hezonja completes buyout

    nba.com 8 hours ago
    The Orlando Magic have lost one player and will soon pick up another.
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  • Magic deal Ridnour to Grizzlies for rights to Latvian Timma

    Magic deal Ridnour to Grizzlies for rights to Latvian Timma

    nba.com Jun 24 (5 days ago)
    The Orlando Magic have agreed to send reserve point guard Luke Ridnour to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for the rights to forward Janis Timma.
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  • Report: Dario Saric to stay in Turkey, won't play for 76ers thi…

    Report: Dario Saric to stay in Turkey, won't play for 76ers this season

    yahoo.com Jun 22
    As the Philadelphia 76ers prepare to make the third overall selection in this Thursday's 2015 NBA draft, they'll do so knowing that Croatian forward Dario Saric — the No. 12 pick in the 2014 draft, whom the Sixers snagged from the Orlando Magic along wi…
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  • Orlando Magic to Host 2015 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summe…

    Orlando Magic to Host 2015 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League

    nba.com Jun 18
    The Orlando Magic will host the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League at the team's practice court at the Amway Center from July 4-10, 2015. The 25-game, seven-day event will feature two teams from the Orlando Magic, along with the Brooklyn Nets,…
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  • Scott Skiles is the new head coach in Orlando, for better or wo…

    Scott Skiles is the new head coach in Orlando, for better or worse

    You hope that the Orlando Magic know what they’re diving into. Scott Skiles can coach well at the NBA level. Scott Skiles will bring a semblance of professionalism to your roster, and define your culture. Your team will improve, and players of all types…
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  • Magic keep GM Hennigan in fold through 2017-18 season

    Magic keep GM Hennigan in fold through 2017-18 season

    nba.com Apr 30
    The Orlando Magic have extended general manager Rob Hennigan through the 2017-18 season.
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  • Pau Gasol wins the 2015 Magic Johnson Award for graciousness wi…

    Pau Gasol wins the 2015 Magic Johnson Award for graciousness with the media

    yahoo.com Apr 23
    In a world full of fussin’ and fightin’, we call can agree on the fact that Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol is a really swell sort of guy. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] Gasol was recognized as such on Wednesday…
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  • Magic to face Flamengo in NBA Global Games Rio 2015

    Magic to face Flamengo in NBA Global Games Rio 2015

    nba.com Apr 16
    The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that the Orlando Magic will face Flamengo, the current champion of the Brazilian Pro-Basketball Tournament (Novo Basquete Brasil - NBB) and FIBA's Intercontinental Cup, in NBA Global Games Rio 20…
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  • Nets nab East's No. 8 spot, but were Pacers the greater success…

    Nets nab East's No. 8 spot, but were Pacers the greater success?

    yahoo.com Apr 16
    Congratulations are due to the Brooklyn Nets, the final team to clinch a berth in the 2015 NBA postseason. After defeating the Orlando Magic 101-88 at Barclays Center and improving their record to 38-44, the Nets watched the Indiana Pacers fall to the M…
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  • The Knicks and Magic set an NBA record for fewest combined poin…

    The Knicks and Magic set an NBA record for fewest combined points in a quarter

    The New York Knicks and Orlando Magic are trying to lose games, as the 2014-15 NBA season limps to an end, in order to better their NBA draft outlook. It should be noted that the Knicks and the Magic are doing a fabulous job. An otherwise forgettable Ne…
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  • Oladipo's winning layup lets Magic spoil Rose's return for Bull…

    Oladipo's winning layup lets Magic spoil Rose's return for Bulls

    Wednesday was a happy day for the Chicago Bulls, at least until the final seconds of their game at the Orlando Magic. Ex-MVP Derrick Rose returned to action following six weeks and 20 games on the sidelines following knee surgery, bringing with him new …
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  • Shaq acknowledges regret about leaving Magic

    Shaq acknowledges regret about leaving Magic

    nba.com ESPN.com Mar 27
    It's been nearly two decades since Shaquille O'Neal left the Orlando Magic to pursue the championship that eluded him during his first four seasons in the NBA.
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  • Magic's Payton has 2nd straight triple-double

    Magic's Payton has 2nd straight triple-double

    ESPN.com Mar 20
    Elfrid Payton had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Orlando Magic snapped a six-game losing streak with 111-104 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.
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  • LeBron to have knee treated after 'scary' fall

    LeBron to have knee treated after 'scary' fall

    ESPN.com Mar 15
    LeBron James tweaked his right knee in the second half of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 123-108 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday and is hopeful it won't sideline him for his return to Miami to face the Heat on Monday night.
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  • Kyrie-led Cavs extend roll with rout of Magic

    Kyrie-led Cavs extend roll with rout of Magic

    ESPN.com Mar 15
    Kyrie Irving scored 33 points, J.R. Smith had 25 and the Cavaliers rolled past the Magic 123-108 on Sunday night.
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  • Cavs give tired-looking Love 1-game break

    Cavs give tired-looking Love 1-game break

    ESPN.com nba.com Mar 15
    Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love sat out Sunday's game against the Orlando Magic for rest.
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  • Video - Magic Stun Blazers 00:51

    Magic Stun Blazers

    Mar 20
    Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton and Nikola Vucevic each scored 22 points in the Magic's 111-104 win over the Blazers.
  • Video - Why Elfrid Payton Should Be Rookie Of Year 01:29

    Why Elfrid Payton Should Be Rookie Of Year

    Mar 19
    ESPN director of production analytics Ben Alamar makes the case for why Magic guard Elfrid Payton should be the NBA Rookie of the Year.
  • Video - Rondo's No-Look, Over-The-Head Pass 00:17

    Rondo's No-Look, Over-The-Head Pass

    Mar 18
    Mavs guard Rajon Rondo threw a full-court, no-look, over-the-head assist to teammate Monta Ellis for the layup against the Orlando Magic.
  • Video - Magic's Surge Not Enough Against Mavs 01:32

    Magic's Surge Not Enough Against Mavs

    Mar 18
    The Magic erased a 22-point deficit but fell to the Mavericks 107-102.

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    Jun 29
    The Lakers acquire great big men, but they draft great guards, and they see something special in No. 2 pick D'Angelo Russell.
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    Jun 29
    ESPN's Brian Windhorst said that LeBron opting out of his contract is partially about seeing Cleveland's offseason plan: "The Cavs have 8 free agents ...
  • LeBron James bypass option with Cleveland Cavaliers, will become free agen…

    Jun 28
    LeBron James will bypass his $21.6 million player option with the Cleveland Cavaliers and become a free agent on July 1, sources told ESPN.com.
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    Jun 25
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