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 […]
Keep eye on Tobias Harris. Won't sign ext w/Orlando b4 10/31. Restricted FA next summer. Nike deal gives him upgrade if he in LA, NY or CHI
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) October 24, 2014
The preseason ended with a lopsided score and a bit of a scare. The news of the day was Victor Oladipo‘s injury from practice Wednesday and the announcement he would be out indefinitely after fracturing a bone in his face. Oladipo was on the sideline in street clothes cheering on his teammates as he prepared […]
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2) There will be some nostalgia at Amway Center tonight as Jameer Nelson prepares to return to Orlando with the Mavericks, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
4) Brandon Gdula of Number Fire asks if the Magic got a good deal in resigning Nikola Vucevic and dives into his numbers to see if he is trending up or not.
It is almost here. We have just the one preseason game left Friday night at Amway Center. And then, we get things going.
Tuesday’s regular season debut against the Pelicans in the Crescent City (Elfrid Payton’s homecoming).
We can barely contain our excitement. And there are a lot of storylines to follow. A lot of very interesting storylines to follow.
With that in mind, we welcome the newest member of the Orlando Magic Daily crew, Carson Ingle, to talk about the upcoming season on the latest edition of the Orlando Magic Daily Podcast:
On This Episode:
–We introduce Carson Ingle, a longtime Orlando media member covering just about everything in Orlando, to the Orlando Magic Daily crew
–What the extension for Nikola Vucevic means for the Magic and whether he is worth the extension money he got
–Where Tobias Harris fits into the Magic’s future and his extension future
–Whether the Magic can improve this season and show the improvement to make the season a success
–Elfrid Payton’s emergence and how quickly he should enter the lineup
–How the Magic should use their veterans and their strategy in balancing winning against developing young players
–Evaluating Jacque Vaughn and what this year means for him
–Whether Victor Oladipo can make the leap into near-All Star status
–Where the Magic fit in the Eastern Conference and predictions for their record
The Magic and Nikola Vucevic have officially agreed to a contract extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. However several outlets have reported the deal is worth $53 million over four years. The extension terms will kick in starting next season. The usually stoic Vucevic was comparatively beaming in talking to […]
At this point in the preseason, players are about rounded into form. The anticipation for the regular season takes over and the games take on a strange waywardness to them. The Magic led by eight points after three quarters and had the lead almost the entire night in the game. They yo-yoed the lead up […]
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Season Series: Tonight in Orlando (Preseason); Jan. 14 in Orlando; March 17 in Houston
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What did the players think of the quicker game, you might ask?
“I didn’t feel a different at all,” said Celtics forward Jeff Green told Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald article. “When you’re playing, you don’t think about it too much.”
This sentiment was shared by most of those involved with the game, such as Boston coach Brad Stevens, who said he was not sure about how much impact the four less minutes had. Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins noted that for his team, only bench players’ minutes would be impacted by a shorter game, as his starters played roughly the same amount as they usually do.
“I just play basketball. I let my agent handle that. I’m all about my team and us getting better as a unit, as a team and us winning more games this year. So that’s where my mindset is. I told my agent, ‘If something happens, you can call me. But if not, don’t call me.’ I’ll be ready to go every night.”
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the two sides are still far apart.
After reaching terms on Nik Vucevic extension, Orlando will keep working on Tobias Harris talks. Still significant gap there, sources say.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 21, 2014
In the years after Shaquille O’Neal left the Magic, the team searched for someone — anyone — who could play center. From Felton Spencer to Rony Seikaly to Isaac Austin to Andrew Declercq to Shawn Kemp to Patrick Ewing to Kelvin Cato. There was no consistency and no plan other than stop gaps (maybe Seikaly […]
Magic give Vucevic four-year $54 million extension, source tells Yahoo
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) October 21, 2014
The Magic had an open practice Monday at Amway Center. The team went through a light practice as Jacque Vaughn and the team got the fans involved and put on a good show for the estimated 2,000 that appeared and filled the lower bowl. The question remained on the new face who was on the […]