Magic Wands: vs. Wizards


Orlando, Fla.

(0-1) vs. (0-1)   
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Wizards by 4
Tickets: $9-$1060 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Nov. 15 in Washington, D.C.; Dec. 10 in Orlando; Feb. 9 in Washington, D.C.

Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Washington 92.8 102.6
114.9 52.0 17.9
15.1
32.0
Orlando 96.4 88.2 103.4 40.5 30.8 18.9 25.0


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Click after the jump for the latest news from Magic and Wizards sources.

1) Tobias Harris is heading into this home opener uncertain whether Orlando will be his long-term home, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel writes. It is looking more and more like Harris will hit unrestricted free agency.

2) I joined Tuck & O’Neill on Sports Talk Florida yesterday to break down the Magic’s season opening loss and to take a look at the beginning of the season.

3) The tape did not lie after Tuesday’s game, and the Magic are focused on controlling the glass better in Thursday’s game, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.

4) Like the Magic, defense was a concern for the Wizards in their opening loss to the Heat last night in Miami, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post writes.

5) The Wizards play-by-play announcer called out the Heat for using canned fan noise.

Aaron Gordon to host radio show on SiriusXM

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Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Hosting my own SIRIUSXM show is an honor and something that makes my first NBA season even more special.  This year will be full of a lot of firsts and I can’t wait to give the fans a behind-the-scenes look at my new world both on and off the court. I have some pretty high goals set for myself and my team this year and I’m excited to take the listeners along for the ride.”

Aaron Gordon on being featured on SiriusXM’s Year One on SiriusXM NBA Radio (channel 86)

This is the second year the channel is doing its Year One show. Last year, Portland’s C.J. McCollum shared his experience with the SiriusXM crew.

Gordon will be giving weekly reports on his rookie season with co-host Justin Termine. His first show will be Oct. 30 at 6 p.m.

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It looks like Tobias Harris will become a restricted free agent

Things can always change at the 11th hour. Deadlines have a funny way of doing that. As things stand now, though, Tobias Harris seems set to hit restricted free agency as neither side appears close to agreeing to a contract extension. The latest report comes from Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, who reports Harris’ camp […]

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Power Rankings Roundup: Magic start season near the bottom

Victor Oladipo‘s injury has kind of soured the beginning of the season for the Magic. Orlando is down one of its best players and is a team that cannot afford to be down those kinds of players. The Magic are limited in their potential scorers and creators offensively. Add in being down Channing Frye, and […]

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Magic caught in the Pelicans’ splash zone

One day, not so long ago, Ryan Anderson was crushing teams’ spirits in a Magic uniform. Some day soon, Channing Frye could be used in the same way in pick and pops to burn teams with the 3-pointer, making teams stick to the perimeter and opening things up in the paint and driving lanes. That […]

Magic Wands: at Pelicans


New Orleans, La.

(0-0) vs. (0-0)   
Time/TV: 8 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Pelicans by 10
Tickets: $12-$591 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Tonight in New Orleans; Feb. 20 in Orlando

Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Orlando 95.9 99.3
104.8 48.7 22.4
15.3
25.3
New Orleans 94.5 104.7 107.3 49.5 26.9 14.5 28.6

2013-14 Stats

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Orlando sports teams donate to Rick Scott

In case you have not heard, there is a pretty big election coming up in Florida in a few weeks. You should totally go vote because there are lots of important decisions being made on this election ballot. Yes, it is a mid-term. Mid-term elections typically have lower turnout than Presidential elections. But for the […]

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Magic practice next man up without Victor Oladipo

The Magic are modeling themselves somewhat off the Spurs model. Rob Hennigan was an intern in San Antonio under Sam Presti. Jacque Vaughn played for and coached with Gregg Popovich. Alex Martins extols the Spurs and uses their method as a model for what the Magic should try to build. Here is one thing the […]

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