“The Orlando Magic support a proposal to reform the NBA Draft Lottery in which the teams with the four worst overall records would have nearly identical chances to win the top overall pick, according to an industry source with knowledge of the Magic’s thinking.”
The reported recent proposal would even out the odds for the four worst teams in the league and then hold a lottery to determine the first six spots in the NBA Draft. The idea is for this to prevent “tanking” and teams from purposefully racing to the bottom to nab a top pick. Of course, having one of the three worst records would still guarantee the best odds at getting the top pick but it may no longer guarantee a top-four pick.
As Robbins notes, the Magic are likely moving away from their bottom-feeding days and looking to advance as a team and so winning the lottery is less a priority than it might have been the last two seasons.
Elfrid Payton was pushed, prodded and examined heavily in his first home preseason game. A little adversity is not going to do the rookie any wrong. It will certainly help the Magic as any adversity and challenge in the preseason would. Payton though has been the rookie living a bit of a charmed life. Columnists […]
The number one question I have gotten before the first three preseason games is a simple one: Is the game on TV? Wednesday, we can finally answer: Yes. Everyone will get a chance to watch the Magic on their televisions. If you are in the Orlando area you can attend the game at Amway Center […]
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We are at the halfway point of the preseason (almost) and it seems like high time for a mailbag. So send me your Magic questions, thoughts and curiosities. I would love to hear from you!
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The preseason is not a time to worry too much about wins and losses. It is not a time to freak out too much about late-game execution. There are funky lineups out there and lots of experimenting going on. Jannero Pargo scored 16 points on 6-for-10 shooting in the final quarter and Al Jefferson was […]
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It was easy to look at the Magic’s young roster and predict pace would be an important part of the team’s offense. The media (yes, I am looking at me) pegged the team already as one that would get up and down the floor and try to run at every opportunity. With guards like Victor […]
Magic season is right around the corner and single game tickets for the first half of the season (through Jan. 3) went on sale Friday. With the Magic at 2-0 (did you get your half-off Papa John’s Wednesday and Saturday?), there is at least some reason to get excited for opening night Oct. 30 against […]
The Magic improved to 2-0 in the preseason with another road with with plenty of positives to go along with a few things the team needs to improve on. That is what you would expect in the second preseason game. A 99-96 win over the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday saw the Magic […]
The Orlando Magic have been in full-blown rebuilding mode ever since trading franchise cornerstone Dwight Howard away. They still seem to be putting the finishing touches on their climb up, but the 2014-15 season could finally begin to yield some positive results. Orlando has a ton of exciting young talent, including 2013 first round pick […]
If that wasn’t enough negativity, there was this diss by ESPN (anchors John Buccigross and Jay Harris were on the set) on Tuesday night after the Magic beat the Miami Heat in a preseason overtime game.
The network only showed highlights by the Heat, who were playing at home for the first time without LeBron James.
Buccigross: “Brother can’t get a Magic highlight?”
Harris: “No, no, no.”
Send your letters of anger to Bristol, Connecticut.
Harris, seconds later: “I bet everybody in Orlando is going to be mad at me.”
Buccigross: “And they should be. That’s bad journalism.”
This is going to be a bit of a stretch. Is there anyone in the whole wide world who thinks the Magic can actually surprise everyone and make the Playoffs. I mean, did you see Tuesday night’s game?! OK, no one is making that kind of a conclusion after one preseason game. No matter who […]