Practice makes perfect with sleeves


“The Magic wore sleeved practice jerseys Thursday in order to prepare for wearing sleeved jerseys when the games count. Orlando will début its silver, sleeved “Pride” uniform on Wednesday, November 26th, against the Golden State Warriors. According to a pocket schedule the Magic released, they’ll wear the sleeved jerseys for 12 home games, including Wednesday’s, in the 2014/15 season.”

Evan Dunlap, Orlando Pinstriped Post

Orlando Entertainment District Rendering 1 June 23, 2014

Magic agree to deal with Union Rescue Mission

The Orlando Magic have agreed to purchase and help relocate the Orlando Union Rescue Mission in Downtown Orlando for $3 million, clearing a major hurdle for the team to build its proposed entertainment complex (what I have dubbed “Amway Center Phase II”).

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) and guard Jared Cunningham (9) smile while on the baseline during a foul during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

4 Takeaways from Clippers-Magic

The good, the bad, and the ugly from the Orlando Magic’s 114-90 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. End Project Oladipo Point Guard Especially on a night where Evan Fournier was unavailable, why stick to Victor Oladipo running the point while providing scant early minutes for rookie Elfrid Payton? If this is to be the […]

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Magic come crashing back to Earth with dose of Clippers’ savvy

Chris Paul had that look in his eye. That look of ultimate control. That is what his Clippers had been doing throughout the entire third quarter as they finally gained breathing room on the Magic and put their hooks into the game. Paul unleashed that killer crossover once, twice and Victor Oladipo rocked with him […]

Magic Wands: vs. Clippers

Orlando, Fla.

(5-4) vs. (5-7)   
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Clippers by 5
Tickets: $29-$1590 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Dec. 3 in Los Angeles

Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
L.A. Clippers 97.0 104.9 105.7 50.9 18.8 13.8 34.5
Orlando 95.8 100.4 101.9 51.4 21.8 16.9 24.6

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1) Jacque Vaughn is trying to keep his team on an even keel, saying the team has yet to accomplish anything 12 games in, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.

2) The Magic’s 33-assist performance Monday against the Pistons was one of the best offensive performances in Jacque Vaughn’s three years in Orlando.

3) Channing Frye’s mere presence on the floor is helping the Magic’s offense blossom, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.

The grind of an 82-game season is one of the bigger things the Magic's rookies will have to learn. Photo by David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Introducing the Magic’s swing offense

What is the Magic offense right now? That is a question plenty of people are probably wondering as they look to evaluate Jacque Vaughn in this his third year. Orlando has players that it probably views as part of the long-term future in Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton, Channing Frye (four years, $32 million says he […]

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Three thoughts after Magic’s 107-93 win over Pistons

The Magic had to dig deep, as Tobias Harris said, as this road stretch of games came to an end. A brief trip home (one beautiful game) awaits before another quick trip on the road. One more thing was left — playing the Detroit Pistons. And Orlando put on its finest offensive display in the […]

Magic Wands: at Pistons

Auburn Hills, Mich.

(4-7) vs. (3-7)   
Time/TV: 7:30 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Pistons by 4.5
Tickets: $3-$187 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Tonight in Detroit; Dec. 30 in Orlando; Jan. 21 in Detroit; March 27 in Orlando

Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Orlando 96.1 99.0 102.3 50.7 22.3 17.2 25.1
Detroit 93.5 98.2 102.9 46.5 26.1 13.6 27.2

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Aaron Gordon is a raw offensive player with lots of defensive potential already realized. Photo by AP Photo/Rich Schultz

Aaron Gordon Out Indefinitely for the Magic

The Orlando Magic announced Sunday that rookie forward Aaron Gordon will be out indefinitely after fracturing his left foot in Saturday night’s game against the Washington Wizards.  Gordon fractured the fifth metatarsal in his foot.  

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Execution, not effort lacking in Magic loss to Wizards

Victor Oladipo is not one that is ever short on energy. The guy always seems bursting with it and is ready to go play at any moment. Some of that pent-up energy was bursting to get out as Oladipo made his first appearance this season Friday against Milwaukee. It was still bursting out when Oladipo […]

Magic Wands: at Wizards

Orlando, Fla.

(4-6) vs. (6-2)   
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Wizards by 9
Tickets: $21-$304 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Wizards 105, Magic 98 in Orlando on Oct. 30; Tonight in Washington; Dec. 10 in Orlando; Feb. 9 in Washington

Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Orlando 96.4 98.8 102.1 50.6 22.2 17.3 25.3
Washington 95.8 102.5 99.1 49.1 22.6 13.9 33.0

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A new way to win, with a dash of Victor Oladipo energy

It was a lethargic start to the game for the Magic. Then all of a sudden, the building awoke. Victor Oladipo, donning a mask for the first time, entered the game with 3:45 left in the first quarter. The Magic were struggling to get the ball in the basket and run anything resembling an offense — […]

Magic Wands: vs. Bucks

Orlando, Fla.

(4-4) vs. (3-6)   
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Magic by 3
Tickets: $15-$463 on TiqIQ
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Jan. 29 in Orlando; March 11 in Milwaukee; April 4 in Milwaukee

Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Milwaukee 96.2 96.1 94.2 46.8 28.9 17.9 23.1
Orlando 96.2 98.3 103.9 50.6 22.1 17.4 24.4

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